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L-carnitine Improves Outcome After a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
  A study in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings documented that the amino acid L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac function after a heart attack. Apparently, l-carnitine is depleted after a heart attack and, if corrected, results in a 27% reduction in all-cause mortalitiy, 65% fewer dangerous ventricular arrhythmias, 40% reduction...

Lack of Hand Washing in Hospitals Can Be Fatal

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
It is easy to forget about washing hands when we're busy, but the consequences of failing to do this lead to many deaths, cost, and morbidity. Good isolation practices need to be enforced. About 5% of hospitalized people come out of the hospital with an acquired infection.      

Lack of Sleep and Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  Getting less than 6 hours a night of sleep is a risk factor in postmenopausal women with stage 1 or 2, estrogen positive, node negative breast cancer using the Oncotype DX tumor test. It measures the risk of tumor recurrence based on the expression of 21 oncogenes. Lack of sleep causes inflammation in the body that increases the risk for obesity,...

Last Year of Life in Health Care

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The cost of health care is highest in the last year of life. This is a difficult issue as the question is where can money be spent the best. We spend 50% of all health care dollars in the last year of life. This is discussed.        

Late Effects of Breast Cancer Therapies

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Long term complications of conventional treatment are reviewed. Quality of life issues such as fatigue, weight gain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, anxiety, and depression need to be considered.          

Laugh More and Stress Less with Alice Glasser, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Humor is a great healer. When we laugh we activate very powerful brain chemicals that support healing. Dr. Glasser gives examples and shows us how to use laughter to combat stress and its negative effects.          

Laughter Is Good Medicine

submitted by: admin on 12/13/2017

Laughter is Good Medicine with Sue Walden

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Laughter is a wonderful stress reducer. Improvisational theater is a tool to achieve that. Learning to be authentic relieves stresss. Playing games helps getting into the moment and stepping outside of expectations of self-judgment. Letting go and trusting are keys to life and to improv.              

Lavender Prevents Falls in the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Falls in nursing homes are 2-3 times more frequent than the elderly living at home. There is considerablel morbidity and mortality with falls, especially in those people who are weak, osteoporotic, have poor balance, or on drugs that have sedative effects. In a study using lavender patches for one year showed that there were fewer falls than those...

Laws to Regulate Trans Fat and Calories in Food

submitted by: admin on 12/13/2017
NY is leading the way in regulating food, especially trans fats and in disclosing calories in food. The real danger in our diet is sugar, and this is discussed with respect to insulin. We need laws to restrict simple sugars.

Lead Causes Crime

submitted by: admin on 12/13/2017
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Leaky Gut Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
Leaky gut syndrome is well described and studied in the mainstream medical literature, but mainstream GI doctors have ignored it. The physiology, pathology, and immune aspects of this condition are explained. It is involved with a wide range of autoimmune conditions and treatment is generally fairly effective and affordable.          

Leaky Gut Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The definition, causes, diagnosis and treatment for this condition are reviewed. LGS is an important abnormality seen in most chronic diseases and can be usually be reversed using simple specialized nutritional support.          

LEAKY GUT: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 12/13/2017
    The intestinal lining has the paradoxical role of selectively letting into the body those chemicals, which it needs, and keeping out what is toxic. The permeability of this barrier is an especially important factor in maintaining the integrity of these critical functions. The leaky gut syndrome exists when some factor makes the spaces between...

Learning from the Breath with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Learning from how we breathe is a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and also between consciousnes and uncounscious. Listening to the breath has a profound effect on how we breathe. Balancing this with heart rate variability adds another powerful tool.            

Learning Through Relationship with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Gary tells the story of his journey through his own failed personal relationships and what it took to find a relationship that works. He attributes his success to being authentic and knowing the purpose of his marriage.

Leeches for Osteoarthritis

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Leeches are being used for osteoarthritis! This sound gross but are far safer than NSAIDS. There are many alternatives such as glucosamine.

Legumes are the Key to Iron Absorption

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to a study in the Journal of Nutrition, iron absorption is best from plant ferritin, which contains a thousand iron molecules rather than just single molecules found in iron supplements. Iron supplements often have GI side effects and can harm the lining of the GI tract. Ferritin is absorbed as an entire molecule.        

Len Saputo, MD

submitted by: admin on 12/13/2017

Letting Go

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Body language often is different from what we say and feel. Paying attention to this can be a powerful tool to find our deepest truth. Finding the location of fear in our body can help us liberate us from negative thoughts.