Health & Wellness

When to Seek Medical Attention for Back Pain
Seeking Medical Attention for Back Pain: Reasons to Seek “Emergency” (within hours) Attention:• Significant injury, accident or fall with development of low back pain or sharp increase in pre-existing back pain.• Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome.• Rapid onset of back pain associated with high... More »
Facts about Back Pain
Low back pain is an exceedingly common yet perplexing problem. Over the course of our lifetime, there is a 90% chance that we will suffer at least one bout of low back pain. Back pain represents the second most common cause of a visit to the doctor after colds and flu. The acute category of back... More »
Considering Weight-Loss Surgery?
To help you make the decision whether or not weight-loss surgery is for you, start asking yourself the following questions. If you can answer yes to these questions without hesitation, you may be ready for bariatric surgery. If not, read on. The Complete Weight-Loss Surgery Guide & Diet Program... More »
Treatment for Heartburn
 Treatment Protocols for HeartburnTreatment for chronic heartburn depends upon the severity and the duration of the symptoms, say authors of Chronic Heartburn, Barbara Wendland, MSc, RD and Lisa Marie Ruffolo. Follow the first program if your symptoms are mild or infrequent, and the second if... More »
How Does Fibromyalgia Get Started?
The answer to this question may come as a surprise. The patients we see have very similar histories or stories about how their fibromyalgia started. They are mostly women (80%) who are usually between the ages of 35 and 55.   They have a history of physical trauma, usually in the head and... More »
Common Foods Suspected of Triggering Migraines
Food poisoning, allergies, intolerances and sensitivities can also trigger migraine headaches. Only you can figure out which foods are healthy and healing for you and which foods are headache triggers, alone or in combination.   Common Foods Suspected of Triggering Migraines: Vegetables:... More »
Healing Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is not a high-profile medical condition and is certainly not well-known, but approximately one-third of the North American population has fatty liver disease, and 5% to 10% of these cases will progress from a benign state to cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis cannot be reversed... More »
Lactose Intolerant? Tips on Increasing Calcium in Your Diet
For lactose-intolerant individuals, the experience of enjoying delicious meals without a tell-tale rumble from their tummy can be a rare event. They can’t imagine sitting down to eat without having to have at least some special foods, as well as having to pass on tempting dishes reserved for others... More »
Have PCOS? Cut down on the carbs...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder that is characterized by a variety of symptoms, such as ovarian cysts, menstrual cycle irregularities and infertility. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, yet many women are not even aware that they have PCOS,... More »
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