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Is Lead Paint a Concern for Adults?

Q. My wife and I are moving from our house into an older condominium. It’s charming, but should we be concerned about lead paint? A. Your confusion is understandable. Most information about lead paint toxicity concerns exposure in children, who are at higher risk because they are smaller, still developing and are...

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Nutrition Not Prozac!

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. —Hippocrates We know that the brain can be greatly influenced by what we eat, and researchers are beginning to understand why. The very makeup of brain cells depends on the presence of specific nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are...

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Lead: The Dangers No One Is Talking About

Almost 40% of American adults have harmful levels in their bodies... It started with Flint, Michigan, where outraged parents complained of toxic concentrations of lead in their drinking water. But anyone who reads newspapers, watches TV or goes online knows that lead continues to be a national problem. A Hidden Danger:...

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Feed Your Brain To Curb Your Cravings

Push the play button below to hear the interview on "10 Minute Wellness Tips" Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, Dr. Cass helps individuals to take charge of their health. One area is in withdrawing from both psychiatric medication and substances...

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Protecting Memory and Preserving Cognitive Performance

By Jim English The human brain is one of the most elegant and complex structures ever conceived. Comprising over ten billion neurons and supportive cells, no other organized structure – organic or silicon – can begin to match the sheer complexity and processing power of the human brain. It regulates...

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What’s REALLY In Your Water?

In the United States, our municipal water delivery systems are overburdened by poor quality source water. The only way cities can meet the federal mandated water standards is by adding more chemicals, most often, chlorine...a well known carcinogen. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates and sets acceptable limits on huge...

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Whole-Body Psychiatry – Mental Health is Not all in our Heads.

Mental health is not all in our heads. Nutrition is an oft-ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia. Robert Hedaya tried everything in mainstream psychiatry’s toolbox to treat a patient with panic disorder, including cognitive behavioral therapy and a series of prescribed medications. She...

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Hyla Cass, M.D., a Woman on a Mission

by Lyle Hurd, Editor, Total Health Magazine Hyla Cass, M.D., is an oft-quoted expert in the field of integrative medicine. In addition to her busy practice, and nationwide lectures and media appearances (CBS news, MSNBC, PBS), she has written 10 books, including St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, User’s Guide...

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SSRIs Up Chance of Falls in Dementia Patients

By Kurt Ullman Nursing home residents with dementia face a significantly increased risk of injurious falls if they are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), according to a Dutch retrospective study. There was nearly a three-fold increase in injurious falls seen in patients on any type of antidepressant medication, reported Tischa J.M....

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Constant Cravings…Am I a Food Addict?

Every New Year’s Resolution and almost every Monday will start the same: new goals and fresh ambition to once again, eat right, eat less, exercise more and finally lose those unwanted pounds! The day starts off great with a healthy and nourishing breakfast, you make it pass lunchtime without...

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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings

Approximately 18 million Americans are addicted to alcohol, and information from the World Health Organization shows that there are 140 million people in the world with alcohol disorders. The good news is that you can cut your cravings and even end your addiction, and I will show you how....

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Why You Crave Salt

Do you ever find it nearly impossible to stop eating potato chips? Or do you sometimes find yourself swinging through the drive-thru for some fries even when you're not really hungry? If so, you're not alone. Humans are hard wired to crave salt- and that makes sense, since we...

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DHA Makes Women Smarter, Men Faster

Study suggests brain function improves with 1,160mg/day Women get smarter and men get faster after DHA supplementation, suggest a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigated the effect of DHA on the cognitive abilities of young men and women. DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega-3...

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Feedback on KPFK Interview

Hi Dr.Cass, I enjoyed listening to your interview today. I am a local private health chef who is working on a book called "Culinary Secrets from a Left Handed Private Health Chef" (www.junepagan.com) . I have worked with a variety of homeopathic internists, registered dietitians, trainers over the past 30...

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Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

Here is a timely article on the importance of eating whole foods, and in a fairly conservative and very respectable publication, the New York Times. WE like the idea that food can be the answer to our ills, that if we eat nutritious foods we won’t need medicine or supplements....

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Help Fight Monsanto And Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)…!!!

Urgent: Please donate today!  80% of all processed foods in the United States contain food that was grown using some form of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has been doing a heroic fighting Monsanto's efforts to prohibit GMO labeling laws. In November, voters in Washington...

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