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ADD-ADHD Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
ADD and ADHD are characterized by distractability, impulsivity, and disruptive behavior. About 5% of school kids are diagnosed; this is massive overdiagnosis. The influence of Big Pharma and drug therapy is revealed and the drugs used reviewed. The role of essential fatty acid metabolic defects and the importance of psychotherapy highlighted. Be sure and check...

Aging and Muscle Mass

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
As we age we tend to exercise less but muscle building capacity remains intact. Staying fit is more difficult as we age. Injuries and pain limit exercise, Cautious interval training is best for all.            

Antidepressants and Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.                  

Antidepressants Increase Adverse Reactions in Surgical Patients

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
According to an article published in the April 2013 issue of the journal Internal Medicine, patients on SSRI antidepressants at the time of surgery have a 20% increased mortality, 9% increased risk for bleeding, and 22% increased risk for  readmission within a month of discharge from the hospital! This was based on a review of 530,000 surgical patients from...

Apples and Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
Most treatments for Alzheimer's are marginally effective and have side effects. Apples have been found to increase the production of acetylcholine with few side effects. Curcumin reduces placques.                

Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Artemisinin Part 2: How to Use It

submitted by: admin on 06/19/2016
  We have had nearly 500,000 views on the YouTube video on artemisinin over the past three years. Hundreds of people have contacted me asking for more information about where to get it and how to use it. This is the reason for making this video called Artemisinin Part 2: How to Use It. I've also provided considerable research...

Between Heaven and Earth with Harriet Beinfield

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The Chinese character sees people as reaching for the heavens and grounded at the same time. Chinese medicine adjusts the internal climate and nourishes the soil and soul of people to help them realize their purpose. This cosmology functions in the real world. Acupuncture works on an energetic level that has profound physical manifestations.              

Biennial Mammograms are Sufficient to Screen for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...

Breast milk is a probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Spanish researchers reported in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that there are more than 700 species of bacteria in normal human breast milk. They suggest that this is one of the factors leading to which bacteria will colonize the infant's digestive tract. Mother's milk is primarily lactose, but it is...

Can Your Anti-depressant Cause a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine showing a six fold increase in atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries of primates when they were taking Zoloft, and SSRI antidepressant. The monkeys were fed an atherogenic diet for 18 months. They were then randomized and half were...

Cholesterol Drug Combinations

submitted by: admin on 08/14/2017
How low should cholesterol be lowered? Vytorin is a drug that contains both Zocor and Zetia and lowers cholesterol very powerfully. Most cardiologists believed this is really beneficial because the risk for heart attack goes down substantially. However, when a study was done on this and looked at all cause mortality, it was probably slightly increased!  Cholesterol...

Choosing the Right Probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Choosing the right probiotic is not an easy task. Few are studied in clinical trials, so it is difficult to know which ones will work best. One product, VSL #3) is considered a medical food by the FDA and has been studied in 80 clinical trials and delivers up to 900 million live microbes with a diverse combination of friendly flora that includes various...

Conversations with Chief Black Horse

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The Chief explains the Native American Way and how it is a holistic practice that involves who we are in every way and how we relate to the entire world and universe. Relationship with the unknown and the ancestors is central thoughts.            

Death and Dying with Phillip Scott

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The journey home is a sacred process. Our relationship in the world from the western perspective is adversarial. Indigenous practices honor our inseparability with everything in the world. Ceremonial practices bring us into alignment with source. When we honor our relationship with mother earth we are constantly engaged in a web of connection with all that there...

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.          

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

submitted by: admin on 11/08/2017
An article published in the January 2014 issue of Health Affairs reported on cost effectiveness of PepsiCo's workplace wellness program and reported that it had no significant value when it came to financial benefit or for cutting absenteeism, quitting smoking, or reducing weight. They went on to state that regular screening for early detection of diseases...

Does Cholesterol Prevent Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Cholesterol binding proteins bind and transport cholesterol within the cell much like lipoproteins carry it in the blood stream. When the receptor sites for cholesterol in the cell are left vacant because cholesterol levels are too low, cell growth is increased. Could this be part of the reason why statins have an increased all cause mortality when...

Does How Old You Feel Affect How Long You Will Live?

submitted by: admin on 01/04/2015
  A study from the UK and published in the December 2014 issue of JAMA on 6500 people aged 52 and above documented that if you felt older than your actually age that your mortality over the 8 year study period was higher. Seventy percent of this group felt at least 3 years younger, 25% felt the same age, and 5% felt older. The mortality rate for those...