New This Week: August 5, 2010
The Medical "Hall of Shame" — Top 5 Exhibits
I remember when I was a kid and used to see shows and medical exhibits on how awful primitive medicine was and how wonderful our new "scientific" medicine is. The exhibits would include Aztec skull cutters to make holes to let out evil spirits, leeches, snake oil salesman, and such.
We may have moved past some of these (well, instead of leeches we have lab blood-drawing stations), but as we see, historically, the wheel continues to turn. I suspect in our children's' lifetimes, as we realize we are paying twice as much as most countries for one of the least effective health care systems, we will fix our current system. When the profitability has faded, museums will talk about how crazy and barbaric our current health care system was.
I suspect these will be the top 5 exhibits in the medical "Hall of Shame."
Fibromyalgia: How One Woman Found Relief
[The following was originally published on the website Lifescript.com. It is an accounting of one woman's struggle with fibromyalgia and her path to recovery.]
For Sylvia Peterson, fibromyalgia strikes without warning — when she's cooking dinner, shopping for groceries or even making love to her husband. The burning, roving pain made her life unbearable, until she got treatment. Find out how one fibromyalgia patient found relief…
This week's research briefs again reinforce what we see over and over. Natural remedies are as or more effective than medications in many cases, and virtually always safer and less expensive. This week's research showed that glucosamine is not only as effective as Celebrex for arthritis, but lowered risk of dying by 17% (over an average five-year monitoring period). Not bad when arthritis medicines kill over 16,500 Americans each year. An added bonus? The herb turmeric (Curcumin) was associated with a lower risk of colon cancer.
Glucosamine as Effective as Celebrex for Arthritis
A new NIH study shows glucosamine is as effective as Celebrex for arthritis — even after two years. Read more »
Glucosamine Use Associated with 17% Lower Death Rate
Meanwhile, glucosamine is over 10 times more effective at preventing death than cholesterol blockers. Read more »
Curcumin Potential for Preventing and/or Treating Colorectal Cancer
Curcumin, another effective pain herbal, is associated with cancer prevention and treatment benefits. Read more »
UPDATE TO OUR iPHONE APP
iPhone App "Natural Cures" Renamed to "Cures A-Z"
We've recently updated our popular FREE iPhone app with new content and we've also changed its name. You'll now find it in the iPhone App Store as "Cures A-Z" (it's no longer called "Natural Cures"). If you're an existing user, you'll want to take a moment to download the new version.
Cures A-Z is rapidly approaching its one millionth download! The free app, developed by Dr. T and his nutritionist wife Laurie, is a Comprehensive Medicine specialist in your pocket! Health conditions from A to Z are explained in easy to understand language along with treatments based on Comprehensive Medicine — an approach to healing that uses the best of natural and prescriptive therapies.
Learn more about Cures A-Z at EndFatigue.com or at the iPhone App Store. You can also find much of the Cures A-Z content reproduced in the "Conditions and Treatments" section at our website — bookmark it for a handy Comprehensive Medicine specialist in your PC!
JOKE OF THE WEEK
England and U.S. World Cup Football/Soccer Teams in South Africa
Before leaving South Africa, the England and U.S. squads went to visit an orphanage.
"It's so good to put a smile on the faces of people with no hope, constantly struggling and facing the impossible."
..Said Jamal Umbato — aged six.
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