Posts in the ‘Wellbeing’ Category

Child Enterovirus Infection – Celiac Disease Risk

Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease Correlation seen for infections after introduction of gluten; no link for adenovirus. A higher frequency of enterovirus infections in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for developing celiac disease, according to a study published online in the The BMJ. Christian R. Kahrs, M.D.,


Dr Lesley Braun: Valerian safety profile   Last week I was interviewed about a well known herb called valerian and its safety profile. It’s a traditional herb used since ancient time which is very well-tolerated with few side effects. It’s most often used for insomnia and as a gentle relaxant, usually in combination with other

Concussion and Depression

CONCUSSION AND DEPRESSION There has been much discussion in the media and sporting circles again about the short and long term effects of concussion ( known medically as TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury) and mental health (depression and anxiety). These effects also apply to those who work in areas where physical injuries can occur (military,


Brisk Walking Delays Knee Replacement in Osteoarthritis For people with knee osteoarthritis, or at high risk for it, a brisk walk for just 5 minutes a day can lower the risk for total knee replacement over 5 years, results from a new study show. Previous literature has been mixed on whether walking briskly is beneficial

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,

How Are Your Allergies?

Sneezing, Sniffing and Scratching? Allergies Blow! Does your dog send you into a sneezing frenzy? Do certain foods leave you bloated and headachy? Or do pollens and certain grasses leave your skin desperately itchy? If you answered yes, then you know this is a daily reality for you and the millions of people living with

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

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