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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Causes and Treatment of Autism: Vitamin D?

Is vitamin D a possible treatment for Autism? John Cannell, MD from the Vitamin D Council reports on a possible treatment effect of Vitamin D for Autism. First, a brief case report and then a […]

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 2

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is an innovative treatment program for relapse prevention of depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) may be seen by patients more along the lines of […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Raise HDL Cholesterol Levels With Exercise

Several studies, including the present, demonstrate that exercise raises HDL cholesterol levels. Some researchers suggest that the way to avoid a decline in HDL cholesterol levels that occurs with dieting is to combine diet with […]

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Leptin Hormone

Dieting? Leptin Levels Affect Diet Response

When dieting and your leptin levels go down, you may find you are more hungry. Researchers found that during the first week of the weight-loss diet, volunteers’ leptin levels dropped by an average of 54 […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

New Line Of Vitamins For Children With Autism

Market America announced that it is in the development and testing stages of a new line of nutraceutical products that will support the health of children with autism and related neurodevelopmental challenges. Specialized laboratory testing […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Why Trans Fats Are Bad

Higher levels of dietary trans fats have been linked to higher blood levels of small, unhealthy particles of LDL cholesterol. Trans fats (trans fatty acids) are formed during hydrogenation, the process by which oil is […]

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Anxiety Disorders and Relaxation Training

Relaxation training is a common treatment for anxiety disorders, both as a stand-alone treatment for anxiety disorders or included in a more complex therapy. The prevalence of anxiety is approximately twice among women compared with […]

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Heart Disease

Antioxidants in Chocolate & Heart Disease

Consumption of chocolate has been often thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to chocolate’s high levels of antioxidant flavonoids and stearic acid. In the American diet, fruits, vegetables, tea, wine and chocolate are […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Folic Acid Deficiency – Causes and Health Consequences

Folic acid (folate) deficiency is an established risk factor for the development of certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, developmental defects (e.g. neural tube defects), and neurological or psychiatric disorders. Folic acid’s health benefits make […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Benefits of (Curcumin) Turmeric Enhanced by Black Pepper

Laboratory and animal research has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of the spice turmeric and its constituent curcumin. Alzheimer’s Disease. Curcumin, extracted from turmeric, has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and […]

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Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Is Carbohydrate Intolerance

Prior to the discovery of medical treatments for diabetes, limiting carbohydrates was the predominant treatment recommendation to treat diabetes mellitus (type 2). Researchers at Duke University Medical Center argue that carbohydrate-restriction should be reincorporated into […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Soy Protein Lowers Cholesterol

Study shows a diet high in soy protein lowers cholesterol. Soy protein can be an important addition to a diet to lower cholesterol, according to new findings from a study conducted at the Children’s Nutrition […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Vitamin C Raises HDL Cholesterol Levels

Researchers wanted to see if extra vitamin C would or would not raise HDL cholesterol levels. The higher your HDL cholesterol, the less bad cholesterol you’ll have in your blood. Many doctors are now beginning […]