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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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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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The connection between pain and hormones

September 4, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  If you have been trying to rid your body of pain and so far nothing has worked, the problem may be that you are low thyroid, or hypothyroid. The vast majority of people with chronic pain are low thyroid. Increasingly today, people are hypothyroid because the cells in their body […]

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Fibromyalgia recovery made simple

September 2, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  A lot is now known about the origin of fibromyalgia symptoms, but it was not always so. We now know enough that we can affect a healing recovery in most patients, once they understand the importance of their overall health and how it affects the healing of the central nervous system […]

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Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion

August 28, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Many people have accepted pain as a lifelong companion because their doctors don’t know to examine all the possibilities for finding a solution. There are many reasons a person might have chronic pain, and it pays to explore them all. Pain frequently occurs in the muscles, so this is the […]

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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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What you don’t know about your thyroid can make you ill

August 24, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  The thyroid is probably the most overlooked, improperly diagnosed gland in the human body. This small, butterfly-shaped gland residing in the throat is one in a family of glands called the endocrine system. Its functioning is extremely intricate — and crucial to the health and well-being of a person. Yet it […]

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Youthful skin forever

August 22, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Maintaining luscious, youthful skin well into your 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond requires simple muscle and moisture management, nutritional awareness and a positive lifestyle. Muscle management includes working the muscles that attach to the inner layer of your skin and determine your facial contours. While gravity pulls downward, well-chosen exercises, certain […]

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Thyroid function and iodine intake

August 15, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  The thyroid gland plays a pivotal role in meeting the body’s needs by producing thyroid hormones — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) — with iodine playing the key role in this process. The path from iodine to T3 and T4, a somewhat complicated chemical process, begins at the point of […]

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Is soy bad for thyroid function

August 14, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Long-standing debates exist as to whether or not soy is safe for thyroid function. Soy products are currently heavily marketed to women in the menopausal age group to help with symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. The potential anti-thyroid effect of soy might be more relevant with these […]

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Environmental toxins impede thyroid function

August 14, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Almost all of us have perchlorate in our bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is a by-product derived from the manufacture of rocket and jet fuel, car air bags and fireworks. It is virtually everywhere as it leaks into much of the nation’s drinking water supply. Perchlorate […]

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Menacing Mercury

July 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Mercury is among the most toxic elements known. It is also the most common heavy metal on the earth today. One could easily write a book about its sources and its many toxic effects. Here, let us introduce the subject, followed by a brief discussion of how to reduce mercury […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s troublesome thyroid

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Oprah Winfrey’s metabolism has been up and down — and up again. Adventures with the bathroom scale and swings in energy eventually got her focused on her thyroid. In her magazine, she wrote: “My body was turning on me. First [it was] hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left […]

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