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2015-01-10: Lots of discussion about the gluten sensitivity, celiac disease and grain variations

New study shows higher percentage of US has celiac disease; More about symptoms from gluten intolerance such as GERD and irritable bowel syndrome; Is numbness in my hand at night a circulation or nerve issue? The lack of gluten problems in Europe — corporate opposition to health science; More discussion about gluten sensitivity, leaky gut and the effects of glyphosate in wheat harvesting; A complex suite of diagnoses is better addressed by a Functional Medicine doctor, not a conventional specialist; A German woman reacts to bread and pasta she buys in the US; Causes and treatments for tinnitus; Even more about celiac disease, wheat sensitivity testing with an elimination diet; Caller suggests that eliminating coffee and taking Gingko eliminated her tinnitus; A study suggest that optimistic people have healthier hearts; Dr. Dawn's recommendation for hormone replacement therapy during menopause

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2015-01-03: Lots of medical research news and the usual advice for colds and rashe to stiff muscles

The anti-cancer benefits of green tea are explained; Vegetables like beets, spinach and cabbage have nitrites that lowers blood pressure; Antimicrobial peptides are produced by fat cells; Sources of the various forms of vitamin K; A case of pneumonia: taking probiotics with antibiotics and clearing eustachian tube might ease pain under the right ear; Magnesium and anti-inflammatories can help with muscle stiffness with age; Reducing time wearing contact lenses and other advice to reduce dry eyes; An annoying cough — how to tell the difference and treat a cold vs. the flu; Coming soon: Alfresa is an inhaled insulin device; Obesity in children has important effects in the brain such as reaction to sugar; All about Barrett's esophagus; A hard to diagnose and treat skin problem — Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic might help; Careful studies show that birth control pills do not significantly increase the risk of cervical cancer; Vaginal estrogen and probiotics can help persistent bacterial vaginosis

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2014-12-27: An all-email show with a wide variety of interesting questions answered

Using cheap vitamin C powder in a topical solution to prevent fragile skin hemorrhages; Finding clinical trials for new aggressive breast cancer treatment — other approaches discussed; When it is not necessary to treat asymptomatic hypothyroidism; New treatment for Peyronie's disease, which causes a bend in the erect penis; The use of magnesium and taurine to help with atrial fibrulation; Eroom's law: the troubling decline in the number of new drugs developed per billion dollars of research; Review of antihistamines and using the elimination diet to treat chronic hives; Sweating by sauna and other methods of external and internal detoxification; Norovirus exposure might have caused constipation in an infant — probiotics and hydration will help; Listener suggests masking tape over lips to prevent dry mouth at night; A complex story of causes, treatments and trying to restore blindness in girl fighting Multiple Sclerosis since age six; Tips to avoiding herpes simplex 1 outbreaks in a young child; Peripheral numbing may be caused by pressure on a sympathetic nerve; Acupuncture and other strategies for pain from a split femur after hip replacement

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2014-12-20: A wide variet of topics from water quality and rashes to avoiding mosquitos

Public project to reduce obesity in children also helps their parents; The Medicare fraud enforcement has gotten out of hand with too many backlogged appeal cases; Is there a stem cell study that I can participate in for my cardiac problem? Medicare covers only limited dental work but some supplemental insurance do; Comments on brain dominance, including diet and childhood development influences; Caller asks for safe amounts of alcohol additions in her coffee; Appropriate amounts and ratios of DHA to EPA in fish oil for various purposes; The use of niacin and aspirin to improve certain lipids, cardiac health and stroke prevention; Good reasons to get a full sleep study to evaluate sleep apnea; Help for a rash around the mouth — stop using fluoride toothpaste; Dr. Dawns baking soda and hydrogen peroxide teeth cleaning formula; Mayo clinic website has scary lists of "side effects" for CoQ10 and fish oil — don't assume causality; Caller suggests food sensitivities might cause facial rash; Does bottled water have fluoride? H2 blocker anti-reflux drugs raises ocular pressure — avoid if you have glaucoma; Avoiding mosquitoes in the tropics is important if you have Lupus; Bottled water issues discussed, like the lack of testing that public water requires; Using pyrethrin to treat clothing and mosquito netting

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2014-12-13: The importance of inflammation is central this week plus more research news and advice

A peptide that reduces inflammation induced when getting dialysis treatments; Men with fertility problems have higher risk for diseases; Genetic variations in neurotransmitters correlate to antisocial behavior; How can a very healthy woman have a cardiac event? MRI monitoring for pancreatic cancer is essential in someone with a family history of pancreatic cancer; Functional Medicine approach to microscopic colitis; Many people who think they are allergic to penicillin may not be; A device embedded in the pulmonary artery that monitors heart health; All about inflammation as the root of most chronic diseases; Help interpreting lab tests for cholesterol and lipoproteins; Is fasting before chemotherapy advisable? EVZIO naloxone injector is good to counter pain medication overdose

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