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  1. Are detoxification programs safe?Read the original story

    Friday Apr 13 | Daily Herald

    Over the past several months I have seen a number of patients who have developed serious medical issues after using a prolonged detoxification program. In general, "detox" programs are short-term interventions involving a change in diet and/or use of specific dietary supplements to accelerate the removal of environmental toxins from the body.


  2. Which medication is best for treating a low-functioning thyroid?Read the original story

    Mar 2, 2018 | Daily Herald

    The most common medication prescribed for hypothyroidism is the many brands of T4 with Synthroid being the most common name brand. In the past, dried pig thyroid, containing T4 and T3 was used as a medication for hypothyroidism.


  3. Sugar additive may cause bowel issuesRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Trehalose is a simple sugar commonly added to many processed foods. On the surface it is a boon to the food industry, but recent medical research has suggested that trehalose has a darker side.


  4. Melatonin may help improve bone densityRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2017 | Daily Herald

    A hormone often associated with sleep, melatonin, may have an important role in maintaining and improving bone density in menopausal women. A number of medical studies have shown that melatonin can increase the activity of bone-building cells called osteoblasts as well as the actual thickness of the bone itself.


  5. The problem with food allergy testingRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Daily Herald

    You might be surprised to learn that food allergy testing, a common laboratory test done by both physicians and nontraditional practitioners, has almost no clinical validity. It is no surprise that serious food allergies and less serious food sensitivities are more common than in the past.


  6. Vitamin D plays important role in the functioning of the immune systemRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Daily Herald

    You might be surprised to learn that a low blood level of vitamin D increases the risk of developing a thyroid illness known as Hashimoto's disease. Indeed, in some medical studies vitamin D supplementation may help to reverse this disease.


  7. Turmeric may reduce inflammation from osteoarthritisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Turmeric is the focus of research for its ability to reduce inflammation as well as pain levels in patients with osteoarthritis. Can an ancient spice have an impact on a chronic medical condition that causes pain and disability to millions of Americans each year? Over the past two decades there have been many medical studies evaluating the effect of turmeric extracts including curcumin and reducing the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.


  8. Music therapy may improve cognition in dementia patientsRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | Daily Herald

    A number of years ago, I held a staff position at the Alexian Village retirement facility in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. I had been asked to introduce some nontraditional therapies with the hope that it could slow the progress of or prevent dementia.


  9. 'Leaky gut' impacts other medical conditions, including migrainesRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Daily Herald

    One area of controversy between traditional and nontraditional medicine is whether a condition known as leaky gut syndrome actually exists. Most traditional medicine physicians would say that "leaky gut" syndrome is a fantasy and that there is no scientific proof to support its existence.


  10. Meditation may help with neck and head painRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Daily Herald

    One case in point involves the most common musculoskeletal pain disorder in the U.S. known as myofascial pain syndrome . A recent medical study indicates that meditation can have a significant and lasting effect on relieving the symptoms of MPS.


  11. Pigeons as radiologists? It's not as far-fetched as you thinkRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Although this may sound far-fetched, the next person reading your mammogram may actually be a pigeon. I recently read a medical study evaluating the ability of pigeons to read mammograms.


  12. Vitamin K plays a role when taking statin medicationsRead the original story

    May 19, 2017 | Daily Herald

    I recently read an excellent medical research paper suggesting that statin medication use, instead of reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, may indirectly increase it. The reason is because of the interactions of statins with various metabolic pathways involving vitamin K-2.


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