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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 05/08/2015
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  

Adapting to Severe Chronic Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Studies have documented that serious disabilities are often coped with much better than most of us think. Over time, as people adapt to disabilities, they return to functional lives.            

Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
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 05/12/2015
  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...

Balancing FDA Power

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The FDA does not have sufficient funds to police Big Pharma adequately. In fact, a significant amount of FDA funding comes from the drug industry in the form of fast tracked drug programs. Congress is the culprit.          

Basic Fundamentals of Good Health with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
In today's health care system we wait until we get sick before we seek help. There are 3 core fundamentals: acid-base balance, hormonal balance, and gut transition time. Routine lab tests measure abnormalities that are far advanced. The wellness buffer is discussed. Lifestyle and purpose determine our level of wellness.            

Candida Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Candida is a controversial condition that is generally not recognized in mainstream medicine but often highlighted in alterntive medicine. An overgrowth of candida albicans is the culprit and associated symptoms can involve any organ system in the body and cause an enormous range of symptoms. By eradicating candida with antifungal agents and a diet...

Codex Alimentarius with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 10/18/2017
The government is regulating medicine in ways we wish they wouldn't. There has been a lot of controversy about where medicine should go and how it should function.  Unfotunately, a lot of the economics of medicine dictates how medicine is practiced. In this Prescriptions for Health Fastrack with guest Dr. Richard Kunin, Dr. Len looks at "Codex...

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.          

Copper Kills 97% of ICU Bacteria

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Antimicrobial copper surfaces in ICU kill 97% of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections (HAI). This translates into a 40% reduction in the risk of getting an HAI. Five percent of all hospitalizations are complicated by an HAI and this leads to more than 100,000 deaths annually in the US. Copper should be put on bed rails, tray tables, call buttons,...

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 Fungi Cause Digestive Disorders?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Research published in the journal, Science, in May of 2012 revealed a link between fungi and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. More than 100 different species of fungi have been found in the GI tract. White blood cells make a protein called Dectin-1 that locates and kills fungi and has been found to be defective in people with ulcerative colitis. The...

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

submitted by: admin on 10/18/2017
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...

Environmental Toxins Affect Later Generations

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study on animals published in the March issue of the Public Library of Science showed that many environmental toxins can have negative effects for three generations! The DNA sequence is unaffected but these compounds change the way genes turn on and off. Some of the toxins involved include pesticides such as DEET and permethrin, fungicides, jet fuel,...

Exercise Intensity and Weight Loss

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
The intensity of exercise is important because it burns calories faster and causes a sustained increased basal metabolic rate for several hours afterwards. Interval exercise stimulates the ability of the body to condition itself faster. We burn fat until we become fatigued, at which we begin to burn carbohydrate and produce lactic acid. Aging is associated with...