The Natural Approach Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the entire body but especially the synovial membranes of the joints. It is a classic example of an "autoimmune disease," a condition in which the body's immune system attacks the body's own tissue. Although rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease, it affects primarily the joints. The...
Skin Clinic Appointments
Appointment booking form What are skin growths and blemishes (skin lesions) that can be removed? Moles/Nevi: pigmented or non-pigmented protrusions (from neurological irritation or solar exposure, or affected by genetics); Skin tags: many pigmented or non-pigmented thin-based protrusions (usually from hormonal imbalance); Senile hemangiomas: small to large red “blood...
Bioactive Plant Fraction Therapy
Formulated for peak wellness by Dr. T, the products below are made from the scientifically-validated bio-active molecules isolated from pure, organic, sustainably-grown natural plant oils. These innovative formulations can either be inhaled from pocket-size inhalers, or from an ultrasonic diffuser. Indoor diffusion helps to manage molds, fungal spores, and other microbes, and can help reduce...
Natural Mole Removal
Question: I have a mole on my face (near my nose) since I was born. It has not changed, but it sometimes itches. Is there any risk involved with keeping it? I don't particularly like it, and others have commented on it occasionally or just stared at it...
Hydrogen Peroxide for the Hot Tub
Question: I am a big fan of your restaurant and really find your newsletters informative. I have a hot tub that I'd like to start using hydrogen peroxide in instead of all the harmful chemicals. Can you tell me who to contact regarding the ratio of peroixde per gallon of water and where to get the food grade peroxide. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Skin Growth and Blemish Removal Gentle, Non-surgical, Painless, Esthetic Performed by Doctor Adiel Tel-Oren, MD (Europe), DC (Ret.), CCN
BIOACTIVE PLANT FRACTION™ Therapy (BPF Therapy)
"In a society that is crowded, immunologically-suppressed, nutritionally-depleted, emotionally-stressed, physiologically-challenged, microbiologically-imbalanced, and environmentally-polluted, Bioactive Plant Fraction™ therapy is as important to our health as exercise, detoxification, stress-relief, and wholesome food." - Dr. T
Tests and Functional Medicine Services
Exciting News! Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T) and his staff here at the Ecopolitan Eco-Health Community are pleased to announce the arrival of the highly-anticipated Stool Antigen Tests. Dr. T has customized these simple and non-invasive food panels, which reveal any sensitivities towards common food-proteins and gluten (and the presence of celiac) with the greatest accuracy available...
Garlic Health: Is Garlic a Villain or Benefactor?
Many of my patients and audience members at lectures have asked me the above-titled question using different verbiages on different occasions. Why ask about garlic, the food we love to spice our meals with so often, despite the attendant aroma?
Peanut Butter - why it's best to avoid it
Question: I know that peanut butter is not good for me (I can feel it), but I'd like to know why!
Further EMF information
The following sites contain further information, regarding EMF. The links are provided as-is, with no responsibility of the correctness of the information or the effectiveness of the products.
What is polymyalgia rheumatica? Polymyalgia rheumatica (pronounced pah-lee-my-al-jah room-at-i-ca) is a type of arthritis that affects the muscles. It does not affect the bones, or the joints, which are the spots where two bones come together. It causes muscles to become stiff, tender and very sore. This is called inflammation. Even though the muscles are sore they do not become weak.
Green Bakery - Gluten free products
Sensible Breads for Sensitive Bodies * Dairy Free * Soy & Egg Free * Nut & Corn Free * VeganOrganic, GMO-Free, and soon-to-be Kosher Founder Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T), a licensed MD in Europe and Asia, and a Board Certified Nutritionist licensed in the USA, has witnessed allergic reactions in his many patients around the world. Dr. T worked with a baking consultant for a year to...
Reducing Cholesterol Naturally
Question: I have been told that I have a total cholesterol of 278/HDL of 60. My doctor put me on a statin which was not good for my liver. He then put me on another statin which caused muscle aches, nausea, and lethargy. What can I do that will be more natural but get my cholesterol down?
