Weekly Health Tip

  • Various Causes of Pain!

    September 27, 2016

    It is common for us to have pain in our bodies for chemical reasons.  When I say chemical reasons I mean, it is a toxin or poison causing your pain as opposed to your having injured the tissue by falling or other physical injury.  Some years ago, my knees were bothering me. They hurt and in my job, I was standing all day. My thoughts were, “I’m getting older,” and “I should lose weight,” and “I have had twenty car accidents.” Those contributing factors made intellectual sense. But just because it makes sense, it doesn’t mean it is right. I came to my senses and decided to test myself! I found that I had an issue with mercury related to my knees. I took a supplement to pull mercury, and just as quickly as the knees hurt, the hurting went away. Sometimes it isn’t the joint that is causing the pain.  You have heard how important it is to take supplements for inflammation. My idea is to get rid of the inflammation instead of taking something to calm it.   That is what I did by taking a supplement to pull mercury from the tissues and I was, again, pain free!

Previous Health Tips

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  • Toxicity!

    September 9, 2016 You may have heard the term “toxicity” thrown around but do you really know what it means when referenced to the body? We know if a relationship is toxic, it means it isn’t good for us. The same is true for the body. If what you take in from food, ... read more
  • The Change of Seasons

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  • Radiation Questions

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  • Death…

    August 17, 2016 Life has some hard lessons and some of them come through death. Until it is our time, we will be the ones mourning the passing of those close to us. It is easier to give up an older person because they have had a full life. When I was much ... read more
  • Bearing the Weight!

    August 11, 2016 Isn’t it a mystery? We have this big body and it all sits on these little feet and ankles! No one has ever thought my feet are little, but in comparison with my body, they are little. Our feet and ankles get the brunt of our weight and how we ... read more
  • Pain!

    August 5, 2016 We are here on this earth to enjoy ourselves and that includes enjoying our body. And, yes, that can mean an injury now and then. This is a reminder: small injuries (that means if it doesn’t take you to the ER) should be treated with ice. I’ve been in 20 ... read more
  • Safety First!

    July 26, 2016 As doctors, we take the Hippocratic Oath that says we will first do no harm. Safety is important in all aspects of life. Did you know that there is no proof that genetically modified foods are safe for us to eat? There has been little study of effects from GMO’s ... read more
  • Sun as Medicine!

    July 18, 2016   As the saying goes, say it often enough and people will believe it. Today, the wonder of the internet brings us instant information, so please, don’t necessarily take my word for anything. Or anyone else’s word either. Look it up yourself. With that said, we have more skin cancer now ... read more
  • Healthcare Prices?

    July 10, 2016 Reading an article full of facts about health care can be eye opening.  The report may be from 2013, but the US spent $750 billion more for health care than other developed countries.  Why?  The price of one Lipitor in the US is the same as three Lipitor in Argentina. ... read more
  • To Label or Not to Label? That Is the Question!

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  • Words of Wisdom!

    June 26, 2016 My patient looked up at me and said, “I followed the wise words spoken by Dr. Elva Edwards.”  I had to ask, “What did I say?”  He recalled a day in my office some years ago when he told me he didn’t have health insurance.  I suggested getting insurance would ... read more
  • All about the toes!

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