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Can Probiotics Protect Against Swine Flu Deaths?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The 2009 H1N1 swine flu epidemic deaths in children were more related to MRSA than the virus itself. Simultaneous infection of MRSA and H1N1 increased mortality by 8 fold! Only 30% of children in ICU with swine flu did not have a co-existing serious disease. Of those, only 9% died. The potential value of the swine flu vaccine would not save many lives....

Dealing with a New Serious Disease

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Who would you trust if you had a life-threatening illness. It is challenging to get the care you would like for several reasons that are discussed. There are legal and practical aspects impeding the care you might want.

Dietary Factors in Illness with Geoffrey Marx

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
High fructose corn syrup is perhaps the worst nutrient available that causes disease and is a big factor in causing the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.        

Do We Take Too Many Supplements?

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Do Americans take too many supplements? Our diets are widely deficient in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and supplements because most of us don't eat a good and balanced diet and the food we are eating is processed, refined, and polluted.  Supplements are clearly needed for most Americans, especially those living in poverty and those who are elderly and...

Do You Need to Supplement Your Diet?

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Do we really need supplements such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and important nutrients? If you live a healthy lifestyle you may not need supplements; if you don't you likely need supplements. You can overdo supplements and megavitamins have their downsides. Toxic exposures are a good reason to consider supplementation. The best sources of antioxidants,...

Garlic Superior to Antibiotics for Common Food-borne Illnesses

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  A compound in garlic, diallyl disulfide, according to an article in the May issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, is more than 100 times more potent than Cipro or erythromycin in food borne illnesses caused by campylobacter, pathogenic E. coli, and listeria infections. There are far more complication from pharmaceutical drugs than from...

How Prevalent is Mental Illness in the US?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The World Pharmaceutical Market Summary shows that antidepressants and mood stabilizers are the third most commonly prescribed medications and that antipsychotics are fourth! Most families have serious dysfunctionalities that lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. Our value system is misguided and leads to materialism taking precedence over service and...

Hypnotherapy with Lucy Yaldezian

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Our thoughts impact our biochemistry and physiology and hypnotherapy capitalizes on this. The difference between what is real is not differentiated by what is imagined. This tool effects the unconscious response to suggestion.          

Is the Gulf War Illness Real?

submitted by: admin on 04/11/2014
Is the Gulf War Illness real? You bet it is! Why has it taken 20+ years to figure this out? Why has the VA hospital system failed to recognize that this illness is real and start helping our young soldiers who have suffered serious disabilities from the Gulf War in Kuwait? Is this all about money?  According to a study at the UC San Diego School of Medicine...

Loneliness in Seniors

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Loss of friends, illness, dementia, and lack of interests lead to withdrawl and lonliness. We need stimulation, both mental and physical and should be engaged in life. Retirement can be challenging.

Rethinking Chronic Illness with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Chronic disease, degenerative or autoimmune disease we talk about repair deficiency and inflammation. We measure inflammatory factors to determine how much disease is present. If cholesterol is healthy and not oxidized it is good; we need it to make hormones, vitamin D, and cell membranes. We need to measure oxidized forms of cholesterol and other fats. It is...

Science, Spirituality and Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
There is an intricate organization and incredible perfection in the universe that is mindboggling. While there is always a scientific explanation for how the universe works, it has eluded even the great Albert Einstein who states that there is no logical path to the laws of the universe and that the only path to these laws is a combination of intuition and experience.  In...

Sleeping Pills Associated with Increased Risk of Death and Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Adults using hypnotics (sleeping pills) to help with sleep have an associated 3 fold increased risk for early death and a 35% increase risk for cancer according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in February of 2012. Drugs studied include Restoril, Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, and some antihistamines such as Benadryl. While this is only an association...

Stress, Coping, Illness, and Health with Martin Rossman, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
It is important to look at the underlying causes for disease rather than treat symptoms with drugs that suppress symptoms. Most of what we see in medical practice is related to disease. Who is this person, what is their history, how do they manage their lives and how do they cope with stress are critical questions that should be part of our inquiry.              

The Importance of Vitamin D in Serious Illness

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2016
A study published in Pediatrics from the University of Ottawa documented that 75% of children in ICU with serious illnesses had low vitamin D levels and were noted to be sicker, requiring more life support services, and longer times in the ICU. Considering that there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of exposure to sunlight, it is not particularly...

The Meaning of Illness with Martin Rossman, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Illness is more than physical disability and emotional challenge. In its deepest sense it provides the opportunity to move forward on our spiritual path. Balancing these ends of a spectrum is challenging in today's medicine. Fixing symptoms is important; it is why most of us go to health care practitioners. However, healing is a much deeper concept that has...

The Precedence of Psychiatric Illness in Gangs

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  A study in the UK published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that gang members and violent men aged 18-34 had a very high incidence of antisocial behavior (86%), alcoholism (66%), drug addiction (57%), suicide attempts (34%), and anxiety (59%). They blamed this on a much higher incidence of psychiatric illness than...

Tracking Lifestyle Changes

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
Lifestyle is our most important prescription for good health. On doctorsaputo.com you can track your progress over time using our unique tracking system on your very own home page. Once you become a member you can follow your lifesytyle changes and your improvement over time of any health care condition you have and see how much healthier you are.          

US Epidemic of Mental Illness

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Sixty million US adults suffered from mental illness in 2011 and 11 million were serious enough that they had major difficulty with at least one or major life activities. This came at a cost of $300 billion in 2002 and is likely much greater today. Twenty three percent of women and 17% of men were mentally illand 30% of those between the ages...