Angina Pectoris is defined as Acute pain in the chest resulting from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia). A syndrome due to myocardial oxygen deficit, characterized by prolonged substernal, thoracic pain which is precipitated chiefly by emotion, exercise, or the ingestion of a heavy meal. It is caused by a temporary inability of the...
Surgery and Supplements
QUESTION: My cousin faces the legs surgery due to arthritis problem (a cartridge worn out and the bones rubbing each other causing pain) Is it possible to avoid this surgery and take care of problem using the supplementals and vitamins? Thank you, Gregory
Liver / Gallbladder
Hepatopathy: any disease of the liver. Hepatotoxin: a toxin that destroys liver cells. Cholestasis: stoppage or suppression of bile flow, due to factors within (intrahepatic cholestasis) or outside the liver (extrahepatic cholestasis). Cirrhosis: a liver disease characterized pathologically by the loss of the normal microscopic lobular architecture and regenerative...
Always Tired - Why am I Always Feeling So Tired?
Question: I have been told by my doctor that it’s “normal” for me to be always tired, because of my age (63). Is that true?
Chemical Sensitivity - How to Treat my Chemical Sensitivities?
Question: I have been sensitive to various chemicals and perfumes lately, while my friends don’t seem to be bothered. Why?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP) and Multi-Tiered Trans-Generational Genogram (MTTG) Healthiness can be defined as a state of physical, social, mental and emotional well-being. True wellness requires attention to health at all levels; when one part of the system breaks down, it affects each of the others. Modern therapists have developed new ways to...
Learning How To Eat Raw
Question: Hi, I am interested in learning how to eat raw. I was wondering if you can help me find where I can sign up for some classes on how to eat raw and it's benefits? And hopefully something that's economic would be a plus!! Thank you for your help.
Asthma Triggers and Electrical / EMF Pollution
Question: In the last newsletter, we asked: "If you would like to help others improve their health and learn about eco-friendly living, email this letter to a friend". So, here are the questions of "Joan", who got this newsletter from a caring friend, "Mary":
Macular degeneration is a painless, degenerative eye disease that affects more than 10 million Americans. It is the leading cause of legal blindness in persons over the age of 55 in the United States. While complete blindness does not occur in most people with the disorder, macular degeneration often interferes with reading, driving, or performing other daily activities. There are two forms of...
Common sources of radio waves radiation
Some common sources of radio waves radiation are: Outdoors Broadcast antennas (fixed); Broadcast antennas (mobile); Radar stations (fixed); Radar devices (mobile); Television cables; Satellites; Satellite receiving dishes; Satellite sending dishes; Cell phones, pagers, two-way radios.
Foraging, Herbology, and Mangoes, it must be Spring!
When I was in Israel (the Galilee) and Italy (Tuscany) a few weeks ago, I went foraging a bit (see those pictures and other foraging pictures in the blog). Even in Victoria, BC last week I found some time with my hosts to eat some wild plants (but not in Seattle, Olympia area, and Portland - I wish there was more time!). Each country and State with its own micro-climate supports its own...
Epigenetics, Detoxification, and You
I am back from an arduous lecture-and-patients tour of Israel and Italy! After seeing nutritional and skin-lesion patients in the Tel Aviv area, I traveled a bit north to lecture at an environmental health conference, focusing on the connection between our genetics and susceptibility to illness as a result of environmental, nutritional, hormonal, and emotional influences.
On Tour and On TV!
I just came back from a snowy Montreal where I gave 2 lectures; "7 Foods to Avoid to Allow for Meaningful Detoxification " and "An Introduction to the Functional and Nutritional Treatments for Behavioral and Developmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum, PDD, ADD, ADHD)." I also provided consultations and skin treatments, as I do in so many other locations. It was wonderfully...
How to Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?
Organic, fresh, wholseme, unprocessed, uncooked vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are great for your body (see why). But what is the best way to start eating raw food? Here are your essential tips.
Why Eat Raw Organic Plant Food?
What would you give for fewer colds/allergies, more energy, a slender body, a sharper mind, clear skin, better digestion, and slashed risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, gallstones, infections, and premature death? No drug or surgery or supplement can give you all these. But a natural diet and lifestyle can.
