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Nutrition Reduces Health Issues Brought on by Stress

Perhaps one of the most serious implications of stress may be in conjunction with a magnesium deficiency.  Stress increases the need for magnesium. An article appearing in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (1994;13(5):429-446) states that when stress causes the release of catecholamines and corticosteroids, can increase a magnesium deficiency. Stress and magnesium deficiency can lead to vasoconstriction and platelet aggregation. This can increase the risk of damage to the heart, cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias and even sudden cardiac death. Depleted Omega-3 fatty acids may be useful in mitigating stress. A prospective cohort study involving nearly 8,000 subjects...

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Controlling Stress Benefits a Number of Health Issues

Bringing stress under control, both nutritionally and with technique can improve a variety of health problems—including severe ones like cancer and AIDS. An article appearing in the Medical Tribune (February 10, 1994;28) stated that stress reduction can even help with AIDS and cancer. A study of 800 AIDS patients found that a pessimistic view about health had dire consequences. Those who felt pessimistic about being HIV positive became sick sooner and died earlier than patients with a more positive attitude. Another study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (April 6, 2005;293(13):1626-1634) found that a combination of...

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Raspberries and Esophageal Cancer

Research appearing in Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (Sept. 28, 2007; (9): 1422-1428) has shown that black raspberries can prevent tumors in rats. New research looks at the effect raspberries have on humans with respect to cancer biomarkers. The research was presented at the sixth annual conference for the American Association for Cancer Research. The subjects of the study were 20 men and women with Barrett’s esophagus; a condition that gives the patient between 30% and 40% increased risk for developing esophageal cancer. Men were given 45 g. of freeze-dried black raspberries each day and 32 g. were given to the...

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Quercitin Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Quercitin is a bioflavonol found in onions, apples and other produce. A recent study appearing in the Journal of Nutrition (Nov. 2007; Vol 137) found that it may have a blood pressure lowering effect. Of the 41 people who participated in the study, 22 were hypertensive, with average blood pressure of 146/96 and 19 were pre-hypertensive with an average blood pressure of 137/86. Quercitin, given at a dose of 730 mg/day led to reduction in blood pressure.  The subjects experienced a reduction of 7 mmHg in systolic blood pressure and a 5 mmHg reduction in diastolic blood pressure. Other...

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Proteolytic Enzymes for Pain and Healing

A study appearing in the Journal of Dental Disease (1964;19(2):73-77) evaluated the plant enzyme bromelain  and its effect on pain and healing after dental surgery. One group of 22 patients took  two 20 mg of a bromelain concentrate four times each day for 2-3 days prior to surgery and continued for 3 days after surgery. In the second phase 33 subjects took 2 tablets 4 times a day on the day of surgery with the first dose being administered prior to surgery. The use of the enzymes produced a marked reduction in inflammation and the amount of time the...

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