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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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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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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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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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A new study holds out some hope for families who already have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the reduction in risk of ASD in a future child. Previous population studies have demonstrated that maternal prenatal vitamin intake, particularly folic acid, appears to reduce the risk of ASD by about 40%. This is […]

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Postmenopausal women with anxiety with an average age of 45-60 were included in this Iranian study. The 156 women had anxiety scores ranging from 20 to 35 using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). All women were naturally menopausal and were within 6 years of their last menstrual period. Women were excluded if they were taking […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is three times more likely to develop in women than in men… that is what makes it a women’s health problem.  It is an autoimmune disorder that is progressive, and typically is characterized by inflammation, pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints. In RA, as in other autoimmune disorders, the immune system attacks […]

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Osteoarthritis of the knees can cause pain, stiffness, and diminished function.  Conventional treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, analgesics such as acetaminophen, corticosteroids, corticosteroid and non-steroid injections, muscle relaxant medications, opioid or narcotic medications, physical therapy and joint replacement. Natural treatment interventions included diet and exercise plans, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, physical therapy/manipulation, […]

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