The Occasional Junk Food
Question: Often enough, during parties or meetings, or during my travels (in and out of the airplane...), I am asked questions resembling this: "what if I have a Big Mac just once in a while? Or a Cheese Pizza once a week? Or chocolate just infrequently?"
Healthy Restaurant - Food Poisoning Symptoms?
Question: I just wanted to let you know... I ate at your healthy restaurant last night. I had the "RawVioli," which was delicious. I was, in fact, very impressed. However, shortly thereafter I experienced what seems suspiciously like food poisoning symptoms. Maybe my stomach simply couldn't handle all that raw-ness, but the symptoms conform to my past experiences with food poisoning.
Healthy Eating During Pregnancy
Question: hello - do you offer any resources, literature, counselling on staying raw during our pregnancy and during the birth? We are about 1 month pregnant and are having trouble finding info on this. Thank you for what you do.
Raw Food - Ideal % for Your Child's Health
Question: I bet you get this question alot, how much raw food do "you" eat a day and what do you recommend the percentage young children should have? I have noticed quite a difference in my child compared to others (tantroms, illnesses, appearance) that eats organic mostly, chicken is the only animal product she eats. Never gets sick, if she picks up a runny nose its gone in a day....
Raw Food - Monitoring your Health
Question: Hello Dr. T- Hope all is going well! Here is a question I just got & thought you could help with a better answer. Thanks - "Lorie". "Lorie", when you first started on the 100% raw diet, did you consult with a physician and got blood work done to make sure you're on the right track? H. told me briefly about the muscle test and we did read about it...
Sustainability in Restaurants and other Businesses
Question: I’ve read somewhere a quotation by someone who said that the Ecopolitan is the most ecological restaurant in the world. Can you confirm or explain that statement?
Minneapolis Living Foods Potluck & Support Group
After 3 years of requests from our dear customers, we have finally started a raw food potluck and support group in Minneapolis. This group, named the Minneapolis Living Foods, shares a variety of healthy raw vegan foods, inspiring creativity and, enhancing culinary knowledge in an informal, pleasant atmosphere. Also, this group is excitingly engaged in sustainability-oriented activism!...
General Symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness
Question: What are the general symptoms of radio wave sickness?
Health Effects of Radio Waves and Microwaves
Just as some people in the same work environment are more resilient to airborne pollution exposures than others, some people don't experience the symptoms associated with electrical pollution as much as others. However, long-term exposure that does not lead to immediate symptoms can still result in cumulative physiological effects that may ultimately cause serious disease. Every person is...
Radiation Free Breast Screening
(For a printable version of this article, click this link to download the document.) DITI is a radiation free, contact free, non invasive (symptom-free), state of the art clinical screening test recommended for women of all ages. This test is part of an early breast disease detection and prevention program that provides women an opportunity to greatly increase their chances of addressing early...
Colon Hydrotherapy with Carol Edel
Carol Edel's Colon Hydrotherapy office is part of the Eco-Healing Center at the Ecopolitan Building, which is ecological (eCOLONogical...) not only in the items mentioned above but also in the sense that the colon's ecology is thoroughly and positively addressed by the practitioner. Carol Edel has been a Certified Colon Hydrotherapy Practitioner for over 30 yrs. She was originally trained...
Welcome to the Ecopolitan's Infrared Sauna. Relax in the cedar chamber for infrared treatment anytime you wish. Step in and listen to music, read or meditate as you experience the therapeutic benefits of Ecopolitan's infrared thermal sauna. You'll emerge feeling refreshed, detoxified and rejuvenated. Call us at: 612-87-GREEN (612-874-7336) to schedule a session, or just stop by during...
Candida Albicans Dietary Guide
Food Permitted Foods Foods Not Permitted Sweets Unpasteurized honey, unsulfurated black-strap molasses, raw sugar sorghum by themselves or used as sweeteners. NOTE: Use in moderation! Refined sugar, candy, chocolate....
