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Self-care for stomach problems

In a previous blog article we looked at a common gastric condition called hypochlorhydria, which relates to a decreased production of stomach acid. We learned that in many, if not most conditions where heartburn, acidity, reflux and indigestion occurred, it wasn’t likely that there was too much acid production, but rather, a weakening, thinning and loss of insulation of the stomach lining due to various factors such as stress, diet and medication. The compromised lining results in a vulnerability of the stomach to even modest amounts of acid, resulting in symptoms that make you feel like you are producing too much acid. In such situations therefore, taking antacids to neutralise acid levels, or drugs to block the production of acid may alleviate some symptoms, but they ultimately fail to correct the underlying problem and will result in further health problems down the line.

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Chiropractic giving sport the winning edge

Chiropractic has long been associated with the conservative management of back pain. In other words, chiropractors are known to use manual therapy to rehabilitate injuries and problems with the spine. Athletes and sports people know better than most how important it is not only to keep their bodies flexible and responsive, but also they frequently need help in managing strains and sprains in the course of their training. Given chiropractors unique training in spinal biomechanics and therapy, as well as their holistic approach to healthcare, it comes as no surprise that there has been a massive increase in the involvement of chiropractors in professional and amateur sport, playing several key roles:  

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Helicobacter Pylori – Controversy and Consensus

Helicobacter pylori is a common bacterial infection among humans. Some studies show it infects the stomach lining of over 60% of the world's population, and in some areas up to 90% of the population. Up until 1982, most scientists clearly saw a relationship between stomach ulcers and stress. Then it was suggested that maybe the ulcer was the result of a bacterial infection. Since then we have found that over 80% of people suffering from duodenal ulcers are infected by H. pylori, as well as 70% of people with gastric ulcers.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for arthritis

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? PRP therapy is a relatively new treatment where a patient's own blood is used as a source of material to be injected into the site of arthritis. Plasma is the liquid component of your blood. It is mostly water, but also contains some proteins, glucose and nutrients. Platelets are cells that travel through your blood stream along with red and white blood cells. they assist in clotting and secrete proteins and growth factors that stimulate tissue repair and healing.

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Stem Cell therapy for arthritis Pros & Cons

Stem Cell Therapy- What is it? A stem cell is a type of cell which can divide and duplicate itself, as well as differentiate into (become) different types of functional tissue. Babies develop from a single differentiating and dividing cell and they give rise to embryonic stem cells, while in adults there are different types of stem cells sourced from fat (adipose) tissue, marrow, or blood, called mesenchymal stem cells that are believed to be involved in the repair and healing of injured tissues. Cells are either harvested from the patients themselves (in the case of adult mesenchymal cells), or harvested from embryos or the placenta of newborns, then lab cultured or processed into a concentrated solution, sometimes with the addition of chemicals.

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