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Understanding Your Body's Healing System

According to Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, seven core healing systems maintain our bodies' strength and vitality, with all illness being directly due to weaknesses in one or more of these systems. Recognizing the importance of these systems allows physicians to focus on the source of disease instead of merely treating symptoms. At the same time, it makes it easier to promote overall good health, improve underlying systemic weaknesses or imbalances, and prevent disease recurrence. Moreover, understanding what these systems are and how they work also empowers the individual to take practical responsibility for his or her own health through adoption of proper diet, nutritional supplementation, and a healthy lifestyle.
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Health Tip of the Day

Here's another reason why you should take care to bet regular exercise and manage your blood pressure and cholesterol levels: Doing so can help you reduce your risk of developing brain and cognitive problems as you grow older - as well as potentially avoiding Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia - according to a paper published earlier this year in the medical journal Alzheimer's and Dementia.. It's long been known that exercise and healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels are essential for ensuring healthy hearts. Now it turns out that these same preventive measures are also good for your brain.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Want to improve your odds of not getting cancer? Then make sure you do what it takes to achieve and maintain your optimum weight level. That's because recent research published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet shows that being overweight can increase the risk of a dozen types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, kidney, and thyroid gland. This finding is based on data compiled from 141 studies that tracked nearly 300,000 people on four continents for up to 15 years. The studies clearly show that overweight people have a higher risk of developing these 12 types of cancer. The researchers who evaluated the studies believe that extra fat cells associated with being overweight or obese cause hormone levels to change, thus triggering the formation of cancer cells. Read more health tips...
Curing Gallstones Without Surgery?
This is a problem I deal with frequently. From an anatomical standpoint alone it is counterintuitive that someone might experience shoulder pain in the setting of gallbladder disease. However, based on a more thorough understanding of neuro-anatomy, that is a common presentation for a sick gallbladder. continued inside...

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