April 2003 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Is your bottled water safe?

Your water bottle might have the word "pure" on the label, but how pure is pure?

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Bad to the bone

If you have osteoporosis and your doctor writes a prescription for Fosamax (or any of a class of intravenous drugs called bisphosphonates), you might be doing yourself a big favor if you just say no.

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Stop the presses!

And not only that: fruit is bad for you. Fruit, it turns out, can give you Parkinson’s disease! And you can file all of the statements above under the heading of “don’t believe everything you read.”

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New privacy regulation

I recently sent you an e-Alert about the new medical privacy regulation ("Orwell Redux" 4/14/03) and received a number of e-mails in response to one particular detail. An HSI member named Carlos sent a question that, in so many words, represents the others.

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Treating neuropathy

“Neuropathy” – short for “peripheral neuropathy” – a condition characterized by a numbness or painful tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms.

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Long live the revolution

Around lunchtime on Thursday last week I was saddened to see the breaking news in my e-mail inbox: Dr. Robert C. Atkins had died that morning at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City.

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Lowering cholesterol naturally

As we already know, however, there are effective methods to lower cholesterol that don't carry all the dangerous side effects of statins. For instance, research shows that reduced cholesterol has been linked with a high intake of flavonoids – plant pigment molecules found in fruits and vegetables, as well as the leaves of the tea plant.

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