March 2004 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Health benefits of ginger

A secret about ginger that is less well known is that in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine this aromatic root has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent for thousands of years.

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Cost/benefit ration of statin drugs

Weighing the cost/benefit ratio of a drug can be dicey. If a drug saves lives but also happens to be very expensive, you have to allow that perhaps the cost is worth it.

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PSA levels

In response, an HSI member named Peg wrote with this question: “On the subject of PSA, what are the levels? What is a low number and high number to really be concerned with? I hear the numbers and I really don’t know what they mean.”

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Avoiding unnecessary antibiotics

Bacteria are highly adaptive because they actually “teach” one another to resist antibiotics. When one bacterium develops resistance to an antibiotic, it can share that resistance with similar and even unrelated strains.

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Diet and mood

According to a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), eating a high-fat diet (in other words: Atkins) “will make you an emotional zombie.”

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Treating psoriasis naturally

Psoriasis is a poorly understood skin disorder that has no certain cause. With psoriasis, skin cells multiply too rapidly, resulting in painful, itchy rashes. But there are a wide variety of ways to treat the condition naturally.

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Comments on vitamin D

“Just remember how great you feel in the summer after getting a full exposure of Vit-D! A great vitamin!” That warm, summertime thought comes from a member named Jeff, and it’s posted in an HSI Forum thread titled “Vitamin D.”

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