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Health

April 2012
Stone

Life Support Choices: Accept Rather Than Judge

Decisions are personal, and often based on religious values, experiences, and relationships. Choices are painful, not lightly considered, and an individual’s judgment. For example, to remove life-support or not from a loved one shouldn’t be challenged.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

The Hungry Heart

Poets and scholars through history were right -- the heart houses mind and soul. The Chinese associated hearts with the epicenter of happiness, the Greeks the seat of their spirit.

Connolly
Matters on My Mind

Whistle a Happy Tune

In terms of health, Sunnie's optimistic view of life has many benefits. Researchers have found increasing evidence for the mind-body connection and the important role played by placebos, meditation, and visualization.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

B Vitamins Reduce Homocysteine Improving Memory and Bone Strength

As far back as 2002, physicians had the data to prove that homocysteine levels correlate with dementia and Alzheimer's risk. The higher the homocysteine, the more damage to your brain.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Coffee, Tea, Or... Diabetes?

Now, percolate on this -- a very recent Harvard study also found that consuming five cups a day slashed the risk for diabetes.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

If You Have Asthma, You Can Take a Deep Breath

In fact, I recommend vitamin D as Step 2 in my book, Diabetes Without Drugs because it improves insulin sensitivity more efficiently than some medications. That alone should make you take a nice deep breath.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Tinnitus: What To Do For Ringing In The Ears

Deficiencies of specific nutrients can sometimes affect hearing health: zinc, coenzyme Q10, vitamins D and B12. Also, magnesium -- a mineral in spinach and leafy greens -- has been shown repeatedly to support auditory mechanisms, improve hearing loss and ease tinnitus.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Understanding Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

If you don’t know anyone with pancreatic problems, think again. Diabetes and even certain digestive problems are huge clues that your pancreas needs help.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

‘Tis the Season To Be Healthy

Zinc. This mineral is a strong antioxidant best known for supporting prostate health, but it also happens to neutralize free radicals; it may affect the duration of a cold.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Why Try Chai

Chai starts with black tea, a powerful antioxidant which has anti-cancer compounds in and of itself. The individual spices that make up chai are also medicinally active.

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