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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DrMaxwell on July 16th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

With obesity now being classified as a disease and the Hollywood fixation with being thin and beautiful, it’s no small wonder so many of us are a bit obsessed with staying thin.

 

Unfortunately, this obsession has resulted in the advent of ridiculous and dangerous diets that could do serious harm to your health.

 

Here are 5 diets you should avoid like the plague: 

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DrMaxwell on July 14th, 2014

Myositis is a medical term for inflammation of the muscles. Although this condition affects approximately 50,000 Americans, it can be difficult to diagnose. This is because it mimics the symptoms of fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. Myositis can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune and connective tissue disorders.

 

Common Types of Myositis

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DrMaxwell on July 9th, 2014

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There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about what’s healthy to eat and what isn’t. Most of the time, the best foods for you depend on your individual make-up and the state of your health. However, there are certain foods even most doctors and food scientists won’t eat.

 

10 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat

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DrMaxwell on July 7th, 2014

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Has a friend or significant other mentioned an unpleasant odor emanates from your mouth? Embarrassing as it is, you’re not alone. Millions struggle with a type of bad breath called chronic halitosis.

 

This means instead of having an occasional bout of mouth odor (say, after eating certain foods such as garlic), your breath remains offensive most of the time. Don’t despair. Even the most stubborn case of bad breath can be treated naturally once you get down to its root cause.

 

What You’re Doing to Treat Your Bad Breath Now May Worsen It

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DrMaxwell on July 2nd, 2014

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“How can I get healthy?” It’s a common question. With so many websites and books claiming that you can get healthy fast with such-and-such a diet or one amazing superfood, it’s easy to get confused. No one-size-fits-all approach works for everyone. However, I have discovered in my 30 years of practice that there are 5 essentials to the recovery and maintenance of optimum health.

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Recently, well-known personality and celebrity surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz faced some controversy when the effectiveness of his recommended weight-loss supplements was called into question.

 

In his own defense of why he appears to over-promise on the health benefits of his products, Dr. Oz stated he uses the “cheerleader” method to give his customers hope that their chronic conditions can, indeed, be treated.

 

While I admire his intention, controversy like this can further complicate the issue of which natural health experts to follow and what’s really healthy to eat or take as a supplement. When something like this happens, viewers feel let down and don’t know who to trust. This is completely understandable.

 

If natural food marketing and supplement hype have you frustrated and confused, you’re not alone. Food label confusion is common because industry experts use a combination of trigger words and creative labeling to fit into the growing natural health movement.

 

Study Shows Natural Food “Buzzwords” Create an Illusion of Healthiness

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DrMaxwell on June 25th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that often gets placed into several categories of disease, depending on the diagnosing physician. This chronic condition has been diagnosed as autoimmune, rheumatic, and neurological because it presents with elements of all three and then some. 

 

The modern medical approach to fibromyalgia focuses primarily on reduction of symptoms but does not take a close enough look at the root cause of fibromyalgia.

 

Recent evidence has emerged to suggest that fibromyalgia may be the result of insidious damage caused by a chronic infectious disease. If this is the case, a modified treatment plan that focuses on eradicating the infection and boosting the immune system may prove fruitful in helping patients achieve full remission of disease.

 

True Cause of Fibromyalgia May be Infectious Disease

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