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Diet soda dangers

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Drinking sugar sweetened soda is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So, shouldn’t we all switch to diet soda? A recent article shows how this strategy might be even worse. In an early online edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers compared sugary beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and 100% fruit juice consumption to the ... Read More »

South African Baby Death rate alarming

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According to a hard-hitting report released in May, 7500 babies who are born alive every year, die on their first day – that’s 21 babies every day or almost one an hour. Sizwe Pamla, spokesman for the National Education Health Allied Workers’ Union, described the latest figures as “distressing”. In addition 3 000 mothers around the country die every year ... Read More »

Acupuncture better than anti-depressants for fibromyalgia

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To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia, Iranian researchers from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran, conducted a study comparing acupuncture treatment with fluoxetine (prozac), which is a common anti-depressant used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. 30 patients with fibromyalgia were enrolled in the study and divided into an acupuncture treatment group and a drug treatment ... Read More »

How to have a healthy winter this year

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The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy and conserve our strength. Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and damp.  Remain introspective, ... Read More »

Lactation

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Many women suffer from low breastmilk and even poor breastmilk quality after giving birth, and while most milk production problems can be corrected by addressing issues of breastfeeding management, there are some for whom making enough milk to sustain their babies is difficult or impossible.  Called primary lactation failure, this condition occurs when a mother’s body does not make an ... Read More »

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