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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease, also referred to as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue or gluten sensitivie enteropathy, is caused by the body’s inability to properly digest foods that contain gluten. Gluten is found in a variety of grains including wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats. When a person with celiac disease eats a food…
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Classifications of Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism characterized by fasting elevated glucose (blood sugar) levels. Diabetes carries a significantly increased risk of stroke, heart and kidney disease, retinopathy and loss of nerve function. There are two classifications of Diabetes: Type 1, or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), is…
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What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a composite of related syndromes, which includes myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and chronic fatigue immune deficiency (CFIDS).   With fibromyalgia, energy is used up much faster than it can be produced, leading to cellular energy depletion, resulting in fatigue and increasing muscle pain.   Although pain…
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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become thin (lose density) and weaken (lose structural integrity). It is estimated that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and 18 million more have low bone mass, increasing their susceptibility of spine, wrist and hip fractures. (National Institute of Health 2010)   Osteoporosis is considered to be…
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