Alternative Treatments

Traveling for Good Health

Posted Fri, 2013/03/15 - 21:07 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Alternative Treatments

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Medical tourism has been around for a while, and it is becoming an increasingly popular option for many people today.

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Controlling Blood Sugar With Green Tea

Posted Thu, 2013/02/07 - 23:00 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Diabetes

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Green tea is chock full of antioxidants and is believed to have many health benefits, including controlling our blood sugar during a high starch meal.

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Vitamin D and Heart Disease for Diabetics

Posted Mon, 2013/01/28 - 23:22 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases

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Doctors now think that the risk for heart disease in some patients with diabetes may be linked to vitamin D levels.

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Posted Thu, 2012/11/29 - 22:03 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Beyond Science

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Plant-based diets high in fruits and vegetables and lower in animal products have been shown to have a protective effect against cancer.

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Sound Mind and Body Slows Memory Loss

Posted Mon, 2012/10/29 - 21:07 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

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Combining mental and physical stimulation on a regular basis can have appears to have a protective effect against age related memory loss, which can be an indicator of dementia.

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Eating Tomatoes May Protect Against Stroke

Posted Mon, 2012/10/15 - 22:36 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases

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Increased consumption of tomatoes was linked to higher serum levels of the antioxidant lycopene in men, which is believed to have a protective effect against strokes.

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Acupuncture as an Alternative to Knee Surgery

Posted Tue, 2012/10/09 - 21:43 by Fred Lee

Costs & Insurance, Drugs & Treatments, Tests & Procedures, Alternative Treatments, Mind and body, Patient Care

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Acupuncture has shown promise as a safe, effective, and more economical alternative to knee surgery.

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Tai Chi for Heart Failure Survivors

Posted Thu, 2012/09/20 - 20:37 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Patient Care

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While survivors of heart failure are advised to be sedentary, tai chi could be a safe and effective way to get some exercise in order to improve their quality of life and physical and emotional state.

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Tai Chi Is Good for Your Brain

Posted Tue, 2012/07/31 - 20:02 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Beyond Science

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The ancient art of Tai Chi has been found to not only calm the mind, but scientists believe that regular practice can actually increase the size of the brain and potentially reduce the risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Cancer Prevention With the Help of Bees

Posted Mon, 2012/07/30 - 22:12 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Cancer, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

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A compound in a resin found in honeybee hives has been shown to arrest the growth of prostate cancer cells.

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