Integrative Health Network Archives

  • Apr 3, 2018 0

    By John Young, MD: Correcting the master gland

      The thyroid gland is called the “Master Gland” because it controls so many body functions. When it does not function well, it affects us mentally and physically, as it is responsible for regulating body temperatures, energy levels, and the heart. Even our hair, nails and skin is regulated...

  • Mar 23, 2018 2

    By Dr. Ron Hoffman: Can you really “lose 40 pounds in 40 days”?

      If you listen to AM radio, it’s likely you’re continually assailed with ads that claim that you can lose “25-40 pounds in 40 days.” There’s not even a qualifier that this is a best-case scenario like “Results may vary” or the disclaimer “Weight loss may not be typical” (wh...

  • Feb 27, 2018 0

    From Mike Rehme’s Tooth Body Blog: Coconut oil and the yeast in your mouth

      Can coconut oil help fight yeast infections, including those in the mouth? When it comes to Candida albicans, the evidence suggests that the answer is “yes.” Candida albicans is a species of yeast that naturally grows in the gut. Normally, it causes few problems, but disruptions can cause...

  • Feb 20, 2018 4

    By David Brownstein, MD: Why are US children dying at an alarming rate?

      A new study published in the January, 2018 edition of the journal Health Affairs compared the mortality rate of children in 19 wealthy, Western countries. Guess who finished last?  If you guessed the country that spends the most money on health care then you guessed correctly. The United Sta...

  • Feb 6, 2018 0

    Coleen and Conrad Maulfair, DO: Toxic time bombs: The pollution in you

      Fatigue, allergies, joint aches or mood swings got you down? Although concern over the effects of pollution on the environment has held our attention for decades, new research is detecting chemical toxins in most people.[1;2] While industry furiously challenges the evidence, scientists a...

  • Jan 30, 2018 0

    By ICIM member Rindie Coker, DN: Natural healthcare and headaches

    Nearly a third of migraine sufferers have low intracerebral magnesium, and the levels decrease drastically during an attack, according to a study appearing in the journal, Headache (2002; 42:242-248). Using magnesium to prevent migraines has had mixed results. In research appearing in the journal, ...

  • Jan 30, 2018 0

    By ICIM member Valeska Wells, DO: Sleep matters

    Everyone knows that sleep is important, but did you know that it can impact your weight?  If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, maybe you should think about your pillow.  While sleeping doesn’t take away the benefit of eating healthy and exercise, it does play a key role in the management of...