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Facts: Peripheral Neuropathy & Four Big Myths About Neuropathy

Interesting Facts About Peripheral Neuropathy That You Need To Know

Almost everyone is well aware of what peripheral neuropathy means as well as its symptoms. However, many people will be surprised to know that tingling sensation, numbness and pain aren’t the only symptoms experienced by people with peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms of this condition are subjective to the type of nerve that is being affected. The three main types of nerves include motor, sensory and autonomic nerve; each having its own symptoms.

People diagnosed with diabetes must be very careful when it comes to taking all the necessary precautions of peripheral neuropathy. According to top researches, estimates of 70 percent of diabetic patients tend to develop one or more symptoms of neuropathy. While some of the medications may help improve the condition of neuropathy, many m

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Basic Principles Of Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetes


Inning accordance with Mayo clinic discomfort research has resulted in discoveries that alpha lipoic acid may operate in relieving uncomfortable symptoms. Much can be done to ease the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and avoid further damage.

Exactly what is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

It’s a naturally occurring fatty acid in our bodies. It’s likewise known as lipoic acid, thioctic acid or abbreviated as ALA however shouldn’t be puzzled with alpha linolenic acid.

Alpha lipoic acid is found in a lot of foods especially in animal internal organs such as the liver, heart and kidney. Due to the fact that it is covalently bound, the naturally happening type is not readily available so that extracting it from natural sources yields poor outcomes.

The chemical structure of alpha lipoic acid shows 2 thiol or sulfur groups. When lowered the result is called dihydrolipoic acid and when in an oxidized type alpha lipoic acid.

Functions of Alpha Lipoic Ac

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EXPERTS PREDICT:  Fatty Liver Disease will affect 90 million people in 2017

 Throughout the U.S., U.K., and Australia, more and more cases of liver disease are arising in the absence of alcohol abuse. Decades ago, we only saw conditions like Fatty Liver Disease and cirrhosis occur as a direct result of excessive alcohol indulgence, however, this trend has changed in the current day.  Today, more and more adults and children are being diagnosed with NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD).

NAFLD is a medical condition that is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fats, within liver cells.  This means normal, healthy liver tissue becomes partly replaced with fatty tissue. The fat starts to invade the liver, gradually infiltrating the healthy liver areas, decreasing the amount of healthy active liver tissue.

While it’s normal for your liver to contain some fat, accumulations of more than 5 percent to 10 percent of your liver’s weight are problematic.

70 million Americans have fatty liver disease

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MISO SOUP – A Powerful Bowl of Healing

Miso has been a staple in Chinese and Japanese diets dating back approximately 2,500 years. Traced from ancient China, where it was known as hisio, a seasoning prized by aristocrats, miso was perfected in Japan from the 7th century to current day.

Today, most of the Japanese population begins their day with a warm bowl of miso soup to stimulate digestion and energize the body.  When purchasing miso, avoid the pasteurized version and spend your money on the live enzyme-rich product, which is also loaded with beneficial microorganisms.

As long as you choose unpasteruized miso, you will be getting the benefits of live friendly microflora for the health of your inner ecosystem.

While it was once thought that soy was the reason for the low rates of heart disease, breast and prostate cancer in Asia, more evidence is now showing us that it is the consumption of tradi

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Pausing The Pain: A Personal Journey For This Teen

Hannah Moore, shown with Katie Kitchen, clinical research coordinator of the FIT Teens program, is feeling much better and learning to live her life in spite of her pain.

Hannah Moore walks down the halls of Walton-Verona High School in Northern Kentucky with an extra confidence and bounce. A fan of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, she’s working on the yearbook staff and eager to get to her journalism class. Earlier, she walked her dog Jensen. When she gets home, she’ll walk him again, do homework, and ride her trendy recumbent bicycle.

Typical? Yes, But Not For This 16-Year-Old

“Two years ago, I started to dislocate things; I could hardly move without popping a joint out of place or straining it,” she says. “I was struggling with severe pain, including daily migraines & sleep problems. Things just kept piling on. GI (gastrointestinal) problems croppe

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How to Prevent and Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes in the United States has tripled since the 1980’s, where researchers have estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. More than one-third of American adults are obese and one in three Medicare dollars are spent on issues relating to diabetes. Unfortunately, these numbers continue to increase.

The sequence of health complications associated with insulin resistance, obesity and diabetes are characterized as the underlying cause of the majority of heart disease, cancer and premature death in the world. According to research, however, these conditions are preventable and reversible. Type 2 Diabetes is associated with the following chronic illnesses and diseases:

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Common Neurotoxins and their Effects on the Body

Neurotoxins are substances which can interfere with nerve cells by overstimulating them to death or interrupting the electrical activities of nerves and their communication process, altering the normal function of the nervous system.

