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non-drug ways to get well and stay well

non-drug ways to get well and stay well

In a previous post I introduced you to Mind Over Meds by Dr. Andrew Weil . I reviewed 7 classes of medications he teaches we should use less often.  In another previous post I shared 7 drug classes I consider overused, 4 of which he discusses in his book. In this follow up post I … Continue reading non-drug ways to get well and stay well

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6 steps to save your sight

6 steps to save your sight

  Thinking about prevention in health care, we tend to focus on the worst diseases, those that threaten life- cancer, heart attacks, stroke, violence. But non-fatal conditions can also “threaten life”, putting the quality of our lives in danger. Limited vision contributes to severe and significant loss of function and well being. If you include people … Continue reading 6 steps to save your sight

Obesity and pain- you can lose both this year

Whether it's extra weight gained from holiday eating or excess weight you've carried for years, the new year is the perfect time to lose it.   I've written before about reasons to maintain a healthy weight  at Why Obesity matters. Multiple health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, even cancer can stem from excess weight. But here's … Continue reading Obesity and pain- you can lose both this year

More news about breast cancer

This blog reported  the update in screening mammography guidelines by the American Cancer Society recently released. In other news about breast cancer- Researchers at Cornell University see a potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obesity may change the adipose (fat) tissue in the breast making it more susceptible to malignant (cancerous) changes. This may explain … Continue reading More news about breast cancer

3 ways to help a colicky baby

(Several product links in this post are affiliate links which pay a commission) Infantile colic, another medical mystery, baffles parents and doctors. Unlike renal (kidney) colic due to a stone, we don’t know what causes colic in babies. But whatever the cause, it frustrates and tires parents of affected infants. Colic is defined as “paroxysms of inconsolable crying". … Continue reading 3 ways to help a colicky baby