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Beetroot Lowers Blood Pressure – Maybe it is easier than you think! standard

I have added this article to show how beetroot lowers blood pressure without using medication. Remember too this is only one food. A holistic dietary approach can have an even greater impact! Find out whether you can control your BP naturally.  Even if you do not have BP problems now the same approach can prevent problems later. – Stacey Dec. 14, 2012 — Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact to lower blood pressure, according to a new study. The study shows that within hours of drinking it, beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by an average of 4-5 points among a small group of healthy men. Researchers ...

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The news just keeps getting sweeter for chocolate lovers. standard

A fairly recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate was associated with lowering of blood pressure without weight gain…. Chocolate lovers have gushed over the research studies that have linked certain forms to improved heart health, lower blood pressure, and enhanced glucose tolerance. But wait a minute – it’s only certain forms of chocolate. Dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70% has been shown in moderation to be the most beneficial. But warnings abound – this is certainly one of those foods that most nutrition people recommend in moderation. Just as red wine has been touted to be heart healthy, moderation is ...

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The toxicity of sunscreen chemicals standard

As NaturalNews reported recently, a CDC study shows that 97 percent of Americans are contaminated with a toxic sunscreen chemical called oxybenzone (http://www.naturalnews.com/022990.html). This chemical is found in nearly 600 sunscreen products, including children’s formulas. Sunscreens also contain cancer-causing fragrance chemicals and numerous petrochemical-derived synthetic substances that actually promote cancer. That’s why informed consumers are increasingly avoiding artificial sunscreen products and, instead, using natural substances to prevent sunburn by boosting antioxidant intake. Consuming Astaxanthin, for example, boosts the body’s innate resistance to UV damage. Eating berries and microalgae superfoods (like spirulina and blue-green algae) also boosts antioxidants in the skin, increasing natural resistance to UV damage. The truth is, sunscreen products are outdated and dangerous. They actually cause the very ...

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Baby Biotics are different… The must know! standard

RESEARCH UPDATE: Probiotics For The Treatment of Infants Recent research has compared the effect of B. infantis compared to L. acidophilus on known inflammatory markers in both mature and immature intestinal tissues. When the researchers tested the effects of secretions from B. infantis and L. acidophilus separately on fetal intestinal cells, they found that those from B. infantis alone showed a greater ability to reduce inflammation. Media coverage last week highlighted some outstanding results coming out of Nepean hospital using these probiotic protocols, which has been so significant they are now being implemented across the country. BioMedica has long been an advocate for the use of B. infantis in maintaining the gastrointestinal health of infants under 3 years of age. ...

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Getting a Better Night Sleep…Treating Insomnia Naturally standard

In many cases, getting a better night’s sleep and  treating insomnia naturally depends on stable blood sugar and understanding  your adrenal response. Learn how to stabalise your sugar levels through the day and  relax your adrenals at night. Clinically we see  patients with low adrenal function able to fall asleep but not stay asleep. When the adrenals are overactive (often to due an active mind or stress) then patients may be unable to fall asleep. When you are asleep you need a constant supply of glucose which you get from breaking down stored glycogen.  A healthy person has plenty of cortisol to do this, however if you cannot  then you will secrete adrenaline and noradrenaline which are stimulatory hormones and ...

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Clinically trialled to help Cholesterol levels standard

Want to reduce your cholesterol levels quickly and naturally? Want to avoid harsh medicines with side effects? Don’t want to be taking your cholesterol drugs? Feel you need more than an over the counter supplement and a heart friendly diet? This clinically trialled natural substance may be what you are looking for. Three studies including a double blind randomised clinical trial demonstrated significant reductions in total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL;HDL ratio. If you would like to undergo a monitored trial of this exciting new supplement to see what it can do for you just contact enquiries@jarvishealth.co.nz for a free 15 min consultation. We can organise before and after blood tests alongside your one a day cholesterol treatment. (Labtest charges apply) ...

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You be the doctor and prescribe the probiotic! standard

You be your doctor and prescribe the probiotic!. An analysis of 63 previously published studies evaluated the effects of probiotics (including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus and/or Bacillus) on antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. People who took probiotics were 42% less likely to develop diarrhoea during antibiotic treatment than people not taking them. What does that mean? From my perspective it means two things: 1. One day doctors will prescribe a probiotic with every script written for antibiotics, in some countries they already do! 2. You take the initiative to write yourself the prescription for the probiotics just while you are waiting for medicine to catch up! Don’t rely on the doctor to give you this information as they are bound by certain ...

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Stress – A Call To Take Action standard

We think stress is a negative thing, but the truth is: Stress is actually an incredibly powerful positive force. Stress is a call to action! Stress awakens our consciousness into taking action. Stress causes us to confront situations and solve problems! It forces us to create accountability and discipline. It increases our overall desire to change and transform. Stress is a positive opportunity to break out from where we are stuck. It is easy to think that it is our environment that is causing all our stress, But perhaps by seeing stress as ‘our response to what is going on’, then we are in a better position to make some changes. Alrighty, what are you waiting for? Go make some ...

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After Antibiotic Use on Infants, Disease-Causing Bacteria Are The Dominant Population In The Gu standard

After Antibiotic Use on Infants, Disease-Causing Bacteria Are The Dominant Population In The Gut, Even After Eight Weeks Recovery Eight weeks after antibiotic treatment of infants, the diversity of gastrointestinal flora remained diminished, although the number of individual bacteria was back to normal, according to a paper in the November 2012 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Additionally, the potentially disease-causing Proteobacteria were now the dominant population in the treated infants. “This is the first sequencing-based study to demonstrate the negative effects of short-term antibiotic treatment on the beneficial gut bacteria populations in infants,” says coauthor Catherine Stanton of the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Cork, Ireland. Many studies have shown that treating infants with antibiotics seems to ...

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Does Paracetamol Really Reduce Fever? standard

Does Paracetamol Really Reduce Fever? Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the Western world. It is used as an effective pain reliever and is also widely used to reduce fever, especially in infants. So how effective is Paracetamol for reducing fever? Paracetamol is gaining acceptance as an inferior choice in the management of fever. The results of one study showed that there was no difference when compared to placebo in its ability to bring fever down.  Use of Paracetamol or ibuprofen has also been shown as not effective in preventing febrile convulsions. Therefore, there have been some questions raised regarding the efficacy of Paracetamol as an antipyretic agent.  Also…. Could Paracetamol cause allergies? An analysis of ...

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