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Month: June 2006

Stay Skeptical

Click here for the Health Tip link. During the past few months, I’ve been noticing an unusual number of articles and news stories about clinical studies “proving” that a certain alternative therapy (like chiropractic or acupuncture) or nutritional supplement doesn’t really work after all.  Each time a news release like this appears, some people will accept it at face value, canceling their chiropractic appointment or Read More

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Red Grapefruit and Cholesterol

Here’s a quick health tip if your cholesterol is on the high side. Make your daily breakfast a bowl of oatmeal and one red grapefruit.

You’re likely already aware of oatmeal’s cholesterol-lowering effects, but those of red grapefruit are the result of newly published study.

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The Dark Side of Prescription Drugs

One of the many reasons I decided to learn more about using nutritional supplements to treat various medical problems 15 years ago was this: I was getting nervous about the medical profession’s over-reliance on prescription drugs.

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Green Tea and Ovarian Cancer

I know that a daily cup or two of tea–especially green tea–is astonishingly good for you. Unfortunately, I never developed a liking for the stuff, black or green. Probably this stems from when I had to drink black tea as a kid whenever I had a cold or the flu.

Posted in Blog, Diseases, G, Knowledge Base, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Vitamins, & Herbal Remedies, O Tagged with: , ,

Fibromyalgia and Acupuncture

I roll my eyes ceiling-ward when I come across a “major new finding” in a medical journal that “reveals” something we in alternative medicine have known for years. In this month’s Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers discovered that acupuncture really does work for fibromyalgia. It was a good study: starting with 50 fibro patients, half had acupuncture and the other half didn’t. Acupuncture users reported significantly Read More

Posted in A, Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine, Blog, F, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue, Knowledge Base Tagged with: ,

Health Insurance: Food for Thought

I feel a deep sadness when a patient tells me she’s stuck in a job she loathes–one that’s making her sick with stress–but that she’s staying so she can keep her health insurance.

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Q&A: Men and the Triple Whammy

Thanks for the many questions you send us. Here’s one a half dozen people have asked me about:

Q: Is there a book for men that’s similar to The Triple Whammy Cure?

Posted in Blog, Knowledge Base, M, Men's Health, Q, T

It’s Allergy Season…

…and this year is a bad one. Patients have been contacting me with all sorts of the usual hay fever type symptoms: watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing, coughing. My own allergies progressed to asthma and I was compelled to rummage around for an inhaler to use for a few days this month. (It’s probably not the smartest move to use an old dust-covered asthma inhaler, but that old saying that doctors make terrible patients is often true.)

Posted in A, Allergies & Food Sensitivities, Blog, Knowledge Base Tagged with: , , ,

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Are you looking for ways to manage chronic pain that doesn’t involve medication? Consider a gentle exploration in Healing Touch and Yoga Therapy that connects mind, body and spirit for overall health and wellbeing with WholeHealth Chicago’s Healing Touch practitioner Katie Oberlin and Yoga Therapist Renee Zambo.

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People with Lyme disease may experience pain, swelling and have decreased ability to move toxins out of their body. Karen Meier, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will be presenting information about the lymphatic system, how Lyme affects it, self care and manual techniques for treatment.

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