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Vitamin D & Cancer Prostate Cancer Prevention

In a new laboratory study published in PLoS One, researchers discovered a new way in which vitamin D helps maintain prostate cell functioning.

Cells need to be able to communicate with each other to ensure proper functioning of various tissues. In order for cells to be able to do this, they need to connect together and form what is known as a gap junction.

A gap junction is the connection of the cytoplasm of two cells which allows them to transfer molecules and ions to each other, essentially allowing them to ‘communicate’. This is only possible with connexins, which are the proteins that form the gap junction between two cells.

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New Discovery: Understanding The Benefits of Intense Exercise

In recent years a flood of scientific research has been reporting that the most efficient and most effective form of exercise is short intervals of high intensity exercise. Some of the exercise programs that now utilize this approach include CrossFit, Tabata, Insanity and Sprint 8. However, up until now the mechanism of how or why intense exercise affects the body, especially at the cellular level, remained unknown.

For decades, we have known that intense exercise engages the sympathetic nervous system.  When activated, the sympathetic nervous system releases powerful stress response hormones in both animals and humans which ignites our “fight or flight” survival mechanism. These stress hormones which are collectively called catecholamines include adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine. They accelerate heart rate, increase alertness and prime muscles for battle or flight which enables us to respond to stress or danger.

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PRESS RELEASE: ROSS' NEW JOB

ESSENTIAL FORMULAS APPOINTS SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Dallas – August 28, 2014 -Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI), distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic and CHIA OMEGA Formulations, announces the appointment of Ross Pelton, R.Ph., Ph.D., CCN as Scientific Director.  After graduation from the University of Wisconsin, Ross began his career as a pharmacist in 1966 with one of America's largest drug store chains while continuing his studies in nutrition, fitness and longevity, ultimately earning his certification as a clinical nutritionist (CCN).

His years of work in natural medicine have made him an expert in complementary and alternative therapies.  Ross is the author of ten highly regarded books on health and nutrition and is a sought after educator and speaker on a variety of integrative health-related topics.  As the author of The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, which is a gold-standard reference book for healthcare practitioners, Ross is considered the world's leading authority on the topic of drug-induced nutrient depletions.

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Coffee: Amazing New Health Benefits Discovered

Coffee drinkers....you are going to love this posting. In addition to caffeine, coffee contains over 1,000 biologically active compounds such as polyphenols and antioxidants. Numerous recently published scientific studies are reporting that regular coffee consumption of provides a wide range of health benefits. In this post I am going to review some of these recent studies reporting the health benefits of coffee.

Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk of Death
A stunning epidemiological study recently reported that regular coffee drinkers had significantly lower risks of death compared to non-coffee drinkers. This study tracked over 229,000 men and 173,000 women between the ages of 50-71. The subjects were followed for 13 years, from 1995 to 2008. Overall, this represented an evaluation of 5.15 million person-years, which makes it a very powerful study. Among non-smokers, regular coffee drinkers had fewer deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, injuries and accidents.

Compared to non-coffee drinkers, the reduction in the risk of dying from any cause for coffee drinkers was the following:

Risk of Dying:                        Men             Women
Drinking 1 cup/day                 -6%              -5%

Drinking 2-3 cups/day            -10%           -13%

Drinking 4-5 cups/day            -12%           -16%

Drinking 6 or more cup/day   -10%            -15%


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Statin Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Are Stupid

I hate the statin drugs that that doctors prescribe to lower people’s cholesterol. The theory is wrong; it’s based on faulty science. But he FDA has allowed the statin drug companies to brainwash physicians and the general public into thinking that lowering elevated LDL-cholesterol will result in a huge reduction in heart attacks and longer, healthier lives. This has been one of the most successful (untruthful) marketing campaigns in the history of the world.

AND NOW THEY ARE CHANGING THE RULES:
Currently over 40 million Americans ages 40-75 are taking statins. New guidelines released by The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association in 2013 will add 12.8 million more Americans between 60 to 75 to those who will be eligible to take statins. This new group will be advised to take statins for "primary prevention." This means that 48.6% (nearly half) of American adults will be taking or recommended to take statin drugs.
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Sports Injuries: Use DMSO, Not Ice


Healing Requires Inflammation: When you damage tissue through trauma or develop muscle soreness by exercising very intensely, the healing process involves and requires an inflammatory process. For decades coaches and trainers have recommended that athletes apply ice to a new injury obtained from trauma such a collisions in football, or sore muscles resulting from intense exercise. New research explains that applying ice actually slows down the healing process.

