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The Link Between Heart Disease, Cancer and Your Emotions

Research in the field of mind/body medicine conducted by scientists such as Dr. Hans Eysenck shows that approximately 99 percent of the people who die of cancer (as well as heart disease) suffer from chronic, serious depression, anger or a combination of both emotions.
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Two of the most common health problems among Americans today are insulin resistance and spikes in blood sugar levels after eating. To help avoid these problems, always make sure that you include a protein-rich food with all of your meals, along with one or more foods rich in healthy fats, in addition to carbohydrate foods. Combined, protein and healthy fats help to prevent blood sugar and insulin spikes that can occur when carbohydrate-rich foods are eaten alone.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Here's a fun and easy way to boost your body's resistance to infectious organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi). Try laughing more. That's because researchers at California's Loma Linda University have discovered that laughing boost immunity in two important ways. First, is increases endorphin levels by an average of 27 percent. Endorphins are often called "feel good" chemicals. They are produced in the brain, but also act as powerful boosters of your body's immune response. Secondly, laughter was found by the researchers to increase human growth hormone by a whopping 87 percent on average. For most people, levels of human growth hormone, or HGH, significantly decline once they enter into their 30s, yet researchers have shown that HGH is directly related to overall good health, including optimal immune function. High HGH levels also help to prevent premature aging. It's studies like this one that prove the adage, Laughter is good medicine! Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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