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How meditation reduces the risk of inflammation and disease

Meditation has been linked with numerous health benefits and measurable positive physical changes. While some criticize it as “navel-gazing,” calling it too “new-age” or a waste of time, the truth is that meditation brings a range of benefits to the body, mind and spirit. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, seems to have the ability to prevent disease and the internal inflammation that gives rise …

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Immune study shows how gut keeps deadly infections at bay

Treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections could be improved by research that reveals how bacteria are kept in check. Researchers have discovered how the immune system stops bacteria in our gut from leaking into the blood stream and causing body-wide inflammation, such as sepsis. The study also helps to explain why we do not suffer more infections, despite the vast …

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Toxic lead can stay in the body for years after exposure

The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan has highlighted just how harmful lead contamination is. What you may not realize, however, is that lead exposure is a problem throughout the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over four million households with children in the U.S. are exposed to elevated levels of lead. At least half a million children …

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Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Feb. 11, 2016 – Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). The study is published in the current online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology-Heart Failure. Exercise …

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Sugar in western diets increases risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis

The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an enzymatic signaling pathway known as …

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PETER ERLINDER – The truth behind the high cost of hepatitis C

Last week’s commentary “Who gets hepatitis C drugs? Who pays?” (Aug. 10) by North Memorial Health Care CEO Kevin Croston and Medica vice president Robert Longendyke responded to a first-in-the-nation class-action lawsuit seeking the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “breakthrough” cure for life-threatening hepatitis C infections. Brought by 1,500 Minnesota Department of Corrections prisoners, the lawsuit was first …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 08.18.15

The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Gerard E. Mullin MD is a board-certified internist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist. He is an associate professor of medicine and serves as the director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Mullin has accrued over 20 years of clinical experience in the fields of integrative gastroenterology and nutrition and he earned a master’s degree in nutrition while in practice in 1994.

Dr. Mullin is regarded as an authority in integrative gastroenterology and was commissioned by Andrew Weil MD to edit Integrative Gastroenterology for his integrative medicine library for Oxford University Press . Dr. Mullin teaches medical professionals at international conferences on the role of nutrition and lifestyle and the gut microbiome in digestive health and weight control.

He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books (http://thefoodmd.com/books) including his latest The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Mullin’s academic biography is robust and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and in Marquis Who’s Who in America numerous times. His contributions and discoveries have led to multiple awards and his continued selection as one of America’s Top Physicians since 2004.

Dr. Mullin was the youngest person to receive an honorary membership from the American Dietetic Association (now The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2009. He also received the Grace A. Goldsmith award presented by the American College of Nutrition in November 2011. This special award acknowledges a scientist who is under the age of 50 years, for significant achievements in the field of nutrition.

He is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and serves on a number of nutrition exam committees and boards and was recently selected to serve as vice-chair for the as medical practice section of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Mullin and also serves on the editorial board of numerous professional journals for gastroenterology, nutrition and integrative medicine.
On todays show we will also discuss his participation with InnoVision Professional Media, sponsoring a unique healthcare symposium that will focus on the relationship between the gut and the brain. The event will combine the latest research, testing techniques, and applications. Innovisions is a thought leader in the Natural Health arena, offering top journals and resources. Contact: www.innovisionhm.com

For Dr. Gerry Mullin, Contact: www.thefoodmd.com

What Are We Doing to Ourselves? 84,000 Chemicals, and Only 1% Have Been Tested By Reynard Loki

There are around 84,000 chemicals on the market, and we come into contact with many of them every single day. And if that isn’t enough to cause concern, the shocking fact is that only about 1 percent [3] of them have been studied for safety. In 2010, at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, Lisa Jackson, then …