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Parasites in Your Intestines May Actually Be Good for You

Would you pay thousands of dollars and leave the country just so you could get a parasitic infection on purpose? Intentionally ingesting worms may sound creepy but for some people with multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, or severe allergies, the prospect … Continue reading

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Try foods that fight disease

With the holidays comes lots of different types of foods. Some healthy and some not so healthy. What we eat has a huge impact on our health, both short term and long term. One aspect of eating certain foods is … Continue reading

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Researchers Correlate Incidences of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis with Solar Cycles

What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. The results, published in May in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) Open, show a “highly significant” correlation between periodic solar storms and incidences of … Continue reading

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Autoimmune eye infection caused by bacteria in the gut

How would you feel if your beloved dog suddenly thought you were a stranger and attacked you? That’s similar to what happens in autoimmune diseases – your immune system attacks healthy cells thinking they are foreign. One such autoimmune disease … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease in Children

Celiac disease has been reported in children of all ethnicities, though the disease is relatively more common in those with Caucasian roots. It is believed about a third of the Caucasian population have genes that increase susceptibility to celiac disease. … Continue reading

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Chronic disease can hit young women

Pain gripped M’s lower back as she was lying on her bed, trying to sleep. What started off as an occasional occurrence had gradually begun to crop up every night. This was especially worse in the mornings when she woke … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for Crohn’s?

  (This article appeared in Health CMI, a magazine that promotes acupuncture) According to some research, acupuncture reduces intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease, reverses tissue damage, and improves the quality of life. Until now, how acupuncture achieves these results … Continue reading

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Pills and radiation aren’t the only answer- Try Diet

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all. Myers, who lived in New Orleans at … Continue reading

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The health risks of green tea

In recent years, green tea has taken on superfood status. And not without good reason. It has loads of benefits, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and anti-oxidant properties. But according to menshealth.about.com, for certain people, green tea can actually be hazardous. … Continue reading

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More Fatigue Research Required

Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia aren’t the only disorders being shortchanged by the lack of “fatigue”research. There’s a dramatic difference between normal everyday “fatigue” and the kind of “profoundly debilitating fatigue” that can affect every part of one’s life. Citing … Continue reading

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