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When I was nine, I got my first cavity. I was as jumpy as a cat in water while I waited in the dentist’s chair for Dr. Elliot to come into the room to fill the cavity. My fears of the impending procedure almost brought me to tears and my

Migraines are one of the most debilitating and enigmatic of all chronic conditions. Over 30 million people suffer with migraine headaches. That’s one out of ten Americans. They dramatically affect quality of life in the short term, as 75 percent of sufferers (called “migraineurs”) must postpone activities and 50 percent

Working with parents to help them instill in their children healthy meal habits can be challenging. This is a big issue during “Back to School” month, as school programs often offer micro-waved, highly processed, nutrient poor, previously frozen lunches to kids. It is not hard to imagine the impact that

Echinacea, or Purple Coneflower, is commonly used as an immune booster. It is an appropriate use of this herb, but few people are familiar with Echinacea’s true versatility. It is in the Composite family (the same as dandelions) and is native to the United States. East of the Mississippi, it

A Study Looking at Efficacy to Side Effects When I suggested writing about this topic, I was primarily wanting it to coincide with marijuana’s new legal status in Oregon, but another bounty has appeared! Just this week marijuana made the medical news in a systematic review and meta-analyses of cannabinoids

Re: Junk Science The last issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger contained an article by a quack calling himself a “naturopathic physician,” who absurdly advocates “[deciding] on two vegetables to consume—of two different colors“—what? WHY? This makes no logical sense. The quack continues to advocate “two handfuls of raw nuts”—wouldn’t