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Ulcerative Colitis Supplements

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Mainstream medicine relies on drugs that have many dangerous side effects. There are simple nutritional approaches that can profoundly reduce symptoms and prevent relapses; they are discussed.        

Uncertainty Causes Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  When you don't know the outcome of a medical test, the uncertainty of not knowing can be more stressful and anxiety provoking than the worst possible outcome. Our minds tend to worry and we need to learn to "worry well." Chronic stress suppresses immunity and sets the stage for further inflammation and progression of whatever disease...

Unconditional Love

submitted by: admin on 08/19/2017

Understanding and Managing Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Disc problems can cause pain in any area of the back, although the cervical and lumbar spine misalignment is most commonly involved. Trauma caused by accidents or even emotional stress can cause this. Treatments are reviewed, both conventional and CAM.        

Understanding Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review what hypothyroidism is and how it is diagnosed. The physiology of thyroid function is reviewed. It is possible to have hypothyroidism and normal thyroid blood tests. The BioEnergy Test is reviewed.          

Understanding the Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  The epidemic of type 2 diabetes is for the most part silent. It it not just about blood sugar levels, it is about insulin resistance. The interaction between blood sugar levels and insulin are reviewed as are its consequences. Fat buildup in the abdomen accumulates and leads to the vascular complications of diabetes. The value of a low carb diet is...

Unique Probiotics Trigger Different Immune Responses

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The ability of probiotics to influence the immune system differs greatly depending on the strain in question. One probiotic strain is not like another when it comes to immune function. T-cell counts are one marker documenting this. Different strains activate different subtypes of T-helper cells while others specifically induce another subtype. By building...

Unnecessary Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 08/19/2017
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Unrealistic Body Images

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Urban Agriculture is Necessary

submitted by: admin on 09/29/2013
According to an article published in the September-October 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, it is becoming more commonplace for the best restaurants to farm their own produce and pick it the same day it is cooked! This "urban agriculture" is taking off in many progressive cities. With this activity comes a responsibility to learn...

US Epidemic of Mental Illness

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Sixty million US adults suffered from mental illness in 2011 and 11 million were serious enough that they had major difficulty with at least one or major life activities. This came at a cost of $300 billion in 2002 and is likely much greater today. Twenty three percent of women and 17% of men were mentally illand 30% of those between the ages...

US Health Care is Seriously Lacking

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  US health care performance is much worse than most countries; we're ranked by the WHO number 37 in the world in overall quality of health care. We spend nearly twice of any other country and yet our effectiveness is a disaster. When business trumps service, this is what happens. Universal health care is good for health care but not good for business...

US Health Care Problems

submitted by: admin on 08/19/2017

US Healthcare is Getting Worse

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to the Institute of Medicine's publication in JAMA in July of 2013, the US is falling behind most industrialized countries in nearly every measure of health care even though it is generally improving in most areas including an increase in longevity by three years. This has little to do with how much we spend on health care because...

US Healthcare Unimproved Over the Past Decade

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  US health care has failed to improve in most quality measures and there's been significant erosion in access to care and affordability. We rank last among all 16 industrialized countries with regard to deaths that might have been prevented with timely and effective care. This could account for 91,000 fewer deaths when compared to the country ranked...

US MDs Suffering from Burnout

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  A survey of more than 7000 MDs that was published in the August 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine showed that nearly 50% were suffering from burnout. Thirty eight percent had high emotional exhaustion, 29% felt depersonalized, and 12% had a low sense of accomplishment. MDs at the front line of care were at the greatest risk. They work too...

US vs UK Health Care

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
UK health care has a lower incidence of most chronic diseases, Why? Lifestyle in England is healthier. There is less inflammation as a consequence.          

Use Calcium and Vitamin D Before Drugs for Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 08/19/2017
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...

Use It or Lose It with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Abuse it and lose it is another way to look at exercise. Overdoing exercise and be at risk of a repetitive stress injury. Sports injuries are usually the result of overuse. Balanced exercise is safer and more productive.            

Uses and Complications of Viagra

submitted by: admin on 08/19/2017