Flowers Medical Blog

Food Plan for Reducing Pain and Inflammation, Supporting Structural Health,  and Healing Musculoskeletal Conditions   The purpose of this food plan is to help you achieve and maintain health by decreasing foods that lead to inflammation and pain, decreasing your intake of harmful chemicals, and optimizing your intake of healthy protein, fat, and carbs. It can also aid in weight management and in the prevention of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, cancer and strokes. The plan may be modified if you have food allergies or are gluten sensitive.   Grocery Shopping Healthy food is really better for your body; it is not just a fad. It...

Are diet soft drinks bad for you? New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased risk of suffering vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death. This is according to a new study by Hannah Gardener and her colleagues from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. However, in contrast, they found that regular soft drink consumption and a more moderate intake of diet soft drinks do not appear to...

24 million people in the U.S. have autoimmune disease. Some of the most common are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes and fibromyalgia.  These conditions cause the body to attach its own tissues as a foreign invader like bacteria. This can lead to damage of the nervous system, heart, joints, muscles, skin and other important organs. Exposure to toxins, over use of medications and improper diet are the leading causes of autoimmune diseases. Many Americans are permanently disabled due to autoimmune disease which can be devastating to families. When not treated properly, these diseases are likely...