August 2006 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

To cat and cat not

I visited the Hemingway Home many years ago, and like most visitors, I was charmed by the dozens of cats that wander throughout the house and the surrounding grounds.

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The coffee debate

Once again, we return to the question: Is coffee good for you, or bad? The latest coffee study adds another check in the “good for you” column.

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Curcumin - An eastern healer

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a hereditary condition that affects only about 10,000 people in the U.S. FAP patients typically begin to develop numerous benign polyps in the colon when they’re only in their teens.

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Abraham Cherrix update

“Abraham’s Law” is long overdue. But could a law actually prevent the government from meddling in the treatment choices of young cancer patients like Abraham Cherrix and Katie Wernecke who have not yet reached the age of consent?

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Vision supplements

Recently, in the e-Alert “Magic Time” (7/24/06), I told you about an Australian study that examined vision health and fish consumption in more than 2,300 middle-aged and elderly subjects.

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Viral food additives

What would you like on your hot dog? Mustard? Chili? Bacteriophages? Before you say, “hold the viruses,” (because that’s what bacteriophages are: viruses), you should know that the FDA has approved their use.

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Copper cognition

You need a little copper in your diet. But just a little – never a lot – because too much copper promotes formation of free radicals. About 2 mg of copper daily is all that most of us need.

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