December 2020 / 60 posts found

Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role? – Evidently Cochrane

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In this blog for our ‘Evidence for Everyday Health Choices’ series, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help? I have a clear memory of watching a tv drama with my mum, when I was about fifteen. As we watched a vivid portrayal of a middle-aged woman struggling to cope with her mother, declining with dementia, Mum voiced a fervent hope that she would never be like that. With her own mother enjoying good health in her nineties, the possibility must have seemed […]

Intermittent Fasting and Hypothyroid – Root Functional Medicine

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The popularity of intermittent fasting has grown tremendously over the past few years. Benefits of intermittent fasting may include weight loss, reduced inflammation, and improved blood sugar balance.  Yet, how do intermittent fasting and thyroid health fit together? Is it safe to practice intermittent fasting if you have hypothyroidism? In this article, we’ll review the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, how it may affect thyroid function, and discuss whether or not you should practice fasting if you have hypothyroidism. What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is the term used to describe various fasting patterns, in which individuals purposefully fast […]

Omar says her father died of coronavirus because of Trump’s ‘criminal neglect’

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Rep. Ilhan Omar, said Friday that her father died of Covid-19 in June because of “criminal neglect” by the Trump administration.  “My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration,” she told MSNBC. “I agree with Clyburn that it is not enough for us just to issue subpoenas, we have to investigate and prosecute these people who are responsible for these reckless deaths.” Omar, D-Minn., said her father and others who have passed away from COVID-19 are […]

Millions forced to cancel Christmas as ‘new variant’ of coronavirus spreads in U.K.

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LONDON — Millions of people in London and the U.K.’s southeast will be forced to cancel their Christmas plans after scientists said Saturday that a new coronavirus variant was spreading more quickly. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a news conference that the toughest set of coronavirus restrictions — known as “Tier 4” — will be put in place from Sunday, putting regions under the strictest lockdown rules. As a result, nonessential shops, gyms, cinemas, hairdressers and bowling alleys will be forced to close for two weeks, while people will be restricted to meeting one other person from another household in […]

NUPRO | Holistic, Natural Health Supplements Detox Healing Crisis aka the Herxheimer Reaction – Detox & Body Cleanse

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The Healing Crisis a.k.a. The Herxheimer Reaction What is the Herxheimer Reaction. And What Could Happen During a Cleanse? The Healing Crisis or as it is formally known, The Herxheimer Reaction, is characterized by a temporary increase in discomfort during the process of a detoxification cleanse. It occurs when toxins and wastes are being released faster than the body can eliminate them. The complaints of the healing crisis may vary from none, to mild or severe. NOTE:  A general rule of thumb is:  the more toxins there are to eliminate – the more severe the affects of the detoxification. What to Expect […]

Kissing Disease Reactivity (EBV) | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Mono from Epstein-Barr Virus can be confirmed by blood testing to have infected by about 95 percent of the world by age 30.  Despite this widespread prevalence, only a small percentage of people suffer from the debilitating form of acute infectious mononucleosis in which fatigue, fever, and sore throat which may last weeks or months.  Children typically have mild symptoms if any and many adults barely notice the infection.  Why do some get severe symptoms and others have persistent infection without major problems? Much attention is focused on the virus or bacteria causing a disease rather than the body’s response […]

Slovakian Researchers Look at Vegan Diet to Reverse Type-2 Diabetes

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Slovakian researchers believe a plant-based diet can reverse the symptoms of type-2 diabetes. The NFI (Natural Food Interaction) Diet is currently undergoing clinical trials at the National Institute for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Slovakia. Researchers examined thousands of food groups and examined how certain combinations can promote a faster metabolism. The diet has a particular focus on targeting lipids that cover insulin receptors – the main cause of insulin resistance – through combining certain foods. A post shared by NFI Diet (@nfidiet) on Jan 19, 2019 at 2:23am PST “The diet was developed over a few years, looking at the interactions […]

Biden urges Americans to sit out inauguration to stop spread of coronavirus

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Inauguration planners for President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday the festivities will be heavily pared down and urged supporters not to come to the White House to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  “The pandemic is continuing to have a significant public health impact across the nation,” Dr. David Kessler, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, and newly appointed chief medical adviser for the inauguration, said in a statement. “We are asking Americans to participate in inaugural events from home to protect themselves, their families, friends, and communities.” The auspicious occasion for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, where they will take their […]

Federal Reserve Revises Predictions After Underestimating Trump Coronavirus Economic Recovery | Dan Bongino

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The Federal Reserve raised economic expectations for the rest of the year and into 2021, projecting better growth and lower unemployment than previously expected as many industries continue to recover from pandemic restrictions. From CNBC: The central bank now expects real gross domestic product to fall just 2.4% in 2020, compared to a decline of 3.7% predicted in September. The Fed also upped its 2021 real GDP forecast to 4.2% from 4.0% expected previously. The Jerome Powell-led Fed estimates the unemployment rate to fall to 6.7% this year, further below the 7.6% previously predicted. The unemployment rate should fall to […]

FDA finds herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target contain asparagus, houseplants, and no herbs | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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The New York State Attorney General’s Office is demanding that GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target remove store brand herbal supplements from their shelves after the pills were found to be packed with a strange array of fraudulent—and in some cases hazardous—ingredients. Popular supplements such as ginseng, valerian root, and St. John’s wort sold under store brand names at the four major retailers were found to contain powdered rice, asparagus, and even houseplants, while being completely void of any of the ingredients on the label. It’s fairly baffling as to how this situation came about, and came to be so widespread. […]