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For many years, there has been a relatively accepted notion that taking a baby aspirin every day (100 mg) was a good preventative strategy to prevent heart attack and stroke. The information to support this concept came from a number of trials in people with established vascular disease or those with strong risk factors, showing around a 25% reduction in vascular events by taking around 100 mg of...

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The common’s cause of death and disability in the world is cardiovascular disease; it keeps me in a job. Coming in second and closing in fast is cancer and disturbingly, the third biggest killer in the developed world is western healthcare. Over the past decade, there has been increasing evidence emerging regarding the concerns around harm from modern medicine. It is estimated that anywhere...

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A study published recently in the well-respected journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine was titled

Effects of Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Interventions on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Umbrella Review and Evidence Map

The conclusion of this trial stated reduced salt intake, omega-3 PUFA use, and folate supplementation could reduce risk for some cardiovascular outcomes in adults. Combined...

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With the increasing evidence regarding the importance of the gut microbiome, two more studies were released recently showing the importance of having healthy gut bacteria. Both published in “Nature Medicine”, the first from Harvard University, looked at the relationship between specific gut bacteria and allergies.

It is estimated that around 10% of the population are now experiencing some degree of...

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A group from Israel has made the rather extraordinary claim that within 12 months they will have a cure for cancer. Before you sign up for the treatment or start investing in the company, it is important to realise when you hear any news about major breakthroughs in medicine in the news media, that often it is purely hype, a push to lift the share price or the treatment has only been shown to work...

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