Volume 18 • Number 6 • June 2017

One of last month’s blogs was on the fact that 1/3 of pharmaceutical drugs marketed end up causing more problems than they treat. But, the problem is more complex than that. Big Pharma also engages in many other nefarious stratagems designed to maximize profit, not our health. For ins
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Volume 18 • Number 5 • May 2017

In 2001 the Institute of Medicine published a scathing report on our broken Health Care system. You can read all about it in the book Crossing the Quality Chasm. Before that watershed pronouncement very few doctors believed the system to be dysfunctional and toxic. There are now many
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Volume 18 • Number 4 • April 2017

As an Integrative Physician I see patients spanning practically all ideologies and beliefs. Some of them prefer a more extremist approach to their health. They tend to reject a middle ground, and are quick to condemn the other end of the spectrum. But, I validate and respect patients’
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Volume 18 • Number 3 • March 2017

Last month I blogged on the ill-effects of regularly exercising over ninety minutes a day. I hope nobody interprets it—and the report below—as excuses not to exercise. Hugo Rodier, MD Strenuous exercise may dampen libido in men The New York Times (2/22, Reynolds, Subscription Publicat
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Volume 18 • Number 2 • February 2017

It’s been a year since I stopped taking health, fed up with a system that forces doctors to treat symptoms and overuse testing and drugs. Every day I read one or more articles about our Health Care system institutionalizing aggressive “standards of care,” and “defensive medicine” lead
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Volume 18 • Number 1 • January 2017

  Most people have or have had insomnia at point in their lives. It can be a source of frustration and fatigue. Unfortunately, most resort to some kind of drug to address the problem, even when they may have discovered that they only treat the symptoms, not the roots of insomnia.
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