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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid); Impact on Health and Cancer

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid.  One of the most readily recognized nutrients likely on the face of the earth, associated with prevention and treatment of the common cold.  However, could there be more to this nutrient?  Is vitamin C more important and possibly more protective to your overall health than what we have been led …

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Therapy Options for Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are debilitating conditions impacting millions of people each year, but also negatively affecting many horses and companion pets.  Both conditions are strongly connected with ongoing or chronic inflammation, which is a fact of life, but often worsened or exacerbated by many other factors including genetics, lifestyle, stress, and excessive wear and …

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Role of Inflammation in Arthritic and Rheumatic Conditions

Inflammation, especially in rheumatoid and arthritis conditions, is an ongoing problem in today’s society.  When the word is mentioned, we often think of the 5 cardinal signs which include pain, redness, heat, swelling and loss of function, however we need to realize that in the case of chronic diseases, this is not always the scenario. …

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Biochemical Individuality and Impact on Health

Over the years of my clinical research revolving around herbs and phytonutrients, I have become quite fond of the writings of several past researchers including the biochemist Linus Pauling.  It is interesting to me to read and often re-read their thoughts and opinions regarding certain health conditions and proposals for therapies.  Often, despite the research …

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