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A New Prescription for Addictions with Richard Gracer, MD
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Dr. Gracer reviews cutting edge pharmaceutical, nutritional, and emotional approaches to dealing with addictions to alcohol and drugs. The strategies presented are a breakthrough to a new level of excellence in treating addictions.

Abdominal Fat Causes Osteoporosis
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Abdominal fat causes inflammation and osteoporosis. So the metabolic syndrome is associated with bone thinning as well as insulin resistance, hypertension, elevated triglycerides and fat storage. It is very important to avoid sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, and to exercise to lose abdominal fat. Lifestyle is important medicine.

About Inflammation
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Inflammation as a cause of chronic diseases is described and defined.  The roles of cytokines and brown fat are explained.  A lifestyle that includes exercise, stress reduction, sleep, weight management, and a healthy diet is a powerful antidote. Cholesterol is a marker of inflammation, not the cause of it.

Acupressure with Michael Gach
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Michael Gach is an author, teacher, and founder of the Acupuncture Institute in Berkeley, CA. We instinctively use pressure points to help us with pain and other symptoms. We use our hands instead of needles and get the same result.

Aging and Energy Production with Frank Shallenberger, MD
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As we age, energy production declines. Our ability is directly correlated with how well we use oxygen. Using fat as a fuel is ideal and is a sign of conditioning. Even younger people decrease energy production because of poor lifestyle. It is possible to reverse this process. Exercise and diet are a very important solutions.

Anger Management with David McArthur, JD
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Anger is a protective mechanism to a sense of powerlessness. It can be well intentioned but is always toxic and costly. Science from the Institute of HeartMath documents how our memory is linked to our entire physiology. Immuniity is suppressed after just 5 minutes of anger. The feeling of care does the opposite and is a powerful tool.

Are Carbohydrates Important When Losing Weight?
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When we're young we handle carbohydrates better than when we're older. However, excessive carbohydrate intake even in childhood is a bad idea. The risk for metabolic syndrome goes up proportionately as we consume more carbs, especially simple sugars.

Aromatherapy Relaxes Emergency Room Nurses
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Aromatherapy treatment was shown to lower the anxiety of emergency room nurses. Yet this is not done in clinical practice. It could be used in the hospital to relax the entire staff and patients. Lavender would be a good example. Massage therapy is another very useful relaxants, especially for surgeons.

Assessing Arteriosclerosis
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Risk factors for heart disease should be assessed depending on each person's family history and lifestyle. The tests used also vary with each individual's particular situation. This disease is generally preventable.

Autosuggestion and Guided Imagery with Jean Luc Mommaertz, MD
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Autosuggestion is different from guided imagery or hypnosis. It is a form of making choices oneself rather than from the hypnotherapist.

Back Pain Management
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Back pain affects most of us at some time in our life. Both mainstream and CAM treatment alternatives are offered and integrative strategies encouraged. The use of infrared light therapy is introduced as a powerful adjunct along with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, imagery, qigong, prolo therapy, ozone, surgery, and ...

Back Problems: Do You Need Surgery?
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There are 300,000 spinal fusions every year in the US. Most of the time back pain, regardless of its severity, clears withing about 3 months. There are many alternatives as well that can be added to mainstream approaches to manage back pain that include modalities such as chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, bodywork, ...

BioEnergy Testing with Frank Shallenberger, MD
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Bio-Energy testing provides information that helps us understand the biochemistry of the body and how it relates to our energy level, fitness, and thyroid function.

Biofeedback as Mind Body Medicine with Eric Peper, PhD
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Biofeedback is a mirror that feeds back what the body is doing. We can use measurement tools to show us what is going on at all levels to provide awareness of what is happening and then learn from the patterns of our body function and then modify the way we respond through the use of imagery and thought. Some of its use is for pain of headaches, ...

Bisphosphonates, Links to Esophageal Cancer
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Drugs such as Fosamax and Boniva have now been linked to esophageal cancer. This superimposed on esophageal ulcers, Barrett's esophagus, osteonecrosis of the jaw, atrial fibrillation, and many other "side effects" are reviewed.

Body Image and our Weight
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Ideal body weights vary with societal norms, and they immensely in different eras and locations. Commonsense has been lost. We are all different and so is an ideal weight. Ideal body image is defined from our uniqueness and from the inside.

Body Mapping and How We Perform with Sandy Blakeslee
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The body has a mind of its own and it determines how we perform. You can improve your effectiveness in sports without moving. Repeated exercise builds up the corresponding body map in the brain whether actually done or just imagined.

Bodymind Communication with Sandy Blakeslee
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We carry our traumatic experiences in our muscles and nervous system long after the trauma. This can lead to PTSD. Bodyworkers can help release the held trauma so the PTSD leaves.

Bowen Therapy with Kevin Minney
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This treatment of massaging across muscles increases circulation and lymphatic drainage and reduces muscle tension and sympathetic tone. It works very quickly in acute injuries and pre & post surgery.

BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)
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BPH begins at age 50 and may lead to urinary obstruction. Differentiation from prostate cancer can be difficult. The use of the PSA test is controversial

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