Common symptoms associated with the consumption of neurotoxins can manifest immediately after ingestion or they may be delayed. Symptoms include: weakness in the extremities; tingling sensations or numbness; memory loss; loss of vision and/or intellect; uncontrollable obsessive and/or compulsive behaviors; delusions; headaches; cognitive and behavioral issues; and sexual dysfunction. Also, people with certain types of disorders can be more vulnerable to these substances.

Research studies have demonstrated that neurotoxins can shorten the life span of nerve cells. In addition, these substances have been associated with the development of brain disorders, peripheral neuropathy as well as neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s

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Nerve Injury Can Develop Before Diabetes

Peripheral neuropathy most commonly develops in patients who’ve been previously diagnosed with pre-diabetes. According to researchers from the University of Utah, early interventions can allow people to maintain their overall health and wellness. Further research studies have revealed that peripheral nerve damage begins with pre-diabetes and obesity.

Approximately more than one in three adults in the United States, about 86 million people, have pre-diabetes. Without the proper body weight and moderate physical activity, 15 to 30 percent of these individuals could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

“We now know a lot more than we did 3 to 5 years ago about neuropathic pain in patients with pre-diabetes. Neuropathy affects patients with pre-diabetes in a continuum,” stated Dr. Rob Singleton, MD, and professor of neurology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “We think obesity and the dysfunction of lips or fats are what’s actually causing the iss

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Chiropractic Care Improves Type I Diabetes

Over 3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with type I diabetes. This disorder is considered an auto-immune condition where the immune system destroys the insulin producing Beta cells of the pancreas. A new case study showed how chiropractic adjustments dramatically improved a 4 year old child’s ability to manage this disorder.

A large UK study has revealed that type 1 diabetes has increased 5-fold in children less than 5 years of age between the years of 1985 and 2004. During those same years there was a doubling in children under 15 years of age being diagnosed with type I diabetes. Studies in other European countries and the US have shown similar results.

Environmental Risk Factors

The most common risk factors include exposure to environmental toxins and other stressors. The list of toxins includes pesticides, herbicides, and household cleaning agents. Additionally, food allergens such as pasteurized cow’s

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Slim Adults Can Also be at Risk of Developing Diabetes

Being overweight or obese is assumed to be the primary factor for people to develop type 2 diabetes. Excess weight is generally associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, however, it’s this insulin resistance, not the excess weight, which can cause the disease to develop.

Because of this, many individual’s who maintain a healthy weight may not necessarily be metabolically healthy, which can in turn increase the risk of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, regardless if they’re overweight or obese. According to researchers from the University of Florida, one of the greatest risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes is actually inactivity, which can increase the risk or pre-diabetes even if you have a healthy weight.

Inactivity and Pre-diabetes

If you were looking for motivation to get moving, this study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is as good as it gets.1

In a research study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Hereditary?

For many families, type 2 diabetes can develop in several members of the household. For some people, diabetes has been diagnosed throughout previous generations of family members. However, does this mean, you are bound to inherit the condition?

Over a period of 25 years, according to statistics, the number of people in the world who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has increased from 35 million to 240 million. Moreover, these statistics don’t take into account the number of individuals with undiagnosed diabetes. Many families have the relevant concern regarding whether they or future generations could genetically develop type 2 diabetes. While the magnitude of cases is quite significant, the reality is that the widespread issue of diabetes couldn’t have simply occurred through genetic or inherited means in such a short time span.

If genetic alteration is not the reason behind the dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes cases, then why has the condition been

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Blue Cross Lumbago Study Establishes Chiropractic’s Effectiveness


In August 1999, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas presented a study titled “Lumbago Treatment.” This data was made available from a new program installed by BCBS called the McKesson Episode Profiler.

This program gave BCBS the ability to sort data according to specific diagnoses and compared the costs, frequency, and other factors between peer groups.

The data revealed that while less than eight percent of the study group were chiropractors, 38 percent of the patients chose to seek chiropractic care rather that allopathic medicine. This fact indicates that patients desire and are satisfied with the management techniques of the chiropractor.

The study did not include any hospitalization costs for surgery or any fees paid to

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The Safety of Chiropractic Care – by Dr. Alex Jimenez

“Doctor, are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?”

This is one of the most common questions asked by people seeking or considering chiropractic care along with:

“What are the risks?”

“Can I receive spinal adjustments without the chiropractor adjusting my neck?”

“Do chiropractic adjustments cause arthritis or even strokes?”

With media scrutiny over natural health procedures, specifically chiropractic and cervical adjustments, these are very important and serious questions, especially when one’s health is a priority. As a practicing chiropractor, I welcome the opportunity to address these questions. Chiropractic care is profoundly safe, and this article summarizes the current research, providing answers to these common questions and misconceptions.

Myths vs. Facts

In 1990, when I started working in the chiropractic profession, a common concern that patients had about chiropractic care was that