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A Return To Healing Chapter 7: The Birth of the Health Medicine Movement

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Awakening to the limitations of conventional medical practice led to a search for a new and better way to provide health care. The Health Medicine Forum was born and a new paradigm based on integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care was developed. Vicki and I tell the story.         A Return to Healing:...

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....

Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!  If there was...

Common Health Problems that Can Be Solved with Nutrition with Bruce Wapen, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Nutritional medicine can do a lot to help with the common cold that conventional medicine cannot. Early treatment for colds with oral doses of vitamin C of 30-50 grams per day can help. Selenium is also helpful by boosting antioxidant levels. Osteoarthritis is another condition that nutritional medicine helps.    

Dr. Saputo's Recommended Wellness Coaches

submitted by: admin on 11/30/2023
    The health care practitioner you choose is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your life. The people Dr. Saputo recommends as Health and Wellness Coaches have all been personally screened by Dr. Saputo himself so you can rest assured that they are knowledgeable, caring healers, with the highest integrity.  These...

Founding Health Medicine: The Story

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Health Medicine is integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care. It began in 1992, has been defined since then, and is now available in clinical practice in some areas. The history of the Health Medicine Forum and Healing Circles is shared.          

MDs Fail to Order Screening Tests

submitted by: admin on 11/30/2023
In an article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2012 it was determined that MDs are not ordering preventive screening tests very often. Perhaps they don't have sufficient incentive, but they certainly don't have much time in today's HMO medicine. Even though they receive automated reminders, only a few tests, such as colonoscopy,...

Medicine For The Third Millenium

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Today's health care system is in need of major reform. It does not work that well; we have an epidemic of chronic illnesses that affects about 50% of the population. The cost of health care is skyrocketing, we spend nearly twice the amount of any industrialized country and are still ranked 37th in the world in overall quality of care by the World Health Organization,...

Medicine For The Third Millennium

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki introduce us to Health Medicine: integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care.        

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...

Preventive Medicine Saves Money but Early Detection May Not

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Seventy five percent of health care spending is for preventable chronic diseases. If you can prevent these diseases from occurring, it stands to reason that it will cost far less to deal with them. However, there is massive confusion about what preventive medicine is. What it is not is early detection. Preventive medicine requires living a healthy...

Preview, Health Medicine Overview

submitted by: admin on 11/30/2023
The history of health medicine is reviewed and its principles described. It is based on four principles that include integrative practice, holism, person-centered care, and prevention. The concept of Healaing Circles is reviewed.

Proactive Dentistry with Andrea Braun, DDS

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Knowing what we are at risk for is the first step and good history starts the process. Looking at the whole person and tailoring treatment to their overall needs is the challenge.          

Shifting Medicine from Disease Care to Health Care

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  We cannot sustain a sick care health system and must shift to a true health care system where prevention is the cornerstone of medical practice. In my book, A Return to Healing, I present a 5 point plan that could help encourage a health care paradigm. This program includes: Funding exercise programs both nationally and locally and in every academic...

Success in Preventing and Curing Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 11/30/2023
                                  "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Tue, 02/09/2010 - 16:21 — BBelitsos America’s epidemic of Type 2 diabetes has become a national emergency. In fact, we are currently fighting a losing war against this disease, which now affects...

What is Bankrupting US Healthcare?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to an article in Life Extension published in April of 2012, there are three factors responsible for the fiscal insolvency of the US healthcare system; skyrocketing drug prices, reactive medicine, and FDA corruption. Big Pharma protects its expiring patents by filing frivolous law suits against companies making generic drugs. These costs are...

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