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A Return To Healing Chapter 6: Wellness, Prevention, and Healing: A New Direction for Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Shifting the model of health care from "disease" care to "health" care is necessary if we're going to enjoy good health. Preserving our level of wellness and detecting disease early are critical. Wellness includes body, mind, emotion, and spirit and an understanding of curing and healing. We need a new model: Health Medicine.         A...

A Secret Natural Remedy that Prevents and Treats Gum Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
According to a report from the Manipal College of Dental Services in India was published in GreenMedInfo published in September of 2014, massaging your gums for 10 minutes a day for 4 weeks with olive, coconut, or sesame oil is slightly more effective in fighting plaque development and gingivitis as chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine has toxic "side effects"...

Addiction Overview

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2016
10% of Americans are addicted to drugs, much of this is from medications prescribed by physicians. Typical programs for rehabilitation are unsuccessful. What it takes for a successful program is reviewed and new breakthroughs in medications to support the chemical brain disease resulting from drug addiction is reviewed.              

Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
NSAIDs cause ulcers and proton pump inhibitors help prevent them. Why not combine them? Novel thought, but how wise is this? A clinical trial was done over a 30 day period that showed that GI bleeding was substantially reduced by this combination. There are many problems with this kind of reasoning. First, most people aren't on NSAIDs for only 30 days...

Alcoholism is a Family Disease with Kay Kopit

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The entire family is involved, especially kids. Life is chaotic,confusing, and painful and not healthy. Love and caring are often missing yet responsibility and caretaking still predominate          

Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/29/2016
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like an electrical "brown out" that develops as energy production in certain brain cells begins to fail. Using nutritional tools makes it possible to resuscitate mitochondrial energy production and either stabilize or improve symptoms. Drugs are of known minimal value and they also have plenty of side effects. Lifestyle...

Alzheimer's Disease Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like an electrical "brown out" that develops as energy production of the hippocampal region of the brain begins to fail and atrophies. Nutritional programs make it possible to resuscitate some mitochondrial energy production and either stabilize or improve symptoms.  Drugs are not a good solution...

Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
The symptoms and treatment from both mainstream and CAM are reviewed. New cutting edge nutritional approaches are offered as well as reviewing complications of adding certain anticholinergic drugs. Both prevention and treatment through mental and physical exercise are highlighted as is the importance of social activities.          

American Society for Integrated Medical Practitioners with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
This new approach to medicine is based on integrative, holistic, person-centered care where the relationship between the patient and practitioner is sacred. Both an evidenced based and pragmatic approach is taken, which means that they look at causes first and not last. They must also compassionately set the example rather than preach treatments or lifestyle...

Americans are Sicker and Die Sooner than all Other Industrialized Countries

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  Overall, Americans die sooner and have higher rates of disease and injury from birth to age 75 than all other industrialized countries! Included are infant mortality, birth weight, injuries and homicides, teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug deaths, obesity and diabetes, chronic lung disease and generalized disability. Over...

Anger and Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Anger affects heart rate variability in a way that increases sympathetic tone and the risk from lethal rhythm disturbances. Type D personality has been described that reflects anger. De-stressing can reverse this situation. Challenging situations challenge our faith in universal power and offer the opportunity of learning lessons of life that aren't easy....

Apples and Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
Most treatments for Alzheimer's are marginally effective and have side effects. Apples have been found to increase the production of acetylcholine with few side effects. Curcumin reduces placques.                

Are Smokers Informed About the Dangers of Smoking?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
Surveys show that 94% of smokers don't realize the risks for smoking. Many smokers don't realize there's an increased risk of lung cancer, emphesema, or even heart attacks. Breaking the addiction is very difficult.              

Are Statins Castrating Men?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In an editorial published in GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji reviewed an article published in the July 2014 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology on the effects of 10 mg of Lipitor after 5 months of treatment in 17 normal men with normal cholesterol values. They found major abnormalities in both sperm morphology and function as well as in the seminal...

Artificial Butter Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 06/22/2015
  Diacetyl, the artificial butter flavoring, is linked to respiratory disease in workers exposed to it as well as possibly playing a role in causing Alzheimer's disease to occur. Diacetyl increases beta amyloid clumping and enhanced its toxic effect on nerve cells grown in tissue culture. It crosses the blood brain barrier and interferes with...

Assessing Arteriosclerosis

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Risk factors for heart disease should be assessed depending on each person's family history and lifestyle. The tests used also vary with each individual's particular situation. This disease is generally preventable.      

Autism with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
These kids have profound, pervasive neurological disease. There are now nearly a million kids in the US with this disorder. Russ describes six subtypes of autism. There are interesting tests that define and treat these kids.      

Autoimmunity

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
Autoimmunity is preventable and treatable, usually without drugs. Modern medicine has potent drugs that can save lives in extreme situations such as anaphylaxis or angioedema by suppressing symptoms, but only occasionally does it deal with underlying causes. The cause of autoimmune conditions is related to overstimulation of the immune system from a toxic environment...

Breast Imaging for Pain is Not Useful

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  Women witlh breast pain who receive imaging as part of their evaluation undergo additional testing with mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs are often biopsied. However, they do not benefit according to a Boston University School of Medicine study published in March of 2012 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Pain is rarely a presenting symptom...

CAM is Coming Into the Mainstream

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Complementary, alternative, integrative, and mainstream medicine are defined. The Health Medicine Model is discussed and the difference from disease care and health care are also reviewed. We need CAM if medicine is going to advance.