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7/9/24 - Oregano Oil, Avoid Shark Attacks, Keto for Dementia, Arsenic in Tampons

Oregano Oil, Avoid Shark Attacks, Keto for Dementia, Arsenic in Tampons

It’s Summer travel season, so we are giving you some cool summer tips, and some other goodies to get you through the summer healthy (queue the JAWS music, and away from the sea creatures, lol.

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This Weeks “Nuggets”:
- The amazing benefits of Oregano Oil
- How to avoid a shark bite this summer
- Can Keto really help with dementia?
- Arsenic in tampons? You gotta be kidding me…

Health Hack of the Week - Oregano Oil

Oregano Oil - Benefits for Infections, Fungus & Even the Common Cold

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is an herb that is a member of the mint family (Labiatae). It has been considered a precious plant commodity for over 2,500 years in folk medicines that originated across the globe.

It has a very long use in traditional medicine for treating colds, indigestion and upset stomachs.

Studies show that the plant’s leaves contain a variety of antioxidant compounds, such as phenols, triterpenes, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid and oleanolic acid. One paper discussed how carvacrol “has emerged for its wide spectrum activity extended to food spoilage or pathogenic fungi, yeast and bacteria as well as human, animal and plant pathogenic microorganisms including drug-resistant and biofilm forming microorganisms.”

Here’s a look at the top health benefits of oregano oil:

1 - Natural Alternative to Antibiotics
2 - Fights Infections and Bacterial Overgrowth
3 - Reduce Side Effects from Medications/Drugs
4 - Helps Treat Athlete’s Foot
5 - Helps Treat Digestive Issues
6 - Treats Parasites
& more!

Get the Full List of Benefits and see how to use/dosage HERE.
Source - Dr. Axe

Beach Tips for Summer - Avoid Shark Attacks!

How to Avoid a Shark Attack and What to Do If Bitten? An American Lifeguard Association Expert Weighs In

As famously quoted in Finding Nemo, "Fish are friends."

However, it may be hard to generalize that statement in the wake of the numerous shark attacks that have tragically occurred to date, with a reported 54 victims in 2023 alone as of Aug. 2.

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File investigated 108 alleged shark-human interactions worldwide in 2022, confirming 57 unprovoked shark bites on humans and 32 provoked bites.

The aforementioned statistics, unfortunately, have heightened concern among beachgoers and often misconstrue the public's perception of the triangular-toothed, pointed-fin fish.

But Shark Week presenter Paul de Gelder — an Australian Army veteran and shark attack survivor, who lost two limbs while diving for the Navy in 2009 — encourages the public to "read between the lines," telling PEOPLE that the media tends to sensationalize when it comes to sharks attacks.
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What’s Trending - Keto for brain health

Could the keto diet help treat dementia?

In 2020, more than 55 million people were living with dementia globally. By 2050, experts predict that number will rise to 139 million.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60–80% of cases.

As we age, it’s normal for brain cells, or neurons, to die.

However, in dementia, neurons are lost on a larger scale, and brain regions begin to shrink. This leads to a progressive decline in memory and thinking skills.

Although treatments can slow the progress of dementia or ease symptoms, none can halt its progression.

Scientists are testing a wide range of interventions, one of which is the keto diet — a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet.

What’s the evidence?

A study published in 2021 recruited 26 people with an Alzheimer's diagnosis.

The scientists compared a ketogenic diet with the participants’ regular diet as a control. They also gave the control group low-fat healthy-eating guidelines and optional recipes to use.

Each participant spent 12 weeks following one diet, 10 weeks eating as they usually would, and the last 12 weeks following the other diet.

Today’s Need to Know - Women

Arsenic, lead and other toxic metals detected in tampons, study finds

More than a dozen metals — including lead and arsenic — showed up in a broad array of tampons sold across the U.S. and Europe, raising concerns about menstruation products used by millions, a recent study found.

Tests found lead in all 30 tampons from 14 brands that were purchased from major online retailers and stores in the U.S., U.K. and Greece, according to the findings published this week in the journal Environmental International.

"Our findings point towards the need for regulations requiring the testing of metals in tampons by manufacturers," the researchers wrote.

The analysis looked for concentrations of arsenic, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, strontium, vanadium and zinc. All 16 metals were detected in one product.

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