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Assisted Death vs Assisted Suicide

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Assisted suicide or assisted death is discussed as an approach to thoughtful treatment of end of life issues. Conventional medicine does not consider this option. Looking at death as the final learning process is discussed. Medical practice should be beyond business and convention. Patients are often so convinced that modern medicine is correct that there is...

Bodymind Communication with Sandy Blakeslee

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We carry our traumatic experiences in our muscles and nervous system long after the trauma. This can lead to PTSD. Bodyworkers can help release the held trauma so the PTSD leaves.        

Does Religiosity Benefit Illness?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Religiousity has been associated with better health, but the data is controversial. Studies on prayer are also conflicting. Praying certainly does not make things worse! When the scientific world looks at issues it does not understand it simply throws them out. This is not scientific!        

Does Spiritual Health Lead to Better Health?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  Despite differences in rituals and belief among the world's major religions (Buddhism, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants), spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person's faith according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Actually, anything you believe, whether in self, others, or spirit, has a powerful effect...

Epigenetics with Bruce Lipton

submitted by: admin on 01/16/2019
Genes in cells are influenced and controlled by the environment in which it lives. This means that DNA is not immutable. Our perception of how we see the world influences our genetic makeup. We are actually the masters of our biology because what we think affects how our genes effect our biology. Even identical twins have different gene readouts that become more...

Is Prayer the Answer to Anxiety?

submitted by: admin on 04/04/2015
A Baylor University research study published in the August 2014 issue of Sociology and Religion prayer can help with anxiety, but it doesn't have the same effect for everyone. Much of how much it helps depends on trust and faith. It could be any religion or just a spiritual trust that universal power is there for you if you believe in it. We have numerous...

Microbial Testing in Dental Health

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
The biofilm of the mouth is reviewed and the association with plaque discussed. There is a test called a caries screening test that analyzes the microbes in the oral cavity and gives clues for creating a healthy ecosystem.          

New Data on Placebo

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Harvard studies published in the NEJM the impact of two placebo treatments vs standard medical treatments for asthma patients. When it came to patient reported benefits, placebos were equally as effective as sthe standard treatment. However, the measured benefits of placebo on pulmonary function testing was only about 35% as effective as standart medical treatments.  A...

Placebo Effect with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
In medicine we throw out the effect of placebo. However, it is safe, affordable, powerful treatment that works! What we believe has potent biochemical and physiological effects. Ethics of placebo are discussed too.              

Should Doctors Follow their Intuition?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The October 10, 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal reported that MD gut feelings should be seriously considered because they have valuable diagnostic value. It is interesting that the validity of gut feelings was the same for both new and highly experienced MDs. Where does this information come from? Do we have a connection with spirit? Dr. Len and...

Should Physician Assisted Suicide be Legalized?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Oregon and Washington have legalized physician-assisted suicide and now Vermont is considering this option as well. Since 1998 in the state of Oregon there have been 1050 requests for doctor-assisted suicide and of those 673 have taken their lives. Both the patient's primary care physician and a consulting doctor must agree and patients must administer...

Stage 4 Chemotherapy Benefits Over-estimated by Patients and Doctors

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  Patients with advanced cancer have the mistaken belief that chemotherapy can cure their illness according to a New England Journal of Medicine article published in October of 2012. This Dana-Farber  Cancer Institute study showe that 69% of advanced lung cancer and 81% of advanced colorectal cancer did not understand that chemotherapy was not at...

Stroke Recovery and Acupuncture

submitted by: admin on 01/16/2019
Acupuncture has been touted to help stroke victims, but a study was done showing that it doesn't work. The study suffered from selection bias. Placebo effect is discussed. Getting better should be the bottom line, not whether or not the beneficial effect is placebo.

The Best Way to Relieve a Migraine Headache

submitted by: admin on 01/22/2014
A Harvard Medical School study published in the January 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine quantified the effect of placebo vs a drug called Maxalt in people with migraine headaches. They gave 66 patients who had over 450 attacks one of six treatments. Two were made with positive expectations (envelopes labeled with Maxalt), two with negative...

The Biology of Belief with Bruce Lipton

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Here at DoctorSaputo.com we are pleased to work with a stellar array of experts from a wide range of disciplines around the world such as author Bruce Lipton.  Our Library has nearly 2,000 unique web pages replete with audio, video and text information that will guide you in hopefully finding answers to your questions. In this interview, listen...

The Limits of Our Belief with Erik Peper, PhD

submitted by: admin on 01/16/2019
A study of yogis showed that putting skewers through the tongue or other tissues leads to no infection or pain and healing within a day. Our belief depends on our preconceived ideas and confidence. Examples are given.

What we Believe Influences our Health

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  We know that what we think has a powerful effect on our biochemistry and physiology, but just how powerful is this effect? Examples such as placebo, nocebo, voodoo, intention, being in the zone, are explored. The ticklish questions that arise include how far should a health care practitioner go to use these tools and how much must a patient know about...