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Here you will find information on several illnesses, different medications, alternative care, and the like. Not all of these sites have been "tested" by myself, but I wouldn't include them if I didn't think someone could benefit from them.

If you have anything important to add to any of these pages, you would like to have me add a link to your page, or you know of a link I should add, please drop me an e-mail. Thanks!!

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I support the following sites because I have noticed that I get severe headaches when I drink sodas with sweeteners. Although, my Fibromyalgia worsens incredibly when I drink carbonated drinks in general, it gets even worse if they contain Aspartame!! I also believe that Aspartame can cause or at least worsen Benign Intracranial Hypertension, which I suffer from!
I know that snopes tries to say that my claim (and others') is wrong, but from personal experience, I know that it isn't!!

Aspartame Kills

Aspartame and Obesity

Aspartame Side Effects

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Not in My Water Supply

I've looked at both sides of the forced fluoride issue! Have you???

It hardens teeth and prevents cavities, but 60 years after it began, fluridation is meeting new resistance. Find out why:

No Forced Fluoride


Time Magazine: Not in my Water Supply

Lately it's been said that the amount we have in our water is too much and they adjusted it to a level that is "right" for its consumers. Hmmm...what are they gonna come up with in another 30 years?

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The Dangers of MSG

This is another site I fully support. It's not quite as dangerous as Aspartame, but I know of enough people who have allergy like symptoms after ingesting MSG, that it should not be in food unless we, as the consumer, put it in there.

Adverse Effects of MSG

Recognizing Adverse Effects of MSG

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Food Issues in Veterinary and Human Medicine

This site has a lot of information I already had before I even set "foot" on the site. I think it's a great source of information for anyone who has any type of illness. I found that a lot of what John is talking about on his site, you can also find on my site in one form or another, but it also has a lot of information that I don't have here.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care and Maintenance is important for your overall health, not just your back. Why you ask? Because when your back is going out of wack, all hell breaks lose with your nervous system, due to the fac that your nerves go up and down your spine.
This site belongs to a wonderful Chiropractor (Paul Gasch) who is extremely knowledgable and has a delightful personality!

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Are Vaccinations Safe?

I was worried about giving my child vaccines. I did give my youngest all the 'dead' vaccines. He did get the MMR as well, but not until he was older. The first vaccine he got with a life virus made him very ill, so naturally I was scared of the side-effects of vaccines. Too many times I have seen adverse reactions in my profession as a Daycare Provider, some minor, some severe. Nowadays we don't have to worry about Mercury in children's vaccines anymore, so that's one step in the right direction, but what other chemicals in those vaccines cause harm to our loved little ones? And how beneficial are those vaccines anyway?

Vaccine Information

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Acne Natural Remedies for Acne, found mostly right in your kitchen cupboard
Acupuncture Acupuncture and Acupressure - the Official Website
ADHD in Adults My experience with ADHD in myself throughout my life and some links I found on the net
Allergies Everything and anything you ever wanted to know about Allergies, links to other sites and herbal medicine that may help you quiet your allergic reactions.
Alzheimer Disease Details about the Disease, how to minimize your chance of getting Alzheimer Disease and links to sites with even more info.
Anxiety My personal experience as well as a website that offers information, relief, and support for those recovering from debilitating anxiety
Aroma Therapy Methods and Links
Arthritis Ideas to minimize Arthritic pain without medication, as well as links to research and information sites.

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Bipolar My own Research and Experience on Bipolar Disorder, Book reviews, as well as links to sites I found useful and interesting in my learning process.
Brain Net Here you can sign up for a Newsletter and receive information on different topics of the brain.

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Prevent Cancer The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Website. Their Mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education.
American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society Website. Learn about cancer, treatment options, treatment decision tools, clinical trials, coping.
Illness button Thoughts on Causes of Mental and Physical Diseases coming from our Environment - how certain things in the environment can cause our bodies to mimic Bipolar Disease, Fibromyalgia, etc.
Chronic Fatique This web site offers information about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and its diagnosis and treatment.
Clinical Trials Center Watch Website - A Clinical Trials Listing Service

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Developmental Delay A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.
Diabetes American Diabetes Association - Information you can trust from the diabetes experts.
Drug Induced Diseases Some statistics about drug interactions and the safety of certain drugs
Drug Info Drug Infonet provides drug and disease information for your healthcare needs
Drug Information Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources
dyslexia My experience and believe on Dyslexia and how you can help your child. Also: links to other sites.

