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Fibromyalgia and shiatsu

February 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  Asian medicine (which includes Asian Bodywork Therapy or ABT, Chinese herbology and acupuncture) is effective at treating conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor. This includes insomnia, anxiety and depression, muscular tension, headaches, digestive disturbances, menstrual dysfunction and low resistance to infection. Also included are multi-symptom illnesses such […]

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Can urinary tract infections cause dementia in the elderly?

February 27, 2012

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by Becky Feola —  Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common types of infections, and women tend to get them more frequently than men. UTIs are infections of the urinary system, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. They can be very serious and sometimes life threatening. It can be […]

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Brain longevity and better brain function

February 26, 2012

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by Brenda Haas-Krieger —  It is possible to combat brain aging, impact Alzheimer’s and even enhance cognitive function, as Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., wrote in his 1999 book Brain Longevity. The brain is flesh and blood like the rest of the body and will respond to measures we take to strengthen it. Dr. William Grant […]

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Winning formulas to manage stress

February 26, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Stress — we all experience it and use different coping mechanisms to deal with it. Stress and anxiety can be detrimental in that they interfere with the immune system, making you susceptible to illnesses like the flu. Chronic stress encourages infection and inflammation, which increases the risk of allergies, autoimmune diseases, […]

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Healthy after 50

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  It cannot be overstated, yet it is simple: For most of us to age gracefully and healthily, we must provide our bodies with nutritious food, pay attention to our medications and include a few supplements to offset common nutritional deficiencies. Vitality and healing In general, seniors tend to respond and […]

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Fibromyalgia syndrome

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Murray Susser —  Suppose you have muscle pain that will not go away and doctors are not helping much. The best feedback you get is that it is labeled as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). But, what does that mean? Fibromyalgia syndrome may not be a disease. It is a symptom or set of symptoms […]

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Hepatitis C virus

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Being told by your physician that you have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) — the number one reason for a liver transplant in the United States — could leave you temporarily speechless, particularly if you do not exhibit any of the symptoms. However, most people diagnosed with HCV do not […]

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Your heath and health care — Part II

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  (Editor’s Note: Part I of this article covered statistics on prescription drug overdose, opioid painkiller deaths and becoming involved in your health and healing process.) Prescription drug overuse and overdose has become increasingly problematic. Yes, there are times when specific drugs can assist in maintaining a certain level of health, if […]

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Beating Brain Fog

February 22, 2012

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by Larry Wilson, M.D. — Brain fog is a health condition that is often characterized by a lack of mental clarity and mild memory loss. Other symptoms include confusion, mental sluggishness and often an inability to perform basic mental tasks properly, such as mathematical calculations. Brain fog is not recognized as a clinical diagnosis. I think […]

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