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Covid19

Message from LisaMarie, March 21, 2020 Out of Italy: Italy’s Department of Civil Protection: Registered Deaths ‘WITH’ Covid-19 The deaths associated with the coronavirus are people with one, two, and three advanced health conditions and high risk of morbidity, older than 70, with a peak between 80-89 years of age. The confirmed symptoms of those…

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Vitamin B 12

Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy nerves and brain cells. Together, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 eliminate homocysteine, which can build up in the bloodstream and damage the brain. A good quality Vitamin B12 supplement is highly absorbable. Eating healthy, whole foods will help you balance your needed nutrient intake for a healthy mind…

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Effect of Eggs on Blood Cholesterol

Research distorts effect of eggs on blood cholesterol According to a new review published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, industry-funded research has inappropriately downplayed the effects of egg consumption on cholesterol levels.  Researchers with the Physicians Committee examined all research studies published between 1950 to March 2019 that evaluated the effect of eggs…

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Shortage of B-12 related to gastric bypass surgery

There are a variety of types of weight-loss surgery, know collectively as bariatric surgery.  In the United States, gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common types of bariatric surgeries performed. After gastric bypass surgery, food bypasses parts of the patients stomach and small intestine.  B-12 usually breaks down into usable form in the…

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Paleo Diet; Harmful to long-term health?

A “paleo diet” increases levels of TMAO, a metabolite associated with heart disease, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers tracked TMAO levels and markers of gut-bacteria health for those following a “paleo diet,” which included meat, while excluding grains and dairy products, and compared results to a control…

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Adherence to a healthful, plant-based diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes prevents type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers reviewed nine studies on plant-based diet adherence and type 2 diabetes incidence rates. Results showed an inverse association between consumption of a plant-based…

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Is your endocannabinoid system (ECS) effectively working?

E Our endocannabinoid system [ECS] is vitally important to maintaining homeostasis throughout our bodies and minds.  It is one of the most important communication systems in the body.  An imbalanced ECS may contribute toward conditions such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, obesity and more.   Our brains have a complex network of receptors, central…

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Crohn’s Disease Remission

According to a case study published in Nutrients. a plant-based diet may lead to a remission in Crohn’s disease. Clinicians followed a patient with Crohn’s disease whose condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment. During his second year of treatment, the patient removed all animal products and processed foods…

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Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth

Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth Essential oils, known for their healing and therapeutic benefits, have been used for centuries, dating back to 2000 BC.  In recent years essential oils are rebounding, and to the benefit of all who use them.  They are used in aroma-therapy treatments for relaxation, expulsion of toxins and healing.  Many…

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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk Factors for Heart Failure

Plant-based diets can reverse heart failure, according to a case study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. A 54-year-old woman with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure began a whole food, plant-based diet, and researchers tracked her health outcomes. She removed all animal products, limited processed foods, and increased her intake of fruits, vegetables, dark…

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