Janet McKenzie

Fibromyalgia From Controversy to ClarityFibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and extreme fatigue. It has long been considered a controversial diagnosis, largely because its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Some have thought it to be a form of malingering, or a psychosomatic condition; others have viewed it as a rheumatologic or neurologic illness.
Philip Rouchotas

Plant Sterols - A Metabolically Active MedicinePlant sterols and stanols, also known as phytosterols, are a class of steroid-like molecules naturally found in plants such as vegetables, nuts, and vegetable oils. Over 200 plant sterols have been identified; some of the most commonly occurring plant sterols include beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. Plant sterols are structurally similar to human cholesterol, and as such they are able to modulate its absorption and metabolism in the body. They are also postulated to possess a variety of anti-inflammatory and possible hormone-modulating effects.
Heidi Fritz

Green Tea — New Uses for An Old MedicineGreen tea dry leaves from the plant Camellia sinensis, is best known as a component of the traditional Japanese diet, served as small 100 ml cups of tea. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids, in particular the category of flavonoids called catechins. Recently, green tea has received attention for its possible anticancer effects, as well as for more novel uses, including antiviral effects and anti-inflammatory effects.
Nicola Kempinska

Antiaging - A Natural Approach to Youthful SkinAs baby boomers head into their golden years, research and marketing have followed suit, offering skin-care and food products, as well as more invasive procedures that aim at providing youthful, flawless, glowing skin. As the focus shifts towards maintaining youth both in appearance and on the inside, people are turning to all sorts of treatments in an attempt to look and feel their best.
Jessa Landmann

Cancer - An Introduction to a Naturopathic PerspectiveIncidence refers to the number of new cases of a particular disease or condition in a given year. The following information is taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics, an annual joint publication of the Canadian Cancer Society and Statistics Canada.[1] In general, incidence rates have been slowly increasing in Canada, although in theory this could be explained in part due to better detection and an aging demographic, rather than an increased risk of cancer.

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