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Jane's Blog Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Attack

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Jane's Blog Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Attack

Men with even mild erectile dysfunction who have no known heart disease – have a significant increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and heart attack later. A study published in the January 2015 journal PLoS Medicine, shows men aged 45 and up with moderate or severe erectile dysfunction and not diagnosed with heart disease, were up to 50 percent more likely to develop heart problems. Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque, made up of calcium, fat, cholesterol, cellular waste, and fibrin which build up in the walls of your arteries over time. As plaque continues to build, it can...

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Jane’s Blog Sinus Infections

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Jane’s Blog Sinus Infections

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the United States and across the world. The main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not help fight viruses and for the overwhelming majority of common respiratory infections, antibiotics are not helpful.” The CDC also states 1. Taking antibiotics increases your risk of getting an antibiotic-resistant infection later. 2. Antibiotics kill the healthy bacteria in the gut,...

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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

The “Stomach flu” (Viral gastroenteritis) although not actually the flu can be spread from person to person or by touching a contaminated surface, as well as from sewage-contaminated food or water, or meals prepared or handled by an infected person. The Norovirus causes gastroenteritis.  Though they share some of the same symptoms, technically the flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. Typically most children and adults infected with this virus will experience violent stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Fever, a headache and body aches can also be experienced. Most people who get a stomach bug virus experience...

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Jane’s Blog Surviving the Pre-Holiday Season

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Jane’s Blog Surviving the Pre-Holiday Season

It’s December, so get your engines ready, the holiday season has officially begun and people are already feeling its effect. Racing around shopping, baking and parties can put you over the top. Stress and Digestive problems can decrease the enjoyment of your plans. So here are a few tips to help you survive the hustle and bustle and excessive sweet treats coming your way! Holiday Stress: Who doesn’t have it this time of year? Take the edge off and feel less stressed & /or anxious. These are a few very popular supplements that can do the trick. Calm & Calmer...

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Jane's Blog Acid Reflux-- Proton Pump Inhibitors

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Jane's Blog Acid Reflux-- Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton-pump inhibitors, also known as PPI’s, are the most commonly prescribed medication for controlling stomach acid today. Omeprazole, Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid prescribed for acid reflux and gerd are the third highest-selling class of drugs in the United States. This does not include over the counter purchases is stores. They are notoriously difficult to come off of , particularly if you have been on them for a long time. Some studies suggest that a year after attempting to wean off them, only 27% of individuals remained off PPIs, because the longer you take them your stomach makes more acid producing...

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