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Diet Foods, Cancer, and Getting Fat

Nevada City Diet Foods, Cancer, and Getting Fat Aspartame, an incredibly popular food in the diet industry, has been shown in a recent, large, government–funded–and–published study, to increase ALL types of cancer. The authors of the 2006 study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded that “The results of this mega-experiment indicate that aspartame…

Paleolithic Man (and Woman) Ate Grain Nevada City CA Sierra Spine & Fitness

Bacopa Boosts Brain Power

Bacopa Boosts Brain Power in Nevada City One of the best herbs you can use to protect your brain as you age is Bacopa Monniera. Research has shown that Bacopa helps you to remember newly acquired information–people’s names, reading material, a new musical instrument, etc. This is significant since this is usually the first aspect…

Chocolate for Health Nevada City CA

Chocolate for Health!

Chocolate for Health in Nevada City! Cocoa is a hot topic in research these days. Cocoa contains a complex array of compounds that have been shown to increase blood flow to the brain (important in delaying/preventing age-related dementia), improve blood vessel function (important in prevent heart disease and strokes), improve sensitivity to insulin (preventing/treating type…

Nevada City CA Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

Chiropractic for Low Back Pain in Nevada City A new study in the journal Manual Medicine compared exercise only to exercise plus chiropractic adjustments for people suffering from low back pain. Astonishingly, patients doing exercise only were eight times more likely to get worse than patients receiving adjustments plus exercises! The reason for this is…

Fruit Every Day for Healthy Bones Nevada City CA

Fruit Every Day for Healthy Bones

Fruit Every Day for Healthy Bones in Nevada City Researchers recently set out determine if there was a relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and bone density. Surprisingly, fruit intake was more powerfully associated with healthy bones than was vegetable intake. This relationship was true for both young and older women. It is interesting to…

Deadly Diuretics Nevada City CA

Deadly Diuretics

Deadly Diuretics in Nevada City The June 2006 edition of American Journal of Cardiology published a frightening study. The study sought to clarify whether loop diuretics improve outcomes in patients with heart failure. Loop diuretics are widely used for heart failure–the most commonly used loop diuretic is called furosemide, or frusemide. The brand name is…