Month: May 2012

Probiotics helps prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea

A review and meta-analysis reported in the May 9, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found a protective effect for orally-administered probiotics against diarrhea that often develops as a response to antibiotic drugs. *While antibiotics destroy harmful as well as beneficial bacteria, probiotics consist of beneficial live microorganisms whose presence in …

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Are you still taking Statin Drugs? Dr. Mericol and others note the following:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins. It is warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness. *The FDA has removed a long-standing warning advising routine monitoring of liver …

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What do elevated blood sugar levels, depression, and excess weight have in common? They all may improve with chromium supplements.

Chromium, an essential dietary mineral, plays a central role in how the body uses insulin to burn sugars, carbs, fats, and proteins for energy. Because of this insulin-enhancing role, chromium can be especially helpful in controlling, and sometimes reversing, some of the symptoms of prediabetes and type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. *Chromium supplements, which are commonly …

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