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Smartphone Effects On Body

January 11, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Smartphone Effects On Body

What Effects Do Smartphones Have On Your Body? What is one of today's modern conveniences that most people would say they can't live without? If you're like about 77% of the population of the United States (statistic according to the Pew Research Center) you will probably say your smartphone. Just look around you, people, kids and adults, are walking and texting, eating and following social media, playing games, talking on their phones ...

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Inflammation And Common Diseases

December 9, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Inflammation And Common Diseases

Inflammation...The Leading Cause Of Many Common Diseases "No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." - Moses Maimonides Chronic Inflammation, while not necessarily the cause of all chronic diseases, is at the core of many, and will make all chronic diseases worse. Some of the difficult and common diseases that are known to have inflammation at their core include:  Diabetes Rheumatoid Arthritis Asthma Heart Disease Cancer Alzheimer's ...

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Brain Inflammation Connected To Depression

November 11, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Brain Inflammation Connected To Depression

How Brain Inflammation Is Connected To Depression " Depression is the  most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced...It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different." - J.K. Rowling Inflammation isn't found ...

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Acid Reflux Causes

October 12, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Acid Reflux Causes

What Could Be Causing Your Acid Reflux And Indigestion? Acid reflux is a condition that many people suffer with, and it is often recurring or chronic. It occurs when gastric fluid (the acid content of the stomach) flows back up into the esophagus. Its symptoms are: Heartburn or acid indigestion - a burning pain that moves from your stomach to your chest, and sometimes your throat. Dyspepsia - stomach discomforts such as: upper abdominal pain, bloating, burping ...

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Treating Chronic Inflammation

July 11, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Treating Chronic Inflammation

How To Create A Plan To Treat Chronic Inflammation There are 2 types of inflammation: Acute Inflammation - which is caused by and necessary for your body to survive injuries, illness, and infection. It works quickly once an infection starts and typically lasts a relatively short time, as it fights to help heal your body. Chronic inflammation - which is not needed for your health and well-being, is inflammation (usually low-grade), that, if not treated, can last ...

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Hypoglycemia Low Blood Sugar

June 7, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Hypoglycemia Low Blood Sugar

Is Hypoglycemia Preventing You From Solving Your Health Problems? In order for your body to function properly, you need to get nutrients and a fuel source to your cells; this would be in the form of glucose or fat. The ideal level of blood sugar should be between 85 -100 on a fasting blood draw in the morning. If the blood sugar is 84 or below it is considered “functional Hypoglycemia” This is in contrast ...

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Keto Diet And Diabetes

May 7, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Keto Diet And Diabetes

Why The Keto Diet Helps Reverse Type II Diabetes Are you a Type II Diabetic, looking for a way to effectively manage it, get it under control, or even reverse it? Recent studies suggest that the Ketogenic (Keto) Diet may be an effective tool for you to do just that. But what is the Keto Diet?  The Keto Diet is not new, it was developed nearly 100 years ago, and was intended to treat epilepsy ...

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Functional Medicine Power

March 22, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Functional Medicine Power

The Power of Functional Medicine and How It Can Help You The power of Functional Medicine is in the fact that it identifies the root causes of health issues and then addresses them in order to reverse them...it is not a bandage intended to mask or cover up symptoms, but works with the natural processes of your body to improve your health.  What are the principles of functional medicine? FM's (Functional Medicine's ...

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Blood Work And Chronic Inflammation

January 21, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Blood Work And Chronic Inflammation

12 Ways Blood Work Can Tell You About Your Chronic Inflammation Do you feel like you are always experiencing Fatigue Aches Pains Digestive problems Headaches or other chronic symptoms These may all be caused by another chronic condition, one you're probably not aware of...chronic inflammation. Is inflammation bad? The word inflammation has a tendency to make people a little bit nervous, when in fact, acute inflammation is part of your body's natural ...

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Chiropractic Helps Health Conditions

December 15, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic  Helps Health Conditions

Why Does Chiropractic Help So Many Health Conditions? When you begin to feel illness, pain or discomfort coming on, do you think, "Maybe I should go visit my Chiropractor?" You probably don't, but maybe you should... It's surprising to know all of the many health conditions that Chiropractic care can help you with. Chiropractic is a type of healthcare that emphasizes the idea that the body has the power to heal itself in ...

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