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Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Research and Treatment Approaches Pose a Healthcare Dilemma by Jennifer Burke Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread fatigue and pain in muscles, joints and connective tissue. According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects between 2 and 4 percent of the U.S. population. Recent estimates from the …

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A Naturopathic Approach to Autoimmunity

by Amy Cole The immune system in the body is in charge of keeping us healthy by attacking foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses and foreign tissue. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system attacks normal healthy tissue by mistake. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than …

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Fossil Fuel-Free Investing

by Harry Moran Although the reality for most of us is that we’re going to burn fossil fuels (oil or gas) to stay warm, there are some significant steps we can take reduce our footprint as consumers and investors. We can work to bring our investments into better alignment with …

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Optimal Health Begins in the Gut

by Sarah Stout Leaky gut syndrome, or intestinal permeability, is a condition that is not commonly recognized by conventional practitioners. It is, however, gaining attention in the medical community due to the increase in studies suggesting it is a real condition, in which the lining of the intestines becomes inflamed …

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The Connection Between Foods and Cancer

by Susan Brown Since the 1950s, Americans have spent billions of dollars on cancer research and treatments, yet the epidemic continues. Many doctors, natural health practioners, researchers and oncologists are going outside of the conventional treatment box and successfully using less invasive and less toxic approaches that support the body’s …

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Hooray for Dirt!

by Julia Cadieux For generations, parents have understood that playing outdoors is good for kids and grandparents know that fresh air is good for a fussy baby. There’s even folk wisdom that says every person should eat a peck of dirt before they die. Science is now catching up with …

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Keeping Oral Toxins at Bay

by Frederick Dreher We often think of a tooth as a solid block of enamel with no life to it, when in fact it has millions of tubules filled with fluid that flow from the interior to the exterior throughout the entire tooth, keeping it clean. The heart of the …

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Thermography Helps Protect Heart Health

by Howard Vics According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. Thermography uses a highly sensitive infrared camera to map the body’s temperature. It is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and uses absolutely no radiation. It …

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