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Cancer Prevention Strategies: DNA Repair

Approximately one in three Americans will develop cancer sometime during their lives. In this article we outline a lifestyle program which reduces the risk for cancer through DNA repair.

Cancer originates in genes which are encoded in DNA. Genes tell a cell what to do, when to divide, and even when to die! The start of cancer begins with the sabotage of DNA. Because of faulty genes and other factors, cancer cells react more aggressively than normal to growth factors.

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Don’t Let Your Brain Shrink!

Both obesity and diabetes cause a clear reduction in brain size without additional contributing factors. The frontal lobes – the CEO of the brain; the hippocampus, so important to memory and mood; the cingulated gyrus, important in adaptability to new situations, are especially vulnerable.

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8 Nutritional Strategies To Increase Your Brain Power

Synapses are microscopic points of communication between nerve cells that are heavily involved in memory, learning, habit formation, and the development of talent and character. A neural circuit is composed of neurons and their synapses. Our lifestyle choices substantially impact synapses and their neural circuits. For example: Recurrent use of a particular neural circuit for learning (i.e. learning a musical instrument) increases the size, number, and efficiency of the involved synapses. Repeated use of a brain circuit results in easier and faster learning, and therefore practice, when done correctly, indeed makes performance perfect.

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Natural Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Unfortunately, asthma afflicts 300 million people worldwide. It usually requires prescribed medicine. The good news is that there are some lifestyle interventions that can help you control it better.

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Ways to Defeat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Now some concerns are arising about common meds used for them. So this article addresses the question, “What natural remedies help allergies?”

Is Your Allergy Medication Affecting Your Brain?

Benadryl is one such drug and is classified as an anticholinergic drug. Anticholinergic medications block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain and body.

A recent study linked anticholinergic drugs to increased risk for Alzheimer’s in the elderly. In this study taking an anticholinergic med for the equivalent of three years or more was associated with a 54% higher dementia risk than taking the same dose for three months or less.1

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Are You Lonely Tonight?

Loneliness raises levels of circulating stress hormones and levels of blood pressure. It can gradually undermine regulation of the circulatory system so that the heart muscle works harder and the blood vessels are subject to damage by blood flow turbulence.

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