Real Cause, Real Cure: The 9 root causes of the most common health problems and how to solve them
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An eye-opening guide that boils down common health problems to nine simple causes and offers the relief readers have been searching for.
An expert in combining both traditional and alternative medicine, Dr. Teitelbaum explains that tackling nine wholly preventable causes is the key to long-term, real relief from nagging health concerns.
Real Cause, Real Cure unearths the underlying causes of more than 50 health problems, steering readers toward cost-effective, safe, and easy remedies to combat woes ranging from acne and food allergies to diabetes and cancer. Readers will discover how getting a full night's rest can combat heart disease, diabetes, depression, heartburn, weight gain, and chronic pain; how adding exercise to one's daily routine not only prevents an expanding waistline, but also wards off Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and stroke; and how drugs taken to improve our health are a major culprit in why we keep getting sick.
This user-friendly guide takes the confusion out of personal health care so readers can enjoy a life free of needless prescriptions, doctors' offices, and irritating health issues.
often very effective at lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and increasing “good” HDL cholesterol. Recent studies—in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Atherosclerosis—show that using a cholesterol-lowering statin drug and niacin is far more effective than using a statin alone. A somewhat unpleasant side effect of niacin as it widens blood vessels is flushing—a red, flushed face, along with hot, itchy skin. To avoid this, take “flush-free”
hopefully, I’ll do that to the day I die, because I love it.” Similarly, he said, you have to find the activity you love to do—an activity that you look forward to and that fits into your routine. He also urges you to find an activity that builds aerobic capacity (conditioned heart and lungs) and muscular strength, both of which are important for long-term health. “When I’m splitting wood or hauling stones in a wheelbarrow, I’m getting the benefit of aerobic and muscular activity,” he said.
an important item—in the headlines or on the agendas of government officials. Why do prescription medications hurt so many people? Because most drugs work by slowing enzyme systems—proteins that spark biochemical processes throughout the body. When you control a runaway train (the symptom or disease) by derailing it (the drug action), you injure a lot of passengers. For example, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs block the action of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that helps create cholesterol,
treatments in this chapter also will improve the memory of most people with age-related memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, the stages of memory loss that can precede Alzheimer’s.) Here are treatments that address the underlying real causes that are worth considering if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia. Receive vitamin B12 injections Make sure your doctor checks your blood levels of B12. Optimal levels are a must for a healthy brain. That’s
The natural program I recommend eases pain, decreases inflammation, and helps repair joints. It has four main components. Repair Reverse inflammation Restore function Rule out and (if necessary) eliminate food allergies, and treat infections Repair Cartilage covers and cushions the ends of bones so they don’t rub together. In OA, cartilage has thinned or disappeared. Bones rub together and hurt. In RA, cartilage and bones are mistakenly attacked by the body’s immune system. But you can repair