Medical Reports

Thoughts On Health… Relief From Seasonal Allergies, Naturally

  It turns spring this week, baby!!! And for many folks the first thing that comes to their mind during spring isn’t beaches and bare feet and picking fresh strawberries and bumble bees and gardening and sunshine… it’s allergies. Well poop. That stinks. But I’ve got your back. Because I don’t want you to drug up on antihistamines and watch your lovely spring season go by in a blur of grogginess. Here is what you are going to do to help establish your own equilibrium without the Rx…   1. Wash your hands like it’s going out of style. Every …

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Thoughts On Health… Fabbo study results for Vit D

Sun…     …or rain, get out there and grab the benefits of natural light on our body, mind and soul! Yet another amazing study has come out showing a positive correlation between Vitamin D and mood. This one goes a bit further to show specifically that higher Vitamin D levels are associated with a decreased risk of depression! A new study, recently published in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is the largest to date, involving 12,594 participants. Earlier, smaller studies have shown inconsistent findings on the link between Vitamin D and depression, so these results are …

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Avoiding Tylenol…

Hi peeps! A new study published online November 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shed some new light on the use of Tylenol. It doesn’t look pretty in this new light. I know it would be easier to turn the light off, but instead, let’s shine a spotlight on Tylenol so that we can help spread awareness, and then lets talk about all the positive wonderful alternatives there are out there. Okay, here is the low down. Taking just a tiny amount more Tylenol then recommended, on a chronic basis, may lead to death. And if not death, …

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Thoughts On Health… Eat Your Bacteria!

Hello folks! I hope you are having a great fall so far! I thought I’d do a round-up for you on my favorite way to get my probiotic cultures in. And in my kids. Yes, yogurt has probiotics, but unless you select one that specifically states the amount of probiotic cultures it has on the label, the amount of probiotics you are getting from regular yogurt is really small. At the very beginning of the probiotic trend, I resisted. First of all, I *gasp* actually hate yogurt. My kids and hubby like it but I seriously have to force it …

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Thoughts On Health… Excercise (dang!)

    Oh how I have fallen. I am completely out of my exercise routine… I manage to work in an at-home 20 minute Yoga DVD about twice a week and those 40 minutes, my friend, is the total sum of my exercising attempts lately. At first I told myself it’s okay because I’m young and can get it all back. Hmmm. I think I still can but it’s going to be harder to re-capture my cardiovascular fitness now then it used to be, so instead of maintaining health I will have to re-build it. Bummer.   Then I told …

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More good news for your Monday Morning…

    If you are like me you love coffee. I mean everything about it… the smell… the taste… the warmth… Likewise for tea. I just love it! Chai lattes being my favorite, but cinnamon, earl grey, camomile, peppermint… love them all. Besides all of the recent good press coffee has been getting on all fronts (anti-depressant, exercise adjunctive, antioxidant…) and all of the good press that tea has always gotten (antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-cancer, etc…) they are both being lauded now for something else… reducing the over all incidence of MRSA. MRSA is a much feared pathogen in our society, …

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Thoughts on Health…. Chocolate for heart and brain health (yes, you heard me… chocolate!)

  Wow, it is my complete pleasure and honor to bring you this tidbit of good news today, published recently in the British Medical Journal. Folks who consume chocolate often… we are talking every single day or even multiple times a day… have about a 40% reduced risk of heart attack and a 30% reduced risk of stroke. In fact, the patients who consumed the most chocolate had the most cardio and neurologic protection. About a third less risk of cardiovascular events and stroke combined attributed to chocolate intake. This was the finding of a huge, meta analysis looking at …

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