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Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

White Meat vs Dark Meat (Plus the skin)

by Cat Ebeling co-author of the best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen &The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging

White meat chicken and turkey have been the darling of health and weight loss folks, and its been promoted as the ‘low fat/low calorie’ meat that was the perfect protein. White meat has about half the saturated […]

Making Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels and Assessing Your Heart Disease Risk

Acid-Blocking Drugs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Put down the antacids! New study shows that acid blockers are detrimental to cardiovascular health.


Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is blocking the secretion of gastric acid. They are dominant medical treatment of peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and indigestion. Popular examples include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, […]

Chickpeas offer 4 surprising health benefits


(NaturalHealth365) Nutritionists and natural healers have long held chickpeas in high regard due to their undeniable merit as a superfood. These versatile little legumes not only boast a delicate, nutty flavor and a pleasing consistency, but they are also packed with high-quality plant protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids.


Inflammation, Not Acid, Cause of GERD, Study Suggests

Veronica Hackethal, MD

May 17, 2016

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be caused by an immune reaction, rather than direct chemical injury from stomach acids, according to results from a small, single-center study published online May 17 in JAMA.

“In this preliminary study of 12 patients with severe reflux esophagitis successfully treated with PPI therapy, […]

Vit D and weight loss

Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Catherine Duggan1,*, Jean de Dieu Tapsoba1, Caitlin Mason1, Ikuyo Imayama1, Larissa Korde1,2, Ching-Yun Wang1,2, and Anne McTiernan1,2

+Author Affiliations

1Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. 2University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. ?*Corresponding Author: Catherine Duggan, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 […]

Pomagranate juice and inflamation

J Inflamm (Lond). 2008; 5: 9. Published online 2008 Jun 13. doi: 10.1186/1476-9255-5-9 PMCID: PMC2438359 Bioavailable constituents/metabolites of pomegranate (Punica granatum L) preferentially inhibit COX2 activity ex vivo and IL-1beta-induced PGE2 production in human chondrocytes in vitro Meenakshi Shukla,1 Kalpana Gupta,1 Zafar Rasheed,1 Khursheed A Khan,2 and Tariq M Haqqi1,3 Author information ? Article […]

L-Taurine Benefits & Side Effects

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 | By Meaghan Massenat

Taurine deficiencies are uncommon, but supplementation will not produce negative side effects. Photo Credit health supplement pills image by weim from

L-taurine, also referred to simply as taurine, is a non-essential amino acid. It is considered non-essential because adults can produce taurine, and […]