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  • Chronic Inflammation, Pain & Disease: Combating Them Naturally (Part 2)

    Whole-body inflammation refers to chronic, imperceptible, low-level inflammation. . . .ver time this kind of inflammation sets the foundation for many serious, age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases....

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  • Chronic Inflammation, Pain & Disease: Combating Them Naturally (Part 1)

    In the classic response to injury or infection, the injured area becomes red, swollen, hot, and painful. But, there is another type of inflammation that is not so obvious. This silent inflammation reflects an underlying low-grade stimulation...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Navigating the Nutritional Supplement Industry

    Nutritional supplements remain one of the most popular integrative medicine treatment modalities used throughout the United States. Adult cancer survivors alone spend approximately $6.7 billion on vitamins/minerals each year, whereas the general public averages $12.8 billion on...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Should I Take Nutritional Supplements?

    There is no absolute answer to whether or not supplementation is necessary, as it depends on the relative case. To err on the side of caution…no it is not always necessary to supplement. However, there are instances...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Boosting the Immune System with Natural Remedies (Part 1)

    Low immune function refers to an underactive and poor performing immune system. The immune system’s prime function is to protect the body against infection and the development of cancer. Support and enhancement of the immune system is...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Natural Ways to Address Aching Joints & Arthritis

    People used to believe that osteoporosis and osteoarthritis were the result of aging and reduced intake of calcium and milk products. Science has now shown that these bone and joint disorders are, in part, due to inflammation....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Natural Relief from Constipation

    Contrary to popular wisdom, frequency of bowel movements is not a criterion for diagnosing constipation because of the wide range of variability among individuals…Bowel movements should be fairly regular and pass with no straining or pain. ~...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Urinary Tract Infections: A Potentially Recurring Problem for Women & Men

    Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for about 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year. Women are especially prone to UTIs for anatomical reasons. . ....

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Natural Relief from Gout

    Scientists estimate that 6 million adults age 20 and older report having had gout at some time in their lives. . . may be difficult for doctors to diagnose because the symptoms can be vague, and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Does Your Brain Need a Detox from Overstimulation?

    Do you ever forget why you went downstairs? Or have gone into a room and left because you could not remember why you went in? Do you say, “It’s just on the tip of my tongue,” but...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Curcumin From Turmeric: Great Potential for Multiple Conditions Part 2

    Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity. . . . is remarkably non-toxic, … exhibits great promise as a therapeutic agent, and is currently in human clinical trials for...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Curcumin From Tumeric: Great Potential for Multiple Conditions, Part 1

    Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic illnesses. – Advances in Experimental Medicine...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • The Yin and Yang of Autumn

    As the humid days of summer give way to the brittle, dry air of fall, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners begin to turn their attention to the Lungs and their associated functions. Autumn presents both a vulnerability (i.e....

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • An American Revelation: Nutritional Supplements – Not All Are Created Equally

    In the last few weeks, the New York State Attorney General issued cease and desist letters to GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, requiring them to pull store-brand nutritional supplements from their shelves (specifically herbals), based on the...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – The Critical Full-Body Protector

    If you’re older, your body becomes more and more challenged to convert the oxidized CoQ10 to ubiquinol . . . Further, as you get older your body levels of CoQ10 continue to diminish, making it even more...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Are Your Vitamins Lying to You?

    Picture this… shopping for supplements, you walk down the vitamin aisle of a store and you see a wall of products. Many have pretty pictures of fruits and vegetables on the label and others say things like...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Current Research on the Role of Diet and Nutrition

    The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in the United States continues to skyrocket, and is currently estimated to be 1 in 88 American children (and 1 in 54 boys). While the cause has still not been...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Fish Oil: Nature’s Cortisone & So Much More

    The evidence for supplementing with omega-3 fats is now so firmly established that even mainstream doctors are convinced of its merits. ~ Life Extension Foundation/lef.org The Journal of the American College of Nutrition has reported that EPA...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • FOLIC ACID: A Key Nutrient Throughout Life

    Folic acid, also known as folate or Vitamin B9, is a nutritional powerhouse which influences health and development from day-one of life through our senior years. It is essential for the normal growth of cells and is...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Natural Remedies for Your Depression

    According to a World Health Organization study (2000), approximately 17-21 million Americans (roughly 10% of the country) are diagnosed with depression each year. Its many causes include prescription drugs, low/high blood sugar, nutrient deficiencies, candidiasis, hypothyroidism, anemia,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Vitamin C: Guarding Your Immunity and Life

    Vitamin C’s health-boosting benefits go far beyond fighting the common cold and flu. . . . his potent antioxidant is crucial in supporting the health of the cardiovascular system, kidneys, bones, respiratory system, and more. ~Life Extension...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Vitamin D in Health and Disease

    By Paul D. Tortland, DO Vitamin D is an important vitamin, right?  Wrong! Sorry, it’s a trick question. Contrary to popular belief, vitamin D is not a vitamin. It’s actually a hormone. Specifically, vitamin D is a...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Do We Really Need To Take Vitamins & Supplements?

    As a naturopathic physician, my medical education was rooted deeply in understanding how nutrition plays an enormous role in combating disease and achieving optimal health. If you look at the food supply today and read labels, you...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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