Chronic Disease

Hormone Therapies Improve Symptoms and Delay Progression of MS

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring, 2009

Just a few years ago, MS had rendered Kathryn Simpson bed-ridden and in constant pain. Today, at 54 years old, she's completely symptom-free, and highly active. Comprehensive hormone balancing therapies aimed at re-calibrating the endocrine system and reducing inflammation was the key, and it represents a new therapeutic approach to a disease most doctors deem hopeless.

Heal Thy Practice: Business Strategies That Put the Health Back into Health Care

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring, 2009

Given the current economic conditions, it is reasonable to ask why anyone would try to launch a new medical conference, let alone one focused on such a specific niche as humanistic, holistic medicine.

Functional Approaches to Pain Management: Highlights of the 15th Symposium on Functional Medicine

By Allison Templet | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring, 2009

Pain is a highly individual experience, and therefore demands a personalized approach for its management. For each patient, various psychosocial, biomedical, and environmental factors converge to produce pain that is unique to that individual.

Home Sleep Monitoring Opens Gateway for Better Apnea Control

By Lee A. Surkin MD, FACC, FCCP | Contributing Writer - Vol. 10, No. 1. Spring, 2009

Sleep apnea is common, debilitating and sometimes deadly. In the past, diagnosis involved costly sleep labs. New home monitoring devices provide greater patient comfort, save money, and generate revenue for primary care. Dr. Lee Surkin shares his clinical experience.

Hypothyroidism, Candida & "Oximation": Toward a New Model of Chronic Disease

By Roby Mitchell, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

The most important concept in medicine, I think, is the Law of Parsimony. It dictates that when explaining the cause for an event or series of events, the simplest explanation is likely to be most valid.

D-Ribose, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

Of all the nutrients, herbs and drugs used to treat patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, D-ribose is the singlemost effective because it corrects the core metabolic problem underlying these syndromes. D-ribose supplementation can have a profoundly positive effect in CFS/FM patients, especially women.

"NO" News is Good News: Nitric Oxide for CVD & Diabetes

By Tamara Sofi-Smith, PhD candidate | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 4. Winter, 2008

"From diabetes to hypertension, cancer to drug addiction, stroke to intestinal motility, memory and learning disorders to septic shock, sunburn to anorexia, male impotence to tuberculosis, there is probably no pathological condition where nitric oxide does not play an important role."