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FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam

Finally, some official acknowledgement of the dangers of amalgam fillings. If something isn't safe for children under 6, is it really safe for anyone? FDA recommendations on dental amalgam and potential risks to certain high-risk individuals that may be associated with mercury-containing fillings

China Xinhua News

Chinese Medicine can be extremely effective in both preventing, reducing the severity of, or shortening the duration of illnesses like COVID-19.

I have stocked up on the herbs they're using in China, and if you need anything just let me know.

Bitter but wondrous -- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has worked wonders for treating patients infected with COVID-19

Steroid injections may lead to more long-term harm than previously thought, new study says

"the study's observational evidence might be particularly relevant to younger patients mulling over steroid treatments, as it might lead to them needing joint replacements sooner" Doctors and patients should beware if they're hoping to use steroid injections to relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Putting ice on injuries could be doing more damage than good

In Chinese Medicine, we never ice injuries because it obstructs healing. Instead, we do things that increase the circulation to the injured area. This reduces swelling and pain, and speeds healing. There's little evidence ice is good for injuries like rolled ankles. Now, some researchers suspect it may delay the healing process.

The Negative Impact of Not Feeling Your Feelings - Tiny Buddha

Well said Our feelings aren’t problems. They are trying to move us into the direction of health and well-being on a physical, emotional, and mental level.

Hormonal contraception and the development of autoimmunity: A review of the literature

The very short version: use of hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases Estrogens and progestins are known to have profound effects on the immune system and may modulate the susceptibility to autoimmune diseases. A comprehensive literature search was carried out using PubMed for any of 153 autoimmune disease terms and the ...

Popular plant linked to Lyme disease pulled from state property after I-Team report

If you have Japanese barberry in your yard, you should probably get rid of it AUGUSTA (WGME) - A popular plant linked to Lyme disease is now being pulled from property owned by the state. The I-Team first told you about the connection between Japanese barberry and Lyme disease last summer. [Related:Popular plant linked to Lyme disease is now banned in Maine] We discovered tha...

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

We need healthy fats to be healthy. We don't need sugar at all to be healthy. It's amazing that a little money was able to shift perception so much. Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.

UI study finds diet drinks associated with heart trouble for older women

A good reason not to consume aspartame (Nutrasweet). Drinking two or more diet drinks a day may increase the risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, in otherwise healthy postmenopausal women, according to a new University of Iowa study.

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and ad...

NNT Home – TheNNT

Something to consult before you undergo any medical procedure.

Some highlights:

*acupuncture for tension headaches is rated green
*baby aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke is rated red
*epidural steroids for sciatica is rated red
*vitamin E in pregnancy is rated red Quick Summaries of Evidence-Based Medicine

4 rituals proven by neuroscience to make you happy

Some very good advice! You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Trust neuroscience.

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Jimmy Wales: Clean up the Wikipedia Acupuncture page to reflect medical and scientific consensus - Sign the Petition!

Did you know that Wikipedia states that acupuncture is pseudoscience, and won't let anyone who knows otherwise to add any supporting evidence? Please consider supporting this petition to fix this.

Ching Liu just signed this petition on 59 signatures are still needed!

Holistic Health Practitioner Opens in Newcastle

Here I am in the Lincoln County News. I'm pretty happy with the article, though she didn't mention that I can help with a whole lot more than pain and emotional imbalance. I've also had a great deal of success with fertility and gynecological issues, digestive issues, insomnia, allergies, hypertension, high cholesterol, and much more.

I'm also offering a 50% off introductory special on a series of NAET treatments to eliminate allergies. A Newcastle man has opened a Chinese medicine practice offering acupressure to assist with chronic pain and emotional wellness.

I love my new treatment room!

The Golden Needle Wellness's cover photo

[11/16/16]   I'm so happy to be open for business in beautiful Newcastle, ME!

5 Things You May Not Know About Pope Francis

Apparently, Pope Francis likes acupuncture. On the eve of his visit to the U.S., here are a few facts you might not know about the 266th Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Paradox of Crunchy Women and Chemical Birth Control - Ethika Politika Chrissy Wing writes from California, where she lives with her husband and young daughter. She is part of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites in Sacramento, tutors home schooled students in Theology and science, and volunteers for the local pro-life group.

RICE: The End of an Ice Age

Modern science is finally catching up with what Chinese Medicine has known for centuries. Icing injuries slows down healing. That's why I sell my colleague Aram Nalbandyan's incredible X-Jow herbal liniment instead -- it speeds up healing by increasing circulation to the injury, and relieves pain at the same time. "Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping." - Gabe Mirkin, MD, March 2014 In 1978, Gabe Mirkin, MD...

A Whole New Way To Think About Stress That Changes Everything We've Been Taught

Turns out stress is only bad for you if you believe it is. Stop biting your nails, and watch this instead.

Warning: 7 “Healthy” Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism | The Nourished Life

Some food for thought. Do you ever get the feeling you’re doing everything “right” for your health and still getting nowhere? Yeah, I know exactly how you feel. I’ve felt that way dozens of times during the last few years since I began my health journey. And it is sooooo frustrating!

If you drink diet soda, you should read this. They're finding that sugar substitutes increase appetite and cause more weight gain. It's actually healthier to drink regular soda than diet. And, of course, it's best to not drink soda at all.

Research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in 2011 showed that drinking just one diet #soda a day may increase your risk of stroke by 48%. Ideally, strive to eliminate all soda from your diet, as just one can of regular soda contains nearly twice my recommended daily allowance for fructose in order to maintain good #health and prevent disease. More >>

Why Are America's Postpartum Practices So Rough On New Mothers? Why are America's postpartum practices so rough on new mothers, when most cultures allow for an extended period of pampering and rest? By Hillary Brenhouse.

1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds – WebMD

An interesting new study. Since I specialize in the treatment of trauma, I see this all the time in my practice. Anybody can develop PTSD from any kind of trauma, as long as it's painful enough. And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

The Metabolic Power of Pleasure

It turns out that getting pleasure from your food is critical to losing weight. "Losing weight by limiting pleasure is like trying to stop smoking by not breathing." ~ Marc David

This is great news!

My position on GMO labelling is actually that I would love to know which exact strain of GMO is in the food. This is because I'm not against the concept of GMO food, I'm against the dominant strains of GMO food in the America food system. One example is a study that found hamsters fed only Bt soy produced total sterility by the third generation. In the US, if soy isn't organic, it's probably Bt soy.

We are thrilled to tell you that a short while ago, the Senate amended and voted on HB 6527, the GMO labeling bill voted on by the House last Thursday. After several days of intense negotiation between the Senate, the House, and the Governor's office, a compromise was reached this afternoon. All four leaders of the House and Senate, Senator Williams, Senator McKinney, Representative Sharkey, and Representative Cafero, are all sponsors of the amended bill.

Today's GMO labeling agreement is historic and we are proud to have played a role in its development. YOU should all be proud. Connecticut will now set the standard for states around the country to follow. We are grateful to all who worked to make this possible. Thank you to all our champions in the House and the Senate.

This agreement will provide momentum for our fellow activists throughout the country as they fight to know what is in the food they feed their families. We are confident that our counterparts throughout the country and the northeast will accomplish what we have in Connecticut. We pledge our support to them. We urge lawmakers across the country to follow Connecticut's lead and give their citizens the right to know.

We just took on the most powerful industry on the globe and the power of the people triumphed. Congratulations to each and every one you. The House will be voting on the bill after the weekend.

For a full statement from GMO Free CT about the amendments to the bill please see our website:

Baby Breastfed By Vegan Mother Dies

In Chinese Medicine, we advocate balance and moderation in everything, including diet. Vegetarian and vegan diets are, by definition, extreme and not moderate. While it is possible to be healthy as a vegetarian, it is tricky and requires diligence with respect to diet and supplements. It is even more difficult to be a healthy vegan, because vegetarians can still eat things like eggs and butter. This is especially true for a woman who intends to have or has a baby. An 11 month old baby exclusively breastfed by a vegan mother has died and the parents are charged with neglect after an autopsy indicated the baby suffered from deficiencies in vitamin B12 and Vitamin A – both known to be

Acupuncturists Spill: The 12 Health Tips They Wish Everyone Would Remember By Sara Calabro Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs. They also offer advice—acupun...

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