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Drug-Free Strategies to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted December 1, 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 American adults (about 70 million people) have high blood pressure.1 About half have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which increases your risk for a number of serious health problems, including:  heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Read more. 

Opioid Addiction Now Surpasses Smoking

Posted December 1, 2016
It’s time to face the facts. America has a very serious drug addiction problem, and it stems from overprescription of painkillers. According to a recent report by the U.S. surgeon general, more Americans now use prescription opioids than smoke cigarettes.  Read more. 

Extreme Bias in FTC’s Ruling on Homeopathic Medicine

Posted December 1, 2016
Despite the fact that there are over 300 clinical trials published in peer review medical journals, the U.S. government’s Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) has deemed homeopathic medicine to be unproven scientifically.  This governmental agency will now require manufacturers of homeopathic medicines to provide the following two statements in their marketing of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines:  (1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works and (2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.  Read more.

Vitamin K2: The Missing Link between Diet, Disease and Death

Posted December 1, 2016
This vitamin is rare in the Western diet and hasn’t received much mainstream attention.  However… this powerful nutrient plays an essential role in many aspects of health.  In fact, vitamin K2 may just be the “missing link” between diet and several killer diseases.  Read more.

C-Section Births Rising in the U.S.

Posted December 1, 2016
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cesarean section (C-section) births are on the rise in wealthy nations.1 In 1965, the U.S cesarean birth rate was 4.5 percent.2 Since then, the national cesarean birth rate has increased seven-fold. In 2009, the rate peaked to 32.9 percent and dropped slightly to 32.2 percent in 2014.2 Currently, one in three women give birth via C-section, the country’s most common operating room procedure.2  Read more.