Detox Options after Bone Scan

Detox Options after Bone Scan What is a Bone Scan? The ABCs of Bone Scans A bone scan is a nuclear medicine imaging test which uses bone-seeking radioactive materials or tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) and a computer to create an image of the skeleton (bones). A bone scan looks at the bones to see if there are any abnormalities, such as a fracture, tumour or infection.1 A radiopharmaceutical (...
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Oral Hormonal Contraceptives

Oral Hormonal Contraceptives Contraception Contraception is defined as actions or a technique that prevent pregnancy by disrupting the normal process of ovulation, fertilization and implantation1. Contraceptives are physical or medical products that assist with contraception. There are a wide variety of contraceptives in the broad method categories of barrier, hormonal, spermicidal, intrauterine...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Probiotics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Probiotics What is IBS? The ABCs of IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, long-term functional bowel condition with the following characteristics1: Abdominal Pain Bloating Change in bowel function (constipation and/or diarrhea) Symptoms can fluctuate over time. Some patients experience persistent symptoms while others will have prol...
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Commercial Cleansers vs Natural Soaps

Introduction The “soaps” that most of us use every day to keep our hands clean with are actually called beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not soap. Next time, when you walk down the soap isle make sure to read the labels carefully and you will see that the majority of the products are not soaps. These bars are packed with many chemicals most of which are harmful to our skin, healt...
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Weight Loss Products

Overweight and obesity are defined based on body mass index (BMI), which is determined as weight (kg) divided by height2 (m). A healthy BMI range is 18.5–24.9 kg/m2. Overweight is defined as a BMI from 25–29.9 kg/m2, and obesity is defined as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. Obesity can be further subdivided based on subclasses of BMI as shown below. Waist circumference can be used in combination with a BMI va...
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Prebiotics

Prebiotics You may have heard about probiotics and their role in digestive health. But what about prebiotics?  What are they? What are their health benefits? Read on to learn the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and their health benefits. The difference between prebiotics and probiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as “food” for probiotics. Prebiotics help...
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Hypertension

What is high blood pressure? Your heart pumps blood around your body. Blood pressure is the force of blood against your blood vessels as it circulates through your body. This force is necessary to make the blood flow, delivering nutrients and oxygen throughout your body. However, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, means there is too much pressure in your blood vessels. This can dama...
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Curcumin

  What is it? Curcumin is a major active constituent of turmeric, a plant well known as the man spice in curry. Other than culinary use, curcumin seems to have anti-inflammatory activity. Is it effective? Although there is insufficient evidence for the following indications, curcumin is sometimes used for Alzheimer’s disease, eye inflammation, diabetes stomach ulcers, rh...
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Probiotics

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live organisms that naturally live in the intestine. These are good organisms that help control unfriendly bacteria and viruses that cause diseases such as diarrhea. Probiotics are primarily thought to act by blocking colonization of the gut by pathogenic bacteria. Probiotics for Diarrhea You may have heard of using probiotics to help treat diarrhea.  Lacto...
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