Monday, January 28, 2008

Nutritional Deficiencies and The Birth Control Pill

This is an interesting journal article on the negative effects of the birth control pill on the nutritional status of women. We have known for a long time that there is an increase risk of stroke and liver toxicity. This article sheds light on some of the lesser known effects and it is worth the read. I hope that this will help you as you make educated decisions about types of birth control that you choose in your relationships.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cough Medicine and Cold Medicines for Kids

Have you noticed that we are seeing more and more of this type of warning. It seems whenever we think we have found a great miracle cure in the pharmaceutical or medical industry we see quickly that it was too good to be true. Of course you will hear the occasional knock on natural remedies too. Many times when you try to find factual support for the arguments against the natural cures there is minimal substance. For instance, there were some claims two years ago that a specific herb had caused a basketball players heart to race and become irregular. This was splashed all over the national media outlets however it was never confirmed that the herb was the cause. With regard to say, cold and flu medications, there is actually injury or death in child cases on more than one occasion. Of course this is only the over the counter variety. My immediate question is: What about the prescription varieties ? These are brought up briefly in the news and are quickly buried with no thought as to responsibility for these injuries.

This is the reason that I use only natural and organic food supplements that are pharmaceutical grade. I never have to worry about someone eating too many whole organic beets for instance. Takes a big weight off my shoulders and lets me sleep easy knowing that I am not harming my patients now or in the future.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Maybe a Cure for Alzheimers

This is an interesting journal study that may herald a new day in Alzheimers Treatment. It appears that one of the main things we may be dealing with is Central Nervous System inflammation. Its reduction appears to potential reverse the effects although more in depth studies are needed.