Will the Mayans Get Us?

The year 2012 is finally here. My guess is that a certain percentage of people reading Integrative (alternative) blogs like this one may also be exposed to disparate ideas and predictions about this much-anticipated point in time. Starting with the understanding that no one can respon
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Don’t Cry Over Hyped Milk

I know going after milk is foolish and similar to questioning a sacred cow. But, when the weight of evidence compels the New England Journal of Medicine to opine on this matter it is time to listen. Yet, the goodness of milk is so entrenched in our society that merely reading about th
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Should You Get the Test for Prostate Cancer?

Two years ago the United States Preventive Services Task Force stirred up a bit of controversy by stating, after an intensive review of the medical literature, that Mammograms don’t have a good cost/benefit analysis for women under age 50 (see blog November 2009.) Just as the dust was
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“Salus Populi Suprema Lex” — The health of the people is the supreme law.

“Salus Populi Suprema Lex.” The health of the people is the supreme law[1] “The responsibilities of the physician extend not only to the individual but also to society and demand his cooperation and participation in activities which have as their objective the improvement of the healt
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Running Out of Energy, But Not Information

“Doctors routinely measure chemicals in the body to get health information, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. METABOLOMICS, however, involves measuring hundreds or thousands of chemical processes, such as the breakdown of nutrients from diet, going on in the body at the same time
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Running Out of Energy, But Not Information

“Doctors routinely measure chemicals in the body to get health information, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. METABOLOMICS, however, involves measuring hundreds or thousands of chemical processes, such as the breakdown of nutrients from diet, going on in the body at the same time
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Literacy, health, and the 4th of July

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas’ of man’s concerns, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which mu
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“Obama-Care”

Health Care reform is doomed, because it only seeks to fund an unsustainable system of excessive testing, drugs and treatment of symptoms, while neglecting the root causes of disease (nutrition, stress, toxic environments, poverty, greed, etc.) Ironically, President Obama himself has
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