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Drugs and Botanicals Donít Always Play Well Together
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., April 2016In Western societies people often take herbal medications and pharmaceuticals together, but is this safe? Logic says one or the other, but not both. 

Is Infant Circumcision Really Necessary?
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Jan 10, 2015In the past, infant circumcision was performed primarily as a religious obligation, but today it seems like it is the norm, and done mostly for financial remuneration. 

Do You Really Need to Take That Drug
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Nov. 28, 2014A discussion of the benefits of trying natural products to help rectify a condition before resorting to a prescription drug. 

Tune-up Your Immune System
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Jan 15, 2014
A compromised immune system results in multiple, repetitive illnesses, typically colds, flu and other illnesses. People with strong immune systems are rarely bothered by minor illnesses. You can Tune-Up your immune system with vitamins minerals and herbal supplements. 

The Hidden Dangers of Cholesterol (Statin) Drugs
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., June 26, 2013
Statins are the name of a family of drugs used to lower blood cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, information about statin side effects is limited, and little of it reaches either doctor or patient. Some of these side effects can be devastating.

Aging and Chronic Disease
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., June 26, 2013

Myths About Bone Density and Osteoporosis
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., June 4, 2013

The Power of Natural Health
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., April 1, 2013

The Calcium and Vitamin D Controversy
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., March 16, 2013
Discussion of the contradictory recommendatins for Calcium and Vitamin D based on latest research

What You Should Know about Gout, Arthritis and Inflammation
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Jan. 12, 2012
Inflammation is a key contributor to disease, especially chronic conditions like gout, a form of arthritis. Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is trying to fight off a disease state and is unsuccessful.

Reducing Cholesterol Levels Naturally
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Jan. 12, 2012
Many individuals are coerced into using statin drugs to reduce their cholesterol levels. However, there are many natural things you can use without resorting to these powerful (and often destructive) drugs.

Fibromyalgia and You
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Sept. 21, 2011
3-4% of the American population has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, about 80% of them women.  Natural solutions can help.

Heart Disease ó Cardiac Arrhythmias
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., July 18, 2011
A disturbed heart rhythm is known medically as a cardiac arrhythmia, and is quite common in people of both sexes over the age of 50. This article discusses two common cardiac arrhythmias.  

Heart Disease - Nutritional and Herbal Support
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., May 31, 2011
Heart disease is a chronic illness, brought about by years of poor diet and lifestyle, and, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Modern medicine has procedures like surgery and stents that are useful, but most of them do not do much more than put a band-aid over the problem.

Heart Disease ó Congestive Heart Failure
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., May 31, 2011
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. We all fear the sudden heart attack, but modern medical intervention has been quite good at reducing the death rate from these sudden unexpected occurrences. On the other hand, long-term chronic heart conditions, (like congestive heart failure) come on gradually and have few symptoms until they have progressed significantly.

Is Your Immune System Really Working?
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., April 3, 2011
Many people get sick constantly with varying illnesses.  Drugs and Vaccines don't help because their immune system is not really working. this article talks about some of the ramifications of poor immune function and how to improve it.

Thyroid Hormones and Iodine - The Japanese Nuclear Disaster
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., March 22, 2011
The Japanese Nuclear problem has indeed released radiation into the atmosphere.  However, there is no reason to panic.  There is no significant increase in radiation on the west coast of the U.S. or Canada, and probably will not be any.  Unfortunately, due to media fear-mongering, many citizens are rushing to purchase the drug potassium iodide to combat this relatively small  threat of radiation fallout from nuclear events in Japan.

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Cholesterol Drugs
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Aug. 12, 2010
The medical paradigm today seems to be to lower cholesterol levels at all costs by using statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs, even though the end results are not always solidly visible, and the side effects can be devastating.

About Osteoporosis
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., May 24, 2010
Osteoporosis typically occurs in women after menopause, but can occur earlier in both men and women that are nutritionally deficient or who have severe hormone imbalances. It is a debilitating condition, but can be managed.  

What You Should Know About the Gardasil HPV Vaccine
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Aug. 24, 2009
Since its approval in June of 2006, Gardasil has been heavily marketed to lawmakers and the public but there are serious questions about its safety and effectiveness, as well as numerous adverse event reports.

Reduce Your Risk of Swine Flu
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Aug. 11, 2009
There are many ways to reduce your risk of getting the swine flu. This article offers a few suggestions.

About Swine Flu, N95 Facemasks and Respirators
By James Occhiogrosso, N.D., Aug. 11, 2009
In my opinion, the media feeding frenzy showing people walking around town wearing N95 facemasks is designed to get headlines ó not to convey the truth! Such headlines instill a false sense of confidence in a device that does not  protect you from getting the flu.



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