Posts by Bette

Acid or Alkaline: The Argument Rages

We live in contentious times. Chances are you’ve noticed all the tsk-tsking and flying fur,so this doesn’t come as a news flash. One raging argument, in the health world at least, is about acid/alkaline levels–what happens if you get it wrong, what to eat to get it right, and on, and on. Nothing ever gets…

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The Latest News About Blood Pressure

Holy moley, Batman, they’re at it again! Now medicine has come to the brilliant conclusion that the way to deal with failure is to create more of it. Here’s the story: Blood pressure medicines are a failure. Even if the meds get your systolic and diastolic numbers to line up just so, your body won’t…

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The Blessings of Coffee

Health isn’t all about worry; sometimes it’s relaxing and delicious. For instance, research says caffeinated coffee is a medical wonder, blessing our socks off with each sip. Studies find that coffee’s big-time benefits start at three cups a day. More is fine, but less does less.

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Prescription Meds to Avoid

Medicine is broken. Starting in the 1960s, when Rockefeller money muscled all medical schools into a drugs-only, drugs-always methodology, things have fallen apart. The downhill pace turned into a race to the bottom when state medical boards started adding dictate after dictate about what doctors are allowed to do. They yank medical licenses when doctors…

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Meet Your “Third Eye”

Before we sally forth into new territory, let’s review how the endocrine system works. Trouble can start in any of your endocrine glands, and once trouble’s afoot, all the other glands jump into the battle. Without knowing whether the war will end well or badly, your glands willingly give their all. Even glands you never…

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Are Low Cortisol Levels a Problem?

What you hear about cortisol, if you hear anything at all, says you should worry about high cortisol levels. What nobody mentions, perhaps because they don’t know, is low cortisol is the snake in the grass you have to watch out for. Inadequate cortisol never ends well. A little low is one thing. You may…

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Are Your Adrenal Glands in Trouble?

I tell you true, whether they’re involved in mischief or magic, our adrenal glands know how to get attention. For instance: *     Our adrenals have a big say in how well our brain works.

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If You Don’t Like Your Genes, Change Them

For years and years (and years and years), we’ve been told our genetic heritage was fixed and unchangeable, so deal with it. Gene mutations, they said, determined our future. If BRCA1/BRCA2 show up in a test, they said your risk of breast cancer is scary high. Since we were told our genes couldn’t be changed,…

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