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Unlocking the mystery of obesity with iridology and sclerology

February 23, 2012

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by Sharon Smith —  Obesity stems from many causes and has one very obvious effect — being overweight. Diet and fitness programs abound, yet so many people go unsuccessfully from one diet to another, feeling that they have failed again. Even when we manage to stave off the weight, if we have not addressed the […]

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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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Lithium may cause hypo-thyroidism and weight gain

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Lithium, one of the most commonly prescribed medications for bipolar disorder, can help stabilize mood and reduce symptoms of mania. However, it is important to understand the risks and potential side effects of taking this medication. A frequent side effect of most mood stabilizers, including lithium, is weight gain. This […]

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Lifting the cloud of depression – Part II

February 23, 2012

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by Gracelyn Guyol —  (Editor’s note: Part I offered simple solutions that enable better brain cell functioning.) If the “brain basics” covered in Part I of this feature did not completely lift your depression, then try the best free, fun and temporary antidepressant — exercise. Brain cells become energized by a flood of oxygen. Sustained […]

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