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Jane’s Blog The Many Benefits of MSM

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Jane’s Blog  The Many Benefits of MSM

MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring compound in foods such as fresh vegetables, meat, and dairy products. MSM provides a source of natural sulfur, which plays a role in many of the body’s processes without any toxicity. MSM, plays an important role in making collagen and glucosamine, both of which are vital for healthy bones and joints, and in the production of immunoglobulins, which help your immune system. There are some people who are sensitive to MSM and will experience digestive discomfort. Introducing it slowly in low doses usually will avoid this. People with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis should...

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK)

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Jane’s Blog  Chronic Kidney Disease  (CDK)

More than 15% of the US population is currently greater than 65 years old. As populations age there is a coinciding increase in age-related chronic diseases. In the United States approximately14% of all adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK), costing almost $80 billion per year in Medicare expenditures in 2016. There is a marked increase in CKD above age 70, especially among females, non-Hispanic blacks, and persons with diabetes or hypertension Over 50 percent of people currently age 30-49 could develop Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in their lifetime. CDK is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States...

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Jane’s Blog Glutathione for Inflammation and Immune Health!

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Jane’s Blog Glutathione for Inflammation and Immune Health!

Glutathione (GSH) is essential to good health and is known as “The Mother of All Antioxidants” and “The Master of the Immune System”. According to numerous studies, glutathione is a powerful re-generator of immune cells and is easily the most important agent in keeping the body detoxified and healthy. GSH is vitally important in the synthesis of DNA and the maintenance DNA, the synthesis of protein and amino acids, so the body can utilize them effectively. In addition, it is essential in protecting cells from oxidization and activates enzymes vital for the removal of all toxic build up at the...

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Jane's Blog Increased Dementia Risk with Heartburn / Reflux Medication

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Jane's Blog Increased Dementia Risk with Heartburn / Reflux Medication

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 newer 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. It is important to note a study published in the September 2017 journal Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety found that 46.7% of...

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Jane’s Blog Overactive Bladder OAB

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Jane’s Blog Overactive Bladder OAB

Overactive bladder (OAB) is the name for a group of urinary symptoms. It is not a disease. The Urology Care Foundation estimate that at least 33 million people in the United States have overactive bladder and as many as 40 percent of women live with OAB symptoms. Urgency is the key word and major symptom of OAB. It is a sudden, strong urge to urinate that you can't ignore. This "gotta go" feeling makes you fear you will leak if you don't get to a bathroom right away. Some people will leak urine when they feel this urge. Another symptom...

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