Monthly Archives: December 2018

Osteoporosis and Curcumin Therapy Benefits

Over 55% of all adults over the age of 50 suffer with osteoporosis or low bone density.  That is over 44 million people living with an increased risk of bone fracture and overall bone weakness on a daily basis.  Osteoporosis is a systemic bone condition which can also reduce the average life expectancy, more in men than in women, creating an increased state of frailty and susceptibility to injury.  Current therapy options offer hope and benefits for many, but what about herbs, specifically curcumin?  Could curcumin impact the progression of osteoporosis? Are there benefits to adding curcumin or turmeric to your daily regimen? (more…)

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Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, Triphala Prevention and Management

Over one half of all American adults suffer from gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease conditions affecting the mouth.  This number is staggering and considering the close connections between poor oral health and many disease conditions, it should serve as a wake-up call.  The long term affects reach much further than just the risk of tooth loss, but can also create an increased risk to cardiovascular disease, liver and kidney problems, and overall digestive disturbances.  Current treatment options are limited in regards to the benefits to the patients and lead to months or years of ongoing suffering.  Are there better options that might pose a higher level of benefit to the patient, beyond traditionally recommended approaches? (more…)

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Breast Cancer and the Gut Microbiome

The gastrointestinal microbiome consists of over 100 billion micro-organisms per gram of foodstuff or fecal material present in our digestive tract.  That is a significant number of bacteria, yeast, and protozoal organisms living together, impacting not just our digestion but our overall health. The gastrointestinal microbiome is becoming a very hot area of research over the past decade with many connections with current day chronic health ailments, but is there a connection with cancer malignancy, specifically breast cancer in women?  Could this gastrointestinal microbiome potentially predispose women to breast cancer when it is out of balance or greatly influence progression of the disease? (more…)

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Stress; Impact on Health and Disease

Stress is something that we all encounter daily in our lives, yet, may not realize the true health implications.  This stress response is the reason why we adapt and hopefully overcome new challenges, whether if that is a new task at work, a new exercise routine, or environmental changes.  It is what hopefully makes us stronger, more resilient. Those stressors create a stress response in our body, which then we hopefully adapt to over time.  The question is how much stress is our body supposed to handle, and how does chronic stress exposure impact our health and disease occurrence? (more…)

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