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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a relatively simple, non-surgical treatment designed to aid the healing and regeneration of soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments. PRP therapy combines cutting-edge technology with the body's own natural ability to heal itself. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue. During the treatment, the patient's own blood is taken and with a special centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down to separate out the platelets and growth factors that are essential in this healing process. The PRP injections are administered back into the ... (read more)

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Does Olive Oil Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?
By Rebecca Pound
Just a few years ago, it seemed like everyone was talking about olive oil. Touted especially for cardiovascular health, it seemed like olive oil was the best thing since sliced bread (although it had been around centuries before sliced bread was imagined). Today it seems the oil pressed from olives has slipped out of sight as other foods … (read more)
Curcumin Destroys Colon Cancer Cells
By Susan Patterson
Thousands of people will die this year from colon cancer. The second leading cause of cancer-related death affects millions and thanks largely to our lifestyle choices, this devastating and somewhat preventable cancer will continue to claim victims. The common belief is that colon cancer is caused by factors such as age and genetics … (read more)
Constipation – The Trouble With Laxatives
By Lyn Jullien
Constipation is often a taboo topic, with embarrassment causing people to be silent about their own suffering. Yet it affects over 4 million people in the US, and drives $500 million in sales of laxatives in the US every year. Unfortunately, laxatives promote dependence of colon function. There are many natural approaches to dealing with constipation, for both short term symptoms and long term healing … (read more)
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According to the Medilexicon medical dictionary, a vegan is “a strict vegetarian; one who consumes no animal or dairy products of any type,” including honey. Not included in this definition, however, is that purists also protest wearing leather, wool, and … (read more)
Do you toss and turn, count sheep, lay awake and think about all that you have to do at night? Do you wake up tired, feeling as if you’ve been run over by a truck? It could be that you suffer from insomnia. If this is the case, you’re not alone. Insomnia is one of the most frequent … (read more)
To maintain a healthy body and immune system, it is essential to incorporate leafy green vegetables into our diet. Regular intake of leafy green may reduce consumption of foods that make us sick. The high-alkaline content in greens is beneficial … (read more)
The jury is really still out on coffee. Is it good for you, or is it detrimental to your health? Finding the answer to that question is almost as difficult as the proverbial question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Some studies report amazing benefits of coffee drinking, while others … (read more)
The earliest diet sodas hit the shelves in the 1950’s and were marketed to diabetics. Jump ahead to the 1960’s and 70’s and Tab, Diet Rite and Fresca hit the scene. These three sugar-free beverages marked the beginning of the diet soda craze that today encompasses hundreds of … (read more)
Do you long for the days when you could lift your fork to your mouth without worrying about what possible harmful chemicals the food might contain? It seems those days have long been forgotten, and today we must not only worry about what fats cause heart disease, but what … (read more)

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You are what you eat – our mothers told us to eat our veggies and other nutritious foods. It appears that our mothers have known for years that a healthy lifestyle not only keeps you healthy and fit, but also gives you a glowing complexion. Our skin is a reflection of our overall health and literally mirrors the state of our body. The skin is the largest organ of the body and an indicator of how healthy we are. Diet is a major factor of a healthy lifestyle, which includes antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs, etc. A healthy and nutritious diet keeps … (read more)
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