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Preview, Peptic Ulcer Overview

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes hemorrhaging and even perforation of the gut lining. They occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all peptic ulcers. NSAIDS including aspirin are common causes of ulcers...

Preview: Arthritis Overview

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Arthritis is a painful and disabling condition that is common, especially as we age. Risk factors are reviewed and both mainstream and CAM treatments are offered. The dangers of treatment are pointed out. Integrative strategies are reviewed. Lifestyle medicine is highlighted. Treatment for autoimmune forms of arthritis is also reviewed.

Preview: Kidney Stones

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Kidney Stones are very painful when they are passing into the ureter. They are generally made of calcium oxalate, uric acid or struvite. Collecting a 24 hour urine sample to analyze a stone is the best way to find out their composition. Treatment is centered on increasing water intake to a couple of quarts a day and managing the pain. Occasionally it is necessary...

Proliferative (Prolo) Therapy with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The injection of a mildly irritating substance into ligaments or tendons that are lax to stimulate the production of normal tissue. Many people with back pain have lax ligaments that can be fixed.              

Qigong For Pain Management with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
There are alternatives to drugs using breath, movement, touch, sound, and imagery. Dr. Mayer incorporates both qigong and psychotherapy to deal with pain. He gives an amazing example of how he does this.          

Scientists Uncover New Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
An article published in May of 2012 in Nature Medicine reported that a chemical (methylglyoxal) that is produced excessively in people with painful diabetic neuropathy, appears to attack and modify a protein in nerve endings that causes nerves to become hypersensitive to pain, heat and cold. This may lead to investigating ways to increase an enzyme, glyoxalase,...

Sharing Prescription Medications

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Compassion leads us to share our pain medications with people we care about when we think they might help. There are many non prescription options for pain relief that are reviewed: DMSO, ice, heat, physical therapy, emu oil, copper bracelet, magnets, acupressure, glucosamine/chondroitin, proteolytic enzymes,

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...

Should We Use Insects in Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Insects have been used as treatment in medicine for centuries. Leeches have been used to manage the pain of osteoarthritis, bee stings for pain, and maggots for skin ulcers. A report in Archives of Dermatology in Dec of 2011 showed that maggots worked to debride large ulcers in diabetic. This treatment was compared to surgical treatment and was superior at one...

Silicone Breast Implants Do Not Last

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within 8-10 years to address complications such as rupture of the implant. There are 400,000 breast implant and reconstructive procedures annually in the US. The most common complications include rupture, wrinkling, asymmetry, scarring, pain, hardening of the breast around the implant...

Sleeping Pills: The Answer to Insomnia?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sleeping pills are a short term solution, but addiction and tolerance develop and they're no better than placebo, especially over the long haul. Relaxation is the key to allowing sleep. Pain, stress, hot flashes, depression, and sleep apnea are discussed. Treatment with drugs, herbs, supplements, essential oils are reviewed.          

Solitude with Robert Kull, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Spending an entire year in the wilderness and harsh weather of Southern Chile was a calling for Bob Kull. He learned that there is a profound reality beyond the ego and that duality and unity are in a single spectrum. Learning to be with himself was one of his lessons.          

Statins

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  For primary prevention of heart attacks there's no data showing that there's an increase in survival. And there are many side effects of statins that are problematic such as liver inflammation, peripheral neuropathy, muscle inflammation, type 2 diabetes, kidney failure, global amnesia. Lifestyle is still the major way to stop and reverse heart...

Statins Cause Fatigue

submitted by: admin on 08/23/2016
  A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine in June of 2012 showed that people using statins had a much higher incidence of decreased energy and fatigue upon exertion. Forty percent had worsened energy or fatigue with exertion; 20% had both, and 10% were severely effected. Other known side effects of statins include liver disease, muscle pain,...

Steroids Can Cause Osteoporosis in 3 Months

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Glucocorticoids such as Prednisone and Prednisolone can cause osteoporosis within 3-6 months of use and lead to fractures, especially vertebral fractures. Nearly 5% of women in the US are on these drugs for a variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, and a myriad of skin disorders. The risk...

SUBSTANCE WITHDRAWAL (PAIN/OXYCONTIN ADDICTION) Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
    Drug withdrawal, particlarly with pharmaceutical drug addiction, is best accomplished with a team of healthcare practitioners who can support the physical, biochemical, emotional and spiritual needs of the person going through the process. The lifestyle, dietary, and supplement programs below are a good start to begin a withdrawal program....

Success in Preventing and Curing Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
                                  "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Tue, 02/09/2010 - 16:21 — BBelitsos America’s epidemic of Type 2 diabetes has become a national emergency. In fact, we are currently fighting a losing war against this disease, which now affects...

Super Natural Home with Beth Greer Part II

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Indoor pollution is worse, according to the EPA, than outside. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, come from paints and glues and should be avoided. They are endocrine disruptors that are not safe. Even candles and air fresheners are another source of air pollution in the home. Beeswax is best for candles. Fragrances have up to 100 chemicals that can add to...

Surgery vs Rehabilitation for Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
There are few instances when surgery is necessary. However, surgeries can lead to poor outcomes that can lead to severe and permanent disabilities. Rehabilitation should always be the first strategy and there are many modalities that can be used together for better results.          

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...