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[Radical Medicine]  [Ranunculus Homaccord]  [Rau, Dr. Thomas M]  [rebalancing]  [Recancostat]  [Renelix]  [restorations (ceramic)]  [reticular activating system]  [Revisions Grant Services for Organizational Change]  [rhinovirus]  [Riniker, Dr. Lavar]  [Robusta beans]  [Rogue Valley Medical Center]  [Rolfing Structural Integration]  [root canal]  [Root Canals Pose Health Threat]  [Root Canal Cover-up]  [Root Canals and Dental Cavitations]  [Royal Body Care]

Radical Medicine: a book by doctor Louisa Williams.  An "apple a day" can no longer "keep the doctor away". Nor for the majority of Americans will regular exercise, eight hours of sleep, or even the diligent supplementation of daily vitamins and minerals. With a history of toxic mercury amalgam fillings, excessive courses of antibiotics, damaging childhood vaccinations and ubiquitous carcinogenic chemicals-general holistic health guidelines are simply no longer adequate for most people. The profound effects of pollution and modern medical and dental practices necessitates profound intervention. In Radical Medicine a holistic physician reveals the most essential European and American treatments required to achieve optimal health and ensure against future degenerative disease.



Ranunculus Homaccord: a Heel remedy for the temporary relief of intercostal pain and discomfort associated with bronchitis, influenza, rheumatism or shingles.



Rau, Dr. Thomas M. of the Paracelsus Clinic: the director of the Swiss Paracelsus clinic. He combines the most modern diagnostic equipment with a wide range of traditional natural healing methods. It also integrates dentistry, as there is such a close relationship between teeth and health. He practices Biological Medicine, which is a comprehensive and integrated approach to health and illness. It shows logically how we get ill by identifying the sequential phases of degeneration which lead from minor ailments to various chronic diseases.



rebalancing: a process of correcting the balance of the bite; as a result of abnormal tooth contact the muscles, spine, pelvis and feet can become distorted. An integration of many different specialties is required to understand the functional anatomy and how different parts of the body relate to one another. Without this knowledge, practitioners cannot begin to look for the underlying causes of structural pain. When a patient's bite if off, the chewing muscles are in a state of tension. All it takes is an episode of additional stress or physical activity to upset the balance. With patients who have multiple structural imbalances, once the spasm starts it is more difficult to self-correct and their pain lingers. Spastic muscles place tension on the skull sutures. A jammed suture can cause pain from compression of the vital structures (blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves and connective tissue). In addition, nerves traversing through or in close proximity to the muscle get stimulated. Balancing the cranial bones and placement of a dental "shim" or "shims" is often required to rebalance the system and resolve the pain.



Recancostat: a remedy that combines reduced glutathione and AnthoRedoxin. It is useful for a broad range of cellular functions including antioxidation, detoxification, DNA synthesis and repair, immune function and retox balance.



Renelixa Pekana Homeopathic-Spagyric Medication that is designed to help with kidney function.



restorations (ceramic): dental ceramics have three essential features or requirements: 1. ease of fabrication of complex shapes, 2. sufficient mechanical and corrosion resistance, 3. appropriate aesthetic appeal. In the last few decades there has been tremendous advances in the mechanical properties and methods of fabrication of these materials. Whilst porcelain based materials are still a major component of the market there have been moves to replace metal cored systems with all ceramic systems. Tooth replacement prostheses made from gold wire, ox bone or wood have been found throughout history. More recent restoratives had a renaissance about two hundred years ago when air fired porcelains and cast gold restorations were made to restore and replace teeth. It seems that in ancient times the main requirement was to replace teeth lost as a result of gum disease, whereas in recent times it is to restore teeth damaged by decay. Restorations today are largely required as a result of trauma, decay, gum disease and aesthetics.



reticular activating system:   the name given to the part of the brain (the reticular formation, cerebrum, and thalmus) believed to be the center of arousal and motivation in animals.



Revisions Grant Services for Organizational Change: an organization that facilitate the connection between responsible educational and service organizations and the financial resources necessary to carry out the services. They can help one become a grant procurement expert as well as an authority in their field. They help one to learn to tell their story in ways that attract financial and volunteer support.



rhinovirus: one of the viruses that causes the common cold. Cold symptoms associated with a rhinovirus infection include coughing, fever, sore throat, and a runny nose. There are no treatments that can kill a rhinovirus; treatment involves relieving symptoms as the body fights the rhinovirus infection. A lot is known about the rhinovirus, thanks to common cold research scientists.



Robusta beans: used for Robusta coffee. Robusta coffee is a lower grade of coffee that is typically grown at lower elevations. It has more of an astringent flavor and contains a higher amount of caffeine.The robusta trees are easier to grow and maintain. They are also more disease resistant and produce a higher yield. This type of coffee is typically used to achieve a lower price.


