According to a study conducted at the University of Granada, melatonin can be quite helpful in controlling weight and increasing “good” cholesterol while decreasing “bad” cholesterol.
Obese Rats and Melatonin
After analyzing the effects melatonin had on obese, diabetic rats, the researchers found that melatonin was able to help prevent “heart diseases associated to obesity and dyslipidemia”. Without a change in diet, rats who were given melatonin had a reduction in body weight, decreased blood pressure and an improved lipid profile. (more…)
I’ve had restless legs syndrome (RLS) for 4 years and it’s keeping my husband awake, and I’m so tired during the day I can’t function. My doctor is sick of me, and wants to try Horizant now, since Requip and Mirapex didn’t work. Should I try? –T.N., Centennial Colorado (more…)
To be in good health is a true blessing, and without proper nutrition a foundation for health cannot be built. I found this out the hard way. For several years I experienced severe fatigue daily, along with muscle spasms, weak teeth, shortness of breath, anxiety and generally not feeling well. I started to conduct research on the unpleasant assortment of symptoms that I was experiencing, and I repeatedly came across information on the essential element called magnesium. It turns out that the majority of Americans (80% or more) are magnesium deficient due to poor diet and soil depletion. Every symptom that I had was a sign of magnesium deficiency. Upon further research I discovered magnesium oil, which is easily absorbed – more so than pill form – through the skin via Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. After using the oil for several months, all of the symptoms have disappeared. (more…)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric conditions. While there are many theories regarding the cause of ADHD, we now know that many of the children diagnosed today, have a biological parent who shares the same diagnosis. Other factors that may contribute to the symptoms of ADHD are fetal alcohol syndrome, lead poisoning, meningitis, and a genetic resistance to thyroid hormone. Also, while not a primary cause, there seems to be a positive association that exists between negative family environment factors and ADHD. A child with ADHD usually shows signs of this disorder by the age of three and almost always by the age of seven. A child with ADHD is unable to focus his/her attention on repetitive tasks, is easily distracted, has frequent outbursts of energy, is often fidgety, and has difficulty following instructions. (more…)
Big Pharma uses ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and sell diseases to adults and their children.
January 9, 2012 |
(Editor’s Note: You can view the ads throughout the story and can click on the ad to enlarge it.)
It’s no secret that advertising works. Big Pharma wouldn’t spend over $4 billion a year on direct-to-consumer advertising if it didn’t mean massive profits.
What is more unknown is why drug ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and “sell” diseases are often the most common–and effective–even when the drugs themselves are of questionable safety. (more…)