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Jane’s Blog Deadly Supergerms & Antibiotic Resistance

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Jane’s Blog Deadly Supergerms & Antibiotic Resistance

February 2017, the World Health Organization published their first ever list of Supergerm antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. These once easily-treatable infections have been turned into deadly killers because they no longer respond to an ever-growing list of ineffective antibiotics. The critical group includes multidrug-resistant bacteria that pose a particular threat in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities. According to the United State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. This resistance develops...

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

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Jane's Blog Digestion & the Brain

A healthy diet, exercise helps to keep our brains sharp. Research suggests that regular exercise & proper nutrition improves cognitive function, slows down the mental aging process and helps us process information more effectively. A study reported in the February15th 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. The researchers said the study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link. These include Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprizole). The patients in the study had taken...

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Jane's Blog Tylenol Acetaminophen Liver Damage

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Jane's Blog Tylenol Acetaminophen Liver Damage

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and it carries out over 500 essential tasks. It has many important metabolic functions. It converts the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use, stores these substances, and supplies cells with them when needed. It also takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or makes sure they are released from the body. From drugs and alcohol to unknown foreign substances, the liver helps filter and detoxify the materials not meant to be in our body. According to the National Institutes of Health,...

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Jane's Blog Constipation…No One Wants to Talk About It!

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Jane's Blog Constipation…No One Wants to Talk About It!

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the United States. More than four million Americans every year complain of frequent constipation and yet having a regular easy bowel movement every day is extremely important and yet no one wants to talk about it. I know most medical doctors say having a bowel movement every 3 days is normal, however it’s NOT. Think of it this way, constipation is like having a clogged drain in the kitchen sink. If stuff keeps going down the clogged drain...

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