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Antacids cause cancer?

Antacids cause cancer?

Unbeknownst to most consumers, retailers quietly removed many antacid products from stores in 2019. Why? It turns out research shows that ingredients in popular antacids and acid-blockers can cause kidney damage and other issues---and even lead to cancer. In this...

Study links longer work hours to higher blood pressure

Study links longer work hours to higher blood pressure

If you're an offfice working putting in 49 hours or more each week, you might want to consider taking heart support supplements to offset the damage you're causing to your blood pressure. New research from Canada found Office workers who logged 49-plus hours on the...

FDA approves expanded health claims for omega-3 fatty acids

FDA approves expanded health claims for omega-3 fatty acids

For those who rely on government edicts to know when a nutrient is beneficial, 2019 is the year you can finally be assured the government officially recognizes the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The caveat is that the approval is somewhat tacit, and the...

Five studies indicating colostrum can keep you healthy this winter

Five studies indicating colostrum can keep you healthy this winter

It's that time of year when people you think of as "really healthy" seem to drop like flies as the yearly cold and flu season rolls around. In fact, the media reported last week that eight members of the Superbowl-winning New England Patriots were unable to play due...

Lutein intake by mothers linked to better child behavior

Lutein intake by mothers linked to better child behavior

Lutein is a critical nutrient that you won't see listed on a typical vitamin/mineral supplement label, though most people have heard of it in relation to eye health. Lutein is found in fruits and vegetables, especially in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and...