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A recent controlled study of 101 people with asthma underscores the potential benefit of aerobic fitness training in reducing the symptom burden and improving the overall quality of life.
Non-healing wounds typically occur in unhealthy bodies. If we want the wounds to heal, we need to understand the connections between poor diet, hormonal decline, unhealthy lifestyle and inability to heal. A comprehensive lifestyle change program coupled with targeted nutrient therapies and conventional wound care can greatly improve wound closure & reduce the need for amputation.
Just as lifestyle change can be hard for patients because it requires them to embrace new ways of doing things, nutrition and lifestyle-based medicine can be challenging for many doctors because it requires new skill sets, new routines, and a willingness to change. But don't let that stop you! The need for lifestyle-based medicine has never been greater and neither have the opportunities who can provide patients with healthy ways to lose weight and improve wellbeing.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases of vision loss in adults between ages 20 and 74, and more than 40% of people newly diagnosed with diabetes already have some level of retinal damage. The good news is that the disease process can be prevented or arrested by reducing sugar intake, regular exercise and targeted use of nutraceuticals like chromium picolinate, lutein, zeaxanthin, and Pycnogenol.
Ocular and retinal health are not usually considered part of primary care, but given the high and rising incidence of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other serious eye disorders, it’s time primary care doctors started looking their patients directly in the eye. New clinical tools are making that a lot easier.
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