Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the blood and is characterized by pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. Once a rare disease, this extremely painful condition now afflicts almost five million Americans and is becoming more prevalent. Often the excruciating pain keeps people awake at night. If allowed to progress, gout can cause permanent joint damage.
Our outmoded physicians think that the only way to treat gout is to take toxic pharmaceutical drugs and painkillers. This is not true. As with most health problems, there are natural treatment methods—changes in diet and lifestyle—to …
A single concussion can have lasting impact…
The incidence of diagnosed concussions in people under the age of 20 has climbed 71 percent between 2010 and 2015. This is an enormous increase! Some of it is the result of better diagnosis, but most of it is due to a real increase in the number of brain injuries, especially among young female athletes. Unfortunately, recent research reveals that concussions are far more dangerous than previously thought.
A 2016 study in PLOS Medicine concluded that even a single concussion can have a lasting impact on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning …
A lot of doctors tell their patients that vitamins are a waste of money and just make expensive urine. As a result, we frequently get questions regarding the effectiveness of vitamins. The truth is vitamin supplements are a necessity for most people, but most vitamin products are ineffective and not worth what you pay for them. Sources of confusion include an editorial and two deeply flawed studies that were published in the 2013 Annals of Internal Medicine concluding that multivitamins are a waste of money because they do nothing to prevent disease. These studies and the opinions expressed in …
Everyone knows that vitamin D is good for your bones, but most people think of it as a winter vitamin to make up for the lack of sunshine during the winter months. Few know that almost every cell in the body has vitamin D receptors and that vitamin D influences almost everything that happens in your body—every moment of every day.
For example, Vitamin D:
- Helps to regulate blood sugar and improves insulin function.
- Helps brain function and protects against cognitive decline.
- Supports the immune system, suppresses inflammation, and alleviates pain.
- Helps to prevent cancer.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of …