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Coconut Oil Benefits

28 Jul Coconut Oil, Yes, It is Still Good for You!

You might have heard about the recent new study from the American Heart Association regarding coconut oil. Depending on the news outlet reporting on the study, the findings promote the consumption of vegetable oils instead of oils that contain higher amounts of saturated fats. The controversy is the recommendation of certain cooking oils over others because of their saturated fat content. The current mainstream hypothesis is that oils such as canola, corn, or vegetable have a better nutritional profile and health-impact than oils such as coconut oil, ghee, or animal fat....

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Treatment for Lyme

03 Jul Ketogenic Diet for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a neuropathic infection, invading the nervous system and causing facial paralysis, tingling and numbness in hands and feet, and disrupting the autonomic functions of the heart. Some researchers have identified that specific nerve fibers in the nervous systems are the ones targeted and impacted by Lyme Disease, but the specific function through which these fibers are attacked is still an unknown. The nervous system itself consists of many different types of cells, they all communicate with one another through a series of chemical processes and through different layers...

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Dehydration and Mineral Replenishment

02 Jun Dehydration & Mineral Replenishment

Did you know that drinking too much water can actually be bad for your health? The same thing can be said for drinking too little water. The amount of water you drink may be different, but the end result is a trip to the ER, or worse. We all know about dehydration, which is a lack of fluids in the body, usually too little water. But when you drink too much water, your body can suffer in another way, too low of an electrolyte count in the bloodstream, often called...

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Gut Bacteria and the Brain

18 May How Gut Bacteria Affects Brain Health

Enteric nervous systems, probiotics, beneficial bacteria, and “wheat belly.” All of these are relatively new developments in our understanding of the gut or the complex system of digestive organs and glands combined with numerous metabolic processes that dictate the energy that fuels our cells. Even more recently is a startling new discovery of just how intricate the health of the gut has on the brain, and, more importantly, the blood vessels that supply blood to our brain. A recent study published in Nature has been looking at the puzzling occurrences of...

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Low Testosterone Levels and High Mortality

11 May Low Testosterone = Higher Mortality Rate

A 2006 study done by the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System found an interesting link between lower testosterone levels and an increase in the mortality rate. The study was published by Internal Medicine on August 2006. Specifically, Doctors Molly Shores, Alvin Matsumoto, and Kevin Sloan worked with 850 veterans who had their testosterone levels tested at least twice a year for a five-year period. All men were in their 40's or older, and their mortality was tracked for up to three years later. Researchers’ data...

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Seasonal Allergy Tips

27 Apr Dodge Allergies with these Simple Tips from Dr. Salerno

Seasonal allergies are different for everyone. But, a lot of people suffer from allergies related to pollen and other Springtime changes in the environment. These tend to be heavier in Spring because pollen is being released by all of the blooming plants. Recent environmental changes have also altered plant and animal behavior, meaning your chances of exposure to these allergens might be more. Higher atmospheric temperatures signal to plants and animals to start their yearly Spring habits at different times. Less rainy days mean more days where pollen is in...

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How A Positive Outlook Can Improve Your Health

22 Apr How A Positive Outlook Can Improve Your Health

Depression, sadness, pain, malady, there are a dozen other well-known words for negative feelings. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and drug companies have devised many ways of treating it and identifying it. Negative psychology is so well known and focused on that many institutions have never thought to look at the opposite end of the emotional/mood spectrum, to look at positive psychology. Studying positive psychology is the art of trying to understand some of the most basic emotions associated with happiness. Whether the feeling described is content, peaceful, enthusiastic, euphoric, happiness is an umbrella...

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Why You're Always Hungry

06 Apr 4 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

The definition of hunger is simply "a strong desire or need for food, "the discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food." I have seen this quite often in my practice. Patients are coming in and complaining of constant hunger. They say, ” I am always starving, or I can't stop eating." Some come in with this concern and are trying to lose weight while others are trying to gain weight. What's always interesting to me is that after an intense review of their diet and lifestyle,...

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04 Apr Podcast – Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy Benefits

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. John Salerno’s monthly podcast interview. You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy! Podcast Interview: RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the U.S. In today's episode, we are speaking with Dr. John Salerno, founder of the Salerno Center for Complementary...

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Fasting with Fat

24 Mar Fight Fat With Fat Fast

If you're familiar with fasting, you know that it usually involves abstaining from eating some or all types of food or drink, for a certain period of time. Fasts can be done for religious reasons, medical procedures and also, for weight loss. Some fasts last for twenty four hours while others go for up to three months. Fasting allows our body and internal organs a rest period, however, when fasting without food or drink, many side effects can occur. Blood sugar fluctuations, fatigue, dizziness and mood swings can occur when...

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