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The “Purple Pill” (PPIs) could cause serious long-term adverse effects

The Boston Globe reports, “The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory said patients who take” proton pump inhibitors” (PPIs) for a long time, generally more than one year, may end up with dangerously low magnesium levels.” PPIs include omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole, (Prevacid), … Continue reading

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A natural medicine combo to treatment insomnia seems too good to be true

A combination of melatonin, zinc, and magnesium has been shown to be safe and effective in treating insomnia in older men and women, but the results are preliminary.

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Supplement with vitamin E, essential fatty acids reduces PMS symptoms

Treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is never easy. And, the reason is that few substances have been shown to be effective. Nevertheless, there are some natural medications that may help women suffering with PMS. WebMD reported, “A supplement containing vitamin E and … Continue reading

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Antioxidant supplements boost male fertility

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, in my chapter on antioxidants, I conclude, “The best advice is to meet most of your antioxidant needs through a healthy diet supplemented by a single multivitamin.” However, … Continue reading

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What to do for nighttime leg cramps?

Patients and doctors are still looking for something that works and is safe for nocturnal leg cramps. Almost half of elderly patients have frequent leg cramps with no obvious cause. The problem is there are no proven treatments. So, the … Continue reading

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Natural medications (herbs, vitamins, or supplements) to prevent migraines

As the author of a best-selling book on Alternative Medicine (Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely), I’m often speak to healthcare professionals about natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) for a variety of conditions. … Continue reading

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Twelve Home Remedies for Migraine Headaches

I found this excellent article on home remedies for migraine headaches — which impact more women than men. Several of these I use in my practice. However, I would recommend you discuss any of the natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and … Continue reading

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