What We SHOULD Eat
1. Nutrient-Dense Leafy Greens - daily, unlimited amounts! The more the better! One or two types at any time. Explore the many kinds. Try kale, mustard greens, collards, dandelion greens, arugula, beet greens, parsley, cilantro, spinach, swiss chard, endive, green and red lettuce, turnip greens, lamb’s lettuce, watercress, fresh herbs, etc…...
The Roof of Africa & Beyond
An Account of Dr. Tel-Oren's Adventures in Tanzania, Africa: Safari, Nutritional Research, and Climbing Kilimanjaro Drug-Free and Altitude Sickness-Free (Transcribed from Dr. T's Tuesday Lecture at Ecopolitan in February 2010).
Raw Food, Weight Loss and Nursing
QUESTION: I am 26 years old and have been between 80%-100% raw vegan for the past 6 years. I have just had my first baby in January of ''09 and I reverted to a mostly cooked vegan diet throughout pregnancy and gained 30 lbs. However, now I am nursing my baby exclusively and have returned to about a 95% raw diet. I thought this would not only increase my energy levels, but also help my lose...
Ecopolitan Space donated for Your Non-Profit Activities
Ecopolitan Space is donated for non-profit meetings, lectures, task groups, committees, health activities, at the Ecopolitan Building. If you belong to (or if you know someone belonging to) a socially-responsible, environmentally friendly, community oriented, sustainability-aware, or health-related organization (preferably but not necessarily a non-profit company), please let us know if you need...
Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour - Spring 2011
Mardi Himal Rhododendron Bloom Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour, and much more! Guided by Dr. T, this Group Adventure Also Supports Sustainable Rural Development and Education for Poor Nepali Children and Orphans Exploring The Himalayas, Authentic Nepali Village Life, The Spiritual Birthplace of Buddha, Chitwan Jungle Park, and Magnificent World Heritage Site Temples ~ March 23 - April 8,...
Eco-Trek and Nepali Community Tour - Spring 2012
One-Of-A-Kind Himalayan Eco-Trek, Nepali Community Tour, and Much More! Explore the Himalayas, Experience Authentic Nepali Village Life, View Magnificent World Heritage Site Temples, Explore Chitwan National Park, Support the Everest Learning Academy for Disadvantaged Children, and Take Part in a Humanitarian Program Designed to Fight Racism in Nepal. ~March 16-31, 2012 – Rhododendron Bloom~
Nepali Eco-Trek & Community Tour - Autumn 2012
1.Nepali Community Tour ~ September 24th – October 4th, 2012 ~ 2. One-Of-A-Kind Himalayan Eco-Trek ~ October 3rd – 17th, 2012 ~
Nepal/Sri Lanka Adventure
3 Weeks, 2 South Asian Countries, 1 Trip of a Lifetime! Tropical Ocean Retreat in Sri Lanka & Sustainable, Socially Responsible Himalayan Adventure in Nepal March 16-April 4, 2010
Rhododendron Trek in Nepal
Cultural Diversity of Nepal and Spectacular Himalayan Wilderness – Off the Beaten Path Explore A Rarely-Visited, Dramatic High-Altitude Holy Area!!! 14 days (March 2007) with 10 days of inspiring, sustainable community eco-trekking!
A few days ago I have returned from a trekking trip to Nepal that was guided by Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (“Dr. T”). Among the mostly-American group members, there were two other Israelis, Shai and Anna, who returned at the same time and will share their own experience of this trip. I will not provide all the details of the trip at this time, nor will I copy everything that I...
Ecopolitan May 2012 Newsletter
Here's our monthly newsletter from Ecopolitan —giving you the latest and greatest information and news on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips.
Ecopolitan April 2012 Newsletter
Here's our monthly newsletter from Ecopolitan —giving you the latest and greatest information and news on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips.
Ecopolitan March 2012 Newsletter
Ecopolitan's monthly newsletter is back —giving you the latest and greatest information and news on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips.
Ecopolitan February 2012 Newsletter
Our monthly newsletters are back! Here, you’ll receive information on Dr. T’s lecture schedule, Ecopolitan events and news, and health tips. Our goal with the monthly updates is to help you live your best eco-raw life - an educated lifestyle that harmonizes health sciences, nutrition, ecology, and community to promote a sustainable future on Earth!
