Volume 16 • Number 12 • December 2015

Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue are diagnoses that trigger emotional reactions from doctors and patients for many reasons, chief among them the lack of understanding of why people are thus afflicted. Unfortunately, this problem is seen to one degree or another in practically ALL dis
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Volume 16 • Number 11 • November 2015

It is interesting how crossing The Pond has a way of distorting facts, especially where money is involved. One of the greatest examples of this phenomenon is Fructose. Here in the USA we are told there is nothing wrong with it. If a study is reported in the news about the toxic effect
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Volume 16 • Number 10 • October 2015

Three decades ago I graduated from Medical School convinced I needed to retrain myself since not one single hour of Nutrition was offered to our class. Soon after I discovered through my reading of many medical journals that the Microbiome, or bacteria in the gut is paramount in the d
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Volume 16 • Number 9 • September 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently reprinted an article published in 1965. Its message is even more dramatically needed today: “The proper concern of medicine is people, not things; human life and values, not anatomy and physiology. Practitioners must be guided b
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Volume 16 • Number 8 • August 2015

Finally! After decades of arguing about the role of nutrition in mental issues we get a bit of validation. The last meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association had a presentation on “Nutritional Psychiatry!” This is such great news that I have included two qu
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Volume 16 • Number 7 • July 2015

“Can we stop aging?” The journal Scientific America asks the question this month.[1] Many thinkers like Kurzweil[2] will answer that drugs and Transhumanistic interventions to replace organs with artificial parts is likely to stop aging altogether. Others like Steve Hawkins the physic
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Volume 16 • Number 6 • June 2015

We have known for a while that most back surgeries don’t yield results significantly better than Physical Therapy in most cases. This is also true of shoulders and knees when trauma is not involved. But, surely patients need back surgery if the canal where the spinal cord travels is n
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Volume 16 • Number 5 • May 2015

There are many problems with our broken Health Care System.[1] Chief among them is the use of ACUTE care tools like pharmaceuticals to treat CHRONIC health problems (See Article “Too Much Medicine” at the end of newsletter.) While we should use Prilosec IV yesterday when w
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