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The Hidden Benefits of Illness

A physician I know who specializes in the treatment of chronic, degenerative illness, asks first-time patients the following question: What will you have to give up in order to be free of your disease? Her reason for asking this question stems from her observation that all of the patients she’s treated in one way or another were deriving benefits from being sick. Usually, they were not conscious of this, but invariably they wanted the benefits to continue. In order to heal, becoming conscious of such benefits and discovering healthier, more appropriate ways of receiving them can often be essential.
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Do you suffer from high blood pressure (hyperglycemia)? If so, the answer to your problem might be in your kitchen. According to a recent study, researchers found that cinnamon, a common household spice, can reduce blood sugar levels by an average of ten percent. For best results, it's recommended that you use one gram of standardized cinnamon extract once a day (you can find it at your local health food store), but similar results can often be achieved using cinnamon itself.

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Do you suffer from arthritis pain? If so, you might benefit from spicing up your meals with turmeric. Turmeric is a popular spice in India and other Asian countries and is a main ingredient in curry. The reason that turmeric can help arthritis and other aches and pains is because it contains curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to act as a powerful natural antioxidant. It also acts similar to COX-2 inhibitor drugs, such as Vioxx and Celebrex, but without the risk of serious, and even fatal, side effects that those drugs pose. COX-2 is an enzyme that is involved in arthritis pain and swelling and research shows that curcumin inhibits its production. As an added benefit, research has also shown that turmeric may also prevent certain types of cancer, as well as Alzheimer's disease. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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