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Recent Health UpdatesNeurofeedback in the Wall Street JournalJul 10, 20120 CommentA Brain Flex to Help Athletes Train for Better Performance in Competition Neurofeedback, also known as neurotherapy and neurobiofeedback, is used by athletes to train their brains to function better during competition. It was originally used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, attenContinue Reading →The problem with sugarApr 22, 20120 CommentHeres a great lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neurologist in California who has done some great research on how and why sugar is harmful to your childs health. For many families, its unrealistic to expect complete sugar removal from the diet. But, espeContinue Reading →Statin DrugsFeb 15, 20120 CommentAre your parents or grandparents taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs? If so make sure they are taking Co-Q10 too! Statins are known to deplete your bodys natural stores of this important co-enzyme. In fact, it has been known since the 1980s (as evidenced bContinue Reading →How Mercury affects the brainFeb 11, 20120 CommentMercury is one of the most directly neuro-toxic heavy metals out there. The destructive impact that mercury has on brain neurons is proportionally greater than even lead or aluminum. Mercury molecules provoke the disintegration of the microtubule structure that supports the neuron byContinue Reading →Veggies as Aspirin?Jan 11, 20120 CommentAspirin kills pain and inflammation because it contains an active ingredient called salicylic acid. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology suggests that vegetarians tend to have higher blood levels of salicylic acid naturally (without taking Aspirin) than do meaContinue Reading →Holistic Interest Papers (Excerpts)Western Medicine PharmaceuticalsSep 10, 20100 CommentWestern medicine is a remarkable discipline. It is innovative, evidence-based, and, for many patients, nothing short of miraculous. Advances in pathophysiology have led to an understanding of illness that is unprecedented in depth and complexity. Laboratories today can determine exacContinue Reading →Self DoctoringJul 10, 20100 CommentIn my experience working with children and adults who have chronic conditions, one of the most common things I hear is this: I dont know whats caused this problem. Thats a frustrating situation to be in. If you dont know whats drivContinue Reading →DiagnosisMay 17, 20100 CommentMany health care practitioners are taught what can be thought of as this for that medicine. If you have this complaint, take that drug. If you have ADHD, take Adderall nevermind why your brain activity is abnormal. If you have heartbuContinue Reading →Get Holistic Interest Papers
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