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Supplement Use

Supplement Use

Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.

...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...

Food Recalls

Food Recalls

Food recalls, contamination at home, and what you can do about it.

...So it comes down to the question I posed earlier: how do we safely get food on our table? I don’t know the answer there, but there are things that we can do to help lower our risks of illness from foods...

 

Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer In Rats

Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer In Rats

A new study from the NIH shows a low incidence, but an incidence none the less, of tumor formation in rats due to exposure to cell phone radiation.

...Even with this information we are, yet again, at a stalemate as to the safety of cell phones since the study in question only shows low incidences of cancer in the rats. However, let’s not gloss over that it shows an incidence of cancer in rats...

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

BPA & BPS, The Same Thing?

It turns out that some BPA substitutes, in this case BPS, are similar in how they harm the body.

...They then exposed them to different concentrations of BPS over a 14 day period. As a control other preadipocytes were exposed to dexamethasone as it has a known rate of fat cell formation. What was seen is that even the smallest amount of BPS increased the accumulation of lipids...

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Always Consult Your Doctor About Your Supplements

Mixing supplements and your prescribed pharmaceuticals is a recipe for disaster without consulting your primary care doctor first.

...estimated that 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year suffering from heart palpitations, chest pain, choking or other problems after ingesting dietary supplements.” This seems like a large number of people, and it is certainly nothing to ignore or take lightly, however it only accounts for about 5% of the number of ER visits involving pharmaceuticals by comparison...

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

Meat And Cancer? What About Processed Food?

The preliminary verdict is in: Meat can contribute to cancer. But lets not forget about processed foods in the process.

...The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine threonine, tryptophan, and valine. For meat eaters, these essential amino acids are found within meat, but vegetarians need to make sure that they make complete protein meals to get these amino acids...

Lower Back Pain And Palliative Care

Lower Back Pain And Palliative Care

Sometimes, just the act of doing is enough to help us move forward. A new study shows how this can be true for lower back pain treatment with physical therapy.

...Teaching a patient certain stretches/exercises that they can do to help alleviate their symptoms while the body heals can help the patient feel like they are doing something to help them get back to normal life...

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

More restaurants use antibiotics in their meats than you realize.

...The scary thing is all but 5, yes I typed 5, restaurants received a failing grade. The two best restaurants, according to this paper, were Panera and Chipotle. Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, and Dunkin Donut where the other three restaurants that passed with a B, C, and another C respectively...

End Of Life Discussion

End Of Life Discussion

As uncomfortable as it may sound, we all need to have this end of life discussion with our loved ones at some point. Might as well be sooner than later.

...The average person, or family, puts faith in doctors abilities while not often being ready to let go of loved ones so easily. Suffering lives are extended, to some degree, as a result, but for whose purpose?..

The Chemical That Will Not Go Away

The Chemical That Will Not Go Away

Even if you stop using Teflon frying pans, or similar coated products, this chemical will not be going away, or out of your system, any time soon.

...How are we all exposed to this chemical? Part of it has to do with waste disposable of the chemical. For years DuPont was putting the waste into barrels then dumping the barrels into the oceans...