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2010: A Good Year for Radical Health-Care Reform

submitted by: admin on 11/21/2013
                  " A Return to Healthing" Blog:  Fri, 01/29/2010 - 14:35 — BBelitsos By Dr. Len Saputo When Barack Obama became president-elect of the United States, most of us felt a sense of hope we hadn't experienced in years. We trusted that...

A Dysfunctional Side of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 06/20/2018
Over the past decade there has been a 10 fold increase of the number of retractions and only a 44% increase in journal articles. Some retractions are from errors but many are from misconduct. At the heart of the problem is an economic incentive that fuels a hypercompetitive environment that fosters misconduct, sensationalism, and attempting to publish in high...

A Return To Healing Chapter 4: How Well Is America's Health Care System Working?

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Half of all Americans have a chronic disease, we cannot sustain the cost of health care, and the safety of medical practice has been called into question. Profit, not service, has become the metric for success. Corporate America now controls health care.         A Return to Healing: Chapter 5  

Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2019
NSAIDs cause ulcers and proton pump inhibitors help prevent them. Why not combine them? Novel thought, but how wise is this? A clinical trial was done over a 30 day period that showed that GI bleeding was substantially reduced by this combination. There are many problems with this kind of reasoning. First, most people aren't on NSAIDs for only 30 days...

Alcoholism is a Family Disease with Kay Kopit

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The entire family is involved, especially kids. Life is chaotic,confusing, and painful and not healthy. Love and caring are often missing yet responsibility and caretaking still predominate          

Anti-depressants Do More Harm than Good

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study at McMaster University published in Frontiers in Psychology, showed that anti-depressants do more harm than good! Conventional wisdom dictates that these drugs are safe and effective. These drugs increase the risk for fetal development problems, sexual dysfunction, digestive problems, and stroke. They may even cause osteoporosis. There...

Are the Emotional Side Effects of Antidepressants Worse than the Disease?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In a study done on 1829 people on antidepressants from the University of Liverpool that was published in the February 2014 issue of the journal, Psychiatry Research, more than half of the participants reported psychological problems due to their medication! Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties, and emotional numbness were far more common than appreciated.  The...

Coping With Holiday Stress

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Stress may account for 90% of MD office visits and 2/3 of heart attacks. The role of dysfunctional family behavior is a huge factor that comes into play during the holidays. Chronic stress leads to many preventable health issues.          

Dealing With Stress and Teenage Alcohol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The reasons why many teenages are stressed out and choose alcohol to relieve stress are reviewed. Our dysfunctional cultural values are the driving force leading to anxiety, frustration, and depression. Our educational system is discussed and solutions offered.        

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

Do Healthcare Practitioners Need Training for their Patients' Sexual Needs?

submitted by: admin on 02/23/2024
The sexual needs of hospitalized patients seems to be a "hush-hush"a topic, for people such as those with brain injuries, strokes, incontinence, and much more, but these are real issues that need to be dealt with with compassionate advice. The November of 2012 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, explored this topic and reported that sex education...

Expressing Your True Self with Kathleen Dunbar

submitted by: admin on 04/10/2015
Habits hold us back; we learn them. As children our role models often create problems for us that haunt us for the rest of our lives unless we evolve. Physical dysfunction often is the result of role models that don't serve our needs. Choice is what can save us, so long as we can express it; from the truth of ourself. Therapy is learning what doesn't...

FDA Warns Statins Increase Blood Sugar and Cause Memory Problems

submitted by: admin on 01/17/2015
The FDA has officially linked all statins with cognitive problems like forgetfullness and confusion as well as with a 25% increased risk for an elevated blood sugar level and possible association with type 2 diabetes. Statins are the best selling drugs on the market and are used by 21 million people in the US each year. Of course, there are all the other side...

Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have clear abnormalities in cellular biochemistry that can be addressed by a proper workup. Many cases are complicated by previous trauma or PTSD.          

Foreplay Can Start with Taking Out the Garbage

submitted by: admin on 09/03/2014
Love and sexual intercourse go together in healthy relationships. Our sexual drive, nonetheless, is so powerful that we often have sex in relationships that are quite unsatisfactory and can lead to sexual dysfunction that includes hypoactive sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, lack of orgasm, and painful sex (dysparunea). Forty three percent of women...

General Anesthesia Can Cause Dementia

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  An article in Annals of Neurology in February of 2012 showed that in mice the anesthetic Forane caused impaired cognitive function that were much like the changes in Alzheimer's disease. Previous studies have documented that patients undergoing general anesthesia may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Transient cognitive dysfunction...

Getting Healthier With Age with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
There is a difference between aging and becoming dysfunctional. There are clearly advantages of getting older; wisdom, experience, knowledge, skill. Abuse and misuse of the body cause loss of function. "Use it or lose it" or "abuse it and lose it" are important perspectives of aging.            

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet with Emmett Miller, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The vast majority of illnesses are changeable with our thought processes. Your experience of health is related to how you process information. Conflict is what leads to disease. The bipolar universe encourages conflict. Being present and oneness lead to love and connection and compassion for all things. The new paradigm honors unity.          

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...

How to Prevent Mass Murders

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Losing a child from a mass murder is incomprehensively horrendous. We are outraged every time there is a mass murder, but what do we do to prevent another? Not much. Gun control is understandably a complicated issue because we certainly don't want to have a dangerously deranged person who is capable of a mass murder to have a gun. Yet the second...

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