Health and the Holidays

Thanksgiving, my favorite Holiday, has passed, again threatened by consumerism, anxious to get started sooner and earlier in the “spirit of Christmas.” But, the true spirit of Christmas, charity, is best expressed by a thankful heart, a sure sign of strength and understanding of our r
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The best medicine is ready for prime time

The cover issue of the Journal Science (arguably one of the best scientific journals) was on “Disease Prevention.” It features vegetables and fruits.   In my opinion, when the journal Science speaks, it is time to listen.   Hard to believe, but I have had intelligent, succes
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Integrative Health Conference at the University of Utah

September 7th and 8th the University of Utah is hosting its inaugural Conference on Integrative Health, thus joining many other Universities, and 1/3 of Medical Schools that offer instructions in this field to the public and/or students. If you are interested, check out the “Univ
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Cells and people behave the same–the Aurora, Colorado tragedy

Our 50 trillion cells work together and cooperate with each other. Even though the networks appear complex, they are ultimately under a central control,[1] which is based on a few simple concepts: “It is a mistake to imagine that complex disease may not be solved by simple approaches
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On the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act (AFA): An Integrative View

Usually “Integrative” means a middle of the road approach. In this case it means both Republicans and Democrats will be equally offended by reading this blog. Since the main goal of any Health Care system should be to serve the public, let us start by contemplating the fact that the t
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PSA Test Gets the Finger

The US Preventive Services Task Force is at it again. It has not been that long ago that they shook things up by toning down recommendations for mammograms in women 40-50 years of age (See blog.) Now, after years of vigorous campaigns to have men check their Prostate Specific Antigen,
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Sugar, Commercials, and ADD

A while back I had a discussion with a professor who felt there is nothing wrong with sugar, particularly High Fructose Corn Syrup. I felt she had been watching those commercials on TV paid by the Sugar Association of America, rather than reading the latest medical and nutritional jou
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A Gut Feeling

~Hugo Rodier, MDSince graduating from Medical School in 1984 and more so after becoming a member of the MA’s Environmental/Public Health committee over 10 years ago I have studied Energy issues documented in Medical and Physics journals. It has become clear to me and many of my collea
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