Tag Archives: inflammation

Easing Inflammation

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Inflammation is usually a normal process whereby the body responds to stress by sending more blood and macrophages to an area and secreting certain chemicals, such as histamine, that irritate the tissues to a degree. This is part of the normal response to stress. — However, problems can develop if […]

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Keeping your cool

August 13, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  As the summer sun heats up, it is time to tune in to the body’s signals for staying cool on the inside. Signs of internal heat (inflammation) can range from headaches and sore muscles, to anger and impatience. Nurturing your natural balance of fluids or moisture (yin) can help you keep […]

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What is veterinary homeopathy?

August 1, 2012

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by Dr. Richard H. Pitcairn —  About 30 years ago, I became interested in homeopathic medicine. You might ask how, considering it was a topic never discussed in veterinary school and, indeed, a term I never heard until a full decade after graduating. In brief, I had practiced in Southern California on a variety of […]

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Thermography for breast cancer screening

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  One of our standard cultural mantras is that women should have an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Yet mammography centers around the country are shutting down. A study published in the August 2007 issue of Radiology blames low reimbursement rates from insurance companies and high liability for the […]

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Acupuncture for pain

April 12, 2012

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by Annie Porter —  It is not so difficult with our busy lives to ignore aches and pains or to seek ongoing distraction from them. These nagging discomforts could have come on quickly or may have been slow to develop and may be dull, achy, sharp or stabbing. Certain pains might feel better with movement. […]

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Seven hidden benefits of weight loss

April 12, 2012

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by Alan Christianson —  You incorporate protein in every meal, provide your body optimal nutrients, combine burst training with weight resistance four times each week, and turn down numerous late-night dates with your girlfriends in order to meet your eight-hour nightly sleep quota. Your herculean efforts have paid off. You are finally able to get […]

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Gum disease — the silent killer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Gum disease is literally a silent killer. The oral systemic connection has been clearly established, and additional scientific findings are being regularly published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the British journal, Lancet. Many of […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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Acupuncture and sports

March 5, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  It is common knowledge that in order for one to excel in athletic endeavors, it is necessary to achieve and maintain a high level of physical and mental balance, and stamina. Many professional athletes and amateur weekend warriors turn to acupuncture to increase stamina and speed up recovery time from mild […]

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Are food allergies causing your symptoms?

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  You may be allergic to one or more foods and not even know it. We can develop an inflammatory, allergic response to the foods we eat — even healthy foods can cause symptoms. This inflammatory response can lead to headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, skin rashes, mood disorders, autoimmune conditions and […]

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A gluten-free diet may help ADHD

March 1, 2012

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Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not respond well to most grains, especially wheat. This could be because they have advanced celiac disease, which impacts an average of one out of every 133 people in the U.S. (However, studies have found that this number may be as high as 1 in 33 […]

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Prolotherapy for sports injuries

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Nearly anyone who has ever experienced a sports- or exercise-related injury can tell you that sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of those injuries. Although sports teams have employed physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th […]

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Do you pop pain pills for arthritis?

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Anyone who has arthritis knows how difficult it can be to treat. The usual palliative treatment includes pills, creams or a tough-it-out attitude. Yet over-the-counter pills barely work and/or last only a few hours, while prescription drugs may cause a multitude of side effects and be dangerous. Many find that […]

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