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Magnesium



Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research By Megan Ware RDN LD Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 1286 Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals; these are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts - at least 100...

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July Newsletter 2017



    Connecticut Center for Health July 2017       What's New The earliest known written record that likely referred to diabetes was in 1500 B.C in the Egyptian Ebers papyrus. It referred to the symptoms of frequent urination. Simple Guidelines for Preventing & Managing Diabetes If you've been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM), or even pre-diabetes, don't take it lightly. Follow treatment plans and lifestyle recommendations. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many...

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Infants prescribed antacids have increased risk of fractures during childhood



Infants prescribed antacids have increased risk of fractures during childhood Research suggests antacid medications should be used only be used for more severe symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease Date: May 4, 2017 Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Summary: New research found infants prescribed antacids to manage acid reflux, or spitting up, under age 1 had more bone fractures later in childhood.   New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting found infants prescribed...

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Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause



Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause Study shows modest but significant lower risk Date: June 26, 2017 Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst Summary: Long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function, results of a new study from epidemiologists suggest. Results of a new study from epidemiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and...

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Readily available vitamin therapy can help prevent sepsis shock and death



Readily available vitamin therapy can help prevent sepsis shock and death Vitamin C, corticosteroids, and thiamine administered together may help prevent progressive organ failure caused by sepsis, according to a new study Date: June 26, 2017 Source: Elsevier Summary: Even in advanced medical settings, sepsis is still very dangerous and accounts for over 400,000 deaths annually in the US alone. While new drugs are in development, a group of researchers has determined that a combination...

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Alzheimer's gene associated with failure to adapt to cognitive challenge in healthy adults



    Alzheimer's gene associated with failure to adapt to cognitive challenge in healthy adults Date: June 26, 2017 Source: Society for Neuroscience Summary: Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 -- the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- may struggle to adapt their brain activity to increasing cognitive demands as they get older, according to a study.   Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 -- the strongest known genetic risk factor...

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Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline



Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline, study suggests Date: March 16, 2017 Source: National University of Singapore Summary: Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who...

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight



Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds Date: June 12, 2017 Source: Taylor & Francis Summary: Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found. Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle...

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Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric



Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric Date: June 6, 2017 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving -- or even preventing -- cancer. New research identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth...

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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated



Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated Date: May 8, 2017 Source: Care New England Summary: New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.   When treating depression, the goal is to help individuals achieve full recovery and normal functioning. While traditional treatment such as medication or psychotherapy is effective for many patients, some may not fully recover even...

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Treating autism by targeting the gut



Treating autism by targeting the gut Date: June 19, 2017 Source: Frontiers Summary: Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, fecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave the way for cheap and effective treatment. Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed...

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Heartburn Finding the Cause



Heartburn Finding the Cause By Dr. Michael Kane Many of my patients report they have had heartburn at some point in their lives.  The symptom of heartburn is bothersome for sure, but the true concern is what the symptom could represent.  That irritating and burning pain can be a sign that the tissue in the esophagus is being irritated. Long term irritation could lead to damage and cell changes even cancer.  That is why many doctors are quick...

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9 Things Your Feet Reveal About Your Health



9 Things Your Feet Reveal About Your Health   The nurse just took your temperature, checked your blood pressure, and even made you step on the scale (with that heavy sweater on, no less). And as she hands you the paper gown, she gives her final directive: "You can leave your socks on." When it comes to your health, that could be a big mistake. A change in your feet--whether on the skin, nails,...

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The Art Of Drinking Water.



The Art Of Drinking Water.   How many times have you heard the advice to drink more water? Your mom tells you. Your doctor tells you. You read articles everywhere touting the benefits of drinking at least eight glasses of water per day. "You'll lose weight! You'll boost your energy! You'll have glowing skin, shinier hair, fewer headaches!" And the list goes on. So you increase your water intake with the goal of improving...

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Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children



Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children Date: April 17, 2017 Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Summary: Dosing, labeling and a seemingly endless range of allergy medication options can make picking the right medicine a complicated task for some parents. More than half of parents say seasonal allergies affect their kids, with some unsure how to choose the right medicine and 1 in 7 giving allergy medicine labeled for adults. Who...

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Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms



Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms Herbal medicine grows in popularity because of its effectiveness without serious side effects Date: May 17, 2017 Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Summary: Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such...

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Aerobic, resistance exercise combo can boost brain power of over 50s



Aerobic, resistance exercise combo can boost brain power of over 50sEffects independent of current state of brain health, finds evidence reviewDate:April 24, 2017Source:BMJSummary:A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of the over 50s, finds the most comprehensive review of the available evidence to date.A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of the over 50s, finds the most comprehensive review of the available evidence...

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The 3 Types Of Hunger



 The 3 Types Of Hunger + What To Do About Each Hunger. That rumble in your belly, raw ache, and dip in energy levels that reminds you it's time to fuel up. Physiologically, hunger is an important and protective mechanism, caused by a cascade of hormones that both prepare the body for digestion and signal the brain to get you motivated to seek food. Hunger can feel unpleasant precisely because it needs to be remedied. But how...

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Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity



Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity Research shows having a dog early in life may alter gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways Date: April 6, 2017 Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Summary: If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new study showed that babies from families with pets -- 70 per cent of which were...

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Detoxification/Cleansing Program May 2017



Detoxification/Cleansing Program May 2017   Join us for Spring Cleaning!!   Many experts now recognize that Toxins are a Primary Driver of Disease. We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Our body must handle the burden of eliminating these chemicals along with the detoxification of hormones and by-products of metabolism. If the body cannot handle this toxic burden the result is illness and disease. Optimize your body's cleansing abilities by joining us...

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