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Everyone is at Risk for Disease-Causing Parasites

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Most Americans would probably adamantly deny being at risk for parasites. You’re a clean person, right? You wash your hands before eating… you don’t travel outside the country regularly… and you consume healthy foods.

But the presence of parasites could be the reason you continue to experience constipation or diarrhea… irritable bowels… bloating… strained bowel movements… heartburn… bad breath… and cramps.

According to James F. Balch, M.D., and Morton Walker, D.P.M., the authors of Heartburn and What to Do About It, 76 percent of the New York suburban patients they tested had at least one parasitic organism.

Mehmet Oz, M.D., better known as Dr. Oz from The Oprah Winfrey Show, revealed that 90 percent of Americans have parasites in their body right now, but they don’t even know it!

In fact you may have parasites if you:

*Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
*Drink tap water
*Work or live with children
*Have household pets
*Eat raw foods like sushi and steak tartare
*Take antibiotics and prescription or over-the-counter drugs
*Use public transportation
*Shake hands with people
*Eat fish or pork products not cooked properly
*Travel to foreign countries

Parasites love to set up camp in your dirty colon and go undetected for days, months, even years! To promote optimum colon health and live parasite-free, look for all-natural nutrients like cascara sagrada, senna leaf, black walnut bark and slippery elm bark.

Source: http://www.betterhealthresearch.com/health-articles/why-everyone-is-at-risk-for-disease-causing-parasites/

 
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Is the ‘Superfood’ Acai Worth the Price?

antioxidants, acai, superfood, shopping, free radicals, ORACSales of acai products catapulted to $13.5 million last year, up from $435,000 two years previously. An acai craze has been fueled by discussions on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” where at least two of her experts — dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz — have mentioned the so-called superfood.

With a flavor that faintly resembles raspberries and chocolate, the fruit has 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times more than the artery-protective flavonoids of red wine. It also seems to inhibit key enzymes in your body, perhaps reducing inflammation.

But acai comes at a cost.

One 60-capsule supply runs about $19.95 for a two-week dose. And while there is some merit to the antioxidant content of exotic fruits such as acai, consumers also get antioxidants from array of other foods, such as oranges, tomatoes and blueberries. There is also little evidence that it is useful as a weight-loss aid, although it has sometimes been marketed as one.

Sources: ABC News December 12, 2008
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