Volume 18 • Number 11 • November 2017

I was clinically depressed in medical school. After running myself into the ground to get there (18 credits per semester, pre-med courses in two years, twenty-hour/week part-time job, and twenty hours/week playing soccer), I was excited, and happy to start medical training. But, findi
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Volume 18 • Number 10 • October 2017

The gut being central to health and disease is a concept that needs revisiting from time to time. Despite the tsunami of studies corroborating this simple point (good enough to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1908,) I still run into people who find it hard to believe that the answe
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Volume 18 • Number 9 • September 2017

All of us having achieved a certain age know that having a purpose in life, a mission, is the best way to live. Younger people may also be aware of this, but, they may not have a living testimony of this truism. My own purpose has been to be “other directed,” to help my family, my fri
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Volume 18 • Number 8 • August 2017

This month’s newsletter deals with several recent articles on preventing brain aging, a concept that will get more and more attention. The system still emphasizes treatment with ineffective, expensive drugs, but, the only rational approach to cognitive decline is to teach people at a
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Volume 18 • Number 7 • July 2017

I hope you read my recent blog on preventing Alzheimer’s disease. If you have not been trying to prevent this vexing problem now would be a good time. Like any organ, the brain depends on good circulation to get the nutrients it needs to function and renew itself.[1] Pharmaceuticals d
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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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