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Treating Headaches Naturally: The Triggers

Treating Headaches Naturally
Do you ever feel like headaches just happen, with no rhyme or reason?  Many people simply feel unlucky, and suffer excruciating pain as a chronic fact of life. The best home remedy for treating headaches naturally is found in making lifestyle changes. Locating and controlling common reasons for headaches mean you can reduce the duration and frequency of your headaches. Triggers can include alcohol, certain food and beverages (especially caffeine), changes in weather, bright lights, certain medications (such as birth control), noise, smells, smoking, and stress. Understanding dietary, environmental, and personal triggers is the first step toward taking control and treating headaches naturally. Headache Triggers Alcohol Alcohol can trigger two types of headaches: an attack within a few hours and a delayed attack, such as a hangover. Attacks which happen within a few hours, typically start between 30 minutes and 3 hours after your first drink. While some studies show red wine is...
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National Survey Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction

Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction
Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide, and often dependence on the medications. According to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, chronic pain is creating an epidemic of addiction. "Many people with chronic pain feel hopeless," said Dr. Peter Przekop, a leading US chronic pain and addiction treatment expert who treats patients at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. "The pain seems unending, traditional treatment often leads to drug addiction, and many wonder if life is worth living." The 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain do so at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity. The survey reveals that nearly 80 percent of those being medicated for their pain would be willing to reduce...
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Reducing the Incidence of Food Allergy in Children

Reducing the Incidence of Food Allergy in Children
Two new studies focus on reducing the incidence of food allergy in children: Skin barrier: Key Starting Point Research at University of Cork conducted on 1,900 Irish children in early infancy explored, non-invasively, their skin barrier function by measuring water evaporation from babies' skin. It showed that skin barrier dysfunction predicts food allergen sensitisation at two years of age. The hypothesis is that defects in the skin barrier could be the key starting point of food allergy. "Now that we have shown that sensitisation to food allergens occurs across a dysfunctional skin barrier, the next step would be to instigate an intervention to see whether we can protect the skin barrier in early infancy, and to assess then whether that would decrease the rate of food sensitisation and allergy in children," explains Dr. Maeve Kelleher, Baseline Team Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork. Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics...
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Can Vitamin D Work Without Magnesium?

Can Vitamin D Work Without Magnesium?
Extensive research has shown that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in the development of dozens of diseases, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness. While many people are beginning to realize the health benefits that vitamin D has to offer in the prevention of disease, they may not be getting the full benefits from vitamin D without also supplementing their diets with magnesium. According to Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Advisory Board member of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association ( nutritionalmagnesium.org ), "Magnesium is a vital nutrient because it converts vitamin D into its active form. "The effectiveness and benefits of vitamin D are greatly undermined in the absence of adequate levels of magnesium in the body. Magnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D, and yet most Americans do not get...
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What to Anticipate After You've Heard "You Have Breast Cancer"

What to Anticipate After You've Heard You Have Breast Cancer
For some, getting a mammogram is a routine. For others, maybe not so. But in either case, there's a certain amount of nervousness the patient experiences as she awaits the results. "Most of the time, there's no bad news," says Karen Rizzo, MD, 2015 president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing physician in Lancaster. "Unfortunately though, some will be told they should have a biopsy, possibly leading to those dreaded words 'you have cancer.'" What happens next depends upon the patient and her situation, says Dr. Rizzo, but there are a few similarities from patient to patient as they fight cancer. The Breast Cancer Battle Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can invade other parts of the body. This makes cancer quite troubling. For American women, breast cancer is the second most common cancer (second...
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Pose Method Can Help Make Runners Faster And Reduce Risk Of Injury

Pose Method Can Help Make Runners Faster And Reduce Risk Of Injury
Now that summer is in full swing, runners are gearing up for races and triathlons. However, while running is good for overall health, it can put stress on ligaments and joints, which often results in overuse injuries. A recent study by Harvard University showed that up to 75 percent of middle and long distance runners suffer at least one injury in a year. To help runners stay injury-free and increase their speed and endurance, Accelerated Physical Therapy has adopted a new, specialized running program called "Love to Run," which includes utilization of the Pose Method, a technique that teaches runners how to more actively use gravity in order to become more efficient. The Pose Method, recommended by many elite runners, involves pulling feet upward, letting your body fall forward and taking more efficient strides. The Accelerated Pose Method specialists are among a few in the Chicago area trained to teach this...
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