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Fraudulent GMO “Labeling” Bill

Fraudulent GMO “Labeling” Bill

Here’s How It Happened


By Max Goldberg • Originally Published on LivingMaxwell.com

On late Friday afternoon, President Obama signed the sham Stabenow-Roberts GMO-Labeling bill (S. 764) which will allow, among many other things, companies ...

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Is Your Heart Healthy Enough For Surgery?

If you've been diagnosed with any form of heart disease, your cardiologist is in the best position to assess your risk during any type of surgery. But what if you haven't been diagnosed with heart disease, but have some risk factors, such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol? Low-risk pr...

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Is Your Heart Healthy Enough For Surgery?

Clearance isn't a factor in emergency or urgent surgeries, which need to be done within 24 hours. But getting clearance is routine for what doctors refer to as elective surgeries. These include procedures such as a hip or knee replacement that can be scheduled within a much longer window. (The su...

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Many Symptoms Suggest Sluggish Thyroid -- Do You Have Any of These?

Many Symptoms Suggest Sluggish Thyroid -- Do You Have Any of These?


Most people realize that their thyroid is important for controlling their metabolism and body weight.

But did you know that depression, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), men...

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Six "Grow Younger" Nutrients I Take Every Day

Six "Grow Younger" Nutrients I Take Every Day


Nutritionists have long been interested in the dynamics of telomere length in the body, and how telomeres figure in to human health and life expectancy. Telomeres were first discovered in 1973 by Alexey Olovnikov.

He found that the tiny...

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Are you at risk for diabetes?

Hundreds of millions are at risk. Diabetes is now one of the top ten killers in the word and the number of deaths grow every day.

Diabetes occurs in three main forms. In type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin, and sugar, instead of being used as energy, builds up in the blood....

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Is Your Heart Healthy Enough For Surgery?

If you're at risk for heart disease, you may need additional testing before a hip replacement or other major surgery.

All surgery, even minor procedures like cataract removal, involves a certain amount of stress. People facing surgery might experience emotional stress related to their illnes...

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Acceptance and Appreciation

I am a subscriber of a few magazines dedicated to running and health. Like many people, I used to marvel at the times the people in these magazines used to achieve in their half-marathons, full marathons, ultra marathons, triathlons, etc. I also used to envy their fine chiselled body and wished th...

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Prescription Drug & Supplement Use On The Rise Among Seniors

Known as dual antiplatelet therapy, the combo helps prevent the platelets in blood from clumping together, which lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. Both drugs also increase the risk of bleeding, which can be serious. But research shows that for most people who are candidates for this ther...

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Sleep Till It's Time to Wake Up

Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, is one of the most important strategies for sleeping better. If you keep a regular sleep-wake schedule you’ll feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times, even...

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