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Jane's Blog Cancer and Holistic Medicine

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Jane's Blog Cancer and Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine (also known as Complementary and Alternative) treats the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. According to the National Cancer Institute: “Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care. People with cancer may use CAM to: Help cope with the side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea, pain, and fatigue Comfort themselves and ease the worries of cancer treatment and related stress Feel that they are doing something to help with their own care Try to treat or cure their cancer Integrative medicine is an approach...

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Jane's Blog Tick Season and Lyme Disease are Coming!

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Jane's Blog Tick Season and Lyme Disease are Coming!

As if we all needed another health concern beyond COVID 19, Lyme disease season is about to begin. A walk in the woods might be an appealing way to relieve stress from the coronavirus lockdown, but it comes with an underappreciated risk: Ticks that carry Lyme and other illnesses. Dr. Shannon L. Delaney, a neuropsychiatrist and director of child and adolescent evaluation at Columbia University’s Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center says, “We already know people with underlying conditions are more vulnerable for complications with coronavirus. Certainly, people with tick-borne illness fall into that category.” Lyme Disease is There are...

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender (trigger) points. It is not one condition but a compilation of different syndromes; therefore, one treatment does not fit all patients. More than that, treatment of two patients with similar fibromyalgia symptoms may be drastically different due to different underlying triggers. Dr.Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, director of the Nerve Injury Unit in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology says, “Fibromyalgia is too complex for a 'one size fits all' explanation. However there are some basics that apply to most...

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Jane's Blog Protecting DNA and Cells

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Jane's Blog Protecting DNA and Cells

We all want to be healthy and protecting our DNA and Cells in the body is vitally important. Glutathione helps prevent damage to cells by neutralizing harmful molecules generated during energy production. Glutathione also plays a role in processing medications and cancer-causing compounds (carcinogens), and building DNA, proteins, and other important cellular components. The body uses antioxidants to “scavenge” free radicals, neutralizing them so they can’t damage the DNA or any other part of the cell. Therefore, GSH is vitally important in the synthesis of DNA and the maintenance DNA, the synthesis of protein and amino acids, so the body...

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Jane's Blog Get Rid of Sinus Infections Without Prescription Antibiotics

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Jane's Blog Get Rid of Sinus Infections Without Prescription Antibiotics

Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Sinusitis can be caused by the common cold, allergies (dietary and environmental) which is swelling of the lining of the nose caused by allergens, small growths in the lining of the nose called nasal polyps and a deviated septum, which is a shift in the nasal cavity. Healthy sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection which can be either viral or bacterial. Overuse of antibiotics can also lead to sinus infections. The Centers for Disease...

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