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Heart

NSAIDs Linked to 50% Increase in Heart Attacks

November 19, 2018

NSAIDs Linked to 50% Increase in Heart Attacks Many of us reach for ibuprofen, aspirin, or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) when we have chronic pain or inflammation. But despite their easy access, these drugs present serious health concerns. While we’ve known for some time that NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack, but a…

Vegetables

Eating Organic Associated With Lower Cancer Rates

November 12, 2018

Eating Organic Associated With Lower Cancer Rates Many people eat organic food because they believe it is better for their health, yet until recently scientific evidence of its benefits has been in short supply. Now a new study adds weight to previous research suggesting an organic diet may reduce the risk of certain types of…

Ankle Pain

This Antibiotic is Rupturing People’s Tendons

November 5, 2018

This Antibiotic is Rupturing People’s Tendons Most of us have taken antibiotics to treat infections, whether for a nasty bug, a bad scrape, or after surgery. We tend to trust doctors’ recommendation, however, new data about the alarming side effects of a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones makes it clear they should only be used…

Wellness

How To Tell If Your Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s

October 26, 2018

How To Tell If Your Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s Your doctor says you have hypothyroidism and this explains feeling like crap, the crazy weight gain, and your distressing hair loss. But how do you know if Hashimoto’s is causing your hypothyroidism? Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system is attacking and destroying the thyroid…

Oats

Think Twice Before You Roundup Some More Oats

October 22, 2018

Think Twice Before You Roundup Some More Oats Even if you eat all organic, many oat-based foods such as cereal, granola, instant oats, and bars contain glyphosate, the toxic weed-killer in Roundup. The independent study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) measured levels of glyphosate in 45 samples of products made with conventional oats,…

habits for happiness

Six Lifelong Habits Found Among the Happiest People

October 12, 2018

Six lifelong habits found among the happiest people In functional medicine we look at diet and lifestyle strategies to prevent or reverse disease, calm inflammation, and slow the aging process. However, other overlooked but extremely important aspects to your health are your general happiness, well-being, and attitude. Science shows happiness and positivity are correlated with…