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What is IBS and How to Treat it

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome is a common digestive condition that is thought to affect 40% of us at some time in our lives. IBS usually starts before the age of 35 and can be lifelong. Typical symptoms include Constipation Diarrhoea Passing mucus when you pass a stool Bloating Abdominal cramping or stomach pains Feeling

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Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention with Integrative Medicine

Cardiovascular disease is traditionally treated through medications and lifestyle modifications, yet adherence to these treatments is often poor. The use of complementary therapies, such as non-prescription vitamins and chelation, is increasing, and patients are seeking information from their physicians about the safety and effectiveness of these therapies. When considering integrative therapies for cardiovascular disease, it is important to understand the

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Parkinson’s disease. The link between the disease and the gut

Scientists have discovered additional evidence which links the neurodegenerative disease to the gastrointestinal tract, opening new possibilities for treatment. History For many decades, research on this disease has concentrated on the brain. Scientists initially focused on the loss of neurons that produce dopamine, a molecule involved in many functions, including movement. The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication system between

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Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms and the Treatment that Works

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches. Scales typically develop on joints, such elbows and knees. They may develop anywhere on the body, including the hands, feet, neck, scalp and face. Psoriasis Symptoms About 5M adults in the U.S. suffer from this disease. Psoriasis is a condition of the immune system that can range from mild

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Thyroid Issues and Rebalancing

Exhausted, moody and forgetful? Gaining weight without changing your diet or exercise routine? Still asking your doctor: Why is it that I’m tired, but I can’t sleep? These symptoms may indicate an issue with your thyroid. The thyroid system plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones

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Omega 3 and Omega 6 Benefits and their Ratio

Dietary intake of just the right amount of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is vital for optimal health. The balance between these two essential fatty acids is delicate, however, and too much of one and too little of the other can result in deleterious health consequences. Omega 3 What makes omega-3 fatty acids special? Omega-3 fats are essential fats that

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The object of medical care should NOT be the disease

Modern medicine treats disease as an enemy that must be combated. However, the enemy is not the disease, but the way of life. People put doctors and medication in charge of their health because they do not want to understand that it’s just their lifestyle that is responsible for their poor health. But illness can be a blessing in disguise,

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What to Know about Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your digestive system is VITAL for your overall health. It is within your digestive system where most of the nutrients you take in are absorbed. In addition, your upper gastrointestinal tract contains most of your entire body’s immune system cells – roughly 80%! When the digestive system is weak, such as in the case with leaky gut, it brings to

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Diabetes Type 2

Most diseases are limited to a single organ system, whereas diabetes affects every organ in multiple ways. As a result, it is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, dementia amputation and infertility. But the perplexing question is why this problem is getting worse not better, even centuries after the disease was first described. As our understanding

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Oral Health and Diseases

Poor oral health is a global pandemic. There are many often-overlooked health problems that develop as a consequence of common dental procedures like root canal treatments, dental implants, nickel braces, or even extraction of wisdom teeth. In the 1930s Dr. Weston Price was one of the first researchers to understand the link between root canals and illness. He discovered it’s

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