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Vitamin supplements can increase risk of cancer and heart disease | Society | The Guardian

cardio-cocktail_150It is kind of hard to know what to make of this research. The information provided by the Guardian is limited at best. I think the major take away is that supplements are exactly that, supplements. There is no substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. For me personally, I would need to know what type of supplements the individuals were taking, natural or synthetic and who were the target participants in the study. Any research done on individuals who take supplements and ignore their health is doomed for failure or success depending on the desires of the researcher.



Taking more than the recommended dosage beta carotene a supplement advertised as a boost to the immune system was found to increase the risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease by up to 20%, according to the university. The review also noted that a trial involving a folic acid supplement, which is thought to reduce precancerous polyps in the colon, actually increased the number of polyps among users compared with those who received a placebo. Prof Tim Byers, associate director for cancer prevention at the universitys cancer centre, said: We have discovered that taking extra vitamins and minerals do more harm than good.

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3 Simple Steps to Control Anger and Frustration with Others | Psychology Today

Most people know that stress is a major player when it comes to our personal health.  Unfortunately we seem to create our own stress by believing that life should occur a certain way and then getting upset when it doesn’t.  To live in a “it shouldn’t be this way world” is not living in reality.  The article from Psychology Today gives some tips on how to deal with the frustration of it shouldn’t be this way.  I am personally going to save the exercise for days when I think it shouldn’t be this way….

The majority of anger and frustration in life,no matter what the situation,has at its basis one simple thought.It shouldnt be this way. We all go through life with our own personal set of ideas about how we think things should work out,how we think people should treat us,how other people should behave etc. I like to refer to this personal sense we all of have of how the world should operate,as our personal rulebook. This personal rulebook incorporates our beliefs,perspectives,likes,ideals,and values.