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Do men need bone density testing?

January 19, 2014

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by Dr. Avé C. Sims —  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2 million American men have osteoporosis today, and another 12 million are at risk for this disease. Yet despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis in men remains underdiagnosed, underreported and inadequately researched. Although osteoporosis is less common in men than in […]

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Reflexology reduces migraines

May 7, 2013

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by Donna Vogel —  Reflexology is the science of dealing with reflex points on the feet, hands, ears and body that mirror all the organs and glands of the body. By stimulating these points, reflexology opens blocked energetic pathways, enabling the body to begin healing itself. As a student of reflexology, I am thrilled to […]

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Sugar: What is it good for?

April 18, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  The shiny glaze of hot, dripping frosting on a fresh doughnut. The warm and inviting scent of chocolate wafting through the air in a local fudge shop. The way our stomachs growl when we see a fresh piece of cheesecake or slice of pie. What do all of these have in […]

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Is a gluten-free diet in your future?

March 1, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Is someone you know on a gluten-free diet? It is quite possible that person has celiac disease, an intolerance to gluten that causes damage to the intestine. Gluten is found in the following grains: wheat, rye, barley and wheat-related grains such as triticale, kamut and spelt. Oats, although they do not […]

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Health updates

February 9, 2013

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The following is new health information regarding the importance of regulating salt intake and a call for limits on fluoride in food and water. AMA asks government to regulate salt In an unprecedented move, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted June 13, 2006, to call on the U.S. government to require salt warning labels on […]

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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

December 24, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Bio-identical hormones are made from plants — estrogen from soy and progesterone from wild yam. They are identical to the chemical structure of the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are the closest in chemical structure, actions and interaction to those hormones produced by humans. Effects of bio-identical […]

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Celiac disease: a hidden cause of osteoporosis

December 24, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  One night, at the age of 62, Doreen rolled over in bed and fractured a vertebra in her spine. Unable to move, she had to be rescued by an emergency medical team. She spent three weeks flat on her back in a hospital bed. Initial tests showed that she had severe […]

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Chronic pain and hormones

December 15, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  The American Academy of Pain Management reports that an estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by disease, disorder or accident. Did you know that many chronic pain conditions and stress-related symptoms could be related to hormonal imbalance? Some common symptoms of chronic pain include stress, frustration, […]

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Successful weight control

October 10, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Permanent weight loss requires an earnest commitment to healthier living, as well as thorough investigation of the underlying cause(s) of one’s excess weight. Excess weight can result from a variety of causes, including a diet high in carbohydrates, lack of exercise, thyroid imbalance, insulin and adrenal problems, water retention, emotional imbalance […]

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Marching for breast cancer

October 3, 2012

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by Dr. Martha M. Grout —  We are awash in pink these days in an effort to fight breast cancer — but it is amazing how we go about it. We stage fundraisers selling sugary confections; yet sugar feeds cancer, so there is such a mixed message there. We sell pink pots and pans coated […]

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Chronic stress and adaptogens

October 2, 2012

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by Julia Busch  —  Excessive, prolonged stress can raise cortisol, our body’s “fight-or-flight” hormone, to highly toxic levels. Intended for spurts of extra energy in times of physical danger or psychological stress, cortisol has become the “stress hormone,” a silent killer in our high-pressure lifestyle. High ongoing levels of cortisol in the bloodstream can relentlessly […]

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Herbs for health and libido

September 28, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Natural, inexpensive, powerful and free of pharmaceutical side-effects, herbs have long been recognized as sexual enhancers, improving libido and sexual function in both men and women. However, the following substances appear to improve overall health and comfort levels as well. Blended into synergetic compounds, they increase in potency. Maca (Peruvian ginseng) […]

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Reasonable treatment for an enlarged prostate

September 16, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The prostate gland completely surrounds the urethra, making it the single most troublesome gland of the male reproductive system. When the prostate becomes enlarged, as it tends to do starting around age 30, it presses on the urethra, causing obstruction of urine flow, diminished urinary stream and sometimes complete urinary […]

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