“How Medicine has Exploited Rationality at the Expense of Humanity: an essay by Iona Heath.”

“How medicine has exploited rationality at the expense of humanity: an essay by Iona Heath.”[1] “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” “Only with the heart one ca
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“Support for dietary supplements questioned.” Follow the money!

From time to time we get articles like this one: “The New York Times (11/21, Brody, Subscription Publication) surveys the scientific evidence, or lack thereof, in support of dietary supplements. The article notes that “an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health
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Integrative Pharmaceutical Update

These three articles may give you an integrative perspective on prescription drugs. All statements are direct quotes by rather conservative, mainstream doctors who have published their ideas and research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Reducing adverse drug events
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BAD GENES? DON’T ROLL OVER—TAKE CHARGE! An integrative view of Genetics

Weekly, I am asked by fear-driven patients about genetic testing, and if there is something they can do to avert their dim genetic future. These poor patients have been led to believe that their genes are cast in stone and that the same diseases their parents suffered with are most ce
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In Defense of Cranberry

An article was published last week saying that Cranberry had been proven not to be effective in the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections. Cranberries may not help prevent UTIs, research suggests The AP (10/27, Tanner) reports that research published online in the Journal of the Ameri
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Milk-OK If You Are Skin And Bones

If you are not eating a proper diet, milk is a good thing. It has a lot of nutrients and a lot of sugar. BUT, be prepared to pay the consequences, from higher risk of allergies to cancer. The most common is ACNE. Stronger bones you say? MOST DEFINITELY NOT. Look at the evidence below.
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Study Questions Value of Routine Mammograms

A while back the Swiss raised a lot of eyebrows by declaring—with good evidence published in the New England J. of Medicine—that mammograms are not what they are cracked up to be. They don’t recommend them anymore. Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medic
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An Integrative View on Prostate Cancer Screening

Because the statistics do not show a significant longer lifespan on men who undergo treatment for prostate cancer (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) many doctors are no longer recommending screening for prostate cancer. This is good news for patients who have stayed away from cl
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