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Sharing Prescription Medications

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
Compassion leads us to share our pain medications with people we care about when we think they might help. There are many non prescription options for pain relief that are reviewed: DMSO, ice, heat, physical therapy, emu oil, copper bracelet, magnets, acupressure, glucosamine/chondroitin, proteolytic enzymes,

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

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Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Use Calcium and Vitamin D Before Drugs for Osteoporosis

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Prescription bone-building drugs such as the bisphosphonates should be a last resort according to new research from the University of Illinois in 2011. Even though these drugs have been proven to reduce osteoporotic fractures, they have very significant side effects that include GI bleeding, atrial fibrillation, muscle and joint pain, and osteonecrosis of the...

The Happy Story of GM (Genetically Modified) Crops

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       "A Return to Healing" Blog: Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:38 — BBelitsos This short but profound piece, by a Wisconsin dairy farmer named Jim Goodman, is the kind of plain-spoken information we urgently need to understand the GMO debacle--one of the pillars of unsustainable agriculture. (It was first published on February 24,...

Success in Preventing and Curing Type 2 Diabetes

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                                  "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Tue, 02/09/2010 - 16:21 — BBelitsos America’s epidemic of Type 2 diabetes has become a national emergency. In fact, we are currently fighting a losing war against this disease, which now affects...

PAIN AND INFLAMMATION - CHRONIC: Nutritional Support Protocol

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  Few of us are free of chronic pain and inflammation. We tend to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to relieve our symptoms, but this does little in the long run, and inhibits the healing process in the short term. Lifestyle medicine is the key to resolving inflammation and pain. Dr. Saputo recommends the lifestyle, dietary, and supplements listed below to...

Swiss Health Care: An Inspiring Model

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"A Return to Healing" Blog:  Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:16 — BBelitsos   Alpine mountain air, it seems, does wonders for health care policy. In fact, it turns out that if you live among the Alps in Switzerland, you can get health care that is superior in virtually all measures when compared to the U.S. health system: As of 1996, the Swiss have...

Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine

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Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is...

Fastrack Archives March 2013

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  Tuesday    March 5, 2013   Smarter Lunchrooms Improve Nutrition The USDA in January of 2013 passed regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious by requiring they increase whole grains and make students select either a fruit or vegetable with their purchased lunch. A study published in the February...

Fastrack Archives April 2013

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  Monday    April 1, 2013   How to Manage Cartilage Tears and Osteoarthitis of the Knee   A study of 351 patients over age 45 with knee pain, cartilage tear, and knee osteoarthritis were treated with arthroscopy or physical therapy and evaluated after 6 and 12 months. One third of the physical therapy group...