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Jane’s Blog Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

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Jane’s Blog Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

Recently I got a special request from one of our avid listeners of our radio program Holistic Healthline to write about Vitreomacular Traction. So this is for you Elaine! Thank you so much! The eyes use more nutrients per cubic inch than any other organ in the body. However, research shows that poorly nourished eyes can develop many eye diseases particularly with aging. The vitreous humor is a transparent gel-like material that occupies the space behind the lens and in front of the retina at the back of the eye. It is surrounded by a layer of collagen called vitreous...

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

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 Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Jane's Blog Rotator Cuff Injuries

A Rotator Cuff injury can be so painful people flock to their doctors for pain killers, steroid injections and surgery. Repeated cortisone injections can cause weakening of the tendon tissue, and destroy the joints faster doing more harm than good. Although surgical repair is utilized to decrease pain and increase function, studies have shown significant failure rates at 2 years follow-up. I have seen numerous patients who have had all those treatments and were still having problems, including frozen shoulder. After utilizing a natural treatment program within a few months (sometimes sooner) they were totally amazed at how well they...

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Jane's Blog Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Attack

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Jane's Blog Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Attack

Men with even mild erectile dysfunction who have no known heart disease – have a significant increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and heart attack later. A study published in the January 2015 journal PLoS Medicine, shows men aged 45 and up with moderate or severe erectile dysfunction and not diagnosed with heart disease, were up to 50 percent more likely to develop heart problems. Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque, made up of calcium, fat, cholesterol, cellular waste, and fibrin which build up in the walls of your arteries over time. As plaque continues to build, it can...

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