The Winter Joint Overhaul

Overview Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, causes the breakdown of joints in the body. For many people, the disease progresses over time to affect several joints at once. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that osteoarthritis affects 33 million people in the United States. While treatments exist to reduce pain and slow progression of the […]

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Managing Cholesterol Naturally

The History of Cholesterol Demon Back in the 1960’s when only a few mavericks in the medical profession and some people in the fledgling natural health foods movement were claiming that cholesterol was a problem. The average medical doctor totally ignored cholesterolemia unless it exceeded 300. Before long, the anti-cholesterol uproar became impossible to ignore, […]

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Age is Just a Number

Boston.com ran an all-access interview with Allen Campbell, the chef employed by Brady and Giselle Bundchen to cook all their meals — and all their kids’ meals. Most will think the diet is pretty crazy and even healthier than you could have imagined. So, what do Tom and Gisele eat? From Campbell: 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I […]

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Can Marijuana Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed   James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, “Listen, don’t give me any of that oxycodone […]

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Start the New Year Off Right

The Cost of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Environment Research appearing in The Lancet (17 October 2016 http:// dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(16) 30275-3) Looked at Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their link to disease and the possible contribution to an increase in medical costs (>1% of the gross domestic product [GDP] in the European Union). Because EDC exposure varies […]

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The Secret to Maintaining your Weight around the Holidays

Fasting can be defined as willingly abstaining from food and/or drink. Intermittent fasting has been used throughout history for religious, spiritual and health reasons. More recently, intermittent fasting has become a method of weight control. According to Mark Sissons, author of lifestyle and diet book “The Primal Blueprint,” intermittent fasting—IF for short—can promote rapid weight […]

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Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

A unique herbal remedy, rhodiola grows and thrives in dry, sandy ground at high altitudes in Arctic areas of Europe and Asia. Soviet scientists have long known that this native herb—particularly the species known as Rhodiola rosea—can boost energy and treat mental fatigue, along with other conditions. Now that the Cold War has ended, so have […]

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