Monthly Archives: October 2010

Taking a Spiritual Inventory of Your Healthcare Professional

Take a Spiritual Inventory Finding a doctor and other health care team members who share your spiritual foundation and practices may be crucial for you—and thankfully it’s fairly simple. You can use a spiritual inventory. Doctors are increasingly using spiritual … Continue reading

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Religious Doctors Less Likely to Kill Patients With Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide

In my newest health book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss the importance of understanding your doctors spiritual belief system. In another post, I discuss how to find out more about your doctor’s … Continue reading

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Is Black Rice the New Superfood?

According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. Times have changed. Although black rice is still relatively rare, researchers are trying to bring its distinctive flavor and … Continue reading

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Is Krill Oil Better Than Fish Oil?

Krill oil is now being promoted as a better alternative to fish oil supplements. Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans. Promoters say that krill oil provides similar cardiac benefits as fish oil, but with fewer capsules and no fishy taste. However, … Continue reading

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Tart Cherry Juice (Sour Cherry): What Are The Facts?

Tart cherry juice is now becoming a popular drink for everything from heart disease, insomnia, and muscle pain to preventing cancer. It’s in commercial products such as Cheribundi Tru Cherry Tart Cherry Juice, Nature Blessed Cherry Juice, and others. Tart … Continue reading

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Could a Blood Test Help Pick the Right Blood Pressure Medication?

Tests for a blood-pressure regulating hormone called renin may help doctors decide which blood pressure drugs their patients should take, researchers announced recently. These data are a practice changer for me. Bottom line, if I can’t control someone’s hypertension with … Continue reading

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A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products

I’ve had a couple of folks write in and ask about Power Balance devices. It looks like this may be an example of a quack product and company. But, it’s even worse than that. As one reader wrote to me: The Ovarian … Continue reading

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Obama Admin Relents, Posts Pro-Abstinence Education Study After Complaints

The Obama administration relented recently in the face of public pressure and national news highlighting how the Health and Human Services Department refused to make public a new study showing the effectiveness of abstinence education programs. Here are the details … Continue reading

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Obama, Congress Cut Funding for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study

More than 176 abstinence education programs will lose funding for their outreaches to youth and young adults on September 30 because Congress and the Obama Administration canceled all grants going to abstinence-centered programming in their FY2010 budget. Here are the … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 14 – Day of Life 228

Anastasha is yet-to-be born, yet she has already blessed many of us who have been following the lessons she is teaching her parents and siblings. Here’s the latest update from her daddy, family physician Craig DeLisi: Dearest ones. This week, … Continue reading

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Loud Music Causing More Teens to Lose Hearing, Experts Say

A new study is highlighting the need for teens to turn down the volume that goes into their ear buds. Here are the details from ABC News: Brooklyn Miller is a 13-year-old who has a lot in common with other … Continue reading

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Problems Persist With Ginseng Supplements

Long-time readers know of my fondness for ConsumerLab.com. Their independent testing of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) guides my teaching and my prescribing. Now, a review by ConsumerLab.com finds 45% of ginseng products don’t provide the full amount of … Continue reading

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Common acne treatments linked to bowel problems

Acne is a difficult enough burden for a young person to bear. Now there’s evidence that antibiotics commonly prescribed to help control severe breakouts may, in a very small number of patients, lead to inflammatory bowel disease. Here are some … Continue reading

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Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010

Contents of our Family Newsletter: Holiday Gifts Family Update Publication Update Significant Living articles Nice Professional Review for The Influenza Bomb” Events of the last month Upcoming Events Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010 Here are the contents of our … Continue reading

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Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does

A new study finds that men are more likely to cheat if their income is much lower than what their wife or female partner makes, while women are more likely to fool around if they make more than their husband … Continue reading

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Hostile, Competitive Types May Be Harming Their Hearts

An Italian study finds that a hostile personality type is linked to a thickening of neck artery wall — which may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. Here are the details from a … Continue reading

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Positive Brain Changes Seen After Meditation (What is Christian meditation?)

A number of Christian scriptures recommend meditation as a spiritual discipline: Psalm 77:12: I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Psalm 119:15:  meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. Psalm 119:27: Let me … Continue reading

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