Volume 11 • Number 12 • December 2010

The USA and Switzerland are the only 2 countries that I know allow direct pharmaceutical to consumer advertising in the media. This controversial approach[1] is being revisited as drug companies advertise on the internet, particularly on Facebook and Twitter.[2] As long as there is mo
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Volume 11 • Number 11 • November 2010

Do you worry about Alzheimer disease, AD? If you make it past 85 years of age the chances of getting this dreaded disease are fifty-fifty. Surely you would do anything to prevent it, would you not? Well, get off refined sugars! I amply documented the research on high sugar diets incre
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Volume 11 • Number 10 • October 2010

Last month you read an editorial from a Psychiatrist opining that his field has become too pharmaceutical. A report appeared in my hometown newspaper shortly thereafter validating that point: in Utah, 1 out of 5 women are taking antidepressants, a nation-leading stat.[1] But, the plot
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Volume 11 • Number 9 • September 2010

At first blush the cardiologist will make a lot of people angry. His suggestion that Big Macs should be served with a statin drug (to lower cholesterol) on the side may be interpreted as a shameless admission that the pharmaceutical approach trumps good sense and nutrition.1 But, most
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Volume 11 • Number 8 • August 2010

Recently I attended a “Cardiology conference” designed to recruit more business for a local HMO. Sure, there were enough clinical tips to make the experience resemble an educational opportunity for doctors around the area. Predictably, the emphasis was on surgical intervention for ser
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Volume 11 • Number 7 • July 2010

Writing this edition of my health newsletter aboard an all-you–can-eat-and-drink cruise ship seems a bit dissonant, but I was asked to speak about cutting edge medical concepts to a group onboard; should I tell them that chocolate makes depression worse, not better?1 And that limiting
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Volume 11 • Number 6 • June 2010

Last month’s issue of the Journal Pediatrics validated what many doctors have been saying for years about a higher risk of ADD with pesticides. The journal is in for a fight with Monsanto-like corporations who have hidden the data showing how toxic pesticides are while attacking anyon
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Volume 11 • Number 4 • April 2010

Last month I reported that “probiotaceuticals” are likely going to be the next bubble in pharmaceuticals. Knowing Big Pharma, they will come up with a name like “buggutexx” (I should patent it): “A poorly appreciated truism is that the information contained within the mammalian genome
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