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Author: Dr. Ed Sigh, D.C.

Healing Benefits of the Hot Foot Bath

This simple and effective hydrotherapy procedure boosts the immune system, helps to lower high blood pressure, and relieves pain!  Discover how it works.

What is the Hot Foot Bath?

The hot foot bath (HFB) consists of placing the feet in hot water (starting at 100 to 104 degrees F) and applying a cold compress to the head for 15-20 minutes. It is given at temperatures ranging from 100 to 115 degrees F. This treatment can be given with the patient sitting in a chair or lying down. Either way, you need to protect the mattress or floor with a plastic sheet.

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Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are usually benign tumors that are in the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus (womb). Overall, these tumors are fairly common and occur in about 50% to 80% of women by the time they reach age 50. Uterine fibroids can be as small as a few millimeters (less than an inch) in diameter. They can also be very large (grapefruit-size or larger).

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Cancer Protection: Are Your Natural Killer Cells on Active Duty?

Cancer cells are smart and are adept at hiding from the immune system. So, how does the body fight cancer? There are cancer-destroying immune cells. Virus zapping cells. Yes, we want these white blood cells known as natural killer cells to be effective in their work of protecting us from cancer. Our lifestyle habits either improve or decrease their effectiveness.

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Lower Your Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Immunity is the body’s natural defense system against various infectious diseases. In health, the immune system acts like a well-trained guard dog that only attacks enemies but respects its master and his friend. Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system returns friendly fire on the body’s tissues and organs. What happens when our immune system goes awry, such as in an autoimmune disease? Friendly fire is a military term that refers to when an army inadvertently fires on its own soldiers or supplies.

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Natural Strategies for Flu Prevention

Flu can kill. An estimated 50 million people died from the pandemic Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918. The CDC calculates that up to 575,000 people may have died from H1N1 swine flu in 2009 in the USA. The World Health Organization estimates that the seasonal flu kills up to 500,000 people each year. 

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Ways to Defeat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Now some concerns are arising about common meds used for them. So this article addresses the question, “What natural remedies help allergies?”

Is Your Allergy Medication Affecting Your Brain?

Benadryl is one such drug and is classified as an anticholinergic drug. Anticholinergic medications block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain and body.

A recent study linked anticholinergic drugs to increased risk for Alzheimer’s in the elderly. In this study taking an anticholinergic med for the equivalent of three years or more was associated with a 54% higher dementia risk than taking the same dose for three months or less.

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