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A Return To Healing Chapter 3: How Scientific is Scientific Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 03/27/2015
    Proclaiming to be scientific and being scientific are two different things. Medical research and practice have about 15% solid science. The model of practice is narrowly focused on pharmacology and technology that treats symptoms, not the cause of illness. We are at war with nature and fail to address the natural healing capacity of the...

American Society for Integrated Medical Practitioners with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
This new approach to medicine is based on integrative, holistic, person-centered care where the relationship between the patient and practitioner is sacred. Both an evidenced based and pragmatic approach is taken, which means that they look at causes first and not last. They must also compassionately set the example rather than preach treatments or lifestyle...

Can Zinc Really Shorten Cold Symptoms?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  High dose, but not low dose, zinc lozenges shorten the duration of cold symptoms. A review of all previous studies on the topic showed that the reason why some showed no benefit is because the dosage used matters. It takes at least 75 mg of zinc acetate or gluconate for it to work (glycinate and citrate forms of zinc do not work). Daily doses exceeding...

Chronic Illnesses Require Chronic Solutions with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
A quick fix for chronic problems is not often realistic. Being consistent to neutralize our trouble is the key. Stress is another problem that takes a consistent effort. The wellness buffer and looking at underlying problems is discussed.

Chronic Problems Need Chronic Solutions with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
Doing a little every day to deal with stress or pain is more realistic to resolve problems that have been present for a long time. It may be possible to deal with symptoms of chronic disease quickly, but the body needs time to recover.

Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.          

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Does Tamiflu Work?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The World Health Organization and the CDC class Tamiflu as an essential drug and many countries have stockpiled the drug at great expense. However, in a recent article in the Public Library of Science, this premise is being challenged. Roche Pharmaceuticals has refused to release the scientific research related to this question. The public is paying...

Gluten Intolerance

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Gluten intolerance is under-appreciated in many people with IBS symptoms. Ways to test for it and treat it are discussed.          

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.          

Heart Attacks Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  The causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and consequences of heart attacks are reviewed. Laboratory tests to assess the extent and dangers of arteriosclerosis are described and mainstream and alternative forms of treatment offered. Prevention and reversibility are reviewed.            

High Dose Zinc Lozenges and Colds

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
High-dose, but not low dose, zinc lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. Daily doses greater than 75 mg showed a 42% reduction in duration of colds. The forms of zinc working the best are acetate and glycinate. Zinc acts as an antifhinoviral agent, inducer of interferon (prevents viruses from entering cells), and immune booster.      

Hypertension: Treating the Cause

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Drugs treat the symptoms, not the cause of hypertension. Stress is the predominant cause of hypertension. Lack of sleep also causes hypertension. Sedatives lower blood pressure as well as antihypertensive drugs.        

Hypothyroidism with Normal Blood Tests

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hyptothyroidism can exist when blood tests for thyroid function are normal, and this is not uncommon. The diagnosis can be made on the basis of a clinical picture that shows the symptoms of hypothyroidism, low body temperature, and a test called a BioEnergy Test that measures our metabolic rate. This test is described.              

Ibuprofen Doesn't Work for Colds and Flus

submitted by: admin on 11/20/2013
A study published in the November issue of the British Medical Journal reported that ibuprofen and Tylenol had no beneficial effect on the symptoms of colds. In fact, they suspected that the illness was worsened by either drug. So, it neither reduced symptoms nor did anything to hurt the virus.  You have to wonder what took so long for an article...

Introduction for Managing Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
  Arteriosclerotic heart disease is defined by reduced blood flow caused by cholesterol plaques, with or without blood clots, in one or more blood vessels of the heart. This situation can lead to insufficient nutrient delivery to the downstream tissues that can cause these very important complications.     Congestive heart failure...

Is a Lack of Exercise a Medical Condition?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for many diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, hypertension and much more. Should lack of exercise be considered a medical condition. A researcher from the Mayo Clinic published an article in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Physiology stating that a lack of exercise should be considered...

Is Ebola a Scam?

submitted by: admin on 07/29/2019
Ebola and Marburg viruses cause hemorrhagic illnesses characterized by bleeding, multi-organ failure, and in 50-90%, death. The incubation period is 2-21 days and the disease is contracted from infected animals such as African monkeys, chimps, other primates, as well as from person to person spread through contact with infected body fluids or through shared needles....

Managing Menopause with Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Too much sugar and grains are a common cause for menopausal symptoms. Digestive enzymes and BioSet testing for allergies are also helpful. Leaky gut is related. Hormones are not the cause of menopausal symptoms.

Overuse-age of Medication Is The Leading Cause of Headaches

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Overuse of medications is the leading cause of headaches! We rely on treating the symptoms of headaches with drugs rather than their cause. New approaches using infrared light therapy are very promising and safe.          

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