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An IBS investigation

August 23, 2013

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by Diana Wiggins and Julie Oppenheimer —  What is it about those detective shows like CSI, 48 Hours or even House that have us tuning in every week for a new episode? For most people, it is the armchair detective work that we can do from our living rooms — participating in thinking through the […]

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One man’s food is another man’s poison

June 12, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  For a quick and healthy dinner, you decide to bake some salmon, steam asparagus and toss a simple green salad. Nothing fancy, but this meal gets the job done with zero guilt; in fact, you feel rather good about serving it. Three days later you get a migraine. You probably […]

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Hypnotherapy and irritable bowel syndrome

March 14, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a new disease, it is now being seen more and more often in doctors’ and therapists’ offices. IBS is not life-threatening, but it can be debilitating, embarrassing and a nuisance to those who suffer from it. General symptoms of IBS include diarrhea and/or constipation, […]

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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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Living with celiac disease

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel — We are seeing an upswing in the availability of gluten-free products. Whether it is in the grocery store or at a restaurant, the options for maintaining a gluten-free diet have increased, compared to just a few years ago. Gluten is a common name for the proteins found in all forms […]

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How to unstuff that “turkey”

February 28, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  It is part of the holiday tradition — a family member or friend leans back in his chair, loosens his belt and proclaims with a sigh, “I ate too much.” Does this refrain sound familiar? In fact, the average American consumes 3,000 calories during his holiday meal. That is double […]

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Should you avoid gluten?

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Chances are you have heard about gluten and the benefits of eliminating it from your diet. But do you know what gluten is and why it is bad for your health? Gluten is a substance made up of the proteins found in wheat flour. Gluten is truly only found in […]

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