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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2011’

Effects of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat

Effects of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat and hepatic fat content in obese children: a magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 May;17(5):413-20 Authors: Zhang H, Peng Y, Liu Z, Li S, Lv Z, Tian L, Zhu J, Zhao X, Chen M Subjects were 10 healthy, obese children 11-13 years old, with a …

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Is There a Magic Pill?

I am often asked “is there a pill that can make me look younger, feel better and improve my health?”  My response is there is no pill, but if you want an activity that could benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and help you lose weight as it makes you look and feel better, then weight training …

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Beauty is only Skin Deep (Or is it)?

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It can be affected by external and internal factors. External factors can include those from our environment e.g. sun, wind, dampness, as well as topical products such as soaps, shampoos, lotions and detergents. Allergies or sensitivities can also have an effect by causing inflammation and irritation. Internal factors are typically related …

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Are You Inflamed?

Do you know what the following conditions have in common? Diabetes, obesity, syndrome X , cardiovascular disease , strokes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, aches and pains, infections, injuries, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, crohn’s and colitis, gastritis, periodontitis, cancer, aging, Alzhemier’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even feeling tired or unwell INFLAMMATION One of the most effective ways …

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Why Does Your Back Hurt?

If you have back pain that started after some acute trauma, then the pain is probably due to a local sprain/strain of the muscles and joints. What about pain that is chronic and doesn’t seem to go away? Chronic pain is often due to  musculo-skeletal imbalances. The site of pain may not be the source, but in many circumstances is …

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Take Two Needles and Call Me in the Morning

Headaches are a problem faced by a large cross-section of the population.  Studies have shown that roughly 45 million Americans suffer from them per year. There is an average of 20 million females in America that experience chronic headaches and an average of 25 million males. This represents a prevalence of chronic headaches that is roughly 1 out of every …

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Are You Tube Feeding Your Child?

When you hear the phrase tube feeding, most people think of a serious condition where food can’t be taken by mouth, so must be fed through a tube. Today’s Blog talks about another form of tube feeding- Ear tubes, i.e. Are you feeding your child a diet consisting of allergenic foods that is resulting in recurrent ear infections and ultimately …

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