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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux occurs when the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus. In a healthy person, the valve between the esophagus and the stomach only closes when there is enough acid in the stomach. As people age, or if they are on medication that reduces the amount of stomach acid that they have, they...

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Acne

Acne is caused by a plug of skin cells obstructing the flow of Sebum (an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands) at the neck of the hair follicles. When sebum becomes trapped in a follicle, bacteria multiply and the follicle becomes inflamed, taking on the appearance of a spot. Acne can be a hereditary...

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Adrenal Fatigue

People with Adrenal Fatigue report feeling tired for no reason, they struggle to keep up with daily life, feel stressed all the time and very often crave salty or sweet snacks. Adrenal Fatigue is often triggered by life events such as crises at work or home, emotional trauma, major surgery, sudden change in financial status...

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Allergies

A recent nationwide survey found that more than half (54.8%), or 1 in every 2 U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergies. The word allergy comes from a Greek word meaning altered energy. When we experience an unusual reaction to substances in our environment, we can either have a specific immune reaction called...

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Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease affects some 27 million Americans. OA is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage – the part of a joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement. As cartilage deteriorates, bones begin to rub against one another. This can cause stiffness and pain that make it difficult...

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Autism

natural treatment for autism Autism and A.D.H.D – Why the Epidemic? In recent years there has been an increase in childhood health issues accompanied by an increase in the use of prescription drugs to handle them. It is now estimated that 1 in 150 children have autism spectrum disorders and that 4.4 million youths ages 7-21 have been diagnosed...

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Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system of the body which normally protects us from disease and infection, literally attacks its own cells leading to dysfunction of those tissues. This may be restricted to an individual organ or may involve a particular tissue in different places like nerves, muscles, an endocrine gland or a digestive...

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Blood Pressure Problems

A normal measurement for an adult is about 120 over 80 (though blood pressure varies slightly throughout the day depending on what you are doing). However, systolic pressures of 100-140 and diastolic measurements of 60-90 are usually considered within normal bounds. Abnormally high blood pressure is known as hypertension; low blood pressure is called hypotension...

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Breast Health Issues

According to the National Institutes of Health, one woman in 8, will be a victim of breast cancer in her lifetime. Here in Tampa Bay we know that our environment, with chemicals and pesticides and hormone-laden meat, are all contributors to this. But also, mammography using ionizing radiation is problematic. We are faced with the...

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Alternative Cancer Treatments

What should my treatment plan be? Is our doctor up on the latest treatment protocols? Should I submit my body to chemotherapy and radiation or surgery? And what are my chances for a full ...

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Candida

Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illnesses we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual. Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other...

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Cardiovascular Disease

Did you know: Seventy million people in the USA have heart disease? Heart disease is the chief cause of death among American women of all ages? Deaths from cancer in the USA are half as common as death from cardiovascular disease? You are at a much greater risk of heart disease if ...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

Natural Chronic Fatigue Syndrome TreatmentChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a defined clinical condition. CFS usually manifests as extreme tiredness or fatigue which cannot be remedied with sleep. Symptoms often intensify after physical exertion and a person with CFS is usually very inhibited in the activities they can undertake.

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Circulation Problems

The heart and blood vessels are collectively responsible for maintaining a continuous flow of blood through the body, known as the circulatory system. This provides all the body tissues with a regular supply of oxygen and nutrients, and carries away carbon dioxide and other waste products. On its journey from the heart to the tissues...

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Constipation

As we in the West eat an increasingly more refined, over-processed diet and take less and less exercise, we pay the price with our health. There are many ailments brought on by poor diet, but one of the most common and often the first indication that our diet is inadequate is constipation. It is the ...

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Detoxification

The need to clear out and clean up all the systems of the body becomes increasingly pressing in this modern age. No matter how careful we are in choosing organic food and mineral waters, pollutants are ubiquitous and pervade every aspect of our lives. The most obvious offenders are polluted water systems, contaminated animal feeds...

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Diabetes

For 2,000 years diabetes has been recognized as a devastating and deadly disease. In Roman times it was referred to as “sweet death.” Today, according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, with about 90 to 95% having type 2 diabetes. In 2001, the most recent year...

