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From the monthly archives: October 2014

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Does Your Child Have Digestive Problems? Some solutions to tummy aches and bathroom issues.

If your child is suffering from these problems, the cause and cure is often diet. Consider permanently reducing or eliminating processed foods. They contain a multitude of problematic substances, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and chemicals, while lacking fiber and nutrients. Instead, use whole, single ingredients to make a meal, for example: chicken, sweet potatoes drizzled with olive oil, and broccoli. A high sugar diet is another common cause of digestive issues. Sugar inflames the gut, interferes with proper immune function, and causes overgrowth of the wrong bacteria while inhibiting growth of good bacteria. A high quality probiotic (a supplement of the helpful types of bacteria) can be extremely beneficial, but often won’t help much if the diet has a lot of processed, high sugar, or immune system-triggering foods. The next things to consider temporarily eliminating are these commonly problematic foods and drinks: dairy, gluten, eggs, peanuts, corn, and soy. (Almost all of the corn ...

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Tingling, Painful or Numb Hands: Simple effective care with long term results.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury caused by a pinched or compressed nerve typically in the wrist but may be associated with the forearm or the neck. The prolonged compression of this nerve, in any of the three spots mentioned causes pain and numbness in the fingers and the hand. An accurate and thorough physical examination and history can save time and money by finding the cause of the symptoms and prevent surgery on a ligament that is not the cause. A person with this condition may have night/daytime tingling in the hands, disturbed sleep as a result, the fingers may feel useless, a sense of swelling in the fingers or hand when none is visible, loss of strength in the hand over time, and pain shooting up the arm as far as the neck or shoulder. Many CTS symptoms are related to the compression further up the nerve tract in the forearm or in to the neck not directly in the wrist. It is often observed that the actual carpal tunnel is not the culprit of the pain and symptoms. A major contributor is t ...

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