DrMaxwell on August 20th, 2014

by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Prior to 1974, only a small percentage of people had ever heard of osteoporosis. Though serious, this bone disease was rare and associated only with women aged 70 and over with a “dowagers hump”. Now, in the 21st century, osteoporosis is estimated to affect 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 worldwide. How did a disease that was rare a generation ago become one of the top health concerns affecting senior citizens today?

 

One word: Bisphosphonates.

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DrMaxwell on August 18th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

Have you been diagnosed with a mental health or neurological condition? Are you having difficulty conceiving? You could be deficient in vitamin B12. According to statistics, 40 percent of people between the ages of 26 and 83 have serum B12 levels below the normal range. This often results in a host of physiological and mental health symptoms that can be difficult to pin down.

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DrMaxwell on August 13th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Food planning, preparation, and consumption is a cultural and social activity enjoyed by everyone on earth. Every country and even every state has their own way of creating an enjoyable meal. The ultimate goal of eating is to eliminate hunger pangs and nourish your body. Is your food nourishing? If not, you will continue to crave what you need to survive.

 

Here is a list of 10 foods and additives that keep you on the constant hunger roller coaster:

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DrMaxwell on August 11th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Mid-Adult Woman Reaching for a Fresh Berry Smoothie

Over the past couple of years, fruit smoothies have been quietly replacing soft drinks as the beverage of choice. But are smoothies bad for you or are they healthy?

 

That depends.

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DrMaxwell on August 6th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Earlier this year, the website, Vice.com did an article on a man who has lived almost entirely on pizza for the past 25 years. His unusual story prompted social media responses ranging from positive (“You’re our hero!”) to negative (“You’re going to die!”).

 

What caught my attention was what his doctors had to say. Although 38-year-old Dan Janssen claims his endocrinologist doesn’t approve, the rest of his doctors have said, “Your cholesterol is fine. You seem healthy. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

 

Dan has insulin-dependent diabetes.

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DrMaxwell on August 4th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Do you clear your throat constantly? Are your nostrils so plugged up, you can’t even remember the last time you could keep your mouth closed while chewing? Chronic sinus problems are an issue for millions of people so you’re not alone. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of chronic sinus problems and what you can do to clear the mucous out of your nose and throat for good!

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DrMaxwell on July 30th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Have you seen the new commercial for Fiber One bars? It is shot to the tune of the 80s pop hit, “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. (Remember, the one from the Tom Cruise flick, Top Gun?)

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by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

“The Most Important Vegetable on the Planet is Illegal” - William L. Courtney, MD – Dietary Raw Cannabis Specialist

 

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In 1936, a propaganda film called “Reefer Madness” took theaters by storm in its attempt to convince teens and young adults of the day that if they smoked marijuana, they would be driven into psychotic madness before taking their own lives.

 

For some, the idea of medical cannabis use is still unattractive, conjuring up images of modern-day hippies claiming a medical condition as an excuse to get high.

 

Despite the fact marijuana has been largely vilified by the media, a surprising 85-95 percent of Americans are in favor of using medical cannabis as an alternative medical treatment.

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by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

More Doctors Prescribing Supplements for Chronic Pain

More Doctors Prescribing Supplements for Chronic Pain

According to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), more than 100 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain condition, which results in $600 billion a year in lost productivity and medical treatments. The most common types of chronic pain are chronic back pain, chronic headaches, joint pain, neuropathic pain, and pain related to autoimmune disease.

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by Dr. Craig A. MaxwellSenior Woman Sitting Outdoors On Bench

According to Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today, opioid pain-relievers prescribed to people aged 60 years and over has increased by 32 percent since 2007. While these drugs may temporarily mitigate pain, they do nothing to address its underlying cause. Furthermore, long-term use of narcotic pain relievers can lead to serious and sometimes debilitating side effects. Many patients do need opioid pain relievers, but they are often over-prescribed when other, safer natural options are readily available.

 

Risks of Prescription Pain Reliever Use in Seniors

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