Thursday, February 28, 2008
The AMA Journal reports that taking vitamin E helps you maintain normal function and muscle tone as you age. There has been some research published lately that vitamin E might not be good for you, but this report joins the many articles that have extolled its benefit. Remember that the natural vitamin E with mixed tocopherals is much more effective that alpha tocopheral, which has been cited in most of the negative studies.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The American Medical News reports that as many as 2% of all cancers are caused by CAT scans, which expose patients to up to 50X as much radiation as other Xrays. We need to do these tests only if necessary. MRI’s might be safer for complicated studies, and thermography is a good substitute for screening mammograms, which are not high dose radiation but combine compression with radiation to increase the likelihood of damage.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Researchers in London reported that the U.S. had dropped from 15th place to 19th in deaths that could have been prevented by access to effective medical care. 47 million U.S. citizens do not have health insurance. And still, the U.S. health care system spends $7026 for every person in the country, by far the highest in the world. Our system is dominated by unnecessary surgery and expensive, dangerous drugs. We know that there is a better way. To find an integrative medicine doctor, visit the International College of Integrative Medicine website.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Integrative Medicine combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine, but the FDA is responding to the pleas of Big Pharma by trying to eliminate the latter. In the last two weeks, the FDA has threatened to outlaw the use of Bio-identical hormones and chelation therapy for vascular using disodium EDTA. Both of these therapies are used widely by doctors and patients seeking a more natural approach and both have been extremely successful and safe. Something is very wrong in Washington D.C. Check out the American Association for Health Freedom website.
Monday, February 4, 2008
One way or another everyone should have catastrophic health insurance. But we should be very careful, because the “health” care that is currently insured is the wrong kind of health care! If we allowed patients to choose preventive medicine and alternative and complementary care with the first dollars of coverage, we would great reduce costs, diminish complications, and improve health.