Aspirin is taken faithfully by millions every day as a preventive measure against heart attack, often without the user having any awareness of the serious health risks associated with it, some potentially fatal. You can view over 60 adverse effects of aspirin on the GreenMedInfo.com’s aspirin research page if you have any doubts about how serious a concern this is. Read more.
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death, killing some 18 million people globally, costing more than $320 billion annually in the USA alone. About 2/3 of these deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes, with atherosclerosis the key pathology. Although the causes of CVDs continue to be debated, it is generally accepted in the literature that atherosclerotic CVDs are inflammatory diseases with elevated oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is due to the imbalance of excessive oxidants (toxins) and deficient antioxidants. The resulting deficiency of vitamin C, a primary antioxidant, leads to impairment of collagen synthesis. Collagen plays a critical role in the integrity of arterial walls. Collagen deficiency results in arterial wall damage and an inflammatory response leading to atherosclerosis and associated pathologies including coronary artery stenosis and occlusion. Read more.
The Natural Products Association has sent a letter to Senators Dick Durbin and Mike Braun extensively rebutting assertions made in support of their bill that requires mandatory product listing for dietary supplements. Read more.
Whether you’re looking for a post-holiday, winter hibernation fix-up or a year-round wellness solution, you can enhance the natural detoxification system of your body. Various whole foods including cruciferous vegetables, berries, garlic, soy and spices like turmeric are popular for detoxification support in functional medicine models of care. Read more.
There is solid evidence that niacin (the standard form of vitamin B3) on its own can help effectively treat erectile dysfunction.  Niacin’s long-term circulatory benefits may include facilitating a male’s erection, which is dependent on blood supply to the penis, because niacin normalizes blood lipids. Niacinamide will not achieve this. Read more.
Senator Durbin’s (D-IL) supplement regulation threatening 41,000 supplements is moving forward, and on multiple fronts. We must respond immediately. Urgent Action Alert! For months now, we’ve been telling you about Sen. Durbin’s plan to impose new requirements on dietary supplements. These new requirements threaten more than 41,000 products on the market. If we want to preserve access to the supplements we rely on to stay healthy, we must contact our elected representatives immediately and tell them not to support this policy. Read more.
It’s easy to take your sense of smell for granted — that is, until it’s gone. Anosmia, or the inability to smell, isn’t a life-threatening condition, but it significantly affects quality of life and can lead to depression and anxiety. Read more.
More evidence for the power of natural medicine to keep us healthy during this and future viral pandemics—so why are the FDA, Congress, and the President threatening access? Action Alert! A new study found that a mixture of zinc, copper, and plant flavonoids inhibited viral replication in lab tests by as much as 50 percent. Read more.
Today, an increasing number of aging men are opting for testosterone replacement therapy, some with dramatic results. But this approach, while often positive in the short term, can have some serious drawbacks in the long term, especially if the underlying and modifiable factors causing the deficiency are not addressed at their root. Read more.
Last week, I offered my top ten tips for beating spring allergies. This week, I’m arming you with the supplements you need to keep the sniffling, sneezing, and watery eyes at bay. Most often when seasonal allergies strike, we reach for the Claritin or the Allegra, but you can save yourself a trip to the pharmacy with these natural allergy-busters: Read more.