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Energy Saving Homes Linked to Asthma: UK Study

work deskAs people are more and more environment conscious, energy efficient homes has become a trend in home building to keep costs low and reduce the carbon footprints.

However, research by the University of Exeter Medical School indicated that the drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks. Continue reading

 

Vitamin C Improves Respiratory Symptoms after Exercise

exerciseAntioxidant Vitamin C has been shown to cut oxidative stress from people engaging in vigorous exercise.  Latest research indicates that it actually improves respiratory symptoms for people after exercise.

In several studies, vitamin C administration reduces oxidative stress markers caused by exercise.  Vitamin C is also involved in the metabolism of histamine, prostaglandins, and cysteinyl leukotrienes, all of which appear to be mediators in the pathogenesis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Continue reading

 

Resveratrol Anti-Inflammatory in Cardiovascular Diseases

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Why the French tend to less frequently develop cardiac diseases than Germans, despite the fact that they eat more fatty foods?

This so-called French Paradox has been attributed to the higher consumption of red wine in France and it has been the subject of various studies in the past. Continue reading

 

Killing Yeast with Dr. Anup Kanodia — Part 2

Dr Kanodia_副本I hope you enjoyed reading Part 1 about Killing Yeast. Yeast overgrowth may affect as much as 70% of the population and is often the silent enemy negatively affecting the health of millions of Americans.  Yeast overgrowth also referred to as Candida Albicans is typically caused by:

  • Over-consumption of high sugar and high carbohydrate foods, cookies, cakes, pasta, bread, candy
    • Antibiotics
    • Too much alcohol (particularly beer and wine)
    • Birth control pills
    • Stress

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13 Tips for Surviving the Holidays: Part One

By Dr. Ronald Hoffman

Thanksgiving Day

This week marks the official launch of the “holiday season.” It’s supposed to be a joyous time, full of fellowship and hope, but for many it’s a time of stress and gluttony. We embark on a non-stop “potlatch” of overeating and drinking, our exercise resolve falls by the wayside, we shop incessantly and rack up credit card debt, and we often find that the holidays don’t meet our idyllic expectations. Instead of feeling uplifted, we wind up feeling stressed, exhausted, physically out of sorts, and depressed.
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Turmeric Modified to Fight Inflammation

Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric that has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine treatment for allergies, diabetes and ulcers. However, it is not absorbed well by the body.

Now new research shows that a modified formulation of the spice releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body.

More: Turmeric and Curcumin

 

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