Nutrient Therapies and Mental Health

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A soon-to-be-released book, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry, by Stradford, Vickar, Berger, and Cass, lists a number of nutrient therapies found to be beneficial for mental health problems. Niacinamide– for Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention- up to 6000 mg daily. Methylation supporters– affect dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin to impact memory, mood, concentration, and… Read more »

Drugs: Effects and Side Effects

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Drug companies expediently and glibly list drug actions, meaning beneficial effects for which they are prescribed, separately from another section called side effects, meaning undesirable effects for which they are not prescribed.  The action of a statin drug would be the lowering of bad cholesterol to reduce heart attacks and strokes.  The side effects would… Read more »

What We Want to See in 2012

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1. Doctors spending more time with patients The average office visit for established patients in most practices runs 7-15 minutes, and 30 minutes for new patients.  That is barely enough time to get right down to business, do a cursory exam and write a prescription, with no opportunity to learn about the patient’s lifestyle, family… Read more »

Save Your Sinuses

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A woman had suffered from severe sinus symptoms over the course of a year. She had nasal congestion, left maxillary sinus pains, a very hoarse voice that sometimes gave out on her, and a continuous thick greenish nasal discharge.  She had been treated with antihistamines and decongestants, multiple courses of antibiotics, local steroids, and finally… Read more »