1. The hidden toxin behind autoimmune disease in women

    The dangerous way to ease hot flashes

    Soy isn't a food -- it's a dangerous unregulated drug, and most people are getting dosed with it at every meal.

    We should be getting ZERO soy, but instead the mainstream is busily trying to cook up ways to sell us MORE -- like the new study that claims it can reduce the number of hot flashes during menopause.

    Does it work? Barely -- and even that's debatable.

    In a review of 19 studies involving a combined 1,200 women, researchers claim that soy in any number of forms -- from nauseating soy "milk" to nasty old tofu -- offered minor improvements in the frequency and severity of hot flashes.

    But the only reason it MIGHT work at all is what I've said all along: Soy is a hormone, not a food -- specifically it's a plant version of estrogen.

    Soy backers grudgingly admit this is true, but they've always claimed it's so weak it doesn't have any estrogen-like effects inside the body.

    Sounds to me like they're trying to have it both ways on this. On the one hand, it's too weak to affect the body. On the other, it's so strong it can reduce hot flash frequency and severity in ways that we know estrogen can.

    Which is it gentlemen?

    But it's a moot point anyway, because the last thing anyone needs -- even women who really do need more estrogen -- is fluctuating doses of female hormones from soy.

    Soy can wreak havoc on the immune systems of women and disrupt or damage the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands in men and women alike (and let's not forget that it can give even a "manly man" his very own set of boobs).

    Ladies, if you're looking to beat "the change," you might need some estrogen -- but stick with tried-and-true hormone therapy from an experienced naturopathic physician.

  2. How to beat the dentist every time

    The heart-healthy benefits of a clean mouth

    It's the kind of research only a dentist could love: People who get the most intensive dental cleanings have a lower risk of a heart attack or stroke.

    The more cleanings you get, the lower your risk -- with patients who get scalings every year having a 24-percent lower risk of a heart attack and a 13-percent lower risk of a stroke than people who never have the procedure, according to a new study out of Taiwan.

    Scalings, if you don't know, are the hellishly painful "deep cleanings" in which a dentist pulls plaque and other junk from between your teeth and gums using sharp instruments that would be right at home in a medieval torture chamber.

    I can't help but think that some dentists enjoy using those instruments just a little too much -- but if that was the only way to get the job done, I'd say strap in and brace for the pain.

    After all, this isn't the first study to find a clear link between a clean mouth and a healthy heart.

    But don't make that appointment yet -- because visiting a dentist is like having lunch in a toxic waste dump: mercury, fluoride, radiation and more, all aimed right at your kisser.

    You might leave with clean teeth, but at what price?

    You can do a much better job of keeping your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, and all you need is baking soda and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide.

    Mix the two into a paste and gently massage it into and around your teeth with your fingertips. Then, rinse with (but don't swallow) the peroxide. Don't forget to floss, and be sure to use a water irrigator like the Waterpik.

    Believe me, your trips to the dentist will be quick and painless -- and you'll never have to suffer through a scaling.

    One more note on this: The most careful dental habits in the world won't do a thing to protect your teeth or your heart from the ravages of a diet loaded with sugar and other processed carbs.

    In other words, don't just watch your mouth -- watch what you put in it as well, and you'll avoid both the dentist and the cardiologist.

  3. The beginning of the end for mercury fillings

    All that jibber-jabber from the FDA about the safety of mercury fillings is about to come crashing down -- because now, one of the agency's own panels wants a second opinion.
  4. Mercury in your mouth

    Now, a new report finds that those fillings send 67.2 million Americans beyond safe mercury exposure levels, as defined by the EPA.
  5. Studies reveal more dangers of high fructose corn syrup

    Here's a story that hasn't been getting nearly enough play in the media: mercury levels in High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are sky high.
  6. FDA finally acknowledges toxicity of mercury fillings

    According to a new study, men with lower levels of vitamin D are two and a half times as likely to suffer a heart attack.
  7. Health issues come to light on new energy-saving bulbs

    Congress has mandated a ban on the sale of good old incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012 in favor of the new, energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs.
  8. Genetically modified "power veggie" fights osteoporosis

    Scientists have created a carrot that's designed to battle osteoporosis.
  9. Movie Therapy to Help Troubled or Depressed Patient's?

    In this latest twist on psychology, patients are "prescribed" a course of motion pictures that are hand-selected by a therapist based on the particular patient's issues and challenges.

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