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Archive for December, 2014:

Help for Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

When it comes to the medications for thyroid disease, you really must ask your medical practitioner to determine what’s best for you personally. There is no true one size fits all medication. Some people with Hashimoto’s are particularly sensitive to porcine, or pig derived, medications. These drugs are known “Natural Dessicated Thyroid” or NDT. Patients who have been the oft-prescribed … Read more.

I’m Going to Ruffle Feathers but I’ll Tell You Anyway

Dr. Suzy Cohen says sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is make a change. Change your medicine or physician, and change the course of your life. Are you willing to do what it takes? Here are the facts regarding common drugs and their side effects: Antibiotics- Some antibiotics affect DNA like chemotherapy drugs. Some people are affected … Read more.

Low Carb or Low Fat Diet?

Are you confused about weight loss diets? Depending on the source, low-carb is best one moment and low-fat is better the next. Which should we be most concerned about? Carbs or fat? A recent study from Tulane University published it findings in 2014, revealing that people who went on a low-carbohydrate diet shed significantly more weight in one year than … Read more.

Best Thyroid Treatment

Which medication is best for low thyroid? Some people swear by a natural product, Armour thyroid. Some doctors prefer thyroxine. Is one product more beneficial than the other? Well-known physician Dr. Andrew Weil weighs in with his opinion:       “I used to recommend Armour thyroid to treat an underactive thyroid. This product contains both T3 and T4, a combination of two … Read more.

7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “food is medicine.” Diabetes and obesity are preventable and reversible. We must remove disease-producing food, eat the right foods, and incorporate aggressive lifestyle modifications. Pull the sugar.  The most important thing you can do to reduce your risk or reverse type 2 diabetes and obesity is to eliminate or radically reduce sugar in all its forms.  Stock … Read more.

Does Soy Promote Breast Cancer?

Is there is a connection between soy and breast cancer? A fairly recent study out of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York reported that suggested that a "moderate" amount of soy in the diets of recently diagnosed women with early-stage breast cancer saw an increased in gene expression associated with cancer growth among a portion of the participants. The … Read more.

5 Popular Pills That Could Be Making You Sick

Suzy Cohen, RPh, "America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist" and author of Drug Muggers, shares that popular medications can mug your body of essential nutrients in a variety of ways: •  Altering the acidity in your gastrointestinal or urinary tract • Stimulating or inhibiting enzymes involved in the transport of nutrients around your body • Stimulating or inhibiting enzymes involved in activating … Read more.

Cutting & Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment

Cutting is a form of self-injury. Small cuts are made on the body, usually the arms and legs, hidden by sleeves and pant legs. For many kids, cutting helps control emotional pain. Who cuts? Karen Conterio, author of the book Bodily Harm, notes, "Self-harm typically starts at about age 14. But in recent years we’ve been seeing kids as young … Read more.