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The Best Drink For Anyone With Allergies or Inflammation

by Leo Galland, MD

teaFor over 3,000 years, tea has been used as a medicinal beverage. Now modern science has discovered that a special type of tea, oolong, may offer unique anti-allergic benefits.

Oolong tea is made from partially fermented tea leaves, giving it a distinctive mellow flavor. Chinese oolong is aged longer than Formosan oolong.

Tea leaves are rich in natural compounds Continue reading

 

 Breaking Through the Myths About Fat

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By Frank Lipman, MD

One of my favorite sayings is by U.S. humorist Josh Billings:  “It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble—it’s what you know that just ain’t so.”

I’ve found that this is true in many areas of life, but nowhere more so than in health.  If we know we’re making unhealthy choices, we might expect to get bad results.  But what could be sadder than doing something we “know” is healthy—only to find that it is nothing but? Continue reading

 

Cats Relax to Sound of Music

catIt is widely accepted that, in humans, music confers numerous benefits.

An extensive body of research indicates that these benefits extend even to patients under general anaesthesia, and include reduced perceived pain, anxiety and stress.

According to research by veterinary clinicians at the University of Lisbon and a clinic in the Continue reading

 

Harvard Study Links E-cigarette Chemicals to Respiratory Disease

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Beware what you put into your body. It might harm you in its new disguise.

Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Obese People Need More Vitamin E

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A recent study suggests that obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E.

They need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing increased oxidative Continue reading