Diseases and Conditions

THE BASICS: The Problem With Depending Only On a Pill To Combat Diabetes

October 21, 2022 |

As we age, our bodies begin to show evidence of the ravages of time.  Faced with symptoms like increasing blood pressure or rising blood sugar, a person can start to feel overwhelmed and to dread the next blow to their health.   Many people begin to amass a collection of medications, one to decrease their cholesterol,…

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Alleviating the Agony of Neuropathy

October 7, 2022 |

Neuropathic pain is what you would feel if your nerves were lacking in blood supply.  There are a myriad of nutrients required for every cell in the body to carry out its functions and these important particles are transported by the blood to all body cells.  Oxygen is one of these vital molecules, an essential…

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Reducing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 23, 2022 |

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling, and eventually permanent joint damage.  It occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy body tissues as threats and strives to remove them from the body.  Unlike the wear-and-tear of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis attacks the lining of the joints resulting in painful swelling that…

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THE BASICS: What Does Eating Plants Do For Your Blood Vessels?

August 26, 2022 |

“Some people think the plant-based, whole foods diet is extreme.  Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery.  Some people would call that extreme.” Caldwell Esselstyn MD   A delicate balance…. Plant-based diets have many beneficial effects on…

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Vitamin K2 – The Lesser Known Vitamin

August 12, 2022 |

In the world of vitamins, we have vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Vitamin K is the most recently discovered vitamin, first detected and named in 1929.  But why was it not called vitamin F?  Partly this was because the letters F, G, and H had been used up by other chemicals that…

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