Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

Reduce Aches and Pains Through S.H.I.N.E.

Published: April 1, 2014

Want a shocking but liberating thought?

Pain is not your enemy. Like the oil light on your car's dashboard, it's your body's way of telling you that you have a problem that needs attention. So though no one enjoys it — it's actually your friend. Once you know how to make it go away.

Optimizing Your Precious Eyesight

Published: February 26, 2014
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Eyesight is one of life's most precious gifts — the sense that opens us to appreciate and navigate the beautiful world. So to help prevent your vision from declining — to help avoid symptoms like eyesight becoming cloudy, dim, narrow or worst of all vanishing — you want to take steps to optimize eye function.

New Insights in Fibromyalgia

Published: February 20, 2014
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Is Adenosine Deficiency a Key Trigger for Insomnia in CFS and Fibromyalgia? It may well be. We have discussed adenosine in the past, being a combination of ribose plus vitamin B 4 (adenine) and a key building block for our energy molecules.

Over Half of People With Lupus Have Disordered Sleep — and Possible Fibromyalgia

Published: February 20, 2014
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This recent study shows that 55-85% of people with lupus have disordered sleep, and that the degree of pain and fatigue relates to how bad the sleep is. Sadly, the researchers, looking for why this is so, don't even consider a key cause, which is secondary fibromyalgia, in their abstract discussion. The treatment for the secondary fibromyalgia is much different than the lupus treatment, and is much safer and more effective.

Supporting Life or Prolonging Death?

Published: February 10, 2014
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Today, I would like to address a very touchy but important subject. As an Internal Medicine physician, the question at the end of one's life often arises as to how aggressive to be in treatment. It has been turned into a political and economic football, where once again the best interests of the individual are being ignored by both sides in the name of scoring political and economic points.

Charity Pick: Brown-Bagging Bragging

Published: February 10, 2014
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[This article was written by friend and guest contributor Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH.] At the surface one might think that the surf is up and the sun is out — fresh fruits and vegetables year round, ethnic foods from most world cultures, affordable protein sources and plenty new foods with which to get adventurous.

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