April 2005 Issue

Dying To Be Thin: Juvenile Obesity And Diet Sweeteners

By Dr. Janet Starr Hull Illustrations by Lynn Townsend Dealey “Why are we so fat? We enjoy one of the most luxurious lifestyles on Earth: Our food is plentiful. Our work is automated. Our leisure is effortless. And it’s killing us.” - Cathy Newman, National Geographic Senior Writer Becoming overweight... Continue Reading

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Iodine & ADHD

A group of researchers at Italy's University of Messina recently completed a study of Sicilian children linking "ADHD" with maternal hypothyroxinemia (iodine deficiency in the thyroid). Iodine is a key component of thyroid hormone, used in regulating growth and metabolism. The researchers followed the children of sixteen women in an... Continue Reading

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Controlling Diabetes the Natural Way

There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be treated effectively through a combination of diet, exercise and the proper medication. While Type II diabetes can initially be controlled through diet and exercise alone, Type I diabetes requires insulin as well as diet and exercise modifications. Make Exercise Part... Continue Reading

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Attorneys' Advice For Fraud Protection

1. The next time you order checks, put only your initials (instead of your first name) and last name on them. If someone takes your checkbook, they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you... Continue Reading

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Did You Know?

-Almost thirty percent of prescriptions written for people over sixty-five in managed-care plans are for medications deemed potentially inappropriate for older people. -Five percent of the (above) seniors were prescribed one of eleven drugs that a consensus panel of medical experts recommend older patients should "always avoid." (Serena Gordon, HealthDay... Continue Reading

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Q and A with Dr. Hull

To: Dr. Janet Starr Hull Subject: What is inulin? Q: I have a question for you. I have a new stevia product, and realized that it has inulin fiber. What this is and is it safe? A: Inulin is a chemical believed to improve blood lipid levels and is currently... Continue Reading

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10 Things You Should Know About Pain Relievers

By Michael Smith, MD WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD February 22, 2005 After three grueling days of meetings, an FDA expert panel released its recommendations last week regarding Vioxx and other so-called Cox-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex and Bextra. They also had a few things to say... Continue Reading

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