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Today is Halloween…. and not surprisingly, I’m thinking about pumpkins.  Pumpkins have found their way into my heart from seeing fields and fields of bright orange globes adorning the landscape, then finding their way onto the steps and counter tops of celebrating homes— complete with creative additions and carvings, aglow with candles…and then of course […]

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Tinnitus has been one of those health issues that over the years, I have come to accept I have very little to offer my patients.  While ginkgo has shown up previous to this study, as a potential option, I was eager to read this study for any renewed hope for it. Patients have the experience […]

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At the Movies

This blog is going to be short and sweet….please go see “FANTASTIC FUNGI” (https://fantasticfungi.com/) …a documentary about the power of mushrooms and the health of animals, humans, plants, soil, air, and the human collective. “Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet.” The story […]

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is considered a neurological disorder with chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pains.  It can also be associated with mild to severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, hypersensitivities to light/sound/touch, digestive problems, headaches and cognitive difficulties.  More women than men have FM. While we do not understand what causes fibromyalgia, it appears that it is […]

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Primary dysmenorrhea (aka menstrual cramps not caused by endometriosis or uterine fibroids or infections) is caused by an increase prostaglandin leakage of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), during menses. The most common conventional treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which block an enzyme that causes the blockage of synthesis of the prostaglandins. Ginger is […]

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We know many things about therapeutic benefits of Turmeric and the most abundant curcuminoid constituent, curcumin. A recent review article examines more closely the randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) of "curcumin" in the treatment of autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. Using the methodology of searching the PubMed data base for key words, a total of 32 RCTs […]

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Most all of us are familiar with the concept that we need 10,000 steps per day to achieve health benefits. A recent study was done to investigate further the optimal number of steps daily, as well as intensity required for health benefits. This observational study was conducted in 16,700 women with a mean age of […]

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I recently diagnosed bronchiectasis in a patient, with the help of a pulmonologist, so I was especially interested in this condition and this study. Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung disease that is described as permanent dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles and enlargement of mucus-secreting glands. Patients experience chronic excessive mucus secretions into the airway […]

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