Chili pepper, a traditional remedy for rheumatoid arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder marked by excessive inflammation that can damage several organs besides the joints. These include the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys and blood vessels. The disease attacks the lining of the joints (synovium) and causes a painful swelling that thickens the synovium. Eventually, this can lead to joint deformity, bone erosion and permanent disability. Continue reading

7 Reasons Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

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While there is no “magic pill” for thyroid disease, some factors may influence the effectiveness of your thyroid medication.

When you are first diagnosed with a thyroid condition, a prescription for medication becomes much like Continue reading

To Sleep Better, Spend More Time in the Dark

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Virtually every organ in your body has its own circadian clock, and to keep them all in sync, you need to keep a regular waking and sleeping schedule that is linked to the rising and setting of the sun Continue reading

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More

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Cannabis has been shown to be non-toxic, and has a robust safety profile Continue reading

Sugar Beets Make Hemoglobin

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Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, is found in plants, too, including sugar beets Continue reading

Cancer& Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

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According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Its link with the onset of diabetes is such that punitive regulations, such as a tax on all foods and drinks that contain “added” sugar, are now warranted, the researchers concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as Continue reading

Does Your Doctor Understand Inflammation?

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A Burning Question – Got the -itis?  Bronch-itis,  arthr-itis, gingiv-itis?  The -itis  signifies inflammation, as in flame and burning, but inflammation is also at the root of cancers, heart disease and the rest. Inflammation is an acute and usually obvious “get to the doctor” problem where Continue reading

You Won’t Believe this Hidden Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

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Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night. Continue reading

Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

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I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry.  Continue reading

IV Vitamin C Helps Cancer Patients

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Most cancer patients are vitamin C deficient. In fact, it’s fair to say, most chronically ill people suffer (greatly) from inadequate nourishment. Let’s be real – poor nutrition increases your risk of inflammation, toxicity, chronic fatigue and depression. Bottom line, if the goal is to fully recover from a cancer diagnosis, cancer patients must consume high-quality vitamins and minerals for success.

Stop cancer with vitamin C. Over 30 years ago, Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron, MD, a Scottish cancer surgeon, demonstrated the effectiveness of 10,000 mg of vitamin C, per day, to reverse cancer Continue reading

The Weird New Food That Can Prevent Arthritis

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Food versus medicine is a battle that’s been waged for decades or more, but it’s been picking up in the last number of years. People like you are looking for alternative, safe treatments to health conditions without having to rely on the unknowns of pharmaceuticals.

In many cases we’ve seen natural remedies provide the same results, Continue reading

Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

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According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

Green Tea and Tai Chai Team Up to Protect Bones

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Green tea is one of the latest superfoods making its way into bottled waters and energy drinks.  You’ll even find it in energy bars, mints, chewing gum and ice cream. It has many claimed health benefits.  Texas researchers add to the list with evidence that green tea aids in the prevention of osteoporosisContinue reading

Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

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I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. 

Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I expressed concerns about taking an addictive medication like Klonopin.  It’s been two years, I can’t get off it, I’m on 4 psych meds and I feel worse than I ever did before I started this treatment. Continue reading