Volume 12 • Number 12 • December 2011

The pharmaceutical revolution of the 50’s and 60’s has most certainly helped a lot of people. Prescription drugs will always be a significant tool in doctors’ bags. But, ignoring the inherent problems and limitations this symptomatic approach has is not a good idea.
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Volume 12 • Number 11 • November 2011

Neils Bohr, one of the founders of Quantum Physics,[1] stated that “deep truths are negated by deep truths.” He meant that scientific paradigms held as incontrovertible truths eventually are negated or superseded by new science that then is itself held as a “deep tru
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Volume 12 • Number 10 • October 2011

At a recent meeting of doctors we discussed community issues that impact people’s health, such as nuclear and solar power, water conservation, denser housing and a tax on sugar sweetened beverages. A handful of physicians agreed that these issues are part of their calling. But,
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Volume 12 • Number 9 • September 2011

One of the worst habits Americans have, due to running around too much and getting to bed too late, is skipping breakfast. With time most people develop insulin resistance, which is why their chances of obesity go up by 400% while those who eat breakfast reduce their chances by 40%, e
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Volume 12 • Number 8 • August 2011

About half of the stents placed in people’s coronaries are of questionable value and even inappropriate in some cases.[1] Fortunately, more doctors are emphasizing preventive lifestyle changes much earlier in the course of heart disease. If they need to resort to pharmaceuticals
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Volume 12 • Number 7 • July 2011

The politics and economics of health care are so dominant that our President had to abandon his plan to push the Single Payer option favored by most doctors and patients (I feel it would be best for each state to have its own version.[1]) Big Pharma and the Insurance Companies preferr
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Volume 12 • Number 6 • June 2011

More on FOOD ADDICTION from last month’s issue: the conclusion of a study that looked at food addiction scores (DSM-IV-TR) and the Yale Food Addiction Scale scores and their correlation to the findings of a Functional MRI of the brain. There was greater activation in the anterio
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Volume 12 • Number 5 • May 2011

In the last issue we discussed excessive medical testing. Now a new study finds that “Physicians Recommend Different Treatments for Patients Than They Would Choose for Themselves.”[1] They prefer to forego treatments that may yield longer but poor quality of life, while re
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