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...
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.
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...
Skin Growth and Blemish Removal Gentle, Non-surgical, Painless, Esthetic Performed by Doctor Adiel Tel-Oren, MD (Europe), DC (Ret.), CCN
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?
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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":
Trace Mineral Drops
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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...
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...
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...
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
Cold Sores/Fever Blisters A spreading cutaneous eruption. Any inflammatory skin disease caused by a herpes virus and characterized by the formation of clusters of small vesicles. When used alone, the term may refer to herpes simplex or to herpes zoster.
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?
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!
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...
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...
Skin Clinic Videos
Do you suffer from moles, skin tags, keratoses and other lesions on your body? Would you like to hear about a gentle, non-medical, non-surgical, painless and esthetically pleasing method of removing these spots from your body? To learn more about this skin lesion removal procedure, please watch this video to learn more about this highly effective procedure: You might also be interested in how...
Holistic Care, Healing, Detoxification, and Eco-Raw Immersion Available at the Ecopolitan Building in Minneapolis*
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....
Modified Elimination Diet
Foods to Include Foods to Avoid Fruits Unsweetened fresh, frozen, water-packed, or canned; unsweetened fruit juices except orange Oranges Vegetables All fresh raw, steamed, sautéed, juiced, or roasted vegetables Corn; creamed vegetables Starch Rice,...
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...
Question: I listened to the "truth" series and learned so much that helped me really understand what my body needed to be healthy. You really dispelled some important myths for me. It was a real relief to know I didn't need as much protein as I'd been taught. Everything you said helped me understand why I felt worse when I was eating the way Dr. Perricone...
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!...
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.
New, Expansive EM Pollution Seminar!
In the upcoming 5-hour "Electromagnetic Pollution - Solid Solutions" Seminar for both doctors (5 CEUs awarded to applicable Minnesota doctors) and the public, we will explore the underlying mechanism that is a common thread in the evolution of numerous disease conditions, from headaches to joint pain, from multiple sclerosis (MS) to diabetes, and from asthma to cancer.
Optimizing Babies' and Mothers' Health During Pregnancy
Wellness begins in the womb, and an embryo's health depends on the toxicity and nutritional status of the mother. Therefore, avoidance of toxins, harmful electromagnetic fields (especially deep-penetrating, high-frequency radio and microwaves, to which babies and children are far more sensitive than adults are), and severe emotional strain, while focusing on a nutrient-dense diet are...
3M Chemical Contamination Widespread in Minnesota
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2006 Contact: Chas Offutt (202) 265-7337 New Report Finds Worst PFC Pollution in Nation around Twin Cities Washington, DC — Minnesota soil, air, and groundwater show significant contamination from 3M chemicals used to make Scotchgard and other products, according to a new report released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...
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?
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...
Pathological Considerations Also called Little's Disease or Congenital Spastic Paralysis, this condition is usually the result of developmental defects in the brain or central nervous system or from trauma at birth. It is a non-progressive, symmetrical and bilateral paralysis although the physical and mental defects may not be fully evident for several years after birth. ...
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.
The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. In the United States, adults have between 3 and 6 colds a year, and children have as many as 8 to 10.
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 - Infection (Otitis Media)
Acute otitis media is a viral or bacterial infection of the middle ear, usually secondary to a URI. It is most common in children six to 36 months old and then again at 4-7 years old. It is the most frequent diagnosis of children in a clinical setting, and it is estimated that about 2 billion dollars spent each year for conventional medical and surgical treatment of the condition.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Rupture of the annulus fibroses causing leaking of the nucleus pulposus into the intradural space. Also called herniated disc, herniated nucleus pulposus, ruptured disc, or disc syndrome. The cause is degeneration of the fibers of the annulus fibrosus, or trauma of the area leading to the rupture of the annulus. Rupture usually occurs at middle age or older. Then, the normal pressure that...
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...
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:
A decreased density of bone compared to normal bone mass of age and sex matched controls. It is the most prevalent bone disease in the world. There are many factors that can contribute to osteoporosis, the most common is postmenopausal, estrogen deficient osteoporosis. More than one-half of women in the United States who are 50 years of age or older will have documented osteoporosis,...
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...
Restless Legs Syndrome and Leg Cramps
Leg Cramps: Nocturnal leg cramps constitute a relatively common complaint in the general practice of medicine and may be very distressing to the patient. Not only is the cause obscure and the treatment relatively unsatisfactory, but even its proper medical name, systremma (anything twisted up together), is unknown to most physicians.
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...
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,...
Small Intestine / Pancreas
Symptoms Abdominal cramps; indigestion 1-3 hours after eating; fatigue after eating; lower bowel gas; alternating constipation and diarrhea; diarrhea; roughage and fiber caused constipation; mucous in stools; stool poorly formed; shiny stool; three or more large bowel movements daily; foul smelling stool; dry flaky skin and/or dry brittle hair; pain in left side under rib cage; acne; food...
Sprain / Strain
Sprain: Wrenching or twisting of a joint with partial rupture of its attaching ligaments. Strain: Over-stretching a muscle. Invariably, both conditions are trauma-induced. Of the two, the sprain is the more serious. There are three classifications of a sprain: Grade 1: Mild/minimal sprain with no ligamentous tear. There may be pain, swelling and tenderness....
The many faces of stress Stress manifests differently depending on the individual, influencing many biological processes that begin in the brain and spread through nearly all body systems - including the adrenals, thyroid, neurotransmitter systems, digestive system, and heart. Consistent stress over long periods of time can become a serious threat to maintaining lifelong wellness as so much energy...
Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland, at the front of your neck, doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone or when your body fails to use thyroid hormone efficiently. There are several types of hypothyroidism. The most common is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the thyroid gland. The disease affects both sexes and all ages, but is most...
Ulcers (duodenal and gastric), H. Pylori
Your digestive system produces strong acids and juices that are designed to help break down the food you eat so that its components can be used to nourish the body. The lining of the healthy stomach is marvelously resistant to these juices and is not affected by their caustic nature. In ulcer patients, this defense of the stomach's lining against stomach acids has broken down somehow, so that...
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) / Bladder Infection (Cystitis)
Symptoms Urinary urgency. Urinary frequency. Painful urination. These are relatively common symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), although only about half of those who acquire a UTI are symptomatic. People most prone to UTIs are women of childbearing age.