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Are Smokers Informed About the Dangers of Smoking?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
Surveys show that 94% of smokers don't realize the risks for smoking. Many smokers don't realize there's an increased risk of lung cancer, emphesema, or even heart attacks. Breaking the addiction is very difficult.              

Creating a Health Care Program that Works

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Appreciation of disciplines other than mainstream medicine broadens the scope of care and deepens the options. Healing Circles are a classic example of integrative health care. There is enough disease to go around, but there are too few solutions. No discipline has solved the epidemic of chronic diseases. Maybe we should work together!          

Excessive Usage of Health Care

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Health care costs are no longer affordable. We have a model based on getting sick rather than on staying well. This is a failed system: half of us have a chronic disease, the system is not safe, and we cannot afford to sustain it.

Healing From Within with Richard Miles

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
What we think disease is has changed remarkably in the past 100 years. There were three theories, the God punishing one, the evil spirits theory, and the miasmatic theory, that were common thought.          

Health Care or Disease Care?

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Health care reform needs to be centered on health care, not disease care. We need political reform too; reform that is not beseiged by conflicts of interest. Universal health care is off the table, and now single payer is being considered. Compromising with insurance companies is not a reasonable solution because it does not take into account the skyrocketing...

Health Reform, Over 50 Years With Lonnie Bristow, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
Dr. Bristow is a former president of the national AMA and reviews the challenges he has faced in health care throughout his distinguished career. He also presents his ideas for solutions to what we're now facing in health care from the points of view of cost, availability of insurance, the epidemic of chronic diseases, and the safety of medications.            

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.          

Making Self Care Possible with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
One of the concepts stressed by Dr. Kunin is self care and how it is really the big healer.  People don't realize what they can do to help end this era of chronic disease.  Self care shoud be a part of health care reform.            

Preventive Benefits of Medicare

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that 5 million Americans took advantage of one or more of the recommended preventive benefits available through the Affordable Care Act. Among the  benefits is the new Annual Wellness Visit benefit. The idea is to either detect early or prevent chronic diseases with tests such as mammograms, bone...

Rethinking Inflammation with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Inflammation is the final common pathway of illness. Inflammation is a repair deficit problem that must be dealt with if we're going to repair the physiology that leads to cellular dysfunction and disease. Proactive prevention through the alkaline way is a cornerstone of wellness. Homeostasis is about living in balance and harmony with nature. Rediscovering...

The Importance of Sleep (video)

submitted by: admin on 02/13/2014
This is a video that is an extensive overview on the importance of sleep. Sleep is critical for quality and length of sleep. Most Americans are sleep deprived because we're living in the "fast track." There are profound effects on osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and accidents. Sleep is absolutely essential...

The Perils of Sugar with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Our diets destroy our health, and sugar is the most devastating compound we consume. Sugar is rapidly absorbed and causes excessive insulin levels that lead to inflammation and many chronic diseases. Raymond explains this.            

The Role of Nutrition in Chronic Diseases

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The role of nutrition in managing chronic diseases cannot be overemphasized. It is not possible to make the nutrients we need without taking in the right raw materials...food! Dr. Ed Bauman reviews with us how he manages chronic diseases using foods, supplements and lifestyle to support the return to wellness.           

Trans Fats: What do they do?

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Trans fats are dangerous. They increase inflammation in healthy people. Markers for inflammation such as TNF-alpha, interluken 10 and 1 beta all go up with consumption of trans fats. There is legislation is pending that will decrease their availability

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