Monthly Archives: July 2010

Glaucoma

Diet Eat foods that are rich in vitamin C (i.e., citrus peppers, kiwi, berries, kale, tomatoes, melons, broccoli, etc.). Vitamin C from food has been shown to decrease intraocular pressure. Eat foods that are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids – wild, cold water fish, flax oil, chia seeds, walnuts, etc. Avoid food additives, especially

Ulcerative Colitis

Diet Look into pursuing an elimination diet to reduce exposure to potential food allergens. The most common food sensitivities are: dairy, wheat/gluten, eggs, soy, citrus & corn. Avoid processed foods that contain stabilizers & suspending agents. Eating foods that are high fiber may help to prevent colitis episodes. If you are having an active bout

Natural Treatments for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a fairly common occurrence and a situation we tackle on nearly a daily basis at our wellness center.

It is estimated that UTIs account for nearly 8.3 million visits to the doctor’s office.

While women get UTIs more frequently, men can also be affected.

Taking certain supplements at the onset can lessen the effect of the UTI and speed recovery.

Parkinson’s Disease

Diet Limit red meat which may increase iron load and elevate inflammatory fats within the body. Consume organic foods when possible to limit exposure to pesticides and herbicides. Consume clean sources of wild caught, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. If certified clean sources are not available, avoid fish consumption and resort to omega-3 fish oil supplements instead.

Statin Drugs Side Effects Outweigh Benefits

Statin medications have side effects and risks.

Each person should assess the benefits versus the risks of taking these medications.

At best, statins delay heart disease, not prevent it.

Medical literature does not support the concept that the benefits outweigh the risks of statin medications.

Dr. Ray’s Quick Tip: 3 Secrets to Healthy Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important component for the proper functioning of the body. When the cholesterol numbers are out of range the first option for treatment should be lifestyle changes. This audio program includes supplement and lifestyle recommendations for controlling cholesterol without drugs.