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Emphysema

Emphysema is a disease in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs become damaged. This, in turn, leads to shortness of breath and, in severe cases, to respiratory failure or heart failure. As the damage gets progressively worse, the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange is impaired, making the lungs progressively less efficient. Eventually...

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. ED becomes more common as you get older, although male sexual dysfunction does not have to be a natural part of aging. ED can be a sign of hidden health problems and you should consult a practitioner to determine the cause. ...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia produces widespread pain, disturbed sleep, and overall exhaustion. People with fibromyalgia frequently report pain all over their bodies, most notably in their muscles, ligaments and tendons — along with a feeling of exhaustion. Patients describe this as firm knots in the belly of muscles, often causing restricted movement and radiating pain. The symptoms of...

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Gall Bladder Disease

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver under the lower right rib cage. It stores and concentrates bile produced in the liver. Bile aids in the digestion of fat, and is released from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine in response to food (especially fats) Gall bladder disease includes inflammation, infection, stones...

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Gastrointestinal Disorders

gastrointestinal-disordersAs the main gateway into our body, the gastro-intestinal system, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach and 26ft of intestine, is susceptible to a range of problems. Problems can result in the common symptoms of nausea, stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea. Bacteria infection in the stomach or lower intestine can lead to a sudden flare-up...

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GERD

The abbreviation GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Classic stomach ulcer symptoms include burning, intense pain in the mid-upper abdomen, and waking in the early morning, often with a sensation of abnormal hunger. About 80 percent of cases are caused by the action of a spiral-shaped bacterium called Helicohacter Pylori which uses its whip-like tail ...

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Headaches

A headache is defined as a pain in the head or upper neck. It is one of the most common locations of pain in the body and, like chest pain or dizziness, has many causes. The most common headaches are likely caused by tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. These are called...

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Heavy Metal Toxicity

heavy metal toxicityHeavy metal toxicity is a term used to describe the condition a person is suffering from when it is determined they have high levels of heavy metals in their body – they could also be described as being “heavy metal toxic”.

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Hormone Imbalance, Male & Female

Female Hormone Imbalance Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women may begin as early as the late 20′s to the 40′s and may be marked by symptoms such as allergies, depression, fatigue and anxiety, fibrocystic breasts and PMS. Symptoms of hormone imbalance tend to increase as a woman ages, especially if ignored in the earlier years, and this phase...

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Impotence

The levels of the male sex hormone – testosterone decline with advancing age which causes a change in the ratio of estrogen to testosterone in the body. A point is reached when the levels of Testosterone become so low that estrogen finally begins to dominate – this phase in a man’s life is often referred...

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Infertility

Infertility can be difficult to diagnose. So much affects our fertility – our general health, our emotional state, what kind of contraceptive we have been using, when and how often we have sex – that there a lot of reasons why conception may take longer than expected. Some couples conceive immediately. Other perfectly healthy couples ...

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Insomnia

Sleep gives our bodies the opportunity to repair themselves and our minds a chance to rest. Without enough sleep, we feel irritable and inefficient, and we are less able to concentrate on our daily tasks. Each individual needs a different amount of sleep, but most people do best with 8-9 hours per night. The amount...

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Joint Pain

Joint pain is the sensation of discomfort or soreness in a joint or joints of the body. Joints are the spaces or areas where two or more bones meet, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Joint pain can occur with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People...

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Kidney Stones

The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood and excreting waste products and excess water in the form of urine. They also control the body’s acid/base balance so that when blood and body fluids are too acid or too alkaline, the acidity of the urine is altered to restore the balance. Kidney stones are quite...

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Leaky Gut Syndrome

Unless specifically investigated, Leaky Gut Syndrome (otherwise known as Increased Intestinal Permeability) often goes unrecognized, yet this is quite a common health problem...

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Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe and is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks typically carry the bacteria, which they spread to humans wile feeding on their blood, but other insects including mosquitoes are also implicated...

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Menopause

Menopause is the time when periods stops permanently either due to gradual natural processes or abruptly when induced by artificial means (surgery or radiation). Prior to the final menstrual period there is a transitional time, perimenopause, lasting up to eight years. During this time most women begin missing periods and their menstrual cycles lengthen. A...