Amazing Tropical Retreat and Himalayan Adventure
This newsletter will surprise you with in-depth articles about an unforgettable Nepal and Sri Lanka extravaganza, and about Functional Medicine. Also, get up-to-date news about recent and upcoming events and activities at Ecopolitan Communities around the world!
Ecopolitan space donated
Ecopolitan space donated for non-profit meetings, lectures, task groups, committees, health activities, at the Ecopolitan Building.
Severe Depression Relieved: Treatment Testimonial
Severe Depression Relieved: Treatment Testimonial Written by: Kimberly, Dr.T's patient Dr.T's thoughts are offered at the end of her article. "...As I wrote this article, tears came to my eyes many times because for the first time in my life, I am enjoying life versus being buried by it. The first time I saw you, I was feeling like I was at the end of a very long rope. I was...
What is Eco-Raw Living? How is it "beyond raw food diet"?
EcoRaw Living is not only a natural way to satisfy our taste buds and nutrient needs without compromising the principles of ecology, sustainability, and nutritional health. It is a complete approach to life, involving every aspect of cellular nutrition and health that is known to science: Unlike other lifestyle approaches, including many raw food paths that often sadly focus on...
Everything in Moderation
"Everything in Moderation" - Is this a good nutritional habit? What common food ingredients are truly safe to eat "in moderation"? What are the side effects? And when can we really allow ourselves to eat in moderation?
Holistic Science: Effective or Placebo Effect?
Some of my patients occasionally speak with their friends who happen to be allopathic doctors (orthodox medical-industrial doctors) about their medical care for chronic medical conditions (with which they had no good results until using functional medicine). These medical friends often claim in response that there is "no science" in the practice of non-allopathic health practitioners and...
Definitions of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Total cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy fat like substance. Total cholesterol refers to the sum of the different sub-fractions of cholesterol that are measured in the blood. Total cholesterol is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The National Cholesterol Education Program says 240 is considered high. A person with this level...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
An entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve and, less commonly, compression of the finger flexor tendons, producing paresthesia, atrophy, and weakness in the affected hand. The syndrome is caused by continuous pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the anterior carpal tunnel, which is defined by the carpal bones (proximally: pisiform and the tubercle of the navicular; distally: hook of...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic, persistent or relapsing debilitating fatigue or easily fatigued, that does not resolve with bed rest and that is severe enough to reduce or impair average daily activity below 50% of premorbid activity level. Associated symptoms: mild fever, sore throat, painful lymph nodes, muscle weakness, myalgia headaches, arthralgia, neuro- psychological complaints, sleep disturbances.
Depression is a major problem in the United States. Nearly 15 million Americans will suffer true clinical depression each year. Depression is also a big business for drug companies, especially for the maker of Prozac-Eli Lilly and Company. The good news is that there are natural measures to deal with depression that are both safer and more effective.
Low-level, long-term exposure to toxins such as heavy metals (e.g. lead, mercury, PSP, and cadmium), pesticides, industrial compounds, and pollutants is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), fibromyalgia (FM), neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and atherosclerosis as well as many types of cancers. Common signs and...
Ear Dysfunction - Meniere's Syndrome / Tinnitus
The disease was first diagnosed in 1861 by Prosper Meniere. Meniere's syndrome is an illness that afflicts more than seven million Americans, according to the Journal of American Medical Association (July 25, 1990). It is generally believed to be caused by a buildup of fluid in the inner ear. The resulting pressure can manifest the following list of symptoms: ringing or buzzing in the ears...
Loss of control of the bladder by day, by night, or both. Not limited to young children. Many adolescents and adults are afflicted in this way, either constantly or in times of stress or anxiety. Dr. John W. Gerard, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan, presents evidence that bedwetting is sometimes the result of an allergy. "The prime problem is that the bedwetting...
Cataracts Cataracts are clumps of protein that collect on the lens of an eye and interfere with vision. Normally, light passes through the lens (the clear tissue behind the pupil) and focuses on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of the eye that sends visual signals to the brain. A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens becomes cloudy. Most cataracts develop slowly...
