Michael T. Murray

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  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is a form of arthritis (inflammation of a joint) caused by degeneration of cartilage. Cartilage serves an important role in joint function. Its gel-like nature provides protection to the ends of bones by acting as a shock absorber. Without...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    There are two basic forms of insomnia. In sleep-onset insomnia, a person has a difficult time falling asleep. In sleep-maintenance insomnia, a person suffers from frequent or early awakening.  Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Psoriasis is caused by a pileup of skin cells that have replicated too rapidly. The rate at which skin cells divide in psoriasis is roughly 1,000 times as great as in normal skin. This high rate of replication is simply too fast for the cells to be shed, so they accumulate, resulting in the chara...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Recurrent canker sores appear to be related to trauma; food sensitivities, especially milk and gluten sensitivity; stress; and/or nutrient deficiency. Stress is often a precipitating factor in recurrent canker sores.  Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Low levels of magnesium in our diet and our bodies increase our susceptibility to a variety of diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney stones, cancer, insomnia, PMS, and menstrual cramps.
    The role of magnesium in preventing heart disease and kidney stones is most widely ac...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) are single or clustered shallow, painful ulcers found anywhere in the oral cavity. The sores usually resolve in seven to 21 days but are recurrent in many people. Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Each time the heart beats, it sends blood coursing through the arteries. The peak reading of the pressure exerted by this contraction is the systolic pressure. Between beats the heart relaxes, and blood pressure drops. This lower reading is referred to as the diastolic pressure. Blood pressure readings...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Kale has almost three times as much calcium as phosphorus, which is a very beneficial ratio. High phosphorus consumption has been linked to osteoporosis because it reduces the utilization and promotes the excretion of calcium. As members of the cabbage family, kale and collards exhibit the same sort...Read More
    1. Alex Crumpler Looking forward to my kale salad this evening.
      On Aug 27
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Psychological and social signs of excess alcohol consumption include depression, loss of friends, arrest for driving while intoxicated, excessive drinking, drinking before breakfast, frequent accidents, and unexplained work absences. Physical signs of excess alcohol consumption include alcohol odor...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The lesions of psoriasis are usually sharply bordered reddened rashes or plaques covered with overlapping silvery scales, which can be itchy and/or painful. Psoriasis usually affects the wrists, elbows, knees, buttocks, and ankles; and sites of repeated trauma. Nail involvement results in a characteristic...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Anemia is a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells or the hemoglobin (iron-containing) portion of red blood cells. As noted, the primary function of the red blood cells (RBCs) is to transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body in exchange for carbon dioxide. The...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Menopause occurs when there are no longer any active eggs left in the ovaries due to normal aging or as a result of chemotherapy or surgery. At birth, there are about 1 million eggs (ova). This number drops to around 300,000 or 400,000 at puberty, but only about 400 of these ova will actually mature...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Rich sources of riboflavin (vitamin B2) are yeast and organ meats, such as liver, kidney, and heart. Good plant sources are almonds, mushrooms, whole grains, soybeans, and green leafy vegetables. Riboflavin is destroyed by light, but not by cooking. Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
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    Fruits and vegetables are so important in the battle against cancer that some experts have said that cancer is a result of a "maladaptation" over time to a reduced level of intake of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables and fruits contain the anticarcinogenic cocktail to which we are adapted. We abandon...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of Crohn's disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.

    The study included about 3,150 Crohn's patients who completed online questionnaires about their disease, its...Full Article