Applying Ice Inhibits Healing Compounds From Entering The Cells of Injured Tissues(s):

The body’s response to tissue injury is to initiate an immune system reaction which sends inflammatory cells to the damaged tissue to promote healing. Applying ice causes local blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood supply that delivers healing inflammatory cells to injured tissue. The blood vessels have diminished blood flow for hours after ice is applied which substantially slows the healing process.

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Death by Calcium: Eliminate Milk & Dairy; STOP Taking Calcium Supplements

Thomas Levy, MD, JD, is a writer I highly respect. His new book is Death by Calcium: Proof of the toxic effects of dairy and calcium supplements. Levy’s book is highly controversial because it  contradicts what we have been told and led to believe about the importance of ingesting adequate calcium in the form of milk and dairy products and calcium supplements. However, Levy meticulously backs up the claims in his book with valid scientific references.

I stopped drinking milk over 30 years ago. I think it is important to realize that throughout nature,  no animal drinks milk after the infant is weaned from the mother. Humans shouldn’t either, and if we do, it should be human milk, not cow’s milk. When I order my Starbuck’s mocha, I order a soy mocha. I totally avoid milk. I am thrilled that Tom Levy has written a highly readable easy to understand book that addresses this issue. I am going to summarize some of the important points presented in Death by Calcium.
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Alarming: Sexual Side Effects of SSRI Antidepressants

I am “sounding an alarm” about the sexual side effects caused by SSRI antidepressant drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have vastly under-reported the incidence of antidepressant-induced side effects.

Initial clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies for drug approval usually last about 6 weeks. On average, drug companies reported that from 2% to 5% of patients taking SSRIs experienced sexual side effects.

Studies evaluating longer-term outcomes report sexual side effects for patients taking SSRI antidepressants to range from 56% to as high as 80%. Now sexual side effects are one of the most common reasons for discontinuing SSRIs.

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3-Hour WEBinar: Natural Therapies for Depression & Anxiety

It is now estimated that 11% of Americans are taking antidepressants (over 30 million) and millions more are taking benzodiazepines for anxiety. These drugs have serious side effects, are very addictive, and in most cases are inappropriate therapy. 

An investigative report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shockingly revealed that the FDA & pharmaceutical companies LIE to physicians and the general public by overstating the benefits and minimizing or ignoring side effects of these drugs. Clinical trials on antidepressant drugs that have negative outcomes are frequently not published (hidden) or even "spun" to appear positive. 

In April I will launch my new 3-hour WEBinar on NATURAL THERAPIES FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY. This program contains an enormous amount of material that will help people normalize and optimize brain biochemistry and improve overall health and well-being. Major topics will be:

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The Antidepressant Hoax

Current estimates suggest that 11% of Americans (over 30 million) are taking antidepressant drugs. Actually, antidepressant prescription drugs don’t work very well for most people and they have dangerous side effects. A study conducted by Erik Turner, MD, and his colleagues, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, documents the fact that the FDA and pharmaceutical companies actually lie to physicians and the general public. The effectiveness of antidepressants are greatly exaggerated while side effects are minimized or ignored. 

The authors reviewed 74 clinical trials on 12 major antidepressant drugs that were registered with the FDA between 1987 to 2004. They found evidence of major publication bias; positive studies were published but negative studies were either not published or “spun” to appear positive.
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New Study: Birth Control Pills Increase Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

In a new study, Dr Kerstin Hellwig  reported finding that taking oral contraceptives increases women's risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis.
  
Using data from Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Dr. Hellwig analyzed the health records of 305 women aged 14 to 48 who were diagnosed with MS (or its precursor) between 2008 and 2011 along with analysis of the women’s birth control use up to three years prior to the onset of MS symptoms. Using birth control pills for 3 months or longer resulted in women having a 30% increased risk of developing MS.
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Probiotics Affect Brain Function

Did You Know Probiotics Affect Brain Function? An article in the April 2014 issue of Psychology Today coined the term The Psychobiotic Revolution announcing how intestinal bacteria/probiotics communicate with your brain to influence your emotions and your behavior. Psychobiotics are defined as live organisms that, when ingested in adequate amounts, produce a health benefit in patients suffering from psychiatric illness. This understanding could create a revolution in psychiatry.

In one study, mice were infected with very small doses of a bad bacteria called Campylobacter. However, the doses were so small that it did not cause an immune reaction (the mice did not get sick). Although the doses were extremely small, several tests revealed that the mice exhibited greater levels of depression and anxiety-like behaviors. The lead scientist conducting this research stated, “This could be an exciting new approach to treating patients with psychological problems.”

