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Dangers of Soft Plastic Toys – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research

By |June 16th, 2017|

Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates) are chemicals that can make products (usually plastics) softer and more flexible. They are a principal component of many diverse products that consumers come into contact with at home and at work. Phthalates are used in:

PVC products
Cosmetics, nail polish, perfumes
Personal care goods
Pesticides
Building materials
Lubricants

Phthalates have been shown […]

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Supplements for Osteoarthritis

By |June 14th, 2017|

If you hear cracking or grating or popping sounds from your knee joint, you may be heading for osteoarthritis (OA). There are several options for arthritis knee pain treatment such as pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, exercise therapy, weight loss or surgery.
Surgery can involve either one of:

Arthroscopy- a keyhole surgery of the joint
Osteotomy- […]

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Yoga Can Help Sufferers of Type 2 Diabetes

By |June 9th, 2017|

Worldwide, there are approximately 366 million people that suffer from diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes – A chronic autoimmune disease in which the beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans are damaged resulting in insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus –  Characterized by defects in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity resulting […]

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Why Governments Need to Help Families Make Fresh Food More Affordable – Alternative Medicine Stance

By |June 7th, 2017|

Most people find eating to be one of life’s greatest pleasures, and eating the appropriate foods can prevent many chronic diseases. The correct food can be a natural cure and remedy for many health conditions, not to mention its importance in preventing chronic disease. However, we know through the rising obesity rates that many people […]

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The Future of Healthcare – Epigenetics and Integrative Medicine

By |June 1st, 2017|

In my last year working as a senior cell biologist and biochemist for a pharmaceutical giant in 1999, the company had just become involved in the human genome project.This was an international research project that was set up to determine the sequence of the human genome and identify the genes that it contains.

In 2003, the […]

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Complementary Medicine Study Shows the Dangers of the Daily Tipple

By |May 30th, 2017|

Traditional medicine hails from indigenous cultures around the world and has a major influence on today’s practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One of the commonadvice’s from all Traditional medicine systems is to avoid habitual intake of alcohol. The reason for this is because regular intake of alcohol will disrupt the imbalance in the body […]

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What You Need to Know About Magnesium Supplements

By |May 25th, 2017|

Magnesium is an essential electrolyte required by the body for correct muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. The magnesium ions regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Some of the important physiological processes that require magnesium include:

Depression
Psychoses
Stress
Headache
Cognition
Pain management

Magnesium deficiency
Almost 50% of the population in developed countriesare deficient in magnesium. The situation is […]

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Yoghurt a Natural Remedy That Helps Osteoporosis

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Osteoporosis is often called the ‘silent disease’. This condition develops slowly over several years and results in fragile bones. It is commonly diagnosed after a minor fall or sudden impact that causes a bone fracture. Osteoporosis in older adults is caused by an imbalance of bone resorption and bone formation. Bone loss begins in the […]

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Trigger Point Therapy – A Key Alternative / Complementary Medicine Treatment for Treating Muscular Pain

By |May 19th, 2017|

You suffer from nagging shoulder pain or lower back pain or some other muscular pain elsewhere in the body – so what do you do?

As discussed in previous Apple A Day RX blogs using a pharmaceutical medication or a herbal remedy exclusively is not the answer.  The pain will continue, or it may cease for […]

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Zinc Lozenges Supplement Can Help Cure the Common Cold

By |May 16th, 2017|

 

You have a horrible cough, your throat feels scratchy, and you’re your head is pounding. Do you have a cold or flu?

The main differencebetween colds and flu is the intensity and duration. Flu symptoms tend to appear quickly and can last for up to 4 weeks.

Flu symptoms can include:

Dry, hacking cough
Moderate to high […]

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