Michael T. Murray

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Specialties:

  • naturopathic medicine

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

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  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Dietary measures alone are often extremely effective in lowering cholesterol levels. For example, in one interesting study the participants were randomly assigned to receive one of three interventions on an outpatient basis for one month: (1) a diet low in saturated fat; (2) the same diet plus lovastatin,...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Vitamin C is perhaps the most publicized vitamin. The primary function of vitamin C is the manufacture of collagen. Vitamin C is involved in the joining of the amino acids lysine and proline to form hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. The result is a very stable collagen structure. Since collagen is...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Soybeans are an excellent source of protein and molybdenum. They are a very good source of iron, calcium, phosphorous, and dietary fiber. In addition, soybeans are a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E and folic acid.

    Soybeans are an especially important protein source, containing 38 percent...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The stress response is as follows:
    • The heart rate and force of contraction of the heart increase to provide blood to areas necessary for response to the stressor.
    • Blood is shunted away from the skin and internal organs except the heart and lungs, while the amount of blood supplying required
    ...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Soybeans are well known as a common allergen. Those with thyroid problems should limit their consumption of raw or sprouted soybeans. Raw or sprouted soybeans contain goitrogens, which can interfere with thyroid gland activity. Dietary goitrogens are usually of no clinical importance unless they...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The association of recurrent canker sores with food allergies is widely accepted, as a diet eliminating allergic foods will most often prevent further recurrences. The most common offending foods are typically milk products and wheat. Gluten, a grain protein, appears to be a major causative factor...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Whey protein has the highest biological value of all proteins. Biological value is used to rate protein based on how much of the protein consumed is actually absorbed, retained, and used in the body. One of the key reasons why the biological value of whey protein is so high is that it has the highest...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Studies show that taking magnesium daily may decrease the frequency of headaches in migraine sufferers. To learn more about etiologies related to migraine headaches and the vascular theory, watch my video. Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Since vitamin D can be produced in our bodies by the action of sunlight on the skin, many experts consider it to be more of a hormone than a vitamin. In the skin, sunlight changes the precursor of vitamin D, 7-dehydrocholesterol, into vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is transported to the...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Develop and focus on your posture. Posture -- how the body is held -- is extremely important to good health. When the body is slouched, the shoulders are slumped, and the head is down, diaphragmatic breathing is more difficult. As a result, poor posture leads to shallow breathing and low energy....Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Protein, too, has been well demonstrated to be vital in the maintenance of healthy appetite control. It is particularly important to start the day with a high-protein breakfast, but protein needs to be eaten throughout the day to avoid excess hunger and to promote prolonged satiety. Eggs or egg whites...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Periodontal disease can be caused by poor dental hygiene or may be a manifestation of a more systemic condition, such as diabetes, collagen diseases, anemia, vitamin deficiency states, depressed immune system, or leukemia or other disorders of leukocyte function. An association with hardening of...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    To answer the question of what humans should eat, many researchers look to other primates, such as chimpanzees, monkeys, and gorillas. These nonhuman wild primates are omnivores. They are also often described as herbivores and opportunistic carnivores in that although they eat mainly fruits and v...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    There is much that you can do to reduce your risk of suffering a food borne illness. Foremost is to cook meat, poultry, and eggs thoroughly. Using a thermometer to measure the internal temperature of meat is a good way to ensure that it has been cooked sufficiently to kill the bacteria. For example,...Read More