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IBS Visualization

IBS Visualization Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). The most common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and abdominal cramping. IBS is a common condition affecting 20-40 year olds and is predominately found in women. There is no test available to diagnose IBS but the diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other serious diseases. When presenting with digestive issues and “all tests are normal”, IBS is determined to be the...

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Mouth Affects Health

Mouth Affects Health Is there a link between oral health and the health of your whole body? Health experts believe that taking good care of your oral health does more than prevent gum disease and tooth decay. “Any disease related to the mouth has an impact elsewhere in the body,” says Denis F. Kinane BDS, PHD at the University of Pennsylvania. People with serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have a chronic condition on top of it, according to a recent study. Bacteria build up on the teeth can...

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Breast Cancers Without Lumps

Breast Cancers Without Lumps Introduction There are several types of Breast Cancer that don’t normally present as a palpable lump or as a tumor detected on a mammogram. These are the types of cancers that are usually detected in advanced stages and may have already become metastatic. The signs and symptoms are not definitive. Because of this, they are not always obvious or are mistaken for something other than what they are. Two such cancers are Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and Paget’s disease of the Breast. Signs...

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Lymph Node Importance

Lymph Node Importance The lymphatic system is a network of organs and tissues that help rid the body of waste and toxins. As an important part of the immune system, it is comprised of the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus gland, lymph vessels, and hundreds of lymph nodes. Unlike the circulatory system that has the heart to pump blood and nutrients throughout the body, the lymphatic system has no pump to distribute its clear/yellowish fluid. The movement of the lymphatic fluid is dependent on the movement of the...

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Immune System and Thermography

Immune System and Thermography A Full-Body thermogram can detect inflammatory changes throughout the body and serves as a guide in building a strong immune system. Our three previous blogs have addressed the different types of breast cancer.  The health of our bodies and its ability to fight off disease relies heavily on building a strong immune system. Strengthening the immune system lowers inflammation throughout the body and gives us the fighting power to remain disease free. You’ve probably heard by now that “gut”...

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