Does Weather Affect Your Arthritis Pain?

One common question patients often ask themselves is if cold weather actually makes their arthritic joints ache?  Is there any scientific merit behind what many either consider just a wives’ tale or simply common sense? According to various research studies, I’m not alone.  Studies suggest that people who have arthritis often assert that weather conditions…

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Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss?

For those of you who’re interested in shedding a few pounds–whether your motivation comes from wanting to improve your overall health or simply look better at the beach this summer, the coffee bean just keeps giving and giving… Previously, I wrote about how coffee mannans (coffee mannooligosaccharides) which are basically an indigestible component found in…

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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss?

Obesity is an ongoing problem in developed nations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the past 20 years.  From their research, there are only two States that have a prevalence of obesity less than 20% (Colorado and the…

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Does Raspberry Ketone in Supplements Promote Weight Loss?

Dietary supplements containing raspberry ketone (RK) recently experienced a massive surge in popularity following some discussion on the Dr. Oz show which suggested that it is effective for promoting weight loss. In many ways, Dr. Oz’s show probably has some level of influence on supplements that Oprah’s show had on books.  I didn’t actually watch…

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Probiotic Chewing Gum with Lactobacillus Improves Morning Breath

Just when you though you’ve heard of everything, researchers from the University of Copenhagen published the results of a study on the effects of probiotic chewing gum (containing lactobacillus reuteri) on morning breath. Morning breath is basically a euphemism for bad breath or as it’s known clinically, halitosis.  Typically, halitosis is worse in the morning…

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Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Speaking of water, with all of the potential health benefits of green tea, in particular, perhaps we should be putting it in the water?  Seriously.  Or rather, let’s take a look at some reasons why you should be drinking green tea more…

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Natural Remedies For the Common Cold

For those of us in colder climates, many of us have already battled the common cold this season.  Though generally not a serious illness for those who’re otherwise healthy, the common cold can be a nuisance. Keep reading to find out some natural cold remedies that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials.   What…

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