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App for Chinese Tongue Analysis is Here

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Internet services are expanding at the speed of light. Now there is an "app" that takes a photo of your tongue and provides an analysis of your health! Your "zheng," or overall physical status, is determined and texted back to you. This provides an opportunity to test for an underlying disease process so you can deal with it. In conventional...

Appearance is More Important than Health in Young Adults

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
For young adults in college, appearance matters more than their health according to research out of the University of Missouri. Researchers created a play about women's body images that divulged their insecurities about their own bodies and about the importance of nutrition. At the end of the performance the actors remained in character and anwsered questions...

Appetite Suppressants

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
Appetite suppressants not only don't work well but have serious safety issues. Lifestyle issues such as, stress, insufficient sleep, lack of exercise as well as endocrine issues are important.          

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.                

Application of Energy Kinesiology with Kathy Guhl

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
This involves balancing energy systems through muscle testing that has practical applications. Working with acupuncture meridians, the chakras, and the Tibetan Figure 8s changes how the subconscious works and restores normalcy.                

Applied Kinesiology with Marc Weill

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
It is difficult for MDs to open their minds to the field of applied kinesiology because they dont understand energy medicine. It works on babies and animals! Much of kinesiology is related to acupuncture and the meridians.          

Are Acid Blockers Safe?

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
  Blocking stomach acid may help with symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, but this is safe for only a few weeks. After about 8 weeks of drug treatment, 40% of people will become addicted. It also blocks the acid we need to digest our food, absorb B12, iron and calcium, and increases the risk of osteoporosis and senile dementia. There are healthy alternatives...

Are Carbohydrates Important When Losing Weight?

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
When we're young we handle carbohydrates better than when we're older. However, excessive carbohydrate intake even in childhood is a bad idea. The risk for metabolic syndrome goes up proportionately as we consume more carbs, especially simple sugars.                

Are Colonoscopies Effective?

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
Most of us assume the colonoscopy is a routine screening test we all need at age 50. However, the data is controversial and it can be argued that for people who are asymptomatic that there's no benefit when complications are considered.          

Are Dietary Supplements Working for You?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  People who take dietary supplements tend to believe that this will make them healthier and they they can take more risks with an unhealthy lifestyle because of it. Knowing which supplements and when to use them is a complicated skill. There is no treatment more effective at maintaining good health than a healthy lifestyle. There are many instances...

Are Drug Warning Labels Preventing Side Effects?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
Many people ignore prescription drug warning labels according to a study published in the June 2012 issue of the Public Library of Science online journal. There are 15 million drug errors annually in the US, 2 million hospitalizations, and 400,000 deaths. In a study measuring eye gaze when reading a prescription drug label in people over 50 years of age,...

Are Electronic Medical Records a Good Idea?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
A survey of 8500 primary care doctors published in the November of 2012 journal, Health Affairs, revealed that 69% now use electronic medical records. They complained that health care has become unaffordable for 59% of their patients and that 52% said insurance restrictions too far too much time to deal with. Only 15% of MDs felt the US health care system worked...

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...

Are MDs Sleep Deprived?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
We all know that doctors in training are sleep deprived. Recent data shows that a lot of practicing MDs are also sleep deprived. Lack of sleep leads to medical errors and patient suffering and mortality. MDs in training are abused because of the fraternal nature of medical training and also because it saves millions of dollars for training programs to work MDs...

Are Pelvic Exams Over done?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to a study done a UCSF and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology the pelvic exam is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified. Many MDs mistakenly believe the exam is important in screening for ovarian cancer. MDs have been trained to do this exam as part of a routine exam and have the belief that it would be...

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....

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.              

Are Spiritual Experiences a Psychosis?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
If you are a psychic or visionary, psychology could assign a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Modern psychiatry does not embrace spirituality or spiritual visions; they are regarded as psychotic episodes. The bible is full of examples of visions. What are we to make of them? With the advent of Newtonian "science" came the expulsion...

Are Statins Castrating Men?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In an editorial published in GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji reviewed an article published in the July 2014 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology on the effects of 10 mg of Lipitor after 5 months of treatment in 17 normal men with normal cholesterol values. They found major abnormalities in both sperm morphology and function as well as in the seminal...

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...