Tag Archives: infection

The avian flu virus (bird flu) is real — the solutions are here

December 13, 2013

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by Dr. Howard Peiper —  The avian flu virus is a specific type of influenza that primarily affects birds, but recently has been reported to affect pigs, cats and humans. While rare in humans, the virus often causes serious disease or fatality when people do contract it. The virus that causes avian flu is a […]

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Heartburn relief — Natural alternatives to Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid

May 10, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  We often ignore the signals our bodies give us about a physical ailment. Heartburn is a prime example. Most people regard heartburn as a nuisance or an antacid deficiency and go to their doctors for stomach-acid-suppressing medications. The problem is that while these medications may provide temporary relief, they do […]

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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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Lyme disease

January 22, 2013

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by Dr. Warren M. Levin —  If you have been traipsing from one doctor’s office to another with a potpourri of symptoms ranging from rashes to achy joints to arthritis, chronic flu, fatigue, sore throat and headaches, to name just a few, you might have Lyme disease. Lyme disease gets its name from the town […]

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What is wrong with my stomach?

October 4, 2012

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by Dr. J. Michael Pece —  Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or “C diff,” is a spore-forming bacteria that can be part of the normal intestinal flora in as many as 50 percent of children under the age of 2 and less frequently in children older than 2 years of age. The major […]

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Inflammation and the truth about fats

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Shelley Crombach —  Have you ever gone to the doctor while experiencing pain? Did the doctor diagnose inflammation, or give you anti-inflammatory medicine or supplements? What exactly are we fighting with these remedies? Inflammation is an immune reaction that aids in the body’s healing process. Despite its bad name, it is important for […]

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Thyroid tests misleading

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  One of the most common problems in medicine today is the testing for hypothyroidism. Blood tests often indicate you are OK when you are not. Blood tests measure the amount of thyroid hormones, TSH, circulating in our blood. Typically the tests indicate normal values. But it is not the amount […]

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Infection Prevention

August 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people are concerned about the growing threat of infections that seemingly strike at random and do not respond well to drugs. These include: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the flesh-eating bacteria that has recently been in the news, and new strains of drug-resistant sexually transmitted diseases. Basic principles of infections […]

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps so many

July 22, 2012

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by Dr. Justin Wight —  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which uses oxygen saturation within a hyperbaric chamber, was originally designed to help safely eliminate oxygen bubbles from the blood of divers who had surfaced too quickly. Now these submarine-like chambers can be found nationwide in hospitals and clinics because of their numerous additional medical applications. […]

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Wake-up calls on stents for heart disease

March 5, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  According to a new study published January 15, 2009, in the New England Journal of Medicine, people with clogged heart arteries are being overtreated with stents. Fewer deaths, heart attacks and repeat procedures occurred when doctors implanted fewer of these tiny artery props, and when doctors used the blood-flow test to […]

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Preventing chronic inflammation for a healthier life

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Vijaya Nair —  Inflammation is your immune system’s way of protecting your body from physical trauma or foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. It is supposed to be a short and powerful response. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t know how to turn off the inflammation switch and often ends up destroying the very […]

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Toxic Metal Hazard

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Everyone has excessive levels of toxic metals in their bodies, regardless of what any test reveals or doesn’t reveal. In fact, today we are exposed to the highest levels of toxic metals in recorded history — up to several thousand times higher than several hundred years ago. Toxic metals are […]

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Health updates: Environmental exposure and ractopamine

February 27, 2012

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The following is information regarding environmental exposure and arthritis, and information about a drug pumped into animals days before slaughtering. Environmental exposure can trigger arthritis The links between autoimmune diseases, infections and the environment are complex and mysterious. Spondyloarthropathies, a group of common inflammatory rheumatic disorders, appear to be triggered by environmental factors. Unlike osteoarthritis, […]

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