Don’t Treat Sinus Infections With Antibiotics

Don’t Treat Sinus Infections With Antibiotics A randomized, controlled trial done in 2012 revealed that antibiotics, which are routinely prescribed to treat sinus infections, were completely ineffective.  Participants were given either a 10-day course of amoxicillin or a placebo, and they were also allowed to take other over-the-counter drugs to suppress their symptoms. The results …

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More Than Just Tourette’s

So often in medicine when physicians evaluate a patient they try to affix a diagnostic label to their patient.   Once they have this diagnosis then they will send them to the appropriate specialist for treatment.  This often leads to a patient seeing 3-4 different specialists who then prescribe medications to suppress one’s symptoms.  However, what …

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Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part II

Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part II Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger used data from the longest study of human happiness to answer the question, “What makes us happy and healthy as we go through life?” The study began in 1938 and continued for 80 years.  What Waldinger found was …

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Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part I

  Considering an Assisted Living Place for Your Mom, Dad or Spouse?  Part I Recently, I visited with a husband whose wife had advanced Alzheimer’s.  A month ago he reluctantly and with tears in his eyes put her in a facility that specialized in this type of care but within weeks he knew this was …

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Cancer Survival Rates

Cancer Survival RatesGenerally, the most useful measure of cancer survival is 5-year disease-free survival.  Often a patient who lives 5 years without a sign of the original cancer is truly cured.  However, some patients will experience a reoccurrence later in life. Individual survival is NOT predictable with much accuracy.  No one on this Earth can …

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Apoptosis – Destruction of “Bad Cells”

  Apoptosis – Destruction of “Bad Cells” Apoptosis is an off switch found in every human cell.  This allows the body to remove problem cells or cells no longer needed in the body. This “programmed cell death” is a rapid healthy process that removes individual cells without harming nearby cells.  Before a cell will divide …

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Can Supplements Fight Covid-19?

Can Supplements Fight Covid-19? People have long turned to vitamins to try to protect themselves from disease.  Three supplements that are getting a lot of attention around Covid-19 are vitamin D, zinc, and vitamin C.  Here’s what scientists currently know about them. Vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin”, is one of the most heavily studied supplements.  …

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Covid Vaccine Side Effects

Covid Vaccine Side Effects Note that this information pertains only to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2, and is excerpted from the gov.uk “Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine”.  This vaccine in administered intramuscularly after dilution as a series of two doses at least 21 days apart.  Individuals may not be maximally protected …

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GUT DIRECTED HYPNOTHERAPY: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Microbiota-Brain-Gut Health, Indigestion, Metabolic Discomfort

GUT DIRECTED HYPNOTHERAPY:  Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Microbiota-Brain-Gut Health, Indigestion, Metabolic Discomfort Our gut-brain axis communicates through a combination of chemical and electrical signals released from our brain and passes through the nervous system.  When the signal between the brain and the nervous system is impaired – one area that gets affected is our gut.  Though …

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