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Angina

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Angina is the pain caused by insufficient blood flow to an area of the heart. While this is not lethal in itself, it can be very painful and disabling, and is also a warning that there is at least one blood vessel that is severely blocked and in danger of closing off entirely. A myocardial infarction may be impending. Dr. Saputo recommends the following...

Vitamin D

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
Over the past decade we've come to understand that vitamin D is vital for normal cell biochemistry. When levels of vitamin D are low we are at high risk for many diseases that include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, many cancers, depression, muscle and joint pains, Alzheimer's disease, and many...

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
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 almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

What Does Your Doctor Worry About?

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2015
An article published in WebMd in December of 2014 interviewed 21,000 MDs to see what they worried about in making decisions about patient care. Issues included assisted suicide, abortion, patient confidentiality, medical mistakes, financial matters, sexual relationships, reporting incompetent doctors, and using placebos.  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss...

FDA Warns Statins Increase Blood Sugar and Cause Memory Problems

submitted by: admin on 01/17/2015
The FDA has officially linked all statins with cognitive problems like forgetfullness and confusion as well as with a 25% increased risk for an elevated blood sugar level and possible association with type 2 diabetes. Statins are the best selling drugs on the market and are used by 21 million people in the US each year. Of course, there are all the other side...

Why Mainstream Medicine Resists CAM

submitted by: admin on 12/17/2014
An article published in the December 2014 supplement of Medical Care presented 14 original studies promoting the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the military to manage PTSD. They reported that CAM programs are now offered in 90% of VA hospitals today for chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. They can do this because they are...

Why Doctors Should not Just Treat Symptoms

submitted by: admin on 10/27/2014
No one wants to suffer. Most of the time we go to our doctor because we don't feel well and we want something to make us feel better. In general we're not interested for the psychospiritual reasons for illness. However, in the day of the shaman, the concern was just the opposite. We don't ask for the meaning of our symptoms in the context of our whole...

Can Cleaning Your Hands Lead to a Dreaded Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/13/2014
According to an article published in the April 2014 issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology, triclosan and octylphenol promote breast cancer growth in mice. Triclosan is found in the urine of 75% of Americans! MIce exposed to both chemicals had larger and more dense breast cancer tumors than mice not exposed to them.  In second article published...

Foreplay Can Start with Taking Out the Garbage

submitted by: admin on 09/03/2014
Love and sexual intercourse go together in healthy relationships. Our sexual drive, nonetheless, is so powerful that we often have sex in relationships that are quite unsatisfactory and can lead to sexual dysfunction that includes hypoactive sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, lack of orgasm, and painful sex (dysparunea). Forty three percent of women...

Watching TV Can Lead to Premature Death

submitted by: admin on 07/08/2014
A study done at the University of Navarra in Spain published an article in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June of 2014 that followed more than 13,000 healthy people with an average age of 37 for more than 8 years. They assessed 3 different types of sedentary behavior to see if they had an effect on premature mortality. What they discovered...

Does Chiropractic Help with Cervical Headaches?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  There is a clear bias against chiropractic manipulation by most of mainstream medicine, but it is changing from public demand. There is a growing body of impressive evidence that it works for low back pain and for relieving headaches in people with cervical disc disease. In a meta-analysis of 9 studies, 6 showed a positive benefit from chiropractic....

Headaches: Their Causes and Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
There are an enormous number of causes for headaches that include caffeine withdrawl, migraine, TMJ, stress, muscle contraction, and other vascular-related causes. Treating the cause is important, but most of the time our doctors are delighted when they can treat the pain successfully. NSAIDS are often used but they are not safe. There are many other approaches...

NSAIDs: The Myriad of Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 05/31/2014
The effectiveness of NSAIDS for longterm pain is questionable according to new research. Chronic use of these drugs shows their effectiveness is close to that of a placebo. There are many alternatives to drugs for pain management that are more effective and far safer. More than 30,000 people die annually in the US from this class of drugs, which include Advil,...

Shocking Effects of Taking an Occasional Sleeping Pill

submitted by: admin on 05/28/2014
  Sleeping pills are not safe for anyone! Not for people with congestive heart failure (CHF), and not for healthy adults with insomnia. We are not talking about minor issues; we're talking about problems leading to hospital re-admissions, death, or an increased risk for developing cancer! According to information presented in May of 2014 at the...

Do You Need a Brain Scan if You Have Headaches

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
According to an article out of the Univerity of Michigan Medical Center that was published in March of 2014 in the journal, Internal Medicine, we spend about a billion dollars a year for unnecessary brain scans (MRIs and CT scans) on people who have headaches. Their research showed that the incidence of brain tumors, brain aneurysms, and AV malformations...

Photonic Stimulation (Infrared Light Therapy)

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
Infrared light therapy is a new an amazingly superior way to manage most types of pain with immediate results. It's mechanisms of action are explained and the conditions it treats reviewed. Because it was only introduced into medical practice about 20 years ago, it is not widely available.      

The Best Way to Relieve a Migraine Headache

submitted by: admin on 01/22/2014
A Harvard Medical School study published in the January 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine quantified the effect of placebo vs a drug called Maxalt in people with migraine headaches. They gave 66 patients who had over 450 attacks one of six treatments. Two were made with positive expectations (envelopes labeled with Maxalt), two with negative...

Peptic Ulcers: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 11/27/2013
  Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting, especially if they are complicated by hemorrhaging or perforation of the intestinal wall. Peptic ulcers occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about...

Long Term Manifestations of Domestic Violence

submitted by: admin on 11/25/2013
An excellent article in the November 2013 issue of More Magazine reported that 25% of all women are victims of domestic violence. Two million women are injured annually by domestic violence, 25% require medical care, and 1300 die! Sixty percent of those going to emergency rooms are strangled and one in three lost consciousness.  MDs and dentists...

How Safe is the Medicine Doctors Prescribe Most?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2013
Just because more doctors prescribe Tylenol than any other pain medication does not make it safe, especially for the babies of pregnant mothers according to an article published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in October of 2013. This study of 3000 sibling pairs showed that pregnant mothers using Tylenol (acetaminophen or paracetamol) for...