Beating Cancer

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Age-old wisdom tells us to eat a high plant diet, meats from the wild or pastured, be active every day, limit alcohol consumption, and avoid the health risks of obesity and metabolic syndrome. A cancer diagnosis is not too late; starting these habits helps prevent and makes treatment more effective. But age-old wisdom never needed to address sugar. Our ancestors rarely …

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Chronic pain, inflammation and health problems: The new approach

Consider this scenario: A bout with “food poisoning” that lead to swollen lymph nodes and then a diagnosis of strep throat. The antibiotics made the symptoms worse. She was next referred to an internist, who declared the problem mental, not physical. The internist referred her to a psychiatrist who said she was mentally healthy who referred her back to an …

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Calcium: What’s best for your bones and life?

Marie Cecchini Sternquist, MS

You need calcium for life. Although 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is stored in those strong bones and teeth, calcium is kept within a very tight concentration in your blood to support nearly every process in our bodies. Calcium helps our blood cells form, is required for clotting, is used by all of our electrical cells (nerves …

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Candida overgrowth? Yeast? Thrush?

Persistant yeast imbalances (Candida comes in many species) can cause a host of symptoms. Candida overgrowth can range from, urinary tract infections (UTIs) in one person to fatigue, tongue coatings, skin rashes & eczema, brain fog, emotional rollercoasters, and other functional problems in others. Yet, yeast are present in everyone’s body; usually helping you with vital functions: Part of your …

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Why things hurt

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My broken arm bone healed years ago and the tendon is clearly not involved; why can’t I move my hand well? —SJ   I threw out my back, but years later my legs hurt. Why? —KR Without pain, we’d never know when we have exceeded the natural motion of a joint. We would never know that we have sprained, strained, or broken …

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Is your nervous system out of sync?

I’ve tried everything but nothing worked I was doing well; now I’m not I’m tired all day; but then I can’t sleep We fix these age-old complaints in our office every day. Why do they happen? Blocking, switching, and nervous system regulation The fact is that our bodies are in a constant state of change. During the day, we play hard …

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Have the health you want—understanding healing reactions

Today I don’t feel good. Doc, I’ve been working my program. All of the sudden I started feeling bad last night and today I’ve been in-and-out of the bathroom. There’s something going around at (work, school, all the kids have ‘it’…) I hear this sometimes. Clinically, these healing reactions are very meaningful and we always make room on our schedule for …

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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

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I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Detoxify your lymph

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The body’s second circulatory system, your lymph (a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood) flows through vessels—but unlike blood there is no heart to pump it. Specialized lymph nodes filter harmful substances and produce lymphocytes (a type of immune cell), a key portion of your immune system. Your tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are organs of the lymph system and …

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