August 2003 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Natural alternatives to antibiotics

Two different topics on the HSI Forum this week complement each other nicely, although you’d never know it just by glancing at their titles. One is called “Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics,” and the other is “Gum Disease.”

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Follow your gut

As regular e-Alert readers are well aware, our in-house “nutrition physician,” HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., has frequently written about the benefits of vitamin C, with an emphasis on taking doses much higher than the recommended daily allowance.

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Delicious sources of calcium

So if you’re concerned about healthy bones, here are three tasty and nutritious ways to help boost your calcium intake.

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Sweetening the Pyramid

The pyramid I’m talking about, of course, is the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, which illustrates federal dietary guidelines. Every five years the guidelines are reevaluated and updated

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Who needs water?

Don’t blame 7-Eleven stores for the rising tide of American obesity.

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Watch out for elephants

A quick check of the Internet shows that Marijo’s topical peanut oil rub to relieve arthritis pain is apparently a well-known therapy.

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Five stars

Imagine how stressful surgery is on the body. First there’s the obvious emotional and physical stress, compounded by the stress caused by the actual disease or trauma. Inevitably, pain killers, drugs, and sleep deprivation all add to the stress load.

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