and mentor, Derrick Lonsdale, at 89 years old, answers questions from the
public on medical problems.He recently
told me that the vast majority of the answers he gives involves improved
nutrition.A recent editorial in The
American Journal of Medicine called for a much greater emphasis on nutrition
education in medical schools.“…we need
no more studies to show that we must take nutrition education
seriously—immediately.It is the
low-hanging fruit of health care.We
have had the knowledge we need for some time:what we need now is the will to put it into practice.”
See Eisenberg, Ornish, Weil, Willett, and others in the
American Journal of Medicine, Sept. 2014, p. 804-805.
This fall I
was program chairman for a medical meeting that highlighted a debate between an
advocate of fish oil and one who preferred vegetable oils.This is a hot topic in alternative medicine
lately.The fish oil advocates are
supported by a meta-analysis of 408,305 subjects in the American Journal of
Medicine that showed a 5% reduction in risk of heart attacks for every 100 gram
serving of fish per week.The benefit
could have been even greater, in my opinion, if the patients had been monitored
and treated for mercury toxicity, which can happen when one eats a lot of
fish.Put me in the corner of the fish
Journal of Medicine, Sept. 2014, p. 848-857.
Department of HHS has called for a better approach to those with multiple
chronic conditions.One quarter of all
adults have 2 or more chronic conditions. Two-thirds of Medicare patients have
multiple medical problems, and 14% have 6 or more conditions.Most of those problems are treated with one
or more drugs, all with potential side effects and interactions.No wonder that our current drug-based care
model is impossible to manage efficiently!A more natural approach using lifestyle modifications, nutrients,
homeopathics and selected herbs avoids most of the problems with drugs and
usually is significantly less expensive.That approach makes a lot more sense to me.
Center for Disease Control has reported that the incidence of Diabetes has
doubled during the period 1990 to 2008.The primary cause is the increased numbers of people who are overweight.The transformation diet 360 is particularly
good for people with blood sugar levels of 90 or above.It reduces calories while adding small
protein snacks so that participants do not get hungry, and they lose weight
rapidly.Fasting sugar levels of 90 or
above increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, 90-126 are pre-diabetics, and
126 and higher are diabetics by definition.Contact our office for more information.
See JAMA, Sept. 24, 2014, p.
1218-12225.Contact Celebration of
Health Assoc. at
Wright’s newsletter, Nutrition and Healing, led off its June 2013 issue with a
report on Dr. Steve Kaufman’s amazing techniques of pain neutralization.Dr. Kaufman has discovered many techniques
that relieve trigger points of pain rapidly with only a light touch of nearby
soft tissue.I have attended several of
his seminars, and I can vouch for his teaching.Most recently, he showed attendees how to relieve hot flashes and
menstrual cramps with a few brief treatments for the great majority of patients
without drugs or surgery.
For more information, google Dr. Kaufman for his website or
contact our office at healthcelebration.com or 1-800-788-4627.
American Academy of Pediatrics has launched a campaign to deal with children
who have been exposed to emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver wrongdoing,
violence and other stressors.There is
no perfect screen and no specific intervention to offer.It would seem helpful to me to teach stress
coping skills in elementary school, where they could be most helpful.Offering them to everyone might identify
children at high risk and yield long-term benefit to those who need them.
problems that can lead to hip fractures and sleep apnea that can increase the
risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and strokes.I either of these problems is unaddressed, it
can be fatal.Don’t wait for your doctor
to ask, make the inquiry yourself.Ask
if you are at risk, and if so, ask to be tested.Treatment is available.