Healthy Living

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Lemon & Salt Tonic

Posted on January 23, 2019

There are many potential benefits of real sea salt and lemon. The sea salt has been proven throughout the years and through science that moderate levels of this is actually good for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure.  Stephen Seifert wrote an article reviewing the benefits of sea salt combined with […]

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Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

Posted on January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

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What Is Pheochromocytoma?

Posted on January 16, 2019

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to other […]

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Surprising Sources Of Carbs

Posted on January 7, 2019

The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake.  We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs. Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; however, […]

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Your Health During and After Daylight Savings Time

Posted on January 5, 2019

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time. The change, which moves an hour of natural daylight from the morning to the evening, costs millions of Americans an extra 60 minutes of sleep throughout spring and summer. Unfortunately, the time change may do more harm […]

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All About Astragalus

Posted on December 28, 2018

Astragalus oil is from the root of a plant known as Astragalus membranaceus, that has various names like Huang Qi, Bei Qi and Hwanqqi and is native to northern China and the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces like Yunnan and Sichuan. The astragalus is a member of the pea family and coined Huang Qi […]

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Colonoscopy After 75

Posted on December 20, 2018

Have you heard that the ’70s are the new 50’s? That’s what I have been reading lately. That’s great news if we do the things to take care of ourselves. Time Magazine recently came out with an article explaining the Blue Zones where people live to be in their 100’s. When you have time, look […]

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Hints How to Live Longer

Posted on December 19, 2018

I recently ran across an article that outlined 50 great ways to help us live longer. This includes a wide range of health advice that is backed by a scientific or government study that reveals new insight into what helps or hinders human longevity. Genetics do account for about 25% of the longevity and the […]

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Morning Health Habits of the Experts

Posted on December 18, 2018

I can remember my parents sometimes saying, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?” Sometimes maybe I should have gone back to bed and got up on the right side. Ever feel that way? The choices we make after waking each morning can set the tone for our entire day and […]

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Misconceptions About High Blood Pressure

Posted on December 13, 2018

Does high blood pressure worry you? If so, your concern is well-founded. If we leave this condition untreated, hypertension can lead to a range of other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. By knowing more about high blood pressure it can help you to prevent this from damaging your health or that of someone […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon