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Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…licorice, DGL will not cause water retention, raise blood pressure or lower testosterone levels. This supplement, which is also beneficial for ulcers and canker sores, can be found in most health-food stores. * Avoid foods and beverages known to trigger esophageal sphincter relaxation, such as…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and more, all I can say is that I can find no scientific data to justify a lot of the claims made about these health…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…studies support cabbage’s reputation as a therapy for GI disorders, especially ulcers, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In one of them, cabbage juice healed peptic and duodenal ulcers in an incredible 92 percent of cases studied! I once had a patient who swore by cabbage…

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Sea Buckthorn for Healthy Aging and Overall Well-Being

…thousand years. Some of the traditional uses of sea buckthorn include treatment for cough, asthma and other lung disorders, skin diseases, stomach ulcers and other digestive issues, and hypertension and circulatory disorders. While these traditional uses of sea buckthorn still apply today, its…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…type 2 diabetic, had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina, high blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her…

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The Medicinal Uses for Aloe Vera

…woes. In addition to relieving constipation, aloe vera juice improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. In fact, I’ve received dozens of reports from people with ulcers of 10 or more years’ duration being completely healed by drinking aloe vera juice. * Supports healthy…

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Tips for Treating Bedsores

…treatments work best if you already have these lesions? A Sweet Solution for Bedsores The best way to heal any open wound, from bedsores to diabetic ulcers, is sugar. When sugar—or honey—is packed in a wound, it creates a highly concentrated medium where bacteria cannot survive. It also…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

…digestion, carpal tunnel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, or other problems that are caused by nerve damage. And because they sometimes develop ulcers on their feet, which are very slow to heal and prone to serious infection, diabetic neuropathy is a leading cause of lower-extremity amputations.…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…is acceptable, using them long-term can be disastrous. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, are notorious for causing stomach upset, ulcers and serious bleeding that result in more than 16,000 deaths each year—plus they can damage your joints. COX-2 inhibitors have problems of…

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Improve Your Health With Amino Acid Supplements

…the benefits of glutamine. By restoring the integrity of the gut lining, glutamine supplements also help patients with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and food allergies. Glutamine supplements also protect against damage caused by long-term use of NSAIDs. Amino…

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Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

…benefits thanks to capsaicin, the compound that gives them their kick. The folk uses of cayenne and other hot peppers range from treating stomach ulcers to improving circulation and heart disease. Better studied, however, are capsaicin’s effects on metabolism and pain. Let’s take a…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

…up” damaged nerves. Because many bacteria cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment, HBOT also facilitates the healing of diabetic ulcers. EECP increases oxygen delivery as well, but by a different mechanism. It rhythmically squeezes the lower extremities, which dramatically improves…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…including the fact that some individuals may be allergic to aspirin, and it can cause (potentially severe) gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and ulcers. But let’s set the record straight. Large clinical trials spanning many years have found that: 1. For people who’ve had a heart attack,…

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How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Well-Being

…also been shown to prevent other infections, and protect the stomach lining from invasion by H. pylori bacteria, which is the leading cause of ulcers. Benefits of Pumpkin: Beyond the Seeds I generally recommend staying away from sugar-laden desserts since sugar can wreak havoc on your health. But,…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…low zinc levels. This deficiency may impair the immune system, particularly T-cell function, which could lead to more infections and non-healing ulcers. Zinc deficiency also can cause hair loss as well as diarrhea, which triggers further nutrient losses. * B vitamins. B6, B12, and folic acid are…

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