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Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
NSAIDs cause ulcers and proton pump inhibitors help prevent them. Why not combine them? Novel thought, but how wise is this? A clinical trial was done over a 30 day period that showed that GI bleeding was substantially reduced by this combination. There are many problems with this kind of reasoning. First, most people aren't on NSAIDs for only 30 days...

Addendum to Infection Deception-II: A Closer Look at the Science Behind Conspiracy Claims

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
    "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 01/22/2010 - 13:14 — BBelitsos   [By Byron Belitsos with Dr. Len Saputo] As we indicate in our longer essay posted on this blog, “The Infection Deception-II,” the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and subsequent anthrax...

New Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 05/05/2015
The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. It involves the use of multiple drugs that include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, and narcotics. While it is sometimes necessary to use this toxic polypharmaceutical approach, there are newer highly effective, safe, and affordable options...

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 04/21/2015
  Dr. Saputo's Osteoporosis-Osteopenia Health Assessment asks questions about your lifestyle, treatment with hormones, supplements and drugs, method of evaluation, and overall health. Dr. Saputo then offers suggestions to consider for management in audio and video that you can discuss with your health care practitioner.   Osteoporosis...

Drug Free Treatments for Headache's

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  Drugs are not necessary very often to relieve headaches, yet that is the approach taken by conventional medicine. Chiropractic adjustment of the neck is effective, especially if there is misalignment. Treating the triggers of headache can relieve the pain within minutes using infrared light treatments. There are a wide range of disciplines, especially...

What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  A study of 19 patients in a convalescent hospital in Israel using medical marijuana showed that it is helpful  to improve appetite, ease pain, reduce tremors, improve mood, concentration, communication skills, and improve sleep. Permits for medical cannabis in Israel increased from 400 in 2009 to 11,000 now. Cannabis has been used for 2000...

FDA Restricts Use of High Dose Statins

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
The FDA is recommending that physicians restrict prescribing high-dose Zocor because of an increased risk of muscle damage that can lead to pain and also the release of large amounts of myoglobin from muscle from a process called rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to renal failure and death. They also warned that the use of several anti-fungal agents such as Sporonox,...

Statins

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  For primary prevention of heart attacks there's no data showing that there's an increase in survival. And there are many side effects of statins that are problematic such as liver inflammation, peripheral neuropathy, muscle inflammation, type 2 diabetes, kidney failure, global amnesia. Lifestyle is still the major way to stop and reverse heart...

How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You?

submitted by: admin on 03/05/2015
How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You? According to an article published in the NY Times on February 2, 2015, far fewer people benefit from medical treatment than we're led to believe from our doctors, advertisements such as direct to consumer TV ads, ads in medical journals, and even in medical journal articles, and...

Pain and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
Most of us suffer from some type of pain on a daily basis, especially as we age, and we turn to pharmaceutical drugs such as NSAIDs and Tylenol, not realizing the potential dangers they often cause. These drugs cause more than 30,000 deaths and 300,000 hospitalizations annually in the US. We should be working to discover the reasons for pain and taking action...

Fibromyalgia Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
This is an introduction to what fibromyalgia is and the challenges we have in making the diagnosis. Mainstream and CAM treatments are reviewed. There is a defect in energy production that can be measured. Management of the pain is straightforward most of the time using infrared light therapy, a balance of rest and exercise, and somatic therapies.            

Epidural Steroid Injections May Lead to Worse Outcomes

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  According to  the February 2013 issue of the journal, Spine, epidural steroid injections (ESI) often lead to more pain and level of functioning at 4 years. In the short term, ESI can have a profound effect on pain relief. In those eventually going to surgery, compared to those not getting ESI, surgeries were shorter as was hospital stay. While...

Peptic Ulcers Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Dr. Saputo's Peptic Ulcer Health Assessment takes a look at how your ulcer affects you, what drugs or nutritional supplements you are using, how you have been evaluated, and what complications of ulcers that you may have.   Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen,...

Pain and Inflammation Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  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...

Headaches Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Dr. Saputo's Headache Health Assessment assesses the frequency and severity of your headaches, possible causes that are often overlooked, the treatment you're using and what is possible, and what workup might need to be done to determine the best strategies to get rid of your pain.   Most headaches are relieved within five minutes...

Cancer Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Once you have cancer you want to know what you can do to get rid of it and keep it gone! In this Health Assessment we will ask you questions about what treatment(s) you have undergone, which complementary and alternative treatments might be of interest to you, what lifestyle factors could help slow down or prevent a recurrence, and what you might want to consider...

Back and Neck Pain Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Back and Neck pain affects most of us at some time in our life and there is a lot that can be done to manage or eliminate pain. In this Health Assessment we will investigate what caused your disability, assess the extent of your symptoms, review the approaches for treatment you're using and offer a myriad of mainstream and CAM alternatives, and offer suggestions...

Arthritis Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  In our Arthritis Health Assessment we will ask you about the kind of arthritis you have, how it interferes with your lifestyle, and what you can do that is safe and effective to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Mainstream and CAM approaches to treatment reviewed and discussed. There are many different types of arthritis but all of them are caused...

Sleep Gets Better with Age

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
According to a 150,000 person study the March issue of the journal, Sleep, aging does not seem to be related to poor sleep. Actually, sleep seemed to improve as people aged and people in their 80s had the fewest complaints! Health issues and depression were common problems in people with insomnia. Sleeping patterns are helpful in determining the cause for...

Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...