The Werewolf Legend and its Medical Background

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There are several skin diseases that are exacerbated and/or precipitated with sunlight – lupus, rosacea, pellagra, and porphyria among others- from which a specific subtype of porphyria is the basis of the Werewolf Legend. I’m talking here about Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria or Günther’s disease, a very rare (less than 100-200 cases) and severe form of porphyria where there is a lack of a specific enzyme in the bone ...

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Plastic Toxicity

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Plastics come in all sorts of shapes and colors to make our lives easier and more convenient, containing certain substances that improve their performance and also makes them less expensive. In general we are told that plastics have a low profile of toxicity due to its properties, for example water and relative chemical inertness. What we are usually not told is that plastics contain additional toxic substances -bisphenol A (BPA) used to ...

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The Hidden Face of Celiac Disease

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gluten Celiac disease is a dis-ease where the lining of the small intestine, the intestinal mucosa, is chronically damaged by gluten proteins and their interaction with the immune system. In the early nineties it was considered to be rare, affecting 1 in 4,850 North Americans. Recent numbers reveal that its present in 1 of every 111 apparently healthy/symptom free adults. Genetic research has now revealed that gluten sensitivity (immune/defense reactions to gluten) may ...

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Yeast Overgrowth and Emotional Cravings

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Some children are quick to accept a bottle of milk, cookies, or crackers as a replacement for physical touch and emotional nurturing when parents are unable to provide them with such care. When a child receives food instead of emotional nurturing, it is quite probable that such a child will make poor food choices in the future. The process of “I need emotional nurturing = I ...

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Friendly Little Critters: Probiotics are all pro and no con

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good bacteriaProbiotics, as opposed to antibiotics, are a group of friendly bacteria which include Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidum bacterium. These bacteria help in fighting against evil yeast/candida overgrowth in our digestive tracts. Since they are human microflora, they are more compatible with our intestines than other nonhuman microflora (i.e. friendly bacteria found in yogurt).

Lactobacillus acidophilus breaks down sugar into lactic acid, and which kills yeast. Other ...

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The Depression Coverup

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depression Did you know that magnesium deficiency and yeast infection produce symptoms of anxiety or depression, including fatigue, insomnia, eye twitches, apprehension, nervous fits, light-headedness, hyperemotionality, palpitations, impaired breathing, confusion, anger, nervousness, rapid pulse, apathy, poor memory, etc? It has been documented that we could never get enough magnesium from diet alone, as the soil was depleted of that same mineral long ago. This makes magnesium ...

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Cold Blooded Doctors

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Doctors Did you know that the risk of being sued for malpractice has very little to do with how many mistakes a doctor makes? Studies of malpractice lawsuits have revealed that that there are highly skilled doctors who get sued a lot, and doctors who make lots of mistakes that never get sued. It seems that what makes the difference for a patient in deciding whether to file a suit is… their ...

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Muscle Your Way to Better Health

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mancuernasThe more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate is, which means that you burn more calories during rest and burn more fat when your muscles are active. You can lose muscle mass either by dieting or by focusing mainly on cardio/aerobic exercise, which primarily burns sugar and protein as fuel sources – and leaves fat untouched.

Studies have shown that people who do aerobic exercises increase ...

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Drug Addiction: Methadone or Methadon’t?

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methadoneMethadone is a synthetic opioid most commonly prescribed for patients who are being treated for an addiction to narcotic painkillers, as a treatment for coughing, and as a treatment to get people off of heroin. Unfortunately, methadone itself is just as addictive as the drugs it is supposed to help patients to stop abusing. Well, it was brought to the market by the pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly, which explains the stupidity ...

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Dousing the Fire: Inflammation isn’t Just for “Old Folks” Anymore!

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fireIn the elderly, infections are a common cause of delirium and other psychiatric symptoms. Just think about the inflammation process involved, where there is such a huge response to an assault that the elderly even become temporarily “crazy”.

Unfortunately, inflammation (Latin “inflammatio”, to set on fire!) is happening right now in our own bodies, too. Paraphrasing Leo Galland M.D., “Modern life has produced a relatively new condition known as chronic ...

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