The Anti-Supplement Lobby

September 17, 2017

On Aug 23, 2017 CNN-Health posted the following: “High doses of vitamin B (B6 & B12) tied to lung cancer risk, study says.” My fellow doctors on the Advisory Board of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS) say it’s a crock!! Click on their website and scroll down to a critique of the article posted in a press release […]

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Hospitals Make You Worse

September 16, 2017

If I were to describe a dystopian novel where people go into hospital sick in order to be cared for and come out disabled, you would be horrified. However, that’s what’s happening in today’s hospital care for the elderly. I’ve written about it in Death by Modern Medicine and called the section “Warehousing the Elderly.” […]

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Science Denies Your Pain

September 11, 2017

In my Apr. 23, 2016 blog I wrote about Statins & Muscle Pain and described how the drug industry tries to cover up the muscle pain side effects of statins. In June 2017 The Lancet published “Statin-associated muscle symptoms: beware of the nocebo effect.” This is a study that actually denies that statins have side […]

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Too Much Medical Testing 

September 4, 2017

Maybe it’s the books I’ve been reading lately, but I’m getting even more skeptical about the expansion of medical testing that doctors want to adopt to help keep us healthy! Here’s my most recent recommendations. I’ve read 1-4 and I’m working towards 5 and 6. Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health – Gilbert […]

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Beyond Pain Summit 

September 2, 2017

I was interviewed for the Beyond Pain Summit at the same time the Annals of Internal Medicine published a report that almost 40% of Americans were prescribed addictive opioid painkillers in 2015. Also in August the CDC reported that prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. Nearly half of all […]

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

August 27, 2017

According to the “Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes” cardiovascular evaluation and care of college student-athletes is gaining increasing attention from both the public and medical communities. It seems that too many of them are suffering heart attacks that shouldn’t be happening to young people. SCDs (sudden cardiac deaths) are the most common non-traumatic […]

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Cholesterol Is Not Your Enemy

August 23, 2017

An article in The Telegraph, June 2016 stated that “Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time.” The statement comes from a meta analysis of research involving nearly 70,000 people that found no link between “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds […]

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Calcium Supplements Linked to Many Diseases

August 20, 2017

A Swedish study found that older women, with a history of stroke or white matter lesions (WMLs) in the brain, who take calcium supplements, have an increased risk for dementia. I don’t know if the researchers factored in the amount of calcium in the diet of the study participants. Sweden has the second highest milk […]

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Acid Blockers Block Everything!

August 13, 2017

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) kill stomach acid by inhibiting the proton pump in the parietal cells of the stomach. Proton pump inhibitors IRREVERSIBLY block the hydrogen/potassium ATPase enzyme system, AKA the gastric proton pump. However, these drugs also knock out other proton pumps throughout the body. As you might expect, the ATPase pump is a […]

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Magnesium Regenerates Genes

August 7, 2017

One of my early mentors in nutritional medicine is the brilliant Jeffrey Bland PhD. He could cite a hundred studies per hour in his riveting talks. His basic approach is to recommend nutrients instead of drugs for disease symptoms. In my family practice, I used homeopathy, herbology, acupuncture, and just plain commonsense, so nutrients weren’t […]

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