Personalized Medicine—The Medicine of the Future

One of the most basic problems in our health care system is treating the “average person.” This approach is “Penny wise an Pound foolish.” Fortunately, there is plenty of science ready for prime time, as soon as the generation that now controls the system dies off. Yes, that is the on
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Should I get the FLU shot?

Official advise—short answer: yes, especially if you have a chronic medical issue, such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. BUT, I have never had it, nor will I ever. I am not alone—one half of doctors don’t get it because it is not that effective. I was surprised to se
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Anti Aging

We all think about the ravages of aging after a certain age. In an effort to slow down the unrelenting deterioration of our body we may fall pray to questionable marketing of potentially harmful products. Chief among them are hormones. So-called Anti-Aging practitioners will happily p
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Seven UP!

There is not much good to say about soda pop, except for what they have taken out (see below.) Soda has been associated with diabetes, obesity, mood, and cognitive disorders, migraines, strokes, reflux, intestinal problems, pre-term deliveries, cancer, hypertension, and heart disease.
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Fluoride Revisited

This is not to convince you of anything, for fluoride is one of those deeply emotional issues that tend to divide us, regardless of the evidence. I only wish to motivate you to look into this issue for yourself. Don’t take anybody’s word for it, including mine. Prenatal exposure to fl
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The Brain-Gut Connection Works Both Ways

If this were not so it would violate Physics as we know it, because all things flow both ways. This is a concept that has been questioned by those who correctly point out that most, if not all, physical problems stem from our belief systems, or mind-spirit issues. I have agreed with t
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The Purple Pill Gives Me Heartburn

Now we hear that it doubles the risk of stomach cancer. Why? It curtails the absorption of key nutrients, like antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals, and it messes with your gut flora. The latter determines how anything we put in our mouth will work, including cancer drugs. We have t
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Is The Brain on Fire?

Early in my career I read an article with that title. About the same time, I discovered the Brain-Gut connection, and hundreds of articles on the importance of the gut flora, and nutrition. I also discovered that most of what I had been taught in medical school was obsolete. If you ar
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