Posts Tagged ‘allergies’

This Bad Guy Is Everywhere

Have you heard about phthalate? (Pronounced THAL ate) Yikes! Talk about your basic poison! And it’s everywhere! For instance one phthalate is PVC, polyvinylchloride, which is often used in our bathroom and kitchen pipes. Phthalate is a softener added to plastics, cosmetics and everything else they can lay their hands on.

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Invisible Inflammation

The single greatest threat to our health is inflammation. Pick a disease, any disease, and talking inflammation. Sometimes inflammation is visible. For instance, bug bites, splinters, joint injuries, etc. give us a ringside seat to watch a mini-war as our body fights to get rid of the enemy and protect the homeland. Usually, though, we…

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What Causes Stress?

When writing a problem-solving article, we’re told to start by explaining the problem. But stress isn’t an unknown problem. It may come at you head-on or sneak up from behind. Sometimes you know the cause, but sometimes you don’t. However it arrives, you recognize it, a less-than-wonderful part of life.

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Digestion Woes

We live in an age of unhappy digestive systems. Medicine has two all-purpose answers for us: Avoid gluten and/or take an antacid; both are bad ideas. Today, let’s talk about gluten.

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Is Histamine Dragging You Down?

Inquiring minds noticed a new, mysterious health problem that started showing up between 1967 and 1977. Decades later, it’s still mysterious, with no sign of slowing down. Two significant obstacles stand in the way of figuring out what’s going on.

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Prescription Drug Surprises

A long-time friend called recently. She’s had health problems like you wouldn’t believe for years, going from doctor to doctor to doctor trying to get answers. I tell her she has a lot more patience than I do, that I would have given up on medicine long ago. But she’s a highly qualified nurse, and…

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The Busy Immune System

Did you ever wonder how your body protects itself from disease? More important, did you ever wonder how you could help get the job done? Well, you probably know that your immune system leads the battle against diseases. You may even know this defense system is the most complicated system in your body. For one…

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Thyroid and the Gang

We’re taught that each of our endocrine glands stands alone. Perhaps we say we have a thyroid problem, one gland, one problem. Diabetes says we have a pancreas problem. And so on. Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that’s not how it works. Endocrine glands define teamwork. Teams…

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