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Take 3 vacations a year to boost your longevity, good health

Want to have a long life? Besides leading a healthy lifestyle, taking at least three vacations a year between your work schedule seems to be the key, especially for men, suggested a study. People with shorter vacations worked more and slept lesser than those who took longer vacations, which took a toll on their health and affected their life span. Compared with those who took more than three weeks, men who took three weeks or…

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Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health

When former airline pilot Tony Royle came to see me last year to seek reassurance that it was OK to participate in an Ironman event, having stopped all his medications 18 months after suffering a heart attack, I was initially a little alarmed. But after talking to him, I realised he had made an informed decision to stop the medication after suffering side effects, and instead had opted for a diet and lifestyle approach to…

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Too much sleep linked to ill health

Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to new research. Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people and found those who slept for 10 hours were 30% more likely to die prematurely than those who slept for eight. Upsurge in sleeping problems due to UK’s longest heatwave in 40 years Staying in bed for…

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A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2

A promising study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications. The trial participants were divided randomly into a ginger group and control group, receiving either 1600 mg ginger or a 1600 mg placebo daily for 12 weeks. The patients were measured before and after the intervention for blood sugar levels, blood lipids, C-reactive protein, prostaglandin…

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92 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease

  Human life, just like all life on earth, depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. For us, a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of about 7.4 – that’s a slightly alkaline range – is needed in order to ensure survival. Increasing industrialization, especially in developed nations like the United States, has lead to increasing CO2 deposition – resulting in the pH of the ocean dropping from 8.2…

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