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Menstrual Problems

Most women have experienced some symptoms or discomfort associated with their monthly periods. It may be nothing more serious than feelings of irritation or tiredness a few days before their period which they can easily shrug off. Or it may be much more severe – depression, acute anxiety, food cravings, water retention, abdominal pain, or...

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Mercury Poisoning

Mercury has been found in some infant vaccines, silver dental fillings as well as contaminated fish. Exposure to mercury leads to the disease we know as mercury poisoning, which can produce toxic effects in high enough doses. Toxic effects include damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs and symptoms typically include sensory impairment (vision, hearing,...

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Migraine and Headaches

Up to one quarter of the population has a migraine headache at some time in their life and about 10 percent have them regularly. The classic migraine begins with a warming “aura” – flashing lights in one eye, blurring, blind sports, distortion of vision, and tingling of the arms or face. After about 30-60 minutes...

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Multiple Sclerosis

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or M.S. is one which many people dread because we associate it with slow and progressive deterioration into disability. In fact, only a minority of those with M.S. will suffer its most crippling effects and there is much you can do to stay healthy and lead a normal life and...

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Obesity

True obesity (defined as a 20 percent excess of body weight) can cause physical problems. If your weight is enough to restrict movement it may be difficult to take exercise. Arthritis may also be exacerbated by weight, and obesity may be a cause of late-onset diabetes as well as of cancer of the colon and...

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis or “brittle bone disease” has become a major health concern for many Americans. It affects far more women than men, though either sex can suffer the progressive loss of bone density that leads to fractures of the wrists, spine or hips. Bone is not a static tissue- it is constantly being broken down ...

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is becoming increasingly common in the Western world. It begins when – over the course of many years – there has been a loss of cells from the part of the brain which controls movement. These cells normally produce a chemical messenger known as dopamine, which works with another chemical messenger called acetylcholine...

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Peptic Ulcers

Classic stomach ulcer symptoms include burning, intense pain in the mid-upper abdomen, and waking in the early morning, often with a sensation of abnormal hunger. About 80 percent of cases are caused by the action of a spiral-shaped bacterium called Helicohacter Pylori which uses its whip-like tail to burrow into the stomach or intestinal walls...

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Perimenopause

Pre-menopause, usually thought to start in one’s 40′s, now often starts in one’s late 30′s. This phase is marked by decreased production of estrogen and progesterone and irregular periods. A popular misconception is that menopause symptoms don’t start until a woman has no periods. In reality, the hormonal changes that begin in pre-menopause can result...

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PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. The symptoms usually stop when menstruation begins, or shortly thereafter and typically get worse in a woman’s late 30s and 40s as she approaches the transition...

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Pre Conceptual Care

Preconception care is vitally important and should start at least six months before you try for a baby. Preparation for pregnancy means that both parents can be as healthy as possible when the baby is conceived. This goes a long way towards safeguarding the health of the unborn child, promoting a trouble-free pregnancy and is...

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Prostate Problems

Detection of Prostate problems is tricky because of where the prostate is located. It is a bulb-shaped gland that goes round the urethra just where it leaves the bladder, so when it swells up urination becomes a problem. In fact, the first symptoms include finding it hard to urinate, wanting to urinate often, a burning...

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis can appear suddenly or slowly. In many cases, psoriasis goes...

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

There can be no disputing the fact that the number of people exhibiting the symptoms of R.S.I. has recently reached epidemic proportions. It is also true to say that the epidemic appears to have increased roughly in proportion to the rise in the use of computers. In its extreme form, R.S.I. can mean its victims ...

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Many patients have been suffering the very unpleasant symptoms of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth for years, without being correctly diagnosed. Many of them have been prescribed lots of antibiotics in the past for various health issues have had their gut flora changed drastically as a result. What is SIBO? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)...

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Natural Treatment for Hyperthyroidism & Overactive Thyroid

Natural Treatment for Hyperthyroidism & Overactive ThyroidThe thyroid gland is a small gland, normally weighing less than one ounce, located in the front of the neck. It is made up of two lobes that lie along the windpipe (trachea) and are joined together by a narrow band of thyroid tissue, known as the isthmus...

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