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Do You Need a Doctor's Note to Give Up Dairy?

Do You Need a Doctor's Note to Give Up Dairy?
I was an 18-year-old college student with a big problem. Gas. The issue started seemingly out of nowhere. But the quiet potency of the problem soon had me extremely nervous about any social situation, including my classes. Normally, a college-age woman might be embarrassed to talk to a doctor about such a delicate issue, but...
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Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?

Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?
Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of press...
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Exercise Your Power to Choose Health

Exercise Your Power to Choose Health
We often hear the term "lifestyle diseases" bandied about. But what are these diseases? Lifestyle diseases are defined as those negative, chronic health conditions which are brought on by our choices about food, exercise, and the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. We all know there are dangers associated with substance use and...
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Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health

Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health
Have you ever tried to "go vegan" and found yourself failing for lack of support? You're not alone. The Humane Research Council (HRC) conducted a study to identify the key reasons people either adopt or give up a vegetarian or vegan diet. The HRC Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans surveyed over 11,000...
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ED: It's Not Just for Old Guys Anymore

ED: It's Not Just for Old Guys Anymore
The classic Viagra commercials feature rugged, good-looking men with a tinge of silver in their beards facing potentially dangerous situations. In one, the rigging holding the main mast of a lone sailboat breaks free. No worries. Our capable, middle-aged man calmly rips a strap from a life vest in the hold and ties the sail...
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Rich Diet, Poor Joints

Rich Diet, Poor Joints
”... the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families ...”   English novelist George Eliot penned this line in her novel, Silas Marner , published in 1861. More recently, the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph is reporting that gout, a painful joint condition associated most closely with...
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I'm Doing Just Fine

I'm Doing Just Fine
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So, how are you doing (health-wise) Do you feel good? Unfortunately, that is a hard question to answer, because "feel-good" is relative - and the reference, itself, is variable. This makes the perception of "feel-good" very nebulous. This realization became profoundly evident to me in the early stages of my Type-1 diabetes journey....
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Stomach Emptying Device for Weight Control?

Stomach Emptying Device for Weight Control?
Back in the 1970s, the popular Carol Burnett Show did a recurring sketch making fun of daytime soap operas. The name of the parody, "As the Stomach Turns," was itself a playful poke at a popular afternoon soap of the era. Who would have guessed that the title of the classic comedy sketch would very...
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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone. By definition, a syndrome is a rather slippery thing. It doesn't exactly fit...
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Beat the Odds of Getting Alzheimer's

Beat the Odds of Getting Alzheimer's
By the age of 85, nearly half of all Americans have developed Alzheimer's, says Neal Barnard, MD. This progressive disease of the brain steals memories and breaks the connections to the important people in our lives. Dr. Barnard understands the devastating effect of Alzheimer's better than most. His parents and all four of his grandparents...
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Alternative Medicine: Part 3

Alternative Medicine: Part 3
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This blog post is Part 3. For a better understanding, please pre-read parts 1 and 2. Webster's definition of Alternative Medicine: any of various systems of healing or treating disease that is not included in the traditional medical curricula of the United States and Britain. I feel certain that there are at least...
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Alternative Medicine: Part 2

Alternative Medicine: Part 2
 
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Webster's definition of Alternative Medicine: any of various systems of healing or treating disease that is not included in the traditional medical curricula of the United States and Britain. But, what if a traditional medical curriculum is in error? Advancements in our society are built on top of previous advances. Each advancement...
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