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Cure Constipation Naturally

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   Rock the Squat

First, do the squat! Elevating your feet while on the bathroom throne brings your body into the elimination position nature intended. A squatting position fully relaxes the puborectalis muscle, while the conventional seated posture actually puts a kink in the anorectal angle.




I’m using words like “puborectalis” and “anorectal” because I really don’t want to scare you off with personal details about how squatting rocks. So I’ll just say that proper pooping alignment means no straining.
I keep a step stool by my toilet to elevate my feet. You can also get a Squatty Potty, which is much less of an eyesore.

Get Things Greased Up

Want to cure constipation? First, start by ignoring this ridiculous claim made in an article on Livestrong.com:

“Saturated fats are difficult for your body to digest and can contribute to hard, difficult-to-pass stools. Your child should eliminate consumption of saturated fats to help alleviate abdominal pain associated with constipation.”

Thankful…

Breast milk found to kill HIV

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Is it possible that breast milk contains the magic potion which kills the virus that causes AIDS? According to new research, that's a distinct possibility.

A recent study published in PLoS Pathogens, which was conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, found that mice did not contract HIV after ingesting virus-tainted breast milk.


Moreover, the researchers found, the breast milk actually killed the virus.

The mice used in the study had previously been injected with human cells to reconstitute their bodies, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte reported. Other reports said the mice were injected with human bone marrow, liver and thymus tissues so they would have fully functional human immune systems and be nearly as susceptible to the HIV virus.

It's the first study to examine the effect of breast milk on HIV in a mammalian model. Prior research has only been done in test tubes.

"The results of these experiments highlight the potent HIV inhibi…

Breast cancer - "overdiagnosis"

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With Routine Mammograms, Some Breast Cancers May Be Overtreated

The endless debate over routine mammograms is getting another kick from an analysisthat sharply questions whether the test really does what it's supposed to.


Dr. H. Gilbert Welch coauthor of the analysis of mammography's impact, which was just published in The New England Journal of Medicine, tell Shots that the aim was to "get down to a very basic question."

That is, do annual mammograms among women over 40 discover early-stage breast cancers that can be treated so that they never become deadlier late-stage tumors?


A mammographer prepares a screen-film mammography test for patient Alicia Maldonado at a hospital in Los Angeles


Welch, of Dartmouth Medical School, and coauthor Dr. Archie Bleyer of the Oregon Health and Science University, analyzed 30 years of data on breast cancer incidence.

"And what we see is a dramatic increase — a doubling — in the amount of early-stage cancer," Welch says. &q…