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Acid Blockers Triple Risk of C. Diff Infections

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex and others were associated with a 320% increase in C. diff enterocolitis after just 30 days of treatment. PPIs block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and B12 and increase the risk for osteoporosis, senile dementia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances as well.          

Adverse Effects of Statins

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Whenever  drug is criticised, big pharma comes to the rescue to salvage profits. What else would you expect when the reason big pharma exists is to make profits for their shareholders. Last year (2013) the British Medical Journal printed an article that criticized a previous article published in the same journal that suggested extending treatment with statins...

Are MDs Sleep Deprived?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
We all know that doctors in training are sleep deprived. Recent data shows that a lot of practicing MDs are also sleep deprived. Lack of sleep leads to medical errors and patient suffering and mortality. MDs in training are abused because of the fraternal nature of medical training and also because it saves millions of dollars for training programs to work MDs...

Breakthrough Research Explains Fatigue

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2015
Until recently doctors believed that the hemoglobin in our red blood cells carried only oxygen and carbon dioxide when we are in good health. However, according to an article published in the April 2015 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hemoglobin also carries a molecule called nitric oxide (NO).  It turns out that NO...

Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last for Years

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment related complication even 6 years after their treatment. Thirty percent are dealing with two issues such as lymphedema, skin reactions to radiation, upper pody symptoms and functional limitations, weight gain, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. Fragmented care leads...

Candida Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Candida is a controversial condition that is generally not recognized in mainstream medicine but often highlighted in alterntive medicine. An overgrowth of candida albicans is the culprit and associated symptoms can involve any organ system in the body and cause an enormous range of symptoms. By eradicating candida with antifungal agents and a diet...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 03/22/2019
Do you feel tired, or are you a little overweight, maybe constipated or maybe your skin is a little too dry? Perhaps your hair is getting a little thin and brittle. Is your cholesterol up? You may not have thought of it, but you might possibly have low thyroid.  One of the most common complaints patients have is that they are fatigued. For years doctors...

Diet and Inflammation with Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Foods are intimately connected to inflammation and grain free diets are discussed. It is more than gluten. Digestive enzymes specific for sugars and grains help with the craving.          

Do Universities Abuse Their Athletes

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2014
A study done at Indiana University and published in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine tracked 232 university elite athletes when they were between 40 and 65 years of age and found that many of them had sustained injuries during their athletic careers that led to having difficulty staying physically active. They also found that...

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Dreaming Heals Emotions

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Stress chemicals such as nor-epinephrine shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during REM sleep according to new research coming out of UC Berkeley that is published in the journal, Current Biology. During REM sleep memories are reactivated, put in a perspective, and connected and integrated, but in a state when stress neurochemicals...

Drugless Management of Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities and document the abnormal biochemistry associated with them. There are also a high incidence of PTSD in these people that make it difficult to deal with. Lab testing and management of these complex illnesses is reviewed.      

Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health with Hyla Cass, MD.

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Prescriptions are not the best answer for the everyday stresses of life. There is an epidemic of adrenalin addiction. Chronic stress can make us dependent on a chronic adrenalin response. Eventually, this leads to adrenal failure and the need to rebuild the adrenal glands. Many important nutrients become deficient and we cannot make our neurotransmitters and...

Exercise and Sleep

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
A study on 2600 people between the ages of 18-85 showed that if they exercise hard for at least 150 minutes a week that they sleep better and feel more alert during the daytime. The quality of their sleep is 65% better. Insomnia affects us all at some time in our life, but at any one time about 40% of Americans have difficulty sleeping. Other benefits arising...

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.          

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Modern medicine does not have very effective treatment for people suffering from the family of diseases that include fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). Mainstream treatment remains entrenched in using a wide variety of drugs intended to relieve the gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune, psychological,...

Fibromyalgia: An Overview

submitted by: admin on 03/22/2019
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities have many overlapping symptoms. The clinical picture is reviewed. Mainstream treatment leaves much to be desired. Orthomolecular medicine offers deeper insights into complex biochemical abnormalities these diseases show. The theory of cellular malfunction is reviewed.

Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.              

Hypothyroidism Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.