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Antidepressants: Bad for the Bones

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Many doctors prescribe antidepressant medications if patients insist or if physicians know of too few other tools in their toolbox when it comes to treating depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and menstrual symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. No surprise; more than 10 million prescriptions are dispensed a...

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Smoking Increases Cervical Cancer Risk

Smoking's Surprise Cancer Consequence For Women Smoking's Surprise Cancer Consequence For Women

Most of us are aware of the many dangers of smoking to every part of the body. The US Department of Health and Human Services reported that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. But none of these detrimental effects has stopped millions of people worldwide from taking ...

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3 Diseases Whole Grains May Help Prevent

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the consumption of 3 to 5 servings of whole grains for adults and 2 to 3 servings for children. Unfortunately, a large number of adults and children in the US are consuming too much refined grain flour instead of the recommended amounts of whole grains, thereby missing out on the wide array o...

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Study Shows Twinkies Lower Cholesterol?

Study Shows Twinkies Lower Cholesterol?

Everywhere we look, we are inundated with the latest results from scientific research studies regarding diet and health. One report encourages us to eat a particular food item, when another report warns us not to. Ever wonder why there's so much conflicting data? Dr. Michael Greger's video informs us how these studies can be biased,...

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Human Genes Can Be Turned On and Off by Diet

Human Genes Can Be Turned On and Off by Diet

Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer; it runs in your family, so you are doomed to get these diseases as well, right? That's what scientists once believed, but intriguing new evidence offers us hope. Dr. John McDougall explains that scientists are now discovering that "Good genes are 'turned on' by a healthy environment, just as 'bad...

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Why Did You Quit Eating Meat?

Why Did You Quit Eating Meat?

Many of you are familiar with Dr. John McDougall, & that he suffered a stroke when he was only 18 years old. His diet was like that of any typical American teen, full of highly saturated animal fats, processed foods and dairy. After many years of research, Dr. McDougall changed his diet to one that...

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Statins Increase Peripheral Neuropathy Risk

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Statins are among the biggest selling drugs in the United States. Millions of Americans pop these cholesterol-lowering pills every day to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, statins have been associated with a wide range of side effects, including headaches, confusion, liver damage, memory loss, and elevated risk of type 2...

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Viagra and Melanoma: Is There a Connection?

Skin Cancer Risk May Increase with Viagra Use

Millions of American men take Sildenafil, most commonly known by its brand name Viagra, to achieve and maintain erection during sex. Though this drug has been proven to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction, it has been linked to a host of medical problems, including heart, vision, and hearing problems. Recently, evidence from a growing num...

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Smoking is the Leading Cause of COPD

Types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD refers to a group of diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that makes it difficult to breath. Some of the symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of ...

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Diet

Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Diet

Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system where our body attacks our nerves. The most popular drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis cost over $55,000 a year, however it was found that these drugs have not been proven to prevent or delay long term disability and are largely ineffective....

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Male Fertility and Diet

Male Fertility and Diet

Ten to fifteen percent of couples desiring to start a family discover that they are infertile. In about half of these cases, the husband is found to be the one infertile. Increasing the intake of saturated fat by just 5 percent was observed with a 38 percent lower sperm count in a recent Harvard Study....

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Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business

Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business

This is an excellent one hour presentation given by Dr. John McDougall. In this video, "Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business," Dr. McDougall disputes the major medical treatments for osteoporosis using solid scientific research. This video will explain what osteoporosis is, how dairy promotes it, and what the current medical system prescribes to treat it. Dr....

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