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A Case Study – Shingles That Won’t Go Away

Post-herpetic Neuralgia and Neuropathy Client: A woman of 91 years of age, suffering post-herpetic neuralgia symptoms for almost 2 years. Practitioner: Craig Wainright – Naturopath and Pharmacist. January 2017 – Daphne was diagnosed with shingles Daphne* was diagnosed by her primary care practitioner with shingles, which is a disease caused by the reactivation or outbreak


Meditation May Best Gold Standard Therapy for PTSD Transcendental meditation is effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and may be a helpful alternative for those who prefer not to receive or do not respond to traditional trauma-focused prolonged exposure therapy, new research suggests. Investigators randomized 200 veterans with PTSD resulting

Household Chemicals & Language Delays in Kids

 Common Household Chemicals Tied to Language Delays in Kids Early prenatal exposure to phthalates — the synthetic chemicals commonly found in household items and personal care products — has been tied to language delays in children, new research shows. In the first study of its kind, the collaboration between investigators from the Icahn School of


Association of Frequency of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk TAKE-HOME MESSAGE * This study investigated the association between organic food consumption and the risk of cancer in France. Among 68,946 individuals included in the study, 1340 incident cancer cases were identified during follow-up, with the most prevalent being breast cancers, prostate cancers, skin cancers,

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. Researchers measured cumulative levels of plasma phospholipid n-3 PUFAs in

Good Sleep is Essential

Are You Waking Up Feeling Refreshed? Staring at the ceiling at 2:30 am, unable to sleep, is usually low on people’s list of favourite pastimes. Affecting anyone at any age, insomnia (difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep) and/or waking unrefreshed can be some people’s reality. Research shows that adults who get fewer than seven hours

Are You Getting Enough Zinc?

  Zinc is Essential For Health You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need zinc on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g of zinc, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far-reaching actions which affect the health

5% Weight Loss to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause Hello. This is Dr JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. I’d like to talk with you about a recent report in the journal Cancer,[1] on the relationship between weight loss and risk for postmenopausal breast cancer.


Yoga May Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts Use of yoga, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), may help improve smoking cessation efforts, new research suggests. A randomized controlled trial of more than 200 adult smokers showed that those who took part in an 8-week program of smoking-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT and twice-a-week sessions of Iyengar yoga had 37% greater


Increase Fibre To Fight Depression An apple a day may keep more than your dentist away with a new study from China showing that there is an inverse association between fruit and vegetables consumption and depressive symptoms among US adults. The study, published in the journal Nutrition, looked at dietary data from 16,807 adults who were aged

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