Category: Food for Thought

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The Seven Steps in treating Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

This article by Dr Meghna Thacker discusses thyroid disease, a condition that is more frequently seen by physicians, and what can be done to treat it with safe and effective natural therapies.
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Staying Sane And Healthy Through The Holidays

Dr Eichenes Staying Sane Through the Holidays. – Dr Eischens discusses many of the emotional and stressful issues that come up during the holiday season and how to address them naturally.
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Emotional Healing

Dr Thacker’s Emotional Healing – In this article Dr Thacker discusses how to address emotional issues that we are faced with from time to time, offering some excellent suggestions.
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Why are there so many different drugs for the same condition? What benefit do they have?

Pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs similar to what is already on the market because of patents held by the original developers.
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Do Insurance Companies Provide Incentives for services/medications?

How do insurance companies encourage physicians to do more procedures? One only has to review the Blue Cross Blue Shield payout summary distributed to participating physicians to find out.
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Why doesn’t my insurance company cover alternative medicine therapies? Wouldn’t they save a lot of money?

Alternative practitioners have for decades touted the cost effectiveness of naturopathic medicine and alternative therapies but it has only been recently that research has borne this out. It seems logical to many that if insurance companies covered alternative therapies, that in the long run they would make more money.
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Can Medical Research be Trusted?

Most medical therapies are predicated upon “evidenced based” research, particularly in the allopathic profession, where studies are used to justify therapeutic protocols. A prime example of this is statin therapy for high cholesterol where studies over the years have lead to increasingly stringent (narrower) guidelines for their use, resulting in more and more prescriptions.