prevention

Lithium Decreases Cancer Risk

A new study links lithium — the gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder — with a significant reduction in cancer risk. Not only that, but the reduced risk of cancer was found to be dose dependent… …meaning patients who took higher doses of lithium had even greater reduction in cancer rates than those who took lower doses. The Study (published in the British Journal of Psychiatry July, 2016):   Researchers followed over 4,700 patients with bipolar disorder, categorizing them as using lithium only, a different medication only (the anticonvulsant valproate) or both medications together. Researchers followed these patients for over …

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Emotional Stress Directly Predicts Heart Attack… 10 Ways To Prevent It

  Finally, a medical study explains why there is a direct correlation between stress and heart attack. It turns out, increased brain activity in the area of emotional processing (the amygdala) directly increases the risk of cardiovascular events.   This study is the first to show that increased amygdala activity in humans strongly predicts cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart attack and angina. The amygdala is responsible for processing emotions, survival instincts and memory. That about sums up how stress feels: it’s an increased emotional load, a feeling of being overwhelmed when trying to navigate the situation, and traumatic memories …

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Sleep: An Easy Way To Prevent Asthma

  A new medical study revealed that there is a huge association between insomnia and asthma… …which is good news, because that means there are tons of holistic, simple, supportive things you can do today to decrease your risk of asthma. The Study: (published Feb 1, 2017 in the European Respiratory Journal.)   Researchers followed over 17,000 patients in a long term study over the span of 11 years. Patients were ages 20 – 65 years old Patients had data collected to analyze sleep quality, patterns of sleep, difficulty with going to sleep or staying asleep, and asthma symptoms including …

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Teens Who Eat Fruit Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk

A new study reveals that teens who eat 3 servings of fruit a day have a 25% decreased risk of breast cancer as an adult, compared to teens who eat less than one serving of fruit a day.   Published in the BMJ on May 11, 2016, this study shows that fruit has a preventive effect in preventing breast cancer and that specifically consuming fruit as an adolescent is even more important than consuming them as an adult. The Study:   Researchers examined date from over 90,000 premenopausal female patients (ages 27 – 44 years old) Over 44,000 patients reported …

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ADHD Raises Suicide Risk More Than Depression Does

  A new study (published Sept 19, 2016 in Pediatrics) found that children who die by suicide are more likely to have been diagnosed with ADHD than with depression.   The Study: A national database tracked violent deaths from 2003 to 2012 in 17 different states During the study period, there were 693 early childhood suicides   The results: Children aged 5 to 11 years old who died by suicide were more likely to have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD than with depression. Almost 60% of suicide victims were diagnosed with ADHD, compared to only 33% having been diagnosed with depression. …

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Cut Your Risk Of Diabetic Retinopathy In Half… Easily

Vision loss from diabetes is becoming a massive world wide problem, increasing by 65% in the past 20 years.   In 2010, over 4 million people world wide suffered from vision loss and blindness due to diabetes. But there is a very easy, holistic, inexpensive way to cut those numbers in half. Imagine saving the eyesight of 2 million people world wide. Enter… omega fatty acids. As if I didn’t already love Omega 3 Fatty Acids enough… …now they are medically proven to save your eyesight!   I’ve blogged over and over about my love of Omega 3 fatty acids, …

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Prevent Diabetes with Magnesium Supplementation

Several recent studies suggest that a high intake of magnesium can cut your risk of developing diabetes in half!   Prediabetes (fasting glucose in the 100 – 125 mg/dL range) has been thought to progress almost invariably to diabetes without major lifestyle changes in diet, activity level and even sometime prescription drug intervention. But is there a natural supplement that might actually help prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Several studies answer with a resounding *YES*! We know that magnesium and insulin are linked together — insulin helps transport magnesium into the cells for use in glucose metabolism… and in turn, magnesium …

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