Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Revealed

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Practitioners who have been telling irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients that it’s all in their mind will have to rethink that approach. Researchers at Munich’s Technische University have located the cause of IBS and it is in the gut, not the mind. Specifically, it is the result of tiny inflammations in the mucosa…

Start a Healthy Attitude for Holiday Food

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Sometimes during the holidays we may find ourselves in circumstances where we are going to consume rich or unhealthful holiday fare.  Maybe we have decided to stand down for a compromise or we are still in transition to a healthy lifestyle and even though we’ve learned better, we haven’t fully adopted the best practices.…

Poisoned by Our Own Contraceptives?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) There may be a link between the use of oral contraceptives and the growth of prostate cancer, according to an open report from Toronto University, published in the British Medical Journal. But hang on a minute! I can hear you thinking, how can a pill that is taken by women increase a…

Elderly Prescribed Drugs Linked to Death and Decline

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Researchers in Britain have linked drugs commonly prescribed to senior citizens to increased incidence of death and mental decline. The researchers’ findings, which were published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggest that side-effects from the drugs negatively impact the the brain, increasing the risk of decline and death. The new study examined 13,000…

Agave: The Wonder Sweetener

(Health Secrets Newsletter) As we look at the agave plant, some interesting things emerge that would make it fun and healthful to live near one of the more sugar-rich species (there are many species of agave).  What comes from the agave plant has truly amazing properties.   Agave nectar is gathered by cutting its flower stalk right before…

Eliminate and Reverse BPA Toxicity

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an organic compound used in the making of polycarbonate plastic and resins. It has become epidemic in our plastic reliant culture. Many in the know say BPA is a health hazard that not only affects our current population, but there is evidence it is passed on from delivering mothers to newborns…