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Gut bacteria may be causing your anxiety

Did you know that the GUT is your SECOND BRAIN? The vagus nerve facilitates direct communication between the gut and the brain. The human intestinal tract contains approximately 100 trillion bacteria. Recent research now reveals that bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract generate signals that influence the brain, especially our mood and emotional states.

In this post, I am going to report on fascinating research conducted by Stephen Collins at McMaster University in Canada. Collins used two different strains of mice for this experiment. For simplicity I will call call them Strain A and Strain B. Strain A have been bred to have high levels of anxiety. They are very timid and anxious. Strain B are bred to be very courageous, bold and exploratory.
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Breast Cancer Risk 6X Higher In Women With Low Vitamin D

The July, 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the finding of researchers from Saudi Arabia and the University of Arizona of a greater risk of breast cancer among women with deficient levels of serum vitamin D. Insufficient vitamin D levels are common in countries whose residents receive little sun exposure due to climate, clothing or other factors, or whose increased skin pigmentation reduces vitamin D production.

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Coenzyme Q10: Superstar Natural Blood Pressure-Lowering Agent

If you know someone with high blood pressure, please encourage them to read this article.

I regularly follow the work of Texas cardiologist Peter Langsjoen who is a pioneer in the use of coenzyme Q10 in patients cardiovascular disease. Dr. Langsjoen published a study reporting the benefits of coenzyme Q10 in patients with high blood pressure and the results were INCREDIBLE....!!!

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Learn How To Save Time Making Fresh Salads


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The Key Benefits Of Probiotics....And Why Dr. Ohhira's Is The BEST !

In this report I want to summarize key functions of probiotics and explain why maintaining a good population of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract is critical for optimal health and the functioning of our immune system. While my comments here are about probiotics in general, I personally only recommend Dr. Ohhira’s brand of probiotics because I believe they are the strongest and most effective probiotics available anywhere.  

The term probiotic is used in two ways. It refers to the friendly or beneficial bacteria that reside in the human intestinal tract, and it is also refers to commercial products that contain beneficial bacteria. The GI tract of a healthy human contains over 90% friendly bacteria (the probiotics) and 10% or less of bad bacteria.  We all have some bad bacteria but in small numbers, they do not cause problems. Scientists estimate that over 100 trillion bacteria, yeast and other microorganisms inhabit a healthy digestive system. Friendly flora species include Escherichia, Lactobacillus, and Bifidobacterium. Other common inhabitants include Bacteroides, Clostridium, Streptococcus and certain stains of yeast like candida.
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Dangerous Grains: Book Review on Gluten Sensitivity

Dangerous Grains is discusses the health hazards of gluten-containing grains. It's authors are James Braly, MD (who specializes in food allergies) and Ron Hoggan (a celiac patient who has written widely on the subject).

Celiac disease is a disease that is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the intestinal lining caused by exposure to gluten. Gluten sensitivity is a term that refers to a wide variety of symptoms that can occur when a gluten-sensitive person  eats gluten-containing foods. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, its close relatives (kamut, spelt, triticale), barley and rye. Wheat is the most concentrated source. The term gluten sensitivity includes celiac disease. Formerly it was thought that this health condition was a YES or a NO. Either you had celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, or you did not. Now we know there are gradations of sensitivity ranging from mild to severe.  
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Natural Therapies for PMS & Painful Menstruation

Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus that range from mild to debilitating. It is estimated that approximately 90% of women experience menstrual cramps during the first several days menstruation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), about 10% of women have menstrual cramping so severe that it disrupts their normal activities for 1 to 3 days each month.

Traditional pharmaceutical treatments have a wide range of side effects. Fortunately, there are numerous diet, nutrition and life style factors that can help reduce or eliminate severe monthly menstrual cramps.

Part 1) Balancing Hormones
Hormonal imbalance is one of the primary causes of menstrual cramps and painful periods. Usually the problem is a condition called estrogen dominance. The hormones estrogen and progesterone need to be in balance in order to have healthy normal periods. Estrogen dominance occurs when estrogen levels are too high or when progesterone levels are too low. Millions of women have found relief using supplemental progesterone.

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The Benefits of Compounding Pharmacies

I am a BIG fan or compounding pharmacies because they provide unique benefits and services that traditional mass-market chain drug stores can not provide. One of the most important services that compounding pharmacies provide is natural or bio-identical hormones for women. Other specialty areas for compounding pharmacy include: pain management, dental compounding, dermatology compounding, pediatric
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