Monthly Archives: June 2014

Food Sensitivity: Gluten Intolerance

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Certainly a topic that sparks much debate: is gluten free a useless fad or is does it have medical validity. I’m not sure why gluten has been singled out to be bullied more than any other food that can cause sensitivity. Food sensitivities are common, although this is debated commonly as well. IgG reactions caused by sensitivities can result in symptoms depending on whatever tissue it settles in; lung, intestines, brain, skin or wherever.  This is not isolated to food sensitivities either. Other sources of inflammation are herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer, colorings, excipients in medications – or the medications themselves, mercury fillings, molds, pollens, and virtually anything you can come in contact with can potentially cause this. Commonly seen symptoms are flare-ups of eczema or psoriasis, brain fog, rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis, general malaise, arthritis, GI upset, and other inflammatory issues that subside when the offending food (or non food agent) is removed or decreased. Continue reading

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Cancer Prevention Tips

Not many medical conditions strike an emotional response or fear more than cancer. How do we prevent the onset of chronic disease? I sell prescription medications and I know that none of them really have anything to do with preventing either of these conditions. Very expensive medications are used to treat them however.  If an individual was given the opportunity to pay to prevent or pay to treat, most would pay to prevent. Most; however, are paying to treat.

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Skin Care & Sun Awareness

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photo credit: Josh Meek via photopin cc

For some it has been a long dark Winter (and Spring), so the longer days and increased sunshine are welcome additions to our daily routine. No doubt some of us have already felt the sting of too much sunshine as we either absentmindedly spent an afternoon outside and forgotten the application of sunscreen or misjudged the effects of the sun this early in the season. The long term effects of even one severe sunburn can be life changing. Sometimes these effects can happen decades later.

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