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Blood Pressure Medications And Breast Cancer

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Hypertension is a common health problem; 67 million American adults (31%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in every 3 adults. Do calcium channel blockers, (Calan, Norvasc, Cardizem, Procardia, etc.), blood pressure medications, increase the incidence of breast cancer? To answer this question a study of nearly 2000 women between the ages of 55 and 74 […]

VOLUNTEERING – ANOTHER HEART DISEASE DETERRENT

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Matthew 7:12 states, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Helping others is a blessing  to  the persons helped, but a study reported in the Health Day News, June 14, 2013, and quoted below, demonstrates there […]

ORGANIC VS CONVENTIONAL FOOD SAFETY

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From 1997 to 2010, sales of organic food in the U.S. rose from $3.7 to $27 billion. A review of 240 studies published in the September 4, 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine compared organic and conventional foods for their health benefits and risks. The analysis showed no significant difference in the vitamin […]

VITAMIN D AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

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Vitamin D is thought to be the wonder vitamin of the decade. It seems that everyone is boarding the vitamin D bandwagon; but there is lingering doubts about vitamin D supplementation benefits. A study in the October 3, 2012 Journal of the American Medical Association examined the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the prevention […]

ANTIBIOTICS AND THE FLU

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 Last month, the current recommendations for the flu vaccine were shared. Some questioned whether vaccines should be taken at all. It is interesting to note that when there was an outbreak of smallpox, E.G. White took the vaccine and recommended that those who worked with her also take the vaccine. (See 2 Selected Message, page […]

ASTHMA RISK?

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During 2001-2010, the proportion of persons with asthma in the United States increased by 14.8 percent. In 2010, an estimated 10.1 million (13.6 percent) children had been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes, and 7.0 million (9.4 percent) still had asthma, according to the CDC. Why the increase? Many possible factors are being explored but […]

SHIFT WORK & HEALTH!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. God’s Word also tells us to work while it is day, for night cometh when no man shall work (See John 9:4). These texts insinuate that, ideally, it is best to work during the day and sleep […]

GINKGO BILOBA

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Many are using herbs in an effort to improve their health. Ginkgo biloba has been shown to be beneficial in treating intermittent claudication (cramping in the calf muscles with exercise), vertigo (a spinning sensation due to circulatory causes) and tinnitus (ringing in the ears if due to a circulatory cause). Gingko has also been reported […]

“AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY”

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You are familiar with the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Is this true? Last week, the benefits of apples on the bad cholesterol, LDL, was addressed. But there are many more benefits to apples. Just to list a few: ✴ In June 2012, in an animal study, researchers from the University […]

The Apple of the Eye

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Ps. 17:8, “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,” “Parents, guard the principles and habits of your children as the apple of the eye.” (AH. 470) Eleven times in the Bible the word apple is found, with 5 out of 11 referring to “the apple” of […]