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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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Just over 11 years ago, my beloved childhood friend died from a rare, non-cigarette related lung cancer he acquired, almost certainly, from occupational exposure. He was a sheet metal worker for a major Australian airline and long before the days of occupational Health & Safety, would spend hours in the fuel tanks of aeroplanes repairing any damage to the tanks. He did not wear a mask and would...

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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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Exercise and nature — who would’ve thought there’s a connection?

We were designed to wander around a jungle for 30 to 40 years hunting and searching for food sources to keep ourselves nourished to basically stay alive. In our modern world, which is much less harsh, for most of us food is freely available and the hunter-gatherer existence is certainly a thing of the very distant past.

But, our...

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