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Intestinal microbial metabolism of phosphatidylcholine and cardiovascular risk.

High serum and urine concentrations of TMAO, produced from intestinal microbial metabolism of phosphatidylcholine, may increase an individual’s susceptibility to adverse cardiac events and cardiovascular diseases.

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Chicken Linked to Bladder Infections

Chicken Linked to Bladder Infections

If you are a women, most likely you have experienced (and have taken antibiotics for) one or more bladder infections. Bladder infections are very common, and millions of women are diagnosed with infections every year, at a cost of over a billion dollars. What is not commonly known is what causes the infection. Often it...

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Antibiotics May Stop Working

We are creating Antiobiotic Resistance at an Alarming Rate We are creating Antiobiotic Resistance at an Alarming Rate

Last year, Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, warned about antibiotic use in factory farmed animals. She expressed her concern about our current miracle drugs not being effective in the future due to the rise of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Chan points out, "A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to...

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Antibiotic Resistance = 23,000+ Yearly Deaths

Antibiotic Resistance = 23,000+ Yearly Deaths

Four out of five patients are given antibiotics every year, making them the most widely prescribed drug in doctor's offices today. In most cases, this is due to patients expecting them, even though many illnesses are caused by viruses which do not respond to these drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states...

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Are Ear Infections Normal?

Are Ear Infections Normal?

Ear infections (otitis media) in children are one of the most common reasons to be seen by a doctor. It's hard on any parent to watch their child struggle with ear pain. However, most ear infections, whether viral or bacterial in nature, typically clear up on their own, without the use of antibiotics. Over treating every...

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Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Seventy percent of office visits involve prescription drug therapy. Tens of thousands of patients die every year due to unintentional drug overdose, drug interactions, or from the side effects from these drugs. Since the majority of today's office visits reflect lifestyle driven diseases, many of these visits/prescriptions could be reduced or even eliminated if the...

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Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium

Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium

Calcium is a mineral found in the ground and is absorbed by the roots of plants.  Contrary to what the dairy industry wants us to believe, whole plant foods contain sufficient amounts of calcium to support every stage of our life after infancy. (Mother's milk is recommended for the first two years of life.) Consider...

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How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake

How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health threats. Dr. Michael Greger explains that a plant-based diet is the best way to avoid "antibiotic-laden foods" and that eating animal products exposes us to antibiotics residues on a daily basis. A recent study measured...

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Antibiotic overuse danger to pregnant women

Antibiotic overuse danger to pregnant women

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned the public that antibiotic overuse has the potential to cripple the entire modern medical system.1 Despite public awareness campaigns about responsible use of antibiotics, antibiotics continue to be prescribed for colds, flu, sinusitis and bronchitis. Antibiotics are one of the most common medications taken...

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