Facet syndrome is used to describe chronic or acute inflammation of the articular facet joints which guide vertebral motion. These joints are lined by cartilage and surrounded by capsular ligaments which are richly innervated by pain fibers. These joints are inflamed by trauma (as in flexion/extension injuries; "whiplash") or in overloading injuries such as lifting a heavy load and...
Amenorrhea Absence of menstruation. Amenorrhea may be primary (the girl has never begun her periods) or secondary (the woman had her periods once and then stopped having them). Physiologic amenorrhea is the lack of menses before menarche, during pregnancy and early lactation, and after menopause (all considered normal). All other causes of amenorrhea are pathologic. Causes of Primary...
Fertility / Sexual Dysfunction - Male and Female
10-15% of couples experience the inability to conceive, and the percentage is growing. Men account for 40% of failures to conceive. Of the women who are responsible, failure to ovulate accounts for 30% of infertility problems; pelvic factors (such as tubal disease and endometriosis) account for 50%; cervical pathology is responsible 10% of the time; and in 10-20% of the women no reason is...
Adapted from "Nutritional Therapies for Fibromyalgia Syndrome", written by Kristi Hughes, ND Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by generalized musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, chronic aching, fatigue, and multiple areas of local tenderness that can be identified during physical examination. Research studies suggest that fibromyalgia pain may be the result of a...
Disorders That Show Up in the Nails Nail changes may signify a number of disorders elsewhere in the body. These changes may indicate illness even before the rest of the body does. The following nutritional/health problems can be indicated by the following:
A syndrome in which a stiff shoulder is restricted and painful in both active and passive movement. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, periarthritis, and pericapsulitis. The involved joints are the scapulothoracic and glenohumeral. There is no bony ankylosis. Causes include any type of pain in the shoulder upon movement, and immobilization from shoulder injury. Frozen shoulder is seen most often...
Glossitis and Tongue Related Conditions
An acute or chronic inflammation of the tongue. Glossitis may be either a primary or secondary manifestation of disease. Systemic disorders that may cause the problem include: vitamin deficiency (esp. B vitamins), anemia (pernicious or iron deficiency) and a multitude of skin diseases (aphthous lesions, pemphigus, erythema multiform, lichen planus, etc.). Local problems that may give rise to...
Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body, causing crystals to form in joints and joints to become inflamed. It can be hereditary or the result of another condition. Gout usually affects men over 40 with a family history of gout, but it can occur at any time and also affects women, especially after menopause. Excessive intake of food and alcohol,...
Headache without vascular cause. The most commonly diagnosed condition in the United States with 70% of these caused by muscle tension. Causes include suboccipital muscle spasms from injury (whiplash), postural strain (caused, for example, by a computer screen angled incorrectly), pillow too large that forces flexion of the neck during rest. Usually gradual onset, but tends to persist in cyclical...
Headache: Vascular / Migraine
Headaches from vascular disturbance. There are several types of vascular headaches: Migraine: Periodic throbbing headaches. The prodrome seems to be due to a vasoconstriction of the cerebral blood vessels (or the vessels leading into the brain), while the headache itself seems to be due to a vasodilation of the blood vessels with subsequent congestion of tissues; seen more often in women...
Inflammation of the liver characterized by patchy or generalized hepatocellular necrosis There are 4 major kinds of hepatitis: type A, type B, type D, and type non-A, non-B. The disease is viral in origin and although types A, B, and D can be distinguished by their antigenic properties, all four display a clinically similar picture. Other less common infective causes of hepatitis include...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Celiac Disease
Influenza, or "flu," is a common infection caused by a virus affecting the respiratory tract (like the nose and upper airways). Its symptoms are usually more severe than the common cold and are more likely to affect other parts of your body like your stomach and muscles. The flu is very contagious - spreading easily from one person to the next. While most cases run their course in...
Urinary calculi occurring in any part of the urinary tract are abnormal concretions usually composed of mineral salts such as mixtures of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and magnesium ammonium phosphate. They vary in size from microscopic to several centimeters in diameter. About 80% of all urinary stones contain calcium. The majority of these are composed of calcium oxalate. Contrary to...
