Treating The Common Cold & Influenza

by Ann Zimmerman, L.Ac.

The common cold or flu is one condition every person has experienced. It may bring up memories of being so achy you didn’t get out of bed or a runny nose that had you tearing through boxes of tissues.

The common cold and influenza are viral infections of the upper respiratory tract. These viruses do not discriminate by age or sex, they simply invade bodies that have a weakened immune system.

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The Cholesterol Question – Part 1

by Clark Zimmerman, L.Ac.

Cholesterol is essential in a healthy body. It helps to maintain vascular health by acting as a sort of patch that repairs damage to the blood vessel walls. It is also utilized in the formation of hormones and in vitamin D synthesis. We all need cholesterol to stay healthy. We produce some cholesterol in the liver, but we also get some cholesterol from the good we eat. Cholesterol is divided into 2 types: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein, is often referred to as “bad cholesterol.” LDL is essentially a fat wrapped in a protein. IT circulates through the body until it is used by cells as needed. HDL, or High Density Lipoprotein, is often referred to as “good cholesterol.” It’s primary function is to collect old LDL that haas been partially used by body cells, or that has oxidized as a result of free radicals.

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Breast Cancer Prevention – Part 1

Breast diseases and complaints are extremely common among Western woman. Today statistics show that 50% of women in this country will have some medical complaint concerning their breasts at some point in their life and one out of every 8 or 9 women will develop breast cancer. These unfortunately high statistics make prevention of breast cancer vitally important.

PREVENTION
Throughout a women’s life she experiences the significant effects of her waxing and waning hormones. During the times of her menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause she becomes especially aware of how much her entire well-being is affected by this hormonal balance. Having the proper amounts of hormones in the body determines a women’s fertility, the suppleness of her joints, the strength of her bones, her mental clarity, water and digestive metabolism, sleeping patterns, ect. We need hormones to feel good and we also know that too much can lead to problems.

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