Newsletter for October 2017


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Hypoglycemia (low blood-sugar) explained

This is a very common condition in our modern world, especially in the US.  Sufferers experience bouts of shakiness, headaches, dizzyness, and weakness. It is generally treated with the eating of food.

The food is not immediately absorbed into the blood stream. Instead, it excites the area in the brain that releases dopamine, a calming feel-good chemical. But people believe otherwise because that's what the "experts" tell them.

In response to the chronic (and mis-perceived) emergency situation of hurrying and worrying, the adrenal glands secrete excessive amounts of epinephrine, a chemical that sucks sugar/fuel from the blood and forces it into the body's cells, thus causing symptoms of general exhaustion.

A healthier way to relieve symptoms is resting while taking ten deep breaths.  The true cure is the elimination of the learned habits of hurrying and worrying.

Heroin-related opiods or acupuncture?

For pain, nothing beats acpuncture -- non-addicting, gentle, effective. The opiod epidemic is a growing concern.  We acupuncturists have the answer.

Our emergency doctor colleagues are not the people responsible for the epidemic.

It's all about money, my friends.

More girls are depressed than boys

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14 in the US. The pressure to be "popular" is intense, especially with the proliferation of social media.

Parents need to teach their children that "popularity" and "perfection" are illusions that one discards with glee by the time one reaches the age of 30.

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Fibromyalgia and the mind/body connection

A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

In my clinical experience, fibromyalgia usually begins with a traumatic event in the person's life -- an event that must be addressed.  There's also no such thing as "all in your head," or "all in your body."

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Smokers who quit can heal

Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. A recent study shows that certain metabolic changes occur soon after quitting, and that these changes can help explain how some ill-effects of smoking are reversible.

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Stem cells give orders to other cells

Stem cells control the cells around them, inducing them to perform specific functions. This phenomenon of the "language of stem cells," has now been discovered for the very first time.

Dozens of international clinical trials have already attempted to use these stem cells to develop new treatments for such conditions as heart attacks, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's and diabetes, as well as a large number of rare genetic diseases.

Isn't it amazing that our cells talk to each other?  For the full article:

Less food -- longer life. Why?

Almost a century ago, scientists discovered that cutting calorie intake could dramatically extend lifespan in certain animal species. Despite numerous studies since, however, researchers have been unable to explain precisely why. Now, investigators have broken past that barrier. Find out more here:

Here's my explanation: When the body perceives "lean times," it slows down cellular divisions and conserves jing/essence, so that reproduction and child-rearing can resume when more food is available and more bodyfat can be accumulated.