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Archive for January, 2014:

Earthworms Help Patients Walk

How can earthworms alleviate leg pain? Well, it depends on what’s causing the pain. Is it Intermittent Claudication? Do you experience buttock or leg pain while exercising? Does the pain worsen as you walk briskly or uphill? Most likely the pain results from a condition called intermittent claudication. This condition is caused by arterial disease in the pain-affected leg. Atherosclerosis … Read more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Cancer Patients

Cancer patients crave relief.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can offer it. TCM treatments, most commonly used in the forms of herbal therapy or acupuncture, have long been regarded as valid and valuable methods for alleviating the physical and psychological suffering of patients with even the most aggressive forms of cancer. Traditional Chinese herbs show promise in recent research, having a … Read more.

Collard Greens- Valuable Defense Against High Cholesterol and Cancer

The American South has cultivated and appreciated collard greens since the 17th century. Plate yourself a nice helping of steamed collard greens with black-eyed peas and brown rice; your body will thank you for Southern-inspired flavor and powerful disease-fighting nourishment. Collards are healthy source of a myriad of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, vitamin C, dietary fiber, … Read more.

Magnesium- Best Supporting Mineral

…And the award for best supporting mineral for your health and well-being goes to…Magnesium. Though calcium and sodium often get nutrition’s starring roles, the healthiest and most beneficial foods across the globe would be nothing without magnesium. Green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, and legumes are ripe with it and the mineral is key to the human body’s metabolism. Unfortunately, … Read more.

Magnesium- Best Supporting Mineral

…And the award for best supporting mineral for your health and well-being goes to…Magnesium. Though calcium and sodium often get nutrition’s starring roles, the healthiest and most beneficial foods across the globe would be nothing without magnesium. Green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, and legumes are ripe with it and the mineral is key to the human body’s metabolism. Unfortunately, … Read more.

Cranberry Concentrate Reduces Risk of Elderly UTIs

For any elderly person, health is precious. For an elderly resident of a nursing home, health is vital. In a nursing facility, one health condition can lead to another, quickly eroding a patient’s quality of life.  Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common among the elderly, afflicting fifty percent of men and women. Thirty percent of nursing home infections are … Read more.

Is Your Medication Making You Sick?

When you woke up this morning, you wanted to feel good. You were willing to open each safety lid on each medicine bottle and ingest each prescribed pill or recommended capsule for the sake of your health. You are a good patient, you want be well. Unfortunately, those medicine bottles may not hold the keys to the wellness you seek. … Read more.

Body Cavity Searching for the Causes of Chronic Pain

You are a walking ecosystem. Complex and symbiotic, your body hosts a whole microscopic world that should not be overlooked and deserves appreciation. Do you know how much a gift you are to the microorganisms and bacteria teeming on you and in you? Trillions, hundreds of trillions, of bacterial cells count on your body to shelter and feed them, never … Read more.