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Exercise: Crucial for Good Health!

Most people focusing on their health tend to start with diet, then tack on exercise, and normally pay no attention to sleep. This equation needs to be exactly reversed. Exercise is an important component either way, and research has indeed demonstrated the value of...

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Affordability of Medical Care

Medicine has become prohibitively expensive. Why is this? The obvious first answer is money. The medical establishment, especiallyPharma and the medical instrument industry, are huge money-makers. When combined with hospitals, large medical partnerships, and insurers,...

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Readily accessible treatment

The ideal medicine of the 21st Century should be available to everyone on the planet at all times. We are far from this currently, of course. People need to see their doctors during office hours; emergency rooms are generally crowded and have long waits. People in...

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Side Effects: Characteristic Effects that Could be Toxic

Side effects have come to be expected in standard (allopathic) medicine. For a given medication, some people tolerate it well and others react. As a general rule, drugs are used to suppress symptoms which are themselves attempts to heal. The system has to adjust both...

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Individualization in alternative medicine

Many alternative medicines try hard to individualize treatments. Modern specialists in integrative medicine take into account environmental sensitivities, lifestyle, social circumstances, hereditary and familial backgrounds – all in an attempt to shape recommendations...

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Individualization; Double-blind controlled studies

What’s up with the gold standard of “evidence-based” medicine’s insistence on double-blind controlled studies? Well, the origin of this method came from difficulties of doing science when there are too many variables. The concept is that if all variables can be...

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Individualization; “Normal Values” vs Your Norm

What’s the idea of “normal values” that we try to fit people into in standard medicine? What does the concept of double-blind controlled studies have to do with an individual with a complex of troubles? It has been a hobby of mine since medical school to study...

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Stimulating the Body to Heal Itself

Of course, it is true that in chronic disease, symptoms persist for a long time without accomplishing cure. So what to do? Well, common sense suggests we do our best to remove obstacles to cure, to detoxify when needed, and to support our bodies’ healing forces using...

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Cure vs. Suppression of Symptoms

In most instances, symptoms are an attempt of the body to heal. Fever burns out germs; all mammals have evolved fever precisely for this reason – to fight infection. Using aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen to lower fever actually prolongs illness and increases the...

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Scope of Healing: What Should be 21st Century Medicine?

Lets take a moment to ask an important question: What would be the ideal medicine of the 21st Century? Ideally, what would we all want? Many would answer something along the lines of more advanced technology, evidence-based interventions in disease processes, greater...

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Diet and Nutrition: Popular Topic, Some Benefit

The caveman principle mentioned in previous blogs applies roughly to diet as well. Insofar as possible, we should stay as close to our genomic evolution as possible. This is difficult to pull off since we rarely eat directly off the ground. Nevertheless, the fresher...

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Vitamins: Needed Insurance against Inadequate Food

Many people do not like to take pills regularly, and I don’t blame them. It feels artificial, which violates the “caveman principle” we have talked about. Yet, is true that food quality is compromised by processing, trucking, and storing. At least vitamins and...

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Vaccinations: Needed? Dangerous? Overdone?

Vaccinations are a highly controversial topic nowadays. Some homeopaths generally are against ALL vaccinations because of experiences of chronic disease following smallpox vaccinations. Doctors tend to reflexively advocate  in favor of all vaccinations. The internet...

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