Rogue Valley Medical Center: the largest, most comprehensive medical facility in the Rogue Valley. For over 70 years Rogue Valley Medical Center has played a significant part in the lives of people of the region providing superb, compassionate, medical care. Located in South Medford on Barnett Road the 305-bed non-profit medical referral hospital is the flagship for a progressive medical system made up of: Rogue Valley Medical Center Hospice; Home Solutions; Hearthstone, a skilled nursing facility; Rogue Valley Serenity lane, a chemical dependency treatment program; Home Care Services; Home Medical, Inc., a durable medical equipment facility; Southern Oregon Imaging, MRI imaging offered through a partnership between RVMC and Providence Hospital & Medical Center; and the Southern Oregon Trust, an integrated group practice of primary care physicians.The medical center has over 260 physicians of staff who represent nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. As a regional medical referral center, RVMC serves the health care needs of a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California.



Riniker, Dr. Lavar: the author of  Now retired, he practiced dentistry for 27 years and has realized that many of the whole body's health problems were caused by dental treatments.



Rolfing Structural Integration: named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf. Dr. Rolf began her inquiry more than fifty years ago, devoting her energy to creating a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity. Dr. Rolf discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and structure by manipulating the body's myofascial system and eventually named her work Structural Integration."Rolfing" is the nickname that many clients and practitioners gave this work, and it is now a registered service mark in 27 countries. Rolfing structural integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing.



root canal: part of dentistry called endodontics, which is concerned with the pathology of dental pulp and the area surrounding the root. A root canal is a procedure to allow a tooth that is painful or no longer viable because of nerve damage or death to remain in the mouth. Most dentists consider root canals an advance in dentistry--superior alternative to removal of a seriously compromised tooth. However a growing number of physicians, including dentists, believe that root canals can be the cause of, or at least contribute to, a long list of illnesses and degenerative diseases.



Root Canals Pose Health Threat: an interview of Dr. George Meinig talking about the latent dangers of root canal therapy - fifty years ago he was one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists (root canal specialists). So he's filled his share of root canals. And when he wasn't filling canals himself, he was teaching the technique to dentists across the country at weekend seminars and clinics. About two years ago, having recently retired, he decided to read all 1174 pages of the detailed research of Dr. Weston Price, (D.D.S). Dr. Meinig was startled and shocked. Here was valid documentation of systemic illnesses resulting from latent infections lingering in filled roots. He has since written a book, Root Canal Cover Up Exposed - Many Illnesses Result", and is devoting himself to radio, TV, and personal appearances before groups in an attempt to blow the whistle and alert the public.



Root Canal Cover-up: Dr George Meinig's book that was written after he retired exposes the connection between degenerative diseases and root canals. About 2 years age Dr. Meinig decided to read all 1174 pages of the detailed research of Dr. Weston Price, (D.D.S). Dr. Meinig was startled and shocked. Here was valid documentation of systemic illnesses resulting from latent infections lingering in filled roots. He has since written this book, Root Canal Cover Up Exposed - Many Illnesses Result", and is devoting himself to radio, TV, and personal appearances before groups in an attempt to blow the whistle and alert the public. He explains in his book that a high percentage of chronic degenerative diseases can originate from root filled teeth. The most frequent were heart and circulatory diseases and he found 16 different causative agents for these. The next most common diseases were those of the joints, arthritis and rheumatism. In third place - but almost tied for second - were diseases of the brain and nervous system. After that, any disease you can name might (and in some cases has) come from root filled teeth.



Root Canals and Dental Cavitations: an article by Dr. Shankland.  He demonstrates the two sides to the arguments for and against root canals and shows the differing perspective on dental cavitation. For the past 50 years, dentists have saved millions of teeth by performing endodontic therapy, or root canals. Dental students and residents in Endodontics (the speciality in dentistry devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases inside teeth) have been taught to perform various procedures to save injured, dead, and dying teeth. These procedures were taught purely to help the public, with absolutely no other reason. The dental profession succeeded in teaching the value of saving teeth, in an effort to fight NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis) a disease believed to be caused by dental extractions. However, today, there has been some revealing research which may require the dental profession to reconsider conventional ideas about endodontically treated teeth. Today, there are many reputable doctors (dentists, physicians, and PhDs) who are concerned about endodontic therapy and possible systemic effects on other organs and tissues in the body. It may even astound most dentists that the organisms which may be present in dead teeth may be impossible to eradicate no matter how well the root canal procedure is performed! These organisms are not actually in the canal portion of the tooth, but in the tiny microscopic tubules which comprise the dentin (the material below the enamel which is more organic than enamel) of the tooth. In this article these two opposing opinions about endodontic therapy is offered for informational purposes and Dr. Shankland is not specifically offering his own opinion or opinions. Researchers on both sides of this heated issue agree that these organisms do stay alive after root canal procedures, but they can't agree whether this is important or not.



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