Helpful Nutrition Facts

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Hip Fractures and Mortality Breaking a hip in old age can obviously be traumatic but a recent study has determined that it can increase the incidence of death within the following 5 years by 25%. Hip fractures are much more common in those patients with thinner bone caused by osteoporosis. For this reason, it is… Read more »

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Treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually involves the same steroids-based medication prescribed to adults. But such treatments can have negative side effects for kids and teens dealing with IBD. Dr. Raanan Shamir of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine and Schneider Children’s Medical Centre shows that there is another path to treating… Read more »

IVIg therapy may help lower risk of Alzheimer’s

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Investigators from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York conducted a study in which they reviewed the medical records of 847 people who had received at least one treatment of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy over a four-year period for a variety of conditions, including immune deficiencies, leukemia or other types of cancer, anemia… Read more »

2 Reasons to Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping

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By Shane Ellison My wife and I always take our kids with us when we go grocery shopping. It gives us the opportunity to teach them how to recognize sneaky labeling and deceptive brand names, and how to pick the best foods for a healthy meal. We show them how to read labels so they… Read more »

Friday Fun Facts

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DHA and chemotherapy drugs DHA, a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oil, was found to significantly decrease the nephrotoxicity (kidney toxicity) of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. Also, when used alone in rat models, DHA significantly reduced the size of solid tumors, reduced levels of CRP (c-Reactive Protein), LC (Leukocyte count) and MDA (malondialdehyde), a… Read more »

Replacing Street Drugs With Psych Drugs

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It is common practice for physicians to replace street drugs with psychiatric drugs, so the drug abuser is never freed from drugs.  He is merely switched from illegal drugs to legal drugs.   In our practice we work to get people entirely off drugs.  Whether they have been taking alcohol, sedatives, amphetamines, cocaine, alcohol, or combinations… Read more »

Vitamin D deficiency common in U.S. children

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**Note: Increasing the dietary intake of dairy products is not an ideal solution for everyone worried about vitamin D deficiency, especially those with milk allergies or lactose intolerance. The doctors at IPM highly recommend that children and adults take a high quality multivitamin containing vitamin D. A simple blood test available at IPM can determine… Read more »

Psychiatric Drugs, Violence and Suicide

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People often go through times of depression due to job loss, relocation, loss of a loved one, divorce, and many other situations that cause us to feel insecure. Our bodies do have natural ways of dealing with these emotions especially if people use healthy means including adequate sleep, exercise, healthy eating and emotional support from… Read more »

St John’s Wort Again Proven Better than Antidepressant Drugs

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The popular herbal extract St. John’s wort is more effective at treating the symptoms of depression than any antidepressant drug, and has fewer side effects, researchers from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich have concluded. “Overall, the St John’s Wort extracts tested in the trials were superior to placebo, similarly effective as standard anti-depressants,… Read more »

New Supplement Facts..

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Fact #1   A combination of vitamin D3 and curcumin, from turmeric, may boost the immune system, and help it clear the protein plaques linked to Alzheimer’s, says a new study.   Previous research by same scientists found that there are two types of Alzheimer’s patients: Type 1 patients, who respond positively to curcuminoids, and… Read more »