Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Bronchitis

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This is a usually temporary inflammation of the windpipe (trachea) and the bronchial tubes, the large air passages leading from the windpipe into the lungs. When an infection or an irritant inflames these airways, they thicken and swell, immobilizing the tiny hairs called cilia that line the respiratory tract and sweep foreign matter out of…

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Candida Overgrowth Syndrome or Candidiasis

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The body plays host to a multitude of microorganisms, and a proper balance among them is a key to good health. While bacteria are the most common, we also carry another microorganism, a yeast called Candida albicans. Normally present in small amounts along the gastrointestinal tract, in the vagina, and on the skin, Candida overgrowth…

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Fibromyalgia

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This common but poorly understood disorder is characterized by chronic muscle pain, non-restorative sleep, and profound fatigue. Although fibromyalgia symptoms may imitate an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, blood tests rarely come back positive and joint changes almost never develop. HELPFUL SUPPLEMENTS MAGNESIUM taken in combination WITH MALIC ACID helps fight fatigue and relax…

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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

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This disease characterized by the chronic elevation of the force that blood exerts on the walls of arteries and veins as it is pumped through the body. Regulated by your body through a complex system involving the heart, bloods vessels, brain, kidneys, and adrenal glands, blood pressure fluctuates virtually from moment to moment, tending to…

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Muscle Aches/Spasms/Cramps

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When muscles feel pain, soreness, or stiffness, it’s usually due to one of two reasons: overexertion or a cramp. Overexertion, or overdoing some physical activity, can bring on what doctors call delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. A cramp (involuntary spasm) comes on suddenly and unexpectedly. Unable to relax, it causes severe pain that usually…

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Peri-Menopause

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Menopause is that phase of a woman’s life when her ovaries are no longer releasing eggs for fertilization or producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. During peri-menopause, she still releases eggs, or ovulates, during some cycles. But during others, she may not ovulate at all and therefore may not produce as much progesterone. This…

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Premenstrual Syndrome/PMS

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Premenstrual Syndrome* The often distressing symptoms of PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, are familiar to many women. A week or two before their menstrual period, three out of four women experience some combination of bloating, breast pain, fatigue, headaches, depression, crying, angry outbursts, or any of 200 other symptoms associated with PMS. PMS may stem from…

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Prostate Problems

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The prostate is a walnut-size gland, unique to men, located just beneath the bladder. As a man ages, his prostate enlarges, and experts estimate that more than half of all men over age 50 have an enlarged gland. This disorder, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is by far the most common prostate problem. Because the…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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RA is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation and eventual destruction of the cartilage and other tissues in and around the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease because it causes your immune system to begin to attack normal tissues instead. Helpful Supplements Omega 3 Fatty Acids in fish oil. Studies show fish oils…

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Sore Throat

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The medical term for a sore throat is acute pharyngitis; so called because the inflammation occurs in the pharynx, the tissue at the back of the throat that you can see when you open your mouth wide. A sore throat is not an illness, but a symptom of one, most commonly a bacterial or viral…

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