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Weight Management, GERD, and Osteoarthritis

Doc Talk excerpt Symptoms of GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) can be reduced by even a small amount of weight loss. With less intra-abdominal fat, there is less pressure on the stomach and thus, less reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. Further, weight loss and decreasing dietary carbohydrates should help improve insulin resistance. Lowering insulin levels …

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Vitamin D

There have been great advances in understanding the many useful functions of Vitamin D, besides the well-known benefits for supporting healthy bones. Vitamin D has a role in immune support, both in decreasing the risk of breast and prostate cancer. It also helps to modulate other diseases such as multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory …

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Men’s Health

Doc Talk excerpt MEN?S HEALTH For men using testosterone replacement, there is some newer data relating the risk of prostate problems with blood levels of estrone and DHT, two androgen metabolites. Talk to us about adding these studies to your routine lab monitoring. VITAMINS There have been great advances in understanding the many useful functions …

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Sample Letter Format

Thanks for your support Your street address City, State Zip Date Dear (Governor, Senator, Legislator, Attorney General): Please save our holistic physicians! It is my understanding that at this moment, four physicians are being persecuted by Washington States? Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC) because they offer holistic medical care. Our citizens cannot afford to allow …

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Dear Patients

Holistic physicians in our state are under political attack Because you are our patient, we know you appreciate and value alternative/complementary health care. Many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help keep holistic medical care available in the State of Washington. It has come to our attention that holistic …

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Bone Loss & Bisphosphonate Meds

Doc Talk excerpt A recent lecture on the long-term risks and benefits of therapy for bone loss using the bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, etc.) provided reassuring information. The complication of osteonecrosis of the jaw remains primarily isolated to those patients (generally those on chemo and/or radiation therapy), who have certain types of cancer and are …

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