Machu Picchu and Health

If you have not been to Machu Picchu, I hope to inspire you to go there someday, hopefully with someone you love. These braindroppings about health and Machu Picchu might be a bit of a stretch, but hear me out: You have to be in good health to go there, especially if you want to climb
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To B or not to B

After years of evidence-based research on B vitamins and their effect on the brain and the treatment of depression, dementia and other neuropsychiatric conditions, the pharmaceutical industry has seen the light, and it is green, as in money. Deplin, the newest drug to treat depression
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Bees Taking Over the Evening News?

The ads on TV pushing drugs are getting out of hand. Or, am I the only one about to give up on the National TV news in the early evening? It seems like just about every commercial features a drug. Let me quote from the New England J. of Medicine before proceeding: “Correctly don
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Childhood Obesity — An Ecological Solution

This from “Childhood obesity,” JAMA 2007;298:920: “In addressing this disturbing trend and preventing its spread, physicians are challenged to look to the broader environment. Successful treatment will require improving the health of individual patients and the larger community (an “e
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Forget About It — Alzheimer’s to Increase 285%!

By the year 2050, the incidence of Alzheimer’ disease will have increased by 285% in the USA (J. Alzheimer’s Dementia 2007;3:s168.) Truly “Alzheimer’s is the health care crisis of the 21st century.” (J. Neurology Reviews, volume 15, page 1.) Yet, very little research money is going to
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Sunshine, Laws and the Pharmaceutical Companies

“Sunshine laws and the pharmaceutical companies,” JAMA 2007;297:1255 “For-profit industries do not share the same ethical norms to which physicians and other health care professionals must adhere. Their primary commitment is to create shareholder value, not maintaini
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The Heart’s Code — A Must Read

Through a series of “fortunate events,” this book, The Heart’s Code by Dr Paul Pearsall (Broadway Books, 1998,) ended up in my hands. I highly recommend it to you. I hope it has the same profound impact it had on my life, because you would be healthier for it. It tur
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Hi, boss, I can’t come to work today!

“Hi, boss, I can’t come to work today. The inversion was so bad yesterday, that I woke up this morning with my butt too big, so I have nothing to wear.” “Hi, boss, I can’t come to work today. I caught a cold yesterday, I woke up this morning with a huge derrière; plus, I don’t want to
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