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Annual check-ups can uncover some serious risk factors

Annual Check-Ups 
Can Uncover Some Serious Risk Factors


Introduction
I would like to share this story with you to inspire you to take charge of your own health today.

A 41 year old male was referred by his Doctor as a recent medical checkup had revealed an abnormal blood profile. The Medical Practitioner told the patient that if he could not normalize his cholesterol levels in four months, the patient would have to start taking medications to lower his cholesterol. His total cholesterol was 6.

CANCER - The Fear Word

The FEAR Word...
Cancer is a life altering experience for the person involved, as wellas their close family and friends. However, it doesn’t occur over night. Inreality, cancer is the manifestation of chronic disease that has beendeveloping over time, with many factors contributing to its onset andprogression. The good news is that there is a multitude of supportive andpreventative measures available that can help you transform fear intounderstanding and empowerment, leading to a happier, healthier state of wellbeing.

Age related liver disease: can you prevent it?

TREATING A RISING EPIDEMIC:
AGE-RELATED LIVER DISEASE

Very often I encourage my patients to follow a "Liver Detoxification Program".WARNING:
It has'serious' side effects: increased energy levels, improved immunity, less aches and pains, in one word: vitality.
The first time that you follow this program, it will take you from 6-8 weeks.
After that, if you have a healthy lifestyle, you will need to do it for only two weeks: "The Express Detox".
Here in this article you will find more reasons to consider having a Liver Detoxification once a year.

Cancer treatments and prevention

Cancer
Facts
Cancer sufferers are taking doses of expensive and potentially toxic treatments that may be well in excess of what they need…”
“…because pharmaceutical companies were the only group who could afford to fund trials of expensive drugs, they had enormous control the scientific evidence that dictates how much should be used”
Dr. Ian Haines cites evidence that many of these new and expensive cancer drugs are just as effective when taken in smaller quantities and for a shorter time. He says “it would seem that pharmaceutical companies are attracted to studies looking at maximum-tolerated dose…”

Low Cholesterol may cause depression

Are Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Regimens Causing Depression?
 
Low cholesterol is a risk factor for depression, according to integrative psychiatrist James Greenblatt, MD, of Waltham, MA. Speaking at the recent iMosaic conference, Dr. Greenblatt said there are 11 studies showing strong correlations between low total cholesterol and increased depression and suicidality.

The brain is the most cholesterol-rich organ, and cholesterol is a building block for many important hormones. This doesn’t mean that high cholesterol levels are healthy, but neither are levels that are too low.

Blueberries may inhibit obesity

Blueberrin
May Inhibit Development of Fat Cells
 
The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content. Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from ageing to metabolic syndrome. Recently, a researcher from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX, examined whether blueberries could play a role in reducing one of the world’s greatest health challenges: obesity.

Alzheimer's...a form of brain diabetes.

Insulin: Predictor for Alzheimer’s?
 
Could Alzheimer’s be a form of diabetes? Brain levels of insulin and its related cellular receptors fall during the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and as insulin levels continue to drop, the disease becomes more severe. Now, doctors are looking at memory problems like Alzheimer’s disease as a form of brain starvation, and one doctor says glucose metabolism can be the key to helping prevent this deadly disease.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.

Persistent crying and later behavioural problems

Persistent crying linked to ADHD
 
Infants who have problems with persistent crying, sleeping and feeding are at higher risk of developing behavioural problems such as ADHD, a study suggests.
 
Swiss researchers analysed data from 22 studies involving almost 17,000 children and found that infants with previous regulatory problems were more likely to have behavioural problems as children than infants without regulatory problems.
 
The most significant association was found for persistent crying in infancy and the development of externalising problems and ADHD, say the  researchers in the

Obese people need Fish Oil

 
Fish oil benefits even the obese
28/3/2011
 
A fish-rich diet is the key to Eskimos’ low rates of diabetes and heart disease, say researchers, who suggest obese Westerners, might do well to boost their fish oil consumption.A study of more than 300 Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimos found that although 70% were overweight or obese, they did not show the same risk factors for heart disease as the US population.

They also had a lower prevalence of diabetes.

After analysing blood samples, researchers found that those with the highest levels of the omega-3 fish oils docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) had the lowest triglyceride and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.

Gut bacteria may be making us fat!

As mentioned by Daniel Weber two years ago in 'Enteric' Seminars
 
Appetite may be partly linked to germs in the gut
Germs in the gut may help drive appetite, says new research into the link between obesity and bacteria.
 
Gut bacteria may be interfering with your efforts of loosing weight. Start your Detoxification Program today.Previous studies have shown that overweight people and normal-weight people harbour different types and amounts of microbes that naturally live in the intestine. To determine why, scientists are peering into mice.

Emory University researchers noticed that mice with an altered immune system were fatter than regular mice, and had a collection of disorders - high blood pressure, and cholesterol and insulin problems - called metabolic syndrome, often a precursor of heart disease and diabetes.
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