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Digestion: GERD is a very common problem

February 20, 2013

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by Dr. Mona Morstein —  Last year, Pharmacy Times published a list of the top-selling pharmacy drugs for 2010, and Nexium®, a proton-pump inhibitor used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), or heartburn, was in the number two spot. The sales of Nexium brought in more than 6 billion dollars to AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company […]

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Biochemical causes of depression

September 21, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Certain distinct biochemical imbalances that trigger depression have been found to respond well to diet and nutritional supplementation. Different types of depression have different symptoms and underlying causes, including primary biochemical depression, serotonin deficiency, dopamine deficiency, high norepinephrine/epinephrine ratio, GABA deficiency and histamine excess. This article will discuss the most […]

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Better health with color, light, sound and aroma

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Renee Waldman —  How have you handled the challenges of preparing for a test, race, promotion or class reunion? Whether you are aspiring to lose weight, improve your fitness, increase mental acuity or achieve greater emotional resilience, nearly everyone has, at one time or another, pursued a self-set goal. When we encounter perceived […]

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Sleep for weight loss, good health and a long life

August 16, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Restful sleep is a must for health, vitality, longevity and fat loss. Researchers have found that sleeping as few as four hours a night interferes with your ability to secrete and regulate hormones, which, in turn, promotes aging, increases appetite and risk of diabetes, and adds inches to your waistline. Lack […]

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How to thrive when traveling

August 11, 2012

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  People often put off initiating or maintaining positive health changes because of perceived obstacles, such as travel. The good news is that, with some advance planning and a little effort, it really is not that difficult to stay healthy and energized on the road. So you have currently been taking […]

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Brighten your outlook with light therapy

March 5, 2012

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have a knack for discovering what people intuitively already know. One such discovery is that bright light improves our moods and lack of sunlight, for extended periods of time, causes depression. Lack of sunlight might not be a problem for Arizonans, but in some parts of the country, it […]

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Stretching and strengthening your fibromyalgia away

March 1, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions today. Once believed to affect 2 to 4 percent of the population, that estimate has climbed in recent years. Chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body for more than three months is the leading definition of the illness, […]

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Are cell phones hazardous to your health?

February 23, 2012

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by Ann Louise Gittleman —  The debate over cell phone use has taken a dramatic turn, especially in light of studies showing the increase in specific kinds of rare tumors. In late May 2011, the World Health Organization listed mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. In […]

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Health updates: fresh-squeezed orange juice and melatonin

February 23, 2012

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The following is new information regarding fresh-squeezed orange juice, and melatonin and brain aging. The shocking truth about fresh-squeezed orange juice If you buy orange juice at the store, you may choose the kind that advertises itself as “100-percent juice” and “not made from concentrate.” But have you wondered why every glass of it tastes […]

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