Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Gut

Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious problem, with all medical approaches eventually reaching a dead end. Unfortunately, not much can be said about natural approaches. Truly the only real results to date have been with a 3-5 year protocol of low-dose antibiotics. You can find out about this kind of therapy in the book the Road Back by Thomas McPherson Brown, MD. But new hope and an alternate treatment has recently surfaced thanks to work on the Microbiome Project, which is studying the bacteria … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis and Your Gut

MS is considered an autoimmune disease that is heavily involved with your immune system and the inflammation is can cause. The link between MS and your gut is clear... 80% of your immune system is in your gut and its microbiome (flora). therefore the function of your immune system is shaped by what kinds of microbes grow in your gut (your flora). turns out that mice develop an MS-type disease with MS symptoms like nerve damage, weakness, decreased nerve conduction, and all the symptoms of MS … [Read more...]

Heart Attacks Are Not Caused by Clogged Arteries

Did you know by the time you've been diagnosed with a blocked coronary artery, your body has already developed detour blood vessels (collateral circulation) around the blockage to keep the coronary artery filled with blood? Did you know if this were not sure, anyone with blocked coronary arteries (many are diagnosed as 90%, 95%, or even 100% blocked), would already be dead? Did you know coronary angiograms clearly showing the blockage in coronary arteries fails to show the collateral … [Read more...]

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?!

You thought you were doing the right thing when you put saccharin in your coffee instead of sugar, right? One of my favorite sayings has always been "flush the zero-calorie, low-calorie, zero-cholesterol, low-cholesterol foods or additives and anything recommended by the American Heart Association". But even I could not foresee that artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame could cause type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance.  Getting all the sweetness without the calories by … [Read more...]

Secret Treatment of the Month: How I Treat Canker Sores

If you've never had one, you're lucky. Upwards of 60 million Americans suffer from these mouth sores. And they can really hurt. They occur mostly on your inner checks and lips and sometimes on your tongue. Sort some people they are terribly painful, and can last up to a week, and keep coming, one after another. They are similar to a cold sore on your mouth or lip, only on the inside. And there is no known medical cause. Possible Causes Often a canker sore will start out when you bite or … [Read more...]

13 Rules to Live By To Maintain A Healthy Relationship With Food

From MindBody Newsletter online, by Katie Dalebout As health and wellness become more prevalent in mainstream society, it's important to remember that a focus on the "health" movement can have its dangers. Yes, food is necessary to live and it should be real and whole, but in the end, it's just food. Here are 13 food and body rules to live by to make sure you approach health and wellness in the "wellthiest" way possible. 1. Labels are for containers, not people. It's easy to get wrapped up in … [Read more...]

Acupuncture for stress management

By Angela Lambert, ND, LAc In the United States acupuncture is increasingly recognized as an effective treatment for physical, psychological and emotional disorders. Acupuncture, by its very nature and art that strives towards balance, is a powerful tool for both stress management and treatment. Auricular, or ear acupuncture, based on the ear as a microcosm of the body, is used extensively for treatment in mood disorders, smoking cessation, substance abuse and chronic pain. The homunculus (also … [Read more...]

Kalish Method Case Study

By Daniel Kalish, DC Patient History: Julie was a 60-year-old, female college professor who had just experienced the loss of her husband from brain cancer. After two and a half years of caring for him, she was suffering from fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes and weight gain. She had no history of using prescription hormones, and she was looking for restoration of her energy levels and relief from the sleep disruption caused by the night sweats. Prior to her husband's diagnosis, her health had … [Read more...]

Huge Profits Drive Statin (Cholesterol Lowering) Drug Sales

Huge profits -to the tune of more than $30 billion annually for the best-selling drugs in history- drive the sales of statin drugs. It works like this... a pharmaceutical house runs a newspaper ad that says their statin drug reduces the risk of a heart attack by 36%*. The asterisk next to the 36% says at the end of the article in small print that, one one large clinical study, 3% of patients taking a sugar pill had a heart attack compared to 2% of the statin takers. In my world, that means 1% … [Read more...]

Zinc Critical to Mental and Emotional Health

You rarely hear about the trace mineral zinc and how it affects the brain. And indeed most healthy people receive adequate amounts of zinc in their diet, and they absorb a good portion of it. But still there are millions of people, including children, who do net adequate zinc from foods like meat, lamb, seeds, and nuts. And perhaps more important, millions of people are born with a genetic tendency for severe zinc depletion that can disrupt their brain chemistry and mental function. Indeed we … [Read more...]