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Monday May 28, 2013
Fish Oil Derivative Cures Cancer
An article published in the journal, Blood, reported that a compound from fish oil targeted and killed stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in mice. They were completely cured of CML and with no relapse with a daily injection for just one week! The compound stimulated the p53 tumor suppressor gene that regulates the response to DNA damage and maintains genetic stability. Studies may soon be done of human patients with a blast crisis; a condition that is fatal.
Fish Oil Derivative Cures Cancer
Friday May 24, 2013
Naturopathy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors
According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in April of 2013, naturopathic care enhanced conventional care from MDs by showing a 17% reduction in prevalence of the metabolic syndrome over a one year period.
Primary healthcare supposedly provides in-depth lifestyle counselling, however, why then does ND care lower the risk for metabolic syndrome in those people getting conventional health care? MDs are simply not trained anywhere near as well as NDs when it comes to lifestyle management that includes diet, exercise, sleep, weight control, use of supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10, l-carnitine, and much more, so we should not expect they will know about lifestyle medicine.
It is time for integrative medicine to be brought into clinical practice...we deserve nothing less!
Thursday May 23, 2013
Should Angelina Jolie have had a Bilateral Mastectomy?
We can't blame Angelina Jolie for choosing to have a bilateral mastectomy because of the BRCA 1 gene defect. She has every right to deal with this issue. However, we can blame her and the press for sensationalizing her choice and influencing millions of women when it comes to their making a choice about how to deal with having the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene defect when there are other options that are equally valid that got no press at all.
In addition, the timing of publishing the articles about her choice in the NY Times and People Magazine is suspicious. Myriad Genetics owns the legal rights to any and all uses of these genes. Because this may be a violation of the First Amendment and also stiffles diagnostic testing and researach, this issue is now being debated in the US Supreme Court.
The question arises concerning how to deal with having the BRCA gene defects. Only about one in a thousand women will be affected by these defects and having the mutations in and of themselves does not mean you will necessarily get the disease. There are epigenetic factors that are necessary to trigger the development of a cancer and lifestyle modification may be a very good way to protect against this. Keep in mind that these genes were present 100 years ago, but breast cancer was a relatively rare disease.
There is also the issue of how to screen for cancer in women with a BRCA gene defect. Conventional wisdom recommends doing serial mammograms. This is insane when we know that radiation accelerates the risk for developing breast cancer. In fact, a study was published a few years ago showing that having just a single chest x-ray before the age of 20 increased the risk of developing breast cancer in this setting by 250%. A mammogram has far more radiation to the breast than a chest x-ray! Of course, the solution is to follow these women with breast thermograms at 6 month intervals. There is no risk of radiation and the test is completely safe, accurate, and affordable.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Drug Company Kickbacks to Doctors and Pharmacists
The US government is filing a law suit against the drug company, Novartis, for giving $65 million kickbacks to physicians and pharmacists to prescribe Lotrel, Valturna, Starlix, and Myfortis over the past decade. These kickbacks were in the form of dinners at high end restaurants, cash, rebates, and discounts.
One extreme example is from a six person oncology group that received $2.9 million in kickbacks in just one year! It is a huge conflict of interest that is common practice for many oncologists to make in excess of a hundred thousand dollars a year in drug company rebates for using their drugs. Many of these profits involve Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA hospital system.
Monday May 20, 2013
How Healthcare Died and Became a Business
What happened to Drs. Marcus Wellby, Ben Casey, and Kildare? How did physicians lose control of the practice of medicine? It began in the late 1980s when MDs refused to deal with the cost of delivering health care. They took the perspective that they would help their patients, but wanted nothing to do with regulating healthcare services. They gave the purse strings of healthcare to bean counters whose primary interest is return on investment rather than providing healthcare services, and with it the control of how medicine would be practiced.
There was a freeze on wages during WW2 and the way corporations got around this was to offer health care benefits. Before this time, most people did not see MDs for conditions that were not serious. However, when given benefits, they felt entitled to take advantage of MD services and there was a major shift in the utilization of physician services.
This led to massive growth of the insurance and pharmaceutical businesses that today have taken over the medical industry. Because of the high cost of healthcare today, low cost health insurance companies, HMOs, have pressured MDs into giving up their private practices and joining them for fear of losing their patients for economic reasons. Few MDs remain in private practice.
In this process, US healthcare is now ranked 37th in the world in overall healthcare by the World Health Organization despite spending 18% of the gross national product. This is more than twice that of all the industrialized countries in the world that are ranked in front of the US.
Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: Fastrack Archives
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