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Is Sex Necessary?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A good sex life helps with sense of smell, boosts immunity, and reduces cancer, heart disease, and stroke, and also improves pain and depression. Oxytocin, testosterone, prostaglandins are involved.          

Intestinal Microbes Regulate Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Commensal bacteria in the human intestine produce a neurotransmitter called GABA that may play a role in preventing or treating inflammatory bowel disease. Bifidobacter dentium produces large amounts of GABA that regulates pain and inflammation. GABA may reduce pain and inflammation by stimulating the GABA receptor sites on nerve cells in the brain...

Insomnia and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insomnia causes a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and inflammation. Pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep apnea are the most common root causes. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping pills are not a good solution. Patterns of insomnia are discussed.              

Inpatient Sleeping Drug Quadruples Risk of Falls

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to a Mayo Clinic study published in November of 2012 in the journal, Hospital Medicine, the use of sleeping pills such as Ambien (zolpidem) quadruple the risk of falls. These drugs, which stimulate GABA brain receptors, have side effects such as dizziness, ataxia, hallucinations, and even sleep walking, may be much of the reason why. Falls...

Infrared Light For Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The story of how Dr. Len discovered infrared light therapy and how it works is shared. The role of infrared imaging during treatment is discussed and its application in integrative medicine reviewed. Its mechanism of action is explained.          

Inflammation and Sports Injuries

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Inflammation has now been shown to promote healing, so using anti-inflammatory analgesics, while they control pain and swelling, retard healing. Injuries stimulate the production of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) and the body manages a symphony when it comes to regulating inflammation and healing. Steroids are the ultimate example of reducing inflammation...

Hypnosis and Local Anesthesia is Better and Safer Anesthesia

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Using a combination of hypnosis and local anesthesia can aid in healing and reduce drug use and time spent in the hospital. It could also help avoid cancer recurrences and metastases. Two clinical studies showed these results. It appears that hypnosis works by reducing the perception of pain as suggested by functional MRI studies and PET scans.      

How to Protect Against Radiation

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is the worst in the history of the world. And it is far from over. There are 11,000 spent fuel rods in danger of melting down and exposing the northern hemisphere with more than 330 million Curies of radiation; 134 million Curies is from cesium 137. There has been no significant effort to decontaminate this disaster. The...

How to Prevent Amputations in Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  There is another diabetic amputation every 30 seconds! They are now preventable. Today 15% of people with diabetic neuropathy will have an amputation. After 10 years of having diabetes 50% of people have symptoms of neuropathy that include pain, numbness, and loss of proprioception (balance). There is an epidemic of diabetic neuropathy and treatment...

How Opiate Addictions Develop with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  All too often, if there is a genetic predisposition, prescribing opiates for appropriate reasons can lead to addiction. Drug tolerance develops quickly. There are alternatives and solutions that Dr. Gracer describes.          

Hiatal Hernias

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The anatomy and physiology of a hiatal hernia is described. Its complications are reviewed including pain, strictures, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. Mainstream and alternative therapies are described as are their side effects and complications.          

Healing Chronic Pain Using Bodymind Psychotherapy

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
We all suffer from pain at some time in our lives. Bodymind healing psychotherapy focuses on the felt meaning of the pain rather than on only drugs and technologies. Dr. Mayer developed an integrative style of treating pain that uses mainstream psychotherapy as well as qigong. It integrates breath, movement, posture, sound, touch, and often uses acupuncture points....

Gout

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Gout is a disease where too much uric acid accumulates in the blood stream and gets deposited in joints, the kidneys, and in the urine. When uric acid accumulates in a joint is causes inflammation and pain. When it is in the urine it can form a kidney stone. And, when it gets into the kidney substance itself it can cause kidney failure. Gout can be genetic but...

Going Beyond Disabilities

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Major disabilities are very scary, especially when pain is involved. Yet studies show that some people with disabilities adapt very well and keep a positive attitude.        

Better Pain Management Can Shorten Hospital Stays

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  An article in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in September of 2013 documented that pain relief after surgery from a local anesthetic in the region of the surgical scar led to earlier discharges. Patients going home the soonest after surgery had the lowest re-admission rates. While injecting a local anesthetic into the...

Fibromyalgia: Drug-Free Relief from Chronic Pain

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013

Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have clear abnormalities in cellular biochemistry that can be addressed by a proper workup. Many cases are complicated by previous trauma or PTSD.          

Fat Substitutes Don't Work

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fat substitutes such as Olestra result in weight gain, not loss! They disrupt the body's mechanisms to control food intake. Olestra works by binding up to 8 triglyceride molecules in such a way that the enzyme lipase cannot begin the fat digestive process and it passes out with the stool. Side effects include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and oily stools....

Ethical Issues in Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers found a clinical trial with neurontin was a seeding trial used by Big Pharma to promote the drug and increase prescriptions. Seeding trials are not illegal but are unethical because they offer no research. They took advantage of 2700 patients and 772 investigators to complete the publication. These people gained nothing for...

Epidural Injections for Back Pain Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study at the Henry Ford Hospital found that epidural steroid injections for back pain increased the risk of fracture by 29% with each steroid injection. They compared 3000 patients with severe back pain who had at least one injection with 3000 control patients without an injection. Steroids decrease absorption of calcium in the GI tract and increase...
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