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A Fervent Call for Sustainable Health Care

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
         " A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:23 — BBelitsos A great disappointment has descended upon the majority of Americans. Both the left and the right feel let down by the federal government’s strangely inadequate package of health care reforms that is about to be...

A Return To Healing Chapter 6: Wellness, Prevention, and Healing: A New Direction for Medicine

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Shifting the model of health care from "disease" care to "health" care is necessary if we're going to enjoy good health. Preserving our level of wellness and detecting disease early are critical. Wellness includes body, mind, emotion, and spirit and an understanding of curing and healing. We need a new model: Health Medicine.         A...

About Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Inflammation as a cause of chronic diseases is described and defined.  The roles of cytokines and brown fat are explained.  A lifestyle that includes exercise, stress reduction, sleep, weight management, and a healthy diet is a powerful antidote. Cholesterol is a marker of inflammation, not the cause of it. Addendum: This is an excellent review...

Actos: Can it Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Drugs that increase the sensitivity of insulin in theory should be effective in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes. However, the glitazone drugs have turned out to have serious side effects that limit their use in clinical practice. The drug, Actos, is the one glitazone that could possibly be safe and effective in both the prevention and treatment...

Adverse Medical Events Outside the Hospital

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Most clinical trials assessing adverse medical events (AMEs) have focused on inpatient care. Now there's a study looking at AMEs in private practice and it shows that the numbers are about the same. Most AMEs are from surgeries, diagnostic testing, and treatment errors. Every year there are about 11,000 paid malpractice suits that represent the tip of the...

Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
The symptoms and treatment from both mainstream and CAM are reviewed. New cutting edge nutritional approaches are offered as well as reviewing complications of adding certain anticholinergic drugs. Both prevention and treatment through mental and physical exercise are highlighted as is the importance of social activities.          

Are Preventive Drugs Cost Effective?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
Experts published in the British Medical Journal that there's serious doubt that the use of drugs to prevent diseases such as high cholesterol, osteoporosis and osteopenia, and hypertension are cost effective. In the case of Lipitor, it costs approximately $600,000 to prevent a single heart attack and still not save a single life when used for primary prevention....

Aspirin Cuts Heart Attacks But Not Deaths or Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
Low dose aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks in people without a history of heart disease by about 20%, but it does not lower the death rate or the risk of stroke. Also, there is the added risk of GI bleeding secondary to aspirin use. The risk for getting a heart attack in primary prevention is lowered from 2.3% to 1.8%, which comes to a 20% lower risk...

Aspirin for MI: Is it the Best Choice?

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
Side effects of aspirin outweigh the benefits for preventing heart attacks and strokes. GI bleeds are the major serious complications, but hemorrhagic stroke and retinal bleeds are also associated problems. It also causes leaky gut syndrome. There are natural alternatives for aspirin that include fish oil, nattokinase, lumbrokinase, digestive enzymes that...

Aspirin for Primary Prevention Questioned

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
  Aspirin is not a good idea for women trying to stave off heart attacks or strokes. Fifty women would have to take ASA for 10 years to help just one person, and this would only be for women at risk for a heart attack. For a person who has already had a heart attack or stroke, the evidence shows there is some benefit to taking aspirin, but it is not...

Assessing Arteriosclerosis

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Risk factors for heart disease should be assessed depending on each person's family history and lifestyle. The tests used also vary with each individual's particular situation. This disease is generally preventable.      

Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
In this overview of asthma the causes that explain the substantial rise in asthma are reviewed. The mechanism of developing asthma, mainstream and CAM treatments, and their side effects are reviewed. Integrative strategies are proposed.        

Bill Gates on Vaccines

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Bill Gates is donating millions of dollars for immunization program development through the World Health Organization to prevent polio, AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. While this is part of a good program to prevent infections, it is still important to treat the underlying reasons for suppressed immunity such as sanitation, clean water, and nutritious food....

Bioelectric Fingerprint of Cancer Cells

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  Can changing bioelectric signals halt tumor growth? Biologists at Tufts University discovered a bioelectric signal that identifies cells that are likely  to become cancerous. And by altering the membrane charge can block the development of cancer! Tumor sites had a unique level of depolarized membrane voltage relative to surrounding tissue that...

BioSet, What is it? With Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
BioSet was developed by Ellen Cutler. Bioenergetic sensitivity and enzyme therapy is a system based on energy medicine used to treat and prevent chronic diseases. There are three parts: detoxification, optimizing digestion, and an allergy desensitization technique.        

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Through Exercise

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Exercise is beneficial for both prevention as well as treatment for cancer and its spread. Lifestyle factors are often more effective than conventional cancer treatments yet this is largely ignored in mainstream medicine. Diet, sleep, exercise, vitamin D, sunlight are reviewed.        

Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last for Years

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment related complication even 6 years after their treatment. Thirty percent are dealing with two issues such as lymphedema, skin reactions to radiation, upper pody symptoms and functional limitations, weight gain, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. Fragmented care leads...

Brisk Walking Helps Prostate Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
Men with prostate cancer that is localized to the prostate can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least 3 hours a week. This high-intensity exercise delayed and possibly even prevented the progression of their disease as they were found to have a 57% lower rate of progression of disease than men walking at a slower pace. They also found that brisk...

Can a Baby Aspirin a Day Keep Cancer Away?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The general consensus is that aspirin is good for secondary prevention of fatal heart attacks and strokes, but that it is not for primary prevention. Now there's evidence that cancers might be prevented and treated with aspirin. The decision to use baby aspirin is more compelling now that there's some data supporting that it can not only prevent...

Can Statins Prevent Breast Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2014
An article published in the December 2013 issue of the journal, Science, done on one million people over 14 years found an association between having high cholesterol and the incidence of breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer was increased 1.64 times.  While this sounds impressive, when you take a careful look, it is interesting but far from...