Popular blood pressure drugs spell disaster for your mood

From the OmniVista Health News Desk There is already an extensive list of adverse effects associated with blood pressure drugs. But one recent addition may be particular cause for concern this time of year, when cases of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are at their peak. A new study appeared in the journal Hypertension this past fall. UK […]

Natural alternatives to antidepressants

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. This can be a rough time of year. Especially if you’re susceptible to depression. So today, I thought I’d take a moment to share some suggestions about how to naturally keep your spirits up during the dark days of winter. Antidepressant drugs fail 6 out of 7 patients I […]

Start off 2017 skinnier and happier with this fat melting “magic bullet”

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. As a rule, I don’t believe in magic bullets. (I’ve been in the diet business long enough to know better.) But there is one exception. And that’s macadamia nut oil. Start using it today, and you’ll be swimsuit-ready by spring—if not well before. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. It’s a […]

New dangers of constipation discovered

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk In a new study, researchers reviewed medical records of 3.5 million U.S. military veterans. After sifting through seven years’ worth of data, they found people with constipation had 13 percent higher risk of kidney disease and a 9 percent higher risk of kidney failure. Kidney function also deteriorated […]

A breath of fresh air for asthma patients

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Ten Americans die from asthma each day, and thousands more are hospitalized because of it. It’s a serious disease, and it needs to be taken seriously. Luckily, this is one condition (of many) where a safe, natural approach can have a measurable impact. In fact, a new study […]

Tell your doctor to stop dancing the Alzheimer’s tango

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. Two taxpayer-subsidized “Decades of the Brain” research projects failed to produce a single viable treatment — much less a cure — for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Mainstream medicine still doesn’t even know how to precisely diagnose AD, as I’ll explain in a moment. Instead, they dance around all the wrong […]

The popular OTC medication that could land you in the ER

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. A few months ago a study published in the journal Hepatology made all sorts of headlines when it announced that supplements and herbs cause liver damage. Of course when you dig in, you get to the actual data — which shows something much less headline worthy: Some supplements (though they can’t […]

The nutrient trio that can slow down aging

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Anyone who has been paying attention knows that higher vitamin and mineral intakes are good for your health. They lower the risk of every major chronic and degenerative disease. Which, of course, adds up to a longer and healthier life. But new research shows there’s another reason why […]

The dietary supervillain starving you while making you fat

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk For years, weight has been considered a simple matter of calories-in versus calories-out. But it turns out obesity isn’t a simple math equation. And sugar is nothing like regular calories. To understand what’s happening, you need to look at what sugar does to us on a cellular level. […]

Why winter walks are worth bundling up for

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. I’ve written quite a bit about the benefits of spending time in unspoiled Nature. For example, we know that you get more benefits from walking in the woods than you do walking indoors on a treadmill. Plus, a recent study shows that walking in Nature with a group of […]