A new study finds acupuncture effective for the treatment of breast cancer drug treatment side effects. The study focuses on acupuncture for the relief of symptoms due to aromatase inhibitor treatment intake. The researchers noted two interesting findings. First, acupuncture is statistically more effective than clonidine for the treatment of hot flashes due to breast cancer treatment. Secondly, statistical differences between sham acupuncture and real acupuncture did not exist in some quality of life measures determined by questionnaires to participants. Oddly, the publication makes no mention of acupuncture needle techniques, types, brands, lengths, gauges, insertion angles and insertion depths.
Archive for December, 2013
It is an unforgiving disease that reportedly kills more than 450,000 women every single year all across the globe. But breast cancer and the likelihood of developing it is not an inevitable risk dictated purely by chance, as virtually all of the latest science on the subject reveals that vitamin D deficiency may be a major causative factor in breast cancer development.
No matter whom you are, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, fueling your entire cardiovascular system. When coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels get depleted, your heart strains to get its job done and your entire body suffers. This manifests and results in what seem to be “mysterious symptoms” that most allopathic doctors just can’t put their finger on, so they put a “prescription” on it instead. Are you experiencing chronic fatigue, numbing dull pains or decreases in mental functions? This is not just about smokers and the elderly, as this addresses every human being whose heart beats one million times in ten days. It’s time to consider natural solutions to seemingly “complex problems.”
Chances are that you’ve heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit—just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga’s praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions.
A team of researchers from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital have reported their findings regarding processed carbohydrate consumption on brain metabolism for publication in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The scientists have determined that highly processed carbohydrates can trigger the same brain mechanism associated with substance addiction. High glycemic foods typically found in snack foods and breads trigger hunger shortly after eating, and stimulate regions in the brain associated with reward and cravings.
Every year it’s the same story. January starts with good intentions and big resolutions to improve ourselves, but come spring, those good intentions have flown out the window. This year instead of making lofty resolutions you probably won’t keep, why not try some simple ones? Here’s a list of 10 easy resolutions that will nourish your mind, body, and spirit for a happy and healthy 2014.
Most large, clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including some that have concluded they are of no value or even harmful, have a flawed methodology that renders them largely useless in determining the real value of these micronutrients, a new analysis suggests.
Polyphenols found in tea manifest anti-cancer effects but their use is limited by poor bioavailability and disagreeable taste. A new study in the Journal of Dairy Science® finds that when epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major extractable polyphenol in green tea and the most biologically active, when diluted in skim milk or other milk complexes remains bioactive and continues to reduce colon cancer cell proliferation in culture at concentrations higher than 0.03 mg of EGCG/mL
You say the word ‘health’ and a lot of us tend to think of the bad things that could happen. Maybe more people are thinking about co-pays, insurance and Obamacare in this current climate but besides that, we tend to think about the worst case scenarios. We could get cancer or have an organ fail, get an infection or need some major surgery. Even those who think positively about health do so for the prevention of those bad things from happening. Eliminating chemicals from our lives, eating natural food and exercising to keep our heart and body strong all go toward this goal.
The week before last, my husband took our dog on his regular morning run through our local Red Rock canyon. On this particular day he happened to trip and fall. Being that our dog had no desire to be the cushion for his landing, he ran on … dragging my husband behind.