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Lead Poisoning

Curcumin protects against neurodegenerative effects of lead poisoning

Posted January 27, 2014

A new study has found that the compound curcumin can reduce memory deficits caused by a higher lead content in the body. The results of the study, published a few years ago in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “show that lead significantly increases lipid peroxidation and reduces the viability of primary hippocampal neurons in culture,” according to a summary.

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Turmeric and myrhh protect against lead toxicity

Posted January 8, 2014

Lead is a ubiquitous industrial chemical and a potent neurotoxin. As such, lead toxicity remains a major public health concern worldwide. Fortunately, research suggests that turmeric root and myrrh can significantly mitigate lead’s toxic effects on the body.

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Consumption of lead contaminated water may increase risk of miscarriages and fetal death

Posted December 13, 2013

New research by Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards shows that fetal death rates in Washington, D.C., increased during two separate lead-in-water contamination events during 2000-2003 and 2007-2009.

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Regular Exercise Helps Keep Leg Arteries Clear

Posted April 30, 2012

increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study has found. People with PAD have narrowed leg arteries that reduce blood flow, which impairs the ability to walk.

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Surprising Treatments for Sleep Apnea and Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted April 30, 2012

In the first two parts of my multi-part series reviewing the core elements of the SHINE protocol for CFS and fibromyalgia Sleep, Hormones, Infections, Nutrition and Exercise I talked about sleep problems that are common in CFS/FM and how you can treat them using natural remedies, better sleep hygiene, and multiple, low-dose sleep medications.

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