Rheumatoid-Arthritis

Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The human body is amazing. It knows when to fight off foreign pathogens such as viruses and bacteria and can—in most cases—heal itself quite nicely. But for the 23 million people suffering with autoimmune conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, something…

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Real Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, Crohn’s, and scores of other disorders fall into the general category of “autoimmune diseases.” These progressive disorders, which affect nearly 24 million people in this country, cause significant pain…

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

For many people, Lent marks the time of year when fish is on the menu for Friday night dinners. Unfortunately, that often means eating artery clogging breaded, or fried, fish—and fish that contains dangerous levels of mercury. A better choice is what we do at our house—eat coldwater…

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The Many Benefits of Ginger

You all know ginger (Zingiber officinale). It's what makes gingerbread spicy and gives many Asian dishes their characteristic kick. Dried ginger is a common component in Chinese herbal preparations, and it is often used in this country to prevent nausea and motion sickness, as well as morning…

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Signal Diabetes?

We know that immunity begins in the gut. But some research has shown that your gut bacteria can also reveal whether or not you have type 2 diabetes—perhaps even before other signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes emerge. To reach this conclusion, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and…

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Benefits of Plant Sterols and Stanols

Plant sterols and stanols (also called phytosterols) are natural fatty substances found in all plants. Similar in structure to cholesterol, plant sterols and stanols (saturated sterols) have unique health benefits—and none of cholesterol’s negative effects. Here are a few ways plant…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the different supplement sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Now I want to focus more closely on one of them: krill oil. While research has shown that the EPA and DHA found in krill and other marine sources are the best-absorbed forms of omega-3 fatty acids…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates: Most people are familiar with these classes of nutrients since they are essential to our survival. But there are other types of nutrients that research has shown are just as important for promoting and maintaining optimal health and…

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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

“Before You Let Them Cut You, Try Non-Surgical Therapies First” was the lead story in the first issue of my Health & Healing newsletter, and unnecessary surgery is a theme I have returned to again and again over the years—for good reason. As I stated in that opening article all…

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