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cholesterol

Cholesterol: Our Hero (or Heroine)

An out-of-whack thyroid doubles your chance of congestive heart failure, where an out-of-shape heart struggles to pump blood-and finally fails. We need to talk about this. Cholesterol is...

Coconut Water

Coconut Water - A Good Thing

Coconut water is a very good thing. It's best known for treating dehydration, heat stroke, etc. by balancing electrolytes, but that's not nearly the whole story. It helps...

Phthalate

Phthalate - Soft, Squishy and Dangerous

Have you been reading about phthalate? (Phthal as in thal, rhymes with Hal.) Yikes! Talk about your basic poison! This stuff is murder! Phthalate is a toxic "softener"...

body

Your Body Appreciates Any Help It Gets

I've been doing the vitamin/mineral/etc. tango for years now. A whole lot of supplements go swishing down my gullet daily. While I don't enjoy taking pills any more...

body

Understanding the Human Body

The human body presents a complexity that absolutely, positively confounds simple explanations. You want to talk about a piece of work, that's it. In spades. And the body...

health facts

Didja Know Health Facts? Beat Goes On!

Didja know that: 1. Brain plaques are more a symptom of Alzheimer's than a cause. 2. "All natural" means anything anybody wants it to mean, signifying nothing. Read...

Supplements

Supplements Do They Help?

A question from Doug: I get many health news letters, yours included. I am overweight, 220#, 5'8″, large frame though, which probably leads to high blood pressure. To...