by Carolyn Hansen
There is a negative condition that our body is subject to which is common during and after many popular weight loss diets. You may have heard of it - 'metabolic damage' or sometimes it is referred to as 'starvation mode'. It is a series of hormonal and chemical responses to prolonged calorie restriction...
Exercise & Fitness
by Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski, DC,
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic
One of the most common reasons for parents to take their children to the pediatrician is for chronic ear infections. This accounts for approximately 35% of all childhood visits to the medical doctor . Although usually related to a virus, anti-biotics are prescribed only to cause further damage to the child’s delicate immune system. This occurs when anti-biotics are over prescribed, killing important gut flora, which makes up approximately 80% of the body’s immune system...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Antibiotics are the most common method for attempting to treat an ear infection. How many children do you know who get recurrent ear infections? How many times are the doctors going to prescribe the antibiotics? Not only are the drugs not getting to the cause of the problem, but they are hurting the child, as well. Elizabeth explains the mechanism for ear infections and why Chiropractic is a better solution.
by Michael T. Murray ND
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
We’ve grown accustomed to taking pills when we feel bad–for headaches, insomnia, mild depression, indigestion, and the aches and pains of aging, to name a few common complaints. We’re so used to automatically reaching into our medicine cabinets for quick relief that we don’t stop to ask an obvious question: What’s causing the discomfort?
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: The "quick fix" of opening the medicine cabinet for the instant gratification of symptom relief is causing far more damage to your body than you may realize. Instead of treating symptoms by masking them with drugs, go to a chiropractor and get your spine checked for spinal subluxations that are causing disease.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: This video does a great job of going over the many causes of bed-wetting. We appreciate the fact that their message embraces supporting the child's self-esteem and support from the entire family. It touches on the dire importance of not allowing siblings to tease as this could do damage and create self-esteem issues into adult hood.
Family & Parenting
by Alisha Moadab, ND,
We are probably all aware that sun can burn the skin, and thus can be a contributing cause for carcinogenic (cancer) causing processes to occur in our body. Cancer is complex and is usually multi-factorial, not just from one cause. Sun burns can cause free radical damage, but if one has a high level of antioxidants to combat it, the damage done may not be so detrimental...
Editor's Note: Summer came a little late in some parts of the country, but here is some news you can use, and better late then never to save your skin.
by Barbara C. Kauffman, MScH
Like many homeopaths, I was introduced to homeopathy for personal reasons. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer at a fairly young age, and undergoing surgery and subsequent radiation treatment, my immune system was greatly damaged. The cancer was discovered on a base-line mammogram, thanks to a doctor who believed that a mammogram should be taken at age 35. This probably saved my life...
by Ellen Kramer, MCPH
Allergies are becoming more common. They are autoimmune diseases – a term which is applied to a whole range of diseases where the immune system breaks down and anti-bodies begin to attack the body’s own tissues. (The proper functioning of the immune system is seen as being dependent on a healthy spleen and damage to this can create long term problems)...
by Russell Collins
Along the disputed frontier between religion and science, there have always been the peacemakers looking for a way to bridge the gap, or at least to minimize the collateral damage of battle. One method for achieving this is just better cartography — a more definite line of demarcation between the two domains, and more solid agreements about staying on your own side of the fence...
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