Low Back Pain
Pain felt either in the lumbar, lumbosacral, or sacroiliac areas. Most low back pain is from degenerative joint disease in the lumbosacral region, poor posture, the beer belly, constipation, and stress-induced myospasms of the lumbosacral region. Low back pain is commonly associated with sciatica. The prognosis depends on the cause. Generally, the condition is benign and the prognosis is...
This is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune (the body is attacking itself) disease that affects connective tissue (tissue that binds and supports various structures of the body and also includes the blood). Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a less serious type, affecting exposed areas of the skin and sometimes the joints. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more serious,...
Nearly 350,000 Americans are affected by one of medicine's most misunderstood diseases, multiple sclerosis. Although there is no known cure, alternative medicine has recognized a number of contributing factors. Often, the early detection and identification of underlying causes combined with strict dietary and life-style guidelines can stabilize or reverse the symptoms.
Scar-type tissue causing restriction of tissue motion. Traumatic tearing of soft tissues or long standing muscle spasms cause production of thixotropic gel which organizes itself into collagen scar tissue. This is the body's attempt to stabilize what is perceived as injury. Three problems result from this scar formation:
Neurological Conditions The Interplay of Neurotransmitters & Mental States The body is the theater for emotional and cognitive states. Whether mood or mental issues express themselves through behavior or physical functioning-neurotransmitters are one group of characters at play. Memory and cognitive processes are heavily dependent on acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter...
A feeling of distress, suffering, or agony caused by stimulation of specialized nerve endings. The sensation we feel as pain is produced through a number of complex biochemical interactions. These interactions can be likened to a battle between the good guys, the body's natural pain relieving force, and the bad guys, the pain producers. When the good guys are winning the battle, we are not...
Hypoparathyroidism There are four parathyroid glands, located near each of the two lobes of the thyroid gland. The parathyroids produce parathyroid hormones that regulate blood levels of calcium necessary for strong bones and teeth, nerve function, and blood clotting. Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder associated with insufficient production of parathyroid hormone, the inability to make a...
A chronic progressive CNS disorder characterized by slowness of purposeful movement, resting tremors, and muscle rigidity. Also called "Parkinsonism" and "Paralysis Agitans" Dorland's Medical Dictionary describes the Parkinsonian complex as "neurologic disorders characterized by hypokinesia, tremors and muscular rigidity. It typically occurs late in life,...
Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Scorbutic Gums Periodontal disease is a scourge on our society. It accounts for more lost teeth in adulthood than any other dental problem. Gum disease will affect nine out of ten Americans, and one out of every four persons will lose all their teeth to periodontal disease by age 60. Thirty-two million Americans have gum disease right now in such an advanced state...
Prostatitis (Prostatic Hypertrophy, Benign)
Pathology A common entity which occurs in about four out of every five men in America over the age of 50 years. It is characterized by the growth of multiple fibroadenomatous nodules enlarging the prostate gland and compromising the urethra causing variable degrees of bladder outlet obstruction.
A specific entity with many causes. Involves inflammation of the great sciatic nerve and presents as acute or chronic pain down the back of the leg originating in the buttock and extending to the foot. Pressure can originate in the nerve roots, as in discopathy or facet syndrome, or can be caused by the gluteal muscles or piriformis tightening over the nerve. Gluteal muscle spasm is often...
Sinusitis / Hayfever / Allergic Rhinitis
An inflammation or infection in the paranasal sinuses. The most common inciting agent of sinusitis is a viral upper respiratory infection, although bacteria, fungi, and allergic reactions may also be responsible. Any factor that creates edema of the nasal tissues resulting in obstruction and the lack of proper drainage of the area will often lead to sinus infection. As the obstruction continues,...
Acne Vulgaris An inflammatory disease most commonly seen in teenagers. It affects areas where sebaceous glands are largest, most numerous, and most active. Mild cases consisting of few residual signs except possibly dilated pores, and the development of the comedo, or blackhead, may progress through more pathological stages of ruptured sebaceous ducts, pustule formation,...