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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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Treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Simon Shim and Paul Shim —  “Chest out and stand up straight!” That is what I always tell people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) because, in spite of modern treatment, the patient experiences widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The area of pain is where muscles connect to bones. […]

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Fibromyalgia: The elusive hypometabolic disease

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Cristina Romero-Bosch —  This controversial condition was first recognized by the American Medical Association as recently as 1987. It is defined by the presence of disperse body pain and tenderness with often debilitating fatigue and depression. Fibromyalgia is currently a condition that is ineffectively treated and, at times, even ignored. Despite being present […]

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Myers’ cocktail IV therapy

September 5, 2012

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by Dr. Theo Christodoulakis —  Myers’ intravenous therapy (IV), or Myers’ cocktail, is used in clinics throughout the United States with great success to treat various conditions. Many patients have seen remarkable differences in their quality of life with this simple therapy that can be done in a clinic or a doctor’s office without going […]

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Energy drinks equal toxicity

August 27, 2012

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by Dr. Theresa Ramsey —  If there are any products that bespeak our ever increasing fast-paced lifestyle, they would have to be the energy drinks people consume to become more alert or to enhance athletic performance. A plethora of them are on the market to provide a quick pick-me-up. Yes, energy and sports drinks can […]

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Is your thyroid balanced?

August 25, 2012

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by Dr. Emil Faithe —  Do you suffer from uncontrollable weight gain? Is your hair falling out? Are you exhausted, angry or depressed? Millions of people, mostly women, are living with imbalanced thyroids. Many have low thyroid function, despite the fact that their blood tests are normal. Others have been taking thyroid medicine all their […]

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Rolfing® Structural Integration: A radical approach to change!

August 24, 2012

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by D.J. Cross —  Fifty years ago, Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s conviction that the body structure can be changed was radical. It still is. We are not stuck with our genetic blueprint or the blueprint of our life’s experiences. Gravity is the most fundamental force human beings must contend with. When not aligned with gravity, […]

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Calcium and vitamin D means better protection

August 18, 2012

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by Dr. J. Ann Dunn —  Conventional medicine says that we need to take 1,500 mg of calcium every day to fight osteoporosis. But the truth is more complicated than that. There is evidence that we probably don’t need to take any more than we would find in a quality multivitamin. A recent study looked […]

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Cashews and nuts — what to buy and what not to buy

August 16, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  You have patted yourself on the back for choosing cashews over a chocolate bar. And you earned that pat. Sort of. You can only celebrate your choice if you did one important thing — did you read the ingredient list posted on the back of the package? If you did not, […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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Aloe vera: A cure all?

August 5, 2012

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by Becky (R.L.) Coffield —  Who has not reached for aloe vera lotion or gel to ease the pain of a burn? This amazing plant’s medicinal properties extend well beyond being a balm for burns, however. Found in many homes and yards here in the Southwest, the aloe vera plant, actually an herb, is brimming […]

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Some heartfelt thoughts on menopause

July 25, 2012

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Dr. Shelley Crombach —  There are many different psychological symptoms related to menopause. It is important for women to recognize them and remain educated about how we can improve our mental health during this time. Menopause often is viewed as a negative or “disease-like” process, rather than the natural life progression that it is. By […]

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Beating fatigue naturally

July 24, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  So many of us wake up feeling tired, and struggle to find enough energy to simply get through the day. If you feel the need to drink one or more cups of coffee or energy drinks on a daily basis, you may be deficient in the nutrients essential for energy […]

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