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Americans Get Too Many Colonoscopies

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Gastroenterologists and the American Society for Gastroenterology recommend screening colonoscopies begin at age 50 and be repeated every 10 years unless there is a special indication for more often. However, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is questioning this recommendation.  A study published in the September 2014 issue of...

Baby Aspirin: How Safe Is It?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
 When we think of aspirin, especially a baby aspirin, it seems innocuous. However, complications occur very commonly and can be devastating. Alternate solutions should be considered and they are discussed.          

Benefits of Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Without cholesterol we could not survive. Low levels are dangerous and too often we overdo statin usage. What we need to know about cholesterol to make intelligent decisions about how to manage it are discussed. Inflammation is considered.        

Death By Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
In a landmark publication, Gary Null et al review the impact of mainstream medical practice in causing morbidity and mortality in the US. Their shocking statistics are reviewed.There is a staggering one million people who die annually.   "Death By Medicine" Documentary Wins "Best of Fest" Award, February 9, 2011 We're thrilled to announce that our recently...

Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.          

Diuretics, Hypertension, and Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
How diuretics work in hypertension and their benefits, side effects, and problems are discussed. The ALLHAT study in JAMA in 2002 reviewed all classes of anti-hypertensives and made recommendations about the most intelligent choices for treatment. All drugs have problems; this is why lifestyle management becomes the most attractive approach for treatment because...

Do We Do Too Many Angioplasties and Stents?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Most angioplasties and stents used to treat acute heart attacks or unstable angina in the US are necessary and lifesaving. We know that these procedures are not indicated for people with coronary artery blockages who are stable; only about 3% benefit from these invasive procedures compared to medical treatment alone using pharmaceutical drugs. There is also a...

Do You Need a Colonoscopy?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss the pros and cons for a routine colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. In asymptomatic people without a family history of cancer, the risks of doing a colonoscopy may exceed the benefits. Bowel perforations and severe GI bleeding are complications in 1 in 200 tests. Other screening tests are reviewed too.        

Epidural Steroid Injections May Lead to Worse Outcomes

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  According to  the February 2013 issue of the journal, Spine, epidural steroid injections (ESI) often lead to more pain and level of functioning at 4 years. In the short term, ESI can have a profound effect on pain relief. In those eventually going to surgery, compared to those not getting ESI, surgeries were shorter as was hospital stay. While...

Hands of Life, A Healers Journey with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
One's own healing energy and the holistic nature of how we heal. Unearthing our emotional traumas is key to this process and it goes all the way back to fetal life. Anesthesia in many ways is much like fetal life and we have ignored how this 9 month period affects us later in life.

Heart Monitoring During Anesthesia

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
Only 35% of anesthesiologists monitor cardiac output during surgery. For high risk surgeries this is dangerous as it is critical to know if adequate oxygenation of tissues is being accomplished. It is critical to know the level of hemoglobin in our red cells, as that determines how much oxygen carrying capacity we have. It is also important to know that enough...

Heart Nutrition and Congestive Heart Failure

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Using nutritional medicine to support heart function is critical, especially in congestive heart failure. Drugs may be necessary, but they all have side effects and should be used only after safer nutritional approaches are tried unless there is an emergency.             

Herniated Disks: Is Surgery Necessary?

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
Surgery is not the first approach to consider most of the time for herniated discs as much of the time they spontaneouly heal. The pros and cons of the various styles of treatment are discussed. In a large study the outcomes of surgery vs physical therapy and exercise were identical. Integrative therapies are reviewed.

Hypertension Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension?  Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that can get you off medication? This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the...

Importance of Sleep

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Lack of sleep leads to chronic inflammation that puts us at risk for many chronic diseases that are discussed. It also has profound effects on our stress hormones as well as insulin and leptin. We need 7-8 hours of sleep.          

Inflammation Can Cause Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
  An article in Life Extension in September of 2012 suggested the anti-inflammatory drugs might be the answer to managing depression. This idiotic suggestion seems like an ad from Big Pharma. When are we going to look for the underlying cause for disease rather than just treating its symptoms? There is little doubt that depressed people have high levels...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very serious and often difficult to manage. Symptoms, natural history, lab testing, and challenges in treatment are reviewed. An integrative approach that combines mainstream and nutritional medicine strategies are more effective than either alone. The importance of leaky gut syndrome is reviewed. Lifestyle measures...

Introduction for Managing Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
  Arteriosclerotic heart disease is defined by reduced blood flow caused by cholesterol plaques, with or without blood clots, in one or more blood vessels of the heart. This situation can lead to insufficient nutrient delivery to the downstream tissues that can cause these very important complications.     Congestive heart failure...

Laws to Regulate Trans Fat and Calories in Food

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
NY is leading the way in regulating food, especially trans fats and in disclosing calories in food. The real danger in our diet is sugar, and this is discussed with respect to insulin. We need laws to restrict simple sugars.

Measure Vitamin D Before Using Drugs for Osteopenia

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
Bisphosphonates are overprescribed. Low levels of vitamin D are epidemic and cause much of the osteoporosis we see. Bone metabolism, vitamin D, calcium, sunlight, and parathyroid hormone are discussed. Measuring vitamin D should be routine now.