Infertility and Acupuncture

In the July/Aug issue of Experience Life, acupuncture was listed as one of thenatural ways to increase fertility ( This comes as no surprise to me, as acupuncture has been used extensitively in China and around the world to treat male and female infertility. Many research studies and reviews support the positive effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in […]

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Glucosamine and Joint Pain

Glucosamine, often in a combination with chondroitin sulfate and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), is a popular over-the-counter supplement for joint pain. Glucosamine is a precursor to key components in the cartilage, therefore helps to maintain the integrity of joint cartilage. Numerous studies have documented the efficacy of glucosamine in the treatment of Osteoarthritis. Several studies also show […]

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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmunity is a phenomenon when the body’s immune system has lost self tolerance and started to produce antibodies that attack body’s own tissues. Depending on which part of the body is affected, autoimmunity can manifest as a wide range of medical conditions. Some common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves disease, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel […]

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Spices, too hot for you?

ginger root herbs

Spices have become a hot health topic these days. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, tumeric prevents cancer, ginger helps lose weight, and garlic lowers lipids (cholesterol and triglyceride). Some people are carried away by these claims and start taking these spices on a daily basis as supplements. Here I must remind everybody that no single food is a magic food. Tumeric […]

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Plastic Water Bottles

plastic water bottles

As the summer approaches and the temperature goes up to the 90s and 100s, things get heated up quickly in our cars. It is time to take out that pack of water bottles out of the trunk of your car. The recent news of BPA (bisphenol A) in plastic products being a hormone disrupter has […]

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Salt, Iodine and Thyroid

salt, iodine and thyroid

Salt, Iodine and Thyroid    During my consultation with patients, I have realized that a lot of people are not aware of the difference between regular salt and iodized salt. If your salt container says just “SALT”, then it doesn’t contain iodine. Sea salt, unless it is iodized, does not contain iodine either. Unless you are sensitive to […]

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Sugar Magic & Math

Diabetes - Sugar Magic and Math

Sugar surely makes us happy. Too much sugar most definitely makes us sick too. Other than raising blood sugar, there are many other “magic” things sugar can do: Decreasing immune system and causing frequent or chronic infections. Causing congestions and headaches. Aggravating neurological disorders such as ADHD, seizure, and tremor. Causing yeast (candida) overgrowth in the gut, which in […]

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