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Jane's Blog Free Radical Damage, Antioxidants and Glutathione

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Jane's Blog Free Radical Damage, Antioxidants and Glutathione

Research has shown that inflammation & oxidative stress is the root cause of over 260 diseases. Oxidation is a normal process that takes place in your body, such as when immune cells use free radicals to fight infections. Oxidative stress, on the other hand, occurs when the number of free radicals outnumber the number of antioxidants. “Oxidation” is the chemical term that describes removing electrons from an atom. Your cells are made of molecules that contain electrons, and these electrons can be “stolen” by an unstable atom that needs another electron to be stable. When oxygen molecules split into single...

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Jane’s Blog Dental Health Important at Any Age

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Jane’s Blog Dental Health Important at Any Age

Groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association suggest children start dental care when their baby teeth emerge, or by 12 months of age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 percent of children have decay by the time they reach kindergarten. It is estimated 59% of 12 to 18 year-olds have had cavities, with about 20% of those cases being untreated. Bacteria forms on the teeth and grows down into the space between the teeth and gums.  These pockets become breeding grounds for bacteria and cause inflammation, tenderness, bleeding,...

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Jane's Blog Work Fatigue

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Jane's Blog Work Fatigue

Fatigue at work can affect your ability to think clearly, perform efficiently, feel mentally and physically stable and increases the likelihood of health problems, accidents, injuries and sometimes death. People who are fatigued often don’t recognize how fatigued they really are and continue to push their limits rather than resolving the problem. There are many reasons people are tired at work: Sleep issues, stress, diet, health problems, medications, depression, and too many responsibilities to name a few. SLEEP: Inadequate sleep diminishes our body’s ability to recharge, repair and recover physically and mentally. Chronic stress wears the adrenal glands (energy glands)...

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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

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Jane’s Blog 44% Increase Risk Dementia / Alzheimer’s with Regular Use of Acid Reflux Medications

A study reported in the February 15th, 2016 medical journal JAMA Neurology, older users of the popular Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) were 44% more likely to develop dementia when taken regularly than those who did not. A study published in the November 2019 European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggested the same. Six studies were included, which contained a total of 166,146 participants. The overall result demonstrated a significant increase in dementia risk with proton pump inhibitors use. Research published in the 2020 medical journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, from the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society in Sweden shows that...

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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

More than 6 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure, which is caused by many conditions that damage the heart muscle. It’s the most common diagnosis in hospitalized patients over age 65. One in nine deaths has heart failure as a contributing cause. Congestive heart failure (CHF) (also called heart failure) is a serious progressive condition in which the heart muscle is less able to contract or is structurally limited in its ability to fill with blood. As a result, the heart’s pumping action can’t keep up with the body’s demand. Blood returns to the heart faster...

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