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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…specializes in spine surgery rather than a general orthopedic surgeon. Knee Surgery: The Placebo Effect? Knee pain is the most common reason people visit orthopedic surgeons. However, if your doctor recommends arthroscopic knee surgery to alleviate the pain and stiffness of arthritis, I urge you to…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…syndromes. A handful of treatments got rid of Louise’s sciatica, James’ plantar fasciitis, Elizabeth’s neck pain, and Teri’s knee injury, which had plagued her for five years. Benefits of Thermotherapy: Help for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer Thermotherapy is also a…

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Beyond Glucosamine: Other Supplements for Joint Health

…to 20 percent AKBA—an active component in boswellia that is very effective at inhibiting 5-LOX, a naturally occurring enzyme that produces highly inflammatory chemicals called leukotrienes as part of the body’s pain response. In addition to blocking 5-LOX, AprèsFlex inhibits four…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…Arthritis * Lose weight. Obesity does a number on the joints. Every 10 pounds of extra weight loads an additional 30–60 pounds of force on your knees when you walk. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, obesity even increases the risk of arthritis in the hands. I understand that weight…

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Unnecessary Surgery Part 3: What to Do If Surgery Is Unavoidable

…of the medical procedures that, for the most part, fall into the realm of unnecessary surgery—including musculoskeletal (back, hip, and knee) operations, hysterectomy, and prostate surgery. Now, I want to wrap up my Unnecessary Surgery blog series with a couple of surgery tips for situations…

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Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

…sugar dressings. When sugar or honey is packed on top of and inside of an open wound, it dissolves in the fluid exuding from the wound, creating a highly concentrated medium. Bacteria cannot exist in this environment, and infection is dramatically curbed. This natural treatment for diabetes related…

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