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Daniel J Vance

Learning about lupus

"Sharon" is from Spring Hill, Florida, reads this column in the daily Hernando Today, and prefers not using her real name. Not long ago, a medical doctor diagnosed her with lupus.
Dennis Godby, ND

Adrenal fatigue, perfectionism and your health

The drive to succeed can lead down a wrong path. Pursuing excellence is admired, encouraged and rewarded by our society
Daniel J Vance

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

She's in her 50s and reads this column in the Pekin Daily Times (Illinois). In 2006, a specialist diagnosed her with “idiopathic environmental intolerance,” also called multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS).
Dennis Godby, ND

Liver Detoxification

Our bodies must be able to detoxify, or neutralize, toxins in the environment (chemicals, plastics, heavy metals, etc.), as well as those produced within our own bodies.
Daniel J Vance

Mobility Disability

Until recently, “Toni” was a reader of this column in a weekly newspaper south of the Mason-Dixon line. She now resides in southeastern South Carolina. For privacy and possibly security reasons, Toni decided not to identify herself.
Daniel J Vance

Mike Utley Foundation seeks cure for spinal cord injuries

Recently, I was able to reach Mike Utley over the telephone while he was in Dallas awaiting a flight to Miami. At one time, Utley was a great Detroit Lions offensive lineman, until an NFL game on November 17, 1991.
Daniel J Vance

Dupuytren’s Contracture

In the past, I've written about my daughter's disability, spina bifida. So I have lots of firsthand experience dealing with a loved one's disability. Twice over the last five years, I have also mentioned my own traumatic brain injury, but have explained that the lingering odds
Daniel J Vance

Multiple Sclerosis Tricia Geater

Tricia Geater is age 60, lives in Puyallup, Washington, and has multiple sclerosis. She regularly reads this column in her hometown newspaper from the Midwest.
Daniel J Vance

Fibromyalgia

A Mayo Clinic website defines fibromyalgia as a chronic condition "characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points--places on your body where
Dennis Godby, ND

Spring Cleaning for the Body

If the new season inspires you to spring-clean your home, you may want to add "spring cleaning" for your body as well!