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Facebook Lurking

Posted on July 5, 2018

Are you a lurker?  Well, every month about 1.65 billion people are actively using the social media site Facebook.  Each user is spending about 50 minutes using the site each day, which is really more time than you realize and more than on any other leisure activity except for TV watching.  On the average the […]

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surgery

Early Surgery-Risk of Death

Posted on June 9, 2018

Priority should be taken over timing to ensure that patients are healthy enough for surgery and have access to specialists.  Even though delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a woman’s risk of death, operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some.  The Penn Medicine physicians report this information in […]

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Holistic

Facts for Holistic Care

Posted on June 7, 2018

When you commit to holistic care you are treating the whole person through mind, body and spirit.  A combination of traditional, and what your doctor might call complementary medicine, is the definition of holistic care.  An example might be treating cancer with chemotherapy and acupuncture. Chemo and radiation are proven to fight the disease, but […]

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Oil

Fake Olive Oil?

Posted on June 6, 2018

Over the past 35 years the consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S.  It has gone from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. Oil became more widely used with the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and made the oil a $16 billion a year industry. […]

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Fiery Essential Oil

Posted on June 5, 2018

An oil that is packed with benefits that may greatly uplift your body and mind is Amyris oil.  It isn’t as valuable as sandalwood, but it offers amazing health perks that will make you want more of this herbal oil.   The Amyris derives from the Rutaceae botanical family and known as West Indian/Indies sandalwood. […]

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salad

Oh, Those Bagged Salads!

Posted on May 25, 2018

          Robert Preidt, a HealthDay Reporter, wrote an interesting article on bagged salads.  Researchers have found that prepackaged salads may promote the growth of salmonella bacteria.  If you find even slight damage to leaves in the salad bags, they can release juices that encourage the spread of salmonella.  The juices also […]

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Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on May 23, 2018

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many amazing curative powers for a huge number of ills.  It has an ability to balance your pH, increase good gut bacteria and help to control your weight, among many other uses.  A really sensational ability is to balance the blood sugar, according to a study completed at the Arizona […]

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Vertigo Remedies

Vertigo Remedies

Posted on May 22, 2018

Have you ever experienced vertigo?  That spinning and dizziness sensation can certainly limit your activities and can even make you sick.  It sometimes makes it difficult to walk without losing your balance and you feel like things are spinning around the room.  Some simple maneuvers can be done at home for relief, but you have […]

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Milk

Whole-Fat Milk

Posted on May 21, 2018

            New research suggests that those children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk.  Those who drank whole milk with a 3.25% fat content had a body mass index score that was 0.72 units lower than those […]

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Nuts

They Don’t Just Taste Great!

Posted on May 18, 2018

Those delicious snacks of nuts are rich in fiber, low in saturated fats and have high levels of antioxidants.  They are probably the most nutritious snacks out there, according to new research, and the benefits are more wide-ranging than we think.  Nuts also contain vitamins and minerals in addition to their various antioxidants and have […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon