5 Neurotoxins In Your Favorite Food

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There are many neurotoxins in food that impair brain function, nerve function and overall health. What are neurotoxins? They can also interrupt their communication process. Neurotoxins have the ability to alter the normal activity of the nerves resulting in damaged nerve cells. The availability of neurotoxins has increased dramatically within the last few decades. Many of these neurotoxins are found in the food we eat and the water we drink. Even worse, they are also found in baby food. The U.S. food and drug administration (FDA) allows 3,000 food additives to be used in Athe U.S. food supply and relatively...

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High Heels A Culprit In Back Pain

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Ladies, ever wonder why you suffer from regular bouts of lower back pain? Achy hips? How about crazy tight leg muscles? Don’t blame it on your cycling class, or too many squats or, the trainer you only see once or twice a week. Look down. Are you wearing high heels? Bingo! You’ve heard high heels are bad for you. But it’s not just because they cause all kinds of pain and trauma to your feet. High heels are also messing up your physical fitness. They throw you out of proper postural alignment causing your joints and spine to take on...

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Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Chemotherapy

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By Dr. John Coppola, DC and Dr. Valerie Monteiro, DC Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., leading to more people (than ever before) receiving chemotherapy treatment. It has become a well-established fact that 90% of all chemotherapeutic drugs cause peripheral neuropathy. Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is a result of peripheral nerve damage from chemotherapy (chemo) treatment. Peripheral nerves are a group of nerves that run off the spinal cord and travel to the legs and feet and arms and hands. When these nerves become damaged as a result of...

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Alpha Lipoic Acid for Diabetic Neuropathy

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The Emerging Role of Alpha Lipoic Acid for Diabetic Neuropathy The term peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition characterized by damage to nerves that are not part of the brain and spinal cord. When this condition is the result of chronic elevated glucose levels it is then referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Research reveals that more than 70% of people with elevated glucose levels (as in pre-diabetes or diabetes) will develop peripheral neuropathy. The debilitating condition of Diabetic neuropathy now affects an estimated 18 million Americans. Symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy can be quite aggressive and include pain, loss of...

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Overcoming Diabetic Neuropathy

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Overcoming Diabetic Neuropathy If you have had diabetes for several years, or even if you are pre-diabetic, the latest research has revealed that you are three times more likely to develop Diabetic Nerve pain, also known as peripheral neuropathy. As a matter of fact, 70 percent of diabetics will develop diabetic nerve pain (aka: peripheral neuropathy). Diabetic nerve damage occurs as a result of your nerves being exposed to chronically elevated levels of blood sugar. Excess glucose circulating in the blood stream is extremely damaging to peripheral nerves. Elevated glucose levels also lead to increased inflammation and decreased circulation. All...

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