HEALTH TIP:This month's article features an overview of common
skin conditions with a look at the possible causes and thoughts on prevention
D ROUND-UP: Vitamin D is an amazing nutrient that protects the body
from a host of diseases and problems. Researchers continually uncover new
links between lack of vitamin D and disease. Here are the latest.
TO BOOST YOUR HDL, 'GOOD,' CHOLESTEROL: Niacin, a B vitamin, has
long been used to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good"
cholesterol. HDL cholesterol helps sweep up low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
or "bad" cholesterol, in your bloodstream. Although niacin is
readily available and effective, it hasn't gotten much attention compared
to other cholesterol drugs.
TAKING VITAMIN B SAVE YOUR MEMORY? Researchers at Oxford University
found that the mild memory problems suffered by healthy people stopped getting
worse when they took a high-dose, combination B vitamin supplement.
ARE YOU NEXT? To date, nearly 24 million
Americans have been diagnosed with diabetesand these numbers are predicted
to skyrocket to at least 30 million by the year 2030. Elsewhere in Australia,
Britain, Canada and New Zealand, diabetes is the fifth-leading cause of
death. The condition is considered incurable and linked to serious
problems such as blindness, lower limb amputations, and increased risk of
heart attack and stroke. Here, Dr Julian Whitaker, one of nutritional medicines
leading spokesmen, takes you through his highly successful approach to eliminating
this menace once and for all.
DISEASE: Andrew Saul PhD: FACT: More than half of nursing home
beds are occupied by AD patients. FACT: Alzheimers disease is the
number 4 killer of Americans, causing over 100,000 deaths each year in the
On average, one in three women and one in 12 men over 50 suffer from
osteoporosis in the western cultures. The word actually means porous
bone. The disease is all but unknown in those consuming agrarian diets
(which should have alarm bells ringing immediately).
FOR GWEN OLSEN: One of the pharmaceutical industrys best reps
dishes the dirt on this creepy, self-serving industry.
TROUBLE WITH FISH: Rod Stewart and his pregnant wife Penny Lancaster
have revealed how they were forced to turn to IVF after a long battle to
have another child. Miss Lancaster, 39, said she had cut fish out of her
diet after doctors discovered very high levels of mercury in her body. She
then became pregnant on her third round of IVF.
UNITED EUROPE? Belgium faces being 'broken up and abolished',
one of the country's leading politicians has warned. Socialist MP Laurette
Onkelinx believes the animosity between the country's two main regions could
trigger a split.
LITTLE TOO LATE: Details of a 'referendum
lock' to prevent more powers being handed to Brussels without the British
people having a say will be published today. Europe Minister David Lidington
last night said the move would prevent a repeat of the Lisbon Treaty fiasco
in 2008, which saw Labour abandoning a pledge to hold a referendum over
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