6 reasons doctors say to avoid colon cleanses

6 reasons doctors say to avoid colon cleanses

Former customers of two colon cleansing services in Thunder Bay, Ont. are getting tested for Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV after complaints of poor hygiene practices at the businesses. The city’s health unit is warning clients may have been exposed to improperly cleaned instruments by having the service. Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow’s celebrity lifestyle website, Goop, recommended a do-it-yourself coffee enema to as a detox “supercharge.” She also endorses colonics. But health experts…

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6 natural remedies to cleanse your congested colon

6 natural remedies to cleanse your congested colon

The colon is seriously underrated part of the human body. It extracts water, salt, vitamins and nutrients from the food we eat, helps to break down foods that made it through the large intestine intact, and is critical to eliminating solid waste from the body. Without it, we’d probably explode in a shower of stinky half-digested food. But not only does your colon get very little credit for all the hard work it does, chances…

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Dasovich claims medical marijuana helped him battle colon cancer

Dasovich claims medical marijuana helped him battle colon cancer

Lahad niya, “In California, maybe some people don’t know this, but marijuana is legal. “Not just medical marijuana, as in like marijuana by itself… “Every single cancer patient I met in the infusion center uses medical marijuana. “Because the best thing it does, it’s kind of like a miracle drug. “They give you all these pills and stuff… I hated popping all these prescriptions they’re giving. “It works, it alleviates stuff, but nothing was like…

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How Hypothyroidism Causes Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia + Treatment

How Hypothyroidism Causes Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia + Treatment

Is your intuition telling you that your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s is causing your chronic pain? I’ve got news for you: Your intuition may be right. Low thyroid hormone can potentiate musculoskeletal pain that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Even more important than that is many providers (and patients) don’t understand how to correctly diagnose, treat or manage pain and fibromyalgia related to hypothyroidism. In this post I’m going to talk about how hypothyroidism causes chronic…

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Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

A familiar pattern plays out after every mass shooting in the US. First, advocates of gun control point out, accurately, that taking guns off the streets and limiting who can buy them will save lives. Then opponents of gun control argue that there are no regulations that can stop a determined shooter, and that what we really need is to address mental health. Then liberal gun control advocates insist they too want better mental health…

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. one day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do…

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It’s not what you think

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone. For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s…

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How heavy metal and head banging can help your mental health

How heavy metal and head banging can help your mental health

If listening to heavy metal provokes disturbed behaviour and angry outbursts, then Liam Frost-Camilleri could be considered a maniac. Updated Mon at 12:59am Video: Metal bands go Beyond Black in Ballarat for Beyond Blue (ABC News) He’s been listening to metal legends like Machine Head and Dark Tranquillity since he was teenager. “Heavy metal has always been underground and that’s the point of heavy metal; it is an offshoot subculture different than the norm and…

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The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Doctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression It’s official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy   It is likely that in the UK alone 1 million more people a year should have access to either drugs or psychotherapy for depression, say experts. Photograph: Darron Cummings/AP Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of…

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Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

By Alex Therrien Health reporter, BBC News Scientists say they have settled one of medicine’s biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work. The study, which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than dummy pills. But it also showed big differences in how effective each drug is. The authors of the report, published in the Lancet, said…

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