Tag: toxins

Ask the Doctor: Hand Tremors; Lactose Intolerance; Knee Surgery

Q: My hands shake sometimes and I am concerned that it might be Parkinson’s disease. What are some other telltale signs?

A: Tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs, jaw and even the face are common motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Other motor symptoms include stiffness in the arms, legs and

What Are Adenoids, and What Do They Do?

What Are Adenoids, and What Do They Do?

The adenoids are two fleshy bumps of tissue at the back of the throat, just above the tonsils. In fact, they are often referred to as nasopharyngeal tonsils. Buried deep within the soft palate (roof of the mouth), our adenoids—unlike our tonsils—are not directly visible.

Along with the tonsils, adenoids are

Shield Your Brain from Harmful Free Radicals

The very air we breathe might be adding to our risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study published online Sept. 5, 2016 in the journal PNAS. The researchers autopsied the brains of 37 older city dwellers and discovered abnormally high concentrations of magnetite, an iron oxide found in

Heavy Drinkers Risk Liver Disease

According to a recent study (Hepatology, Oct. 3, 2016), the number of hospitalizations for cirrhosis of the liver nearly doubled from 371,000 in 2001 to 659,000 in 2011. Cirrhosis causes healthy tissue to be gradually replaced by scar tissue that impedes blood flow through the liver, impacting liver function and

Do You Really Need to “Detox?”

When the last strains of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded, the football bowl games have whistled to a close and the holiday decorations have been boxed away, New Year’s resolutions begin in earnest. Increasingly, the trendy way to begin the year on a healthy note involves ridding the body of

Q&A: Calcium and Magnesium; Mold on Fruit; Roasting Nuts

Q. I have recently read that calcium supplements can be dangerous when not taken with magnesium. Also, that the ratio of calcium to magnesium should be 2:1 or lower. Will you please have your experts answer whether this information is correct? I should be increasing my calcium for bone health

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels

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