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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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The Vagus Nerve – the self-help key to beating stress

The Vagus nerve is one of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves. Unlike almost all our other nerves that emerge from the spine (hence chiropractic's fascination for spinal manipulation), cranial nervesĀ emerge directly out of the brain to travel to their target tissues. The job of cranial nerves is usually of critical importance to survival. In theĀ case of the Vagus Nerve, we have our primary mechanism for dealing with stress and its long term destructive effects.

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Jaw problems and Bruxism

It is estimated that at least 40% of the population suffers from one or several symptoms associated with Temporomandibular (TMJ, or jaw) dysfunction. It is a cause of migraine, clicking, locking and pain in the jaw, ears and sinus region. It has been called many names, the most common labels as listed below: TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) CMD (Craniomandibular Disorder) CFPD (Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction)

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