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Margaret Aranda 2015

Review of Permanent Birth Control Options

Monday, March 30th, 2015 /

Ladies, here is a typical scenario of a happily-married couple with two children, who now desire permanent sterilization. They do not want children any more; she does not want a pregnancy now, nor in one year (i.e., the FDA’s definition … Read More

Amber Evans

Endometriosis Plus Lyme Disease: A Horrible Combination

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 /

I am 30 years old and have been sick most of my life. That is something that is hard to wrap my brain around sometimes. So I just try to look to my future.  Having both endometriosis and an autoimmune … Read More

Belinda Wurn

Pelvic Therapy for Endometriosis, Adhesions and Sexual Pain

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 /

While doctors disagree on the exact cause of endometriosis, theories include heredity, environmental problems, or retrograde flow of endometrial tissue from the uterus, out the fallopian tubes, and into the body. Whatever the cause, most doctors agree that endometrial implants … Read More

Lara Briden ND

Why is PCOS so Common?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 /

We are in the middle of an alarming trend. More and more women are being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder that causes irregular periods, acne, hair loss, and hirsutism. The disorder is not new, but it … Read More

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Do We Need a New Approach to Vaccine Recommendations?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 /

In a recent article published in the British Medical Journal, Crowcroft et al (2015) suggest we need a new approach to vaccine recommendations. Focusing mainly on the economic and ethical considerations involved in public policy surrounding vaccine programs and vaccine … Read More

Derrick Lonsdale, MD

Vitamin Therapy Paradox: Getting Worse before Getting Better

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 /

Does modern medicine accept the idea of vitamin therapy? The answer is a resounding no!  It has only been a little over 100 years since vitamins were synthesized. Of course, as everybody knows, all of these chemical substances were found … Read More

Philippa Bridge-Cook

Endometriosis Awareness Month: A Wish Noted

Monday, March 16th, 2015 /

Everyone who lives with endometriosis as a patient, or as a family member, partner, or friend of a patient, has something (or sometimes many things) they wish for, with respect to this disease. In March, as part of their Endometriosis … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Redefining Health: Move Beyond Blood Pressure and Weight

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 /

There was a time when I thought I knew what it meant to be healthy. I was younger then and much thinner too. I swam five hours per day, 5 days per week, lifted weights three times per week and … Read More

Margaret Aranda 2015

It Wasn’t by Choice: Dysautonomia

Monday, March 9th, 2015 /

It was just another sunny Malibu, California day back in April of 2006. My daughter and I had finished visiting Grandpa, and were on the road in front of Pepperdine University, where the sea gulls float in the air amidst … Read More