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E-Medicine Articles about any illness you can imagine - Patient Education and Resource Center

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Fibromyalgia My Fibromyalgia Site. Newest Research, my own experience with the disease, links to other sites, webring sites, and things that might help make it better or ease the pain.

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Health Central Consumer Health Information
Healthy Heart My own site about getting your heart in shape. Lower Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and whatever else concerns the heart.
Hypoglycemia My page on Hypoglycemia - What it is and how to deal with it. Also links to other sites dealing with the same.

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Inflammation My site on inflammation of the body. Inflammation is the culprit of a lot of disease, including cancer.

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Leg Cramps My site on Leg Cramps and how to make them go away and stay away. Also links to other sites dealing with the same.

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Medscape Medical Info Medical Alerts, News, Patient Education, Resources and Updates from Medscape
Mental Health This site is trying to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness throughout the world.
Music Thereapy Examines the power of using popular music as a way for people to express their feelings. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip.

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Detox My own site with links to all types of Natural and Alternative Treatments as well as Detoxification Therapy, Meditation and the makings of Herbal Tinctures, etc.

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Organic Foods Another one of my own pages with some information why it is a good thing to buy Organic Foods.

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Panic Attacks My own page about the links between low blood sugar, as well as muscle tension and Panic Attacks.
Perfectionism This is a paper I found on the internet by Carole C. Peters. It gives definitions of perfectionism, it's management, considers the link between giftedness and perfectionism and the quest for self-actualization.
PMS This is a site that talks about Medical Treatments for Premenstrual Syndrome.
Prmenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder! This site contains basic information on PMDD
Prescription Assistance Here you can apply for Free Prescriptions on certain medications, depending on your income.
Pseudotumor Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension - My own experience, how I was diagnosed and links to other sites.
Psychology Net A Psychological News Site.
Psychology of the Self The interactive e-journal of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Psychology of the Self.

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Reactive Attachment Disorder A Presentation on Reactive Attachment Disorder - the understanding and treatment of the Disorder.
Real Age Take the test and find out what your real age is. Reverse the aging process, look younger, and live longer starting today!
Reference Desk This site has links to anything you can imagine. Reference Desk is a very organized and inclusive site.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Research Foundation.

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Shyness Shyness and social phobia do not have to interfere with achieving professional and interpersonal goals. This site includes resources for shyness.
Sleep Apnea The ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous improvement of care.
Sleep Foundation The NSF is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.
Smoking Cessation This page includes my own experience and how I finally quit smoking for good.

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Trigger Finger This is my site about my experience with Triggerfinger.. what it is and what your options are, as well as some links to other sites.

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Stomach Ulcer My site about stomach ulcers - how to heal them, keep them in check and avoid having them come back.

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Web Med Web Medicine is committed to improving the use of the Web as an academic, professional, and consumer medical resource.

A LAUGHING MATTER

According to psychologist William James, we do not laugh because we are happy. But rather, we are happy because we laugh. The happiest people alive are those who know how to laugh often and well.

In his book "A Touch of Wonder", Arthur Gordon tells of a friend of his who knew about laughter. Though deaf and almost blind, he went right on working, laughing and making the most of his life.

One Christmas season Arthur and his friend entered a crowded drugstore. On the back of the door was a mirror, visible when the door was closed. As they turned to leave, Arthur's friend saw his reflection in the mirror. He thought the door must be open and that the figure he dimly viewed before him was a customer attempting to enter the store. He stepped aside and, naturally, so did the image. He moved forward again and once more met himself. Again he retreated.

By now an uneasy hush had fallen on the spectators. No one quite knew what to do or say. But on his third advance the man realized that he was facing a mirror. "Why," he cried, "it's only me!" He made a grand bow.

"Good to see you, old boy! Merry Christmas!" The whole store exploded in delighted laughter. And why not? Here was a man who knew how to laugh at himself! He accepted his problems and limitations with a grace and humor that was contagious. We're given the power of laughter, not only to laugh AT things, but to laugh things OFF. We'll always know difficulties and we will never be without our share of troubles, but the happy person learns how to laugh most of them off. And that's the reason they're happy -- it's a laughing matter!


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