Leo Galland

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Specialties:

  • integrative medicine

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    Leo Galland answered:
    The best food sources of magnesium are:
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • Swiss chard
    • oats
    • whole barley
    • millet
    • bananas
    • blackberries
    • dates
    • dried figs
    • mangoes
    • watermelon
    • almonds
    • Brazil nuts
    • cashews
    • hazel nuts
    • shrimp
    • tuna
    • buckwheat (kasha)
    • navy beans
    • kidney beans
    • green beans
    • soybeans (including tofu)
    • black-eyed peas
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    Almost every scientist agrees that blood levels of vitamin D under 20 nanograms per milliliter are associated with poor health outcomes. Effects and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include increased mortality from all causes and increased risk of developing osteoporosis, diabetes, autoimmune diseases,...Read More
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    Numerous studies have shown that the immune system is involved in migraine. Italian researchers found that people with food-induced migraine develop complexes in their blood in which food proteins clump together with antibodies directed against these proteins; these are called circulating...Read More
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    If you have arthritis, eat fish 3 times a week, especially wild salmon, if it's available and affordable, but don't fry your fish; frying interferes with the benefits. You may want to consider supplementing your diet with the natural anti-inflammatory, fish oil. The amount of fish oil you need...Read More
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    Avoid sugar and foods with added sugar and refined carbohydrates if you have arthritis. Reduce inflammation by cutting out white flour products, white rice and white potatoes. Several studies have shown that consuming foods of this type aggravates inflammation. Instead eat high fiber foods...Read More
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    If you have arthritis, don't worry about carrots. All the publicity given to the Glycemic Index of foods (the tendency for a food to raise blood sugar) has given carrots a bad rep. The carotenoids in carrots, anti-oxidants that create the orange color, and the fiber, make carrots an anti-...Read More
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    Drink tea, black or green, if you have arthritis. The notion that green tea is healthier than black tea has not been borne out by clinical trials in humans. Green tea may have anti-cancer effects, but black tea has a better track record in fighting inflammation. You need at least 3 cups a...Read More
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    If you have any of these magnesium deficiency symptoms, you may be lacking in magnesium:
    • Leg or foot cramps
    • Sensitivity to loud noises
    • Muscle twitches, spasms, or tension
    • Trouble falling asleep
    • Restless legs
    • Palpitations
    • Irritability
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    Eat at least 8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day if you have arthritis. Choose those with bright or deep colors like cherries and berries and sweet potatoes that contain natural anti-inflammatory nutrition. Don't believe the old saw that citrus fruits and "nightshade" vegetables...Read More
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    If you have arthritis, choose your oils wisely.

    Extra-virgin olive oil has natural anti-inflammatory benefits, whether raw or cooked. Recent research has identified the antioxidant called oleocanthal, which is only found in extra-virgin olive oil. Oleocanthal is a natural anti-inflammatory...Read More
  • Leo Galland
    Leo Galland answered:
    Extra-virgin olive oil has natural anti-inflammatory benefits, whether raw or cooked. Recent research has identified the antioxidant called oleocanthal, which is only found in extra-virgin olive oil. Oleocanthal is a natural anti-inflammatory with potency strikingly similar to that of the drug ib...Read More
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    NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) include common over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin and Excedrin), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and Nuprin), and naproxen (Aleve). They relieve pain and inflammation by blocking an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX). Read More
  • Leo Galland
    Leo Galland answered:
    The documented side effects of chronic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use include:
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Intestinal bleeding
    • Kidney failure
    • High blood pressure
    • Aggravation of immune system disorders like asthma, psoriasis and colitis
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    The great value of integrated medicine is that it provides alternative strategies for healing, based upon enhancing normal physiological balance instead of merely attempting to suppress the hyperactive biochemistry involved in disease.

    One of the powerful strategies of integrated medicine...Read More
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    There are anti-inflammatory supplements like fish oil and borage oil that have been shown to allow reduction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most crippling types of arthritis. Fish oil works even better in combination with...Read More