Bronchitis – Conventional, Nutritional and Alternative Treatments

Conventional Treatment

Don’t think that you’re going to walk into your health care practitioner’s office and walk out with a prescription for antibiotics in response to your bronchitis.

Since the usual cause of bronchitis is a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective at treating this respiratory problem.  Antibiotics can only defeat bacterial infections. So most cases of bronchitis don’t require this form of treatment.  Continue reading

Purple Potatoes Push Blood Pressure Down

ppotDrop that French fry and munch on a purple potato. Research shows that properly prepared (no deep frying!) potatoes, especially the purple variety, can lower blood pressure as much as oatmeal does.

“The potato, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has led many health-conscious people to ban them from their diets,” says Joe Vinson, Continue reading

The Invasion of Chemicals in Vitamins and Supplements

The general public is still shopping at Walmart and common drugstores for synthetic multivitamins and calcium supplements. The bad news is what you don’t know might hurt you.

Walking into a nutritional nightmare is easy if you don’t know about supplements. Dangerous supplement’s can reverse what you are trying to accomplish. If you pick a cheap poison off the corporate shelves, you’re actually making things worse. Stop focusing on RDA percentages, and take a quick read of “other ingredients.”

This is where one finds mind-blowing additives which are used to bind everything together, making your liver and kidneys toxic. The hit list includes synthetic sugars, talc, dyes, sodium benzoate, methylcellulose, carnauba wax, silicon or titanium dioxide, Continue reading

Science May Save the Potato’s Reputation

When thinking about diet foods, potatoes don’t often come to mind for most individuals, as they’ve earned a bad reputation as a nutrient-deficient carbohydrate. The problem is, most Americans eat their spuds in the form of French fries, chips and loaded baked potatoes.

Research that was led by scientists at the University of Scranton suggests that eating steamed or microwaved potatoes without added fat can make for a healthy, filling dish for people who are trying to lose weight.

“When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins. We hope our research helps to remake the potato’s popular nutritional image,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D.

In a trial, overweight or obese volunteers ate about 12 to 16 small unpeeled purple potatoes daily for a month. Continue reading

New Series of Posts Presenting Phobias

In addition to our “Introducing” and “Home-Remedies”  series of posts, we now launch a new series called “Presenting – Phobia” series.     Each post will present another Phobia and discuss, manifestations, how-to-deal with people who have these phobias by explaining the Phobia itself, provide some suggested alternative herbs, supplements or nutritional support proven effective and other remedies with sources for more information.

We all have a Phobia or two lingering inside or for some, showing itself by dictating our behavior patterns.  Many Phobias are viewed as eccentricities or oddities of a personality, and many indeed are.  However some Phobias do prevent you from learning to your maximum ability, engaging in a meaningful relationship, or even going out for a cup of coffee with friends.  You may recognize some of your own traits, latent and apparent, in these many Phobias.

Knowing you have a Phobia does not mean you have to seek a cure.  Of course that depends on the Phobia itself.  For example one can live with Apiphobia through life, and as long as you are not around bees, you will never suffer a moment of any major consequence being Apiphobic.  On the other hand, if you are Bathmophobic (Fear of stairs or steep slopes) and live in San Franscisco, you need immediate help.

We hope you enjoy the series and that it will help you better understand the people around you and perhaps yourself. 

Medical Team – Blog Staff

US Tele-Medicine

 

New Series of Posts Presenting Phobias

In addition to our “Introducing” and “Home-Remedies”  series of posts, we now launch a new series called “Presenting – Phobia” series.     Each post will present another Phobia and discuss, manifestations, how-to-deal with people who have these phobias by explaining the Phobia itself, provide some suggested alternative herbs, supplements or nutritional support proven effective and other remedies with sources for more information.

We all have a Phobia or two lingering inside or for some, showing itself by dictating our behavior patterns.  Many Phobias are viewed as eccentricities or oddities of a personality, and many indeed are.  However some Phobias do prevent you from learning to your maximum ability, engaging in a meaningful relationship, or even going out for a cup of coffee with friends.  You may recognize some of your own traits, latent and apparent, in these many Phobias.

Knowing you have a Phobia does not mean you have to seek a cure.  Of course that depends on the Phobia itself.  For example one can live with Apiphobia through life, and as long as you are not around bees, you will never suffer a moment of any major consequence being Apiphobic.  On the other hand, if you are Bathmophobic (Fear of stairs or steep slopes) and live in San Franscisco, you need immediate help.

We hope you enjoy the series and that it will help you better understand the people around you and perhaps yourself. 

Medical Team – Blog Staff

US Tele-Medicine

 

Fibromyalgia: Treatable With Chiropractic Care and Reimbursable Through GE

New York – Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic, announced today that chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the agonizing pain, debilitating fatigue, and joint stiffness associated with fibromyalgia. While fibromyalgia, a medically unexplained syndrome affecting the muscles and connective tissues, responds to various treatments, chiropractic care in particular has grown sharply in popularity among the millions of sufferers for dramatically reducing chronic, widespread pain and restoring patients to healthier lives.

“Fibromyalgia involves turmoil of the central nervous system, yielding a situation known as central sensitization, which causes heightened nervous system responses,” explains Gerry Clum, D.C., spokesperson for the Foundation and president of Life Chiropractic College West University. “Overall health and wellness is affected by an individual’s nervous system, an area in which chiropractors are proficiently trained to address, making chiropractic care a viable option for fibromyalgia patients.”

While scientists continue to develop a better understanding of fibromyalgia, chiropractors aim to correct misalignments of the spine and pelvis through hands-on adjustments. As joint motion improves, fibromyalgia patients discover that the excruciating pain can be reduced or, in some cases, eliminated. Once this pain is under control, other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia – such as fatigue, sleep deprivation, and depression – also diminish.

Chiropractic care has helped thousands of patients return to their normal lives. Retired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, the first woman General in the U.S. Army to command in Iraq, suffered from fibromyalgia during her service. “The adjustments and nutritional advice I received from my chiropractor helped in treating the fibromyalgia and made me feel better on a day-to-day basis,” raves the West Point graduate.

For more information on Fibromyalgia and how chiropractic treatment can help treat this disease, please visit your local chiropractor and remember this expense is reimbursable through GE E-Care Plan.