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Archive for October, 2012:

Scientists Able to Regenerate Thyroid Using Stem Cells

People with thyroid problems may someday benefit from regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine works by preventing and treating disease by repairing missing or damaged cells and tissues. Recent animal studies have showed success using stem cells to regenerate thyroid tissue, which scientists hope will someday lead to repairing human thyroids rather than using synthetic hormones to treat thyroid disease. In a … Read more.

Menopause Does Not Result in Weight Gain – It Increases Belly Fat

Many people think that menopause causes women to gain weight, but that’s not the whole story. Hormonal changes actually make a difference in fat distribution, contributing to the problem of extra belly fat for many women. Since excess belly fat is a contributor to many serious health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure, it’s natural for women to want … Read more.

Acupuncture for Sleep Disorders

Sleep is how our bodies restore themselves, and a good night’s sleep can not be overrated! If you are having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or just getting a good night’s rest for a multitude of reasons, you may want to consider trying acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to be as effective in promoting a restful night’s sleep as Ambien, … Read more.

Genetically Modified Foods – Is Your Food Safe?

There is mounting evidence that genetically modified foods are unsafe and even downright dangerous.  It appears that the biotechnology companies have manipulated the government, our food, and the media and have put an entire generation at risk.  Until recently, we did not even know this was happening. We need to be vigilant consumers to actually avoid food that is genetically … Read more.

Five Natural Fertility Boosters

If you are trying to conceive, there are several things you can do to help your body prepare for pregnancy. Begin by tracking your cycles. You can use a tracking program on the Internet, or use the more advanced method of taking your body temperature every morning with a basal body thermometer. Next, try acupuncture, which can help regulate hormones … Read more.

French Study Finds Tumours in Rats Fed GM Corn

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that rats who were fed a diet of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, or were exposed to the toxic weed killer Roundup, suffered from tumors and organ damage. A majority of the rats also died earlier than the rats in the control group. Researchers had previously conducted a shorter … Read more.

Mood Disorders and Food Allergies

Depression is one of the most common symptoms that bring patients to seek medical attention. Many of the patients, who use alternative medicine, are looking for a diagnosis beyond the symptom, and this yields a greater understanding of the problem. In assessing patients who report symptoms of depression or mood imbalances, it is important to look at many factors that … Read more.

Berkeley Acupuncturist Finds Bliss in Seasonal Food

Nishanga Bliss, a professor of Chinese medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, has recently published a new book, Real Food All Year. In her book, Bliss focuses on the connection between health and eating seasonally, and offers suggestions for home cooks who want to support their health and improve their overall energy. Real Food All … Read more.