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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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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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Food sensitivities and leaky gut

June 4, 2013

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  Leaky gut syndrome and food sensitivities may be the answer to many cause-unknown type illnesses. They may also explain many of the symptoms patients have that confound and confuse some conventional physicians. Our bodies’ responses to the foods we eat are an integral part of our overall health — they […]

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The role of herbs throughout time

April 22, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Herbs have played a huge role in healing throughout the centuries, and one of the major contributors has been Egyptian medicine, which has provided some of the oldest documented remedies. From the 33rd century B.C. until the Persian invasion in 525 B.C., Egyptian medical practices were highly advanced for the […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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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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Meadowsweet — not just for pain

December 30, 2012

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  by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  Meadowsweet (Spirea ulmaria), a member of the rose family, was one of the sacred herbs used by the Druids. In the early 1800s, a doctor extracted salicylate from the flower part of the plant and used it to treat pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of this herb make it ideal […]

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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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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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Stomach pain: Where does it come from?

September 27, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  There are two primary types of stomach pain. There is nausea, reflux and burning, which is usually felt in the upper GI. And there is cramping, which comes from the lower intestines. This occurs when the stomach and the first portion of your small intestine become irritated, due to over-acidity […]

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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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Parasites and your health

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  It is a common misconception that parasites are strictly a third-world issue. This fallacy can prevent people from considering parasites as a possible cause of their health issues. The truth is that our bodies are exposed to parasites, regardless of locale, owing to increased international travel and access to myriad […]

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