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Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among both men and women in the United States. Many cardiac patients are choosing to use chelation therapy for heart disease as a form of complementary medicine. But is it safe and effective? Claims of safety concerns caused by low calcium are no longer an issue because disodium EDTA was taken off the market. Disodium EDTA had to be infused slowly because of its effect on blood level...
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    Steve Parcell

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    Gastroenterological Health

Virtually everyone has heard about gluten-free diets. A gluten-free diet is medically necessary for those with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition. It can be thought of as an extreme allergy to gluten. Those with celiac disease incur damage to the intestinal tract when they eat wheat gluten, leading to weight loss, iron deficiency, diarrhea, fatigue, and malabsorption. People also avoid gluten because it gives them unpleasant symptoms or they...
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    Denise Clark

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    Lyme Disease

May is Lyme disease awareness month and it’s perfect timing to think about prevention as the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors. Before you go out in the woods this spring and fall it’s important to take measures to prevent tick bites and to always check yourself thoroughly once home. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected blacklegged ticks ...
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    Steve Parcell

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    Low Testosterone

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Has Evolved Over Time Male menopause, low testosterone (low t) and testicular hypofunction all refer to the fact that male testosterone levels are low. The cause may be different, but the treatment is the same. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy (BHRT) and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) also mean the same thing, at least in the United States because synthetic testosterone drugs can damage t...
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    Steve Parcell

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    Naturopathic Medicine

Functional medicine is very similar to naturopathic training. Emphasis is placed on the cause of disease rather than ways of masking symptoms. Functional medicine is also very personalized and aims to examine the underlying biochemical and physiologic terrain. Laboratory testing is a primary feature of this type of medicine. Functional medicine is really the same thing is naturopathic medicine, and it’s known that functional medicine tests are ...