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An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

0 Comments · Thursday, January 31, 2002
It's common medical advice. Almost every traditional doctor tells almost every patient that the way to prevent cardiovascular events is to take one or two baby aspirin a day. Studies show that aspi  

Health Misconceptions

0 Comments · Thursday, January 10, 2002
On a daily basis we are inundated with health information. Every morning and evening, on national or local news, is a health segment. The morning newspaper reports every day on the latest informati  

The Myth of the War on Cancer

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
In the "Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1973-1998," a consortium of government agencies reported a 1-percent annual decline in rates for new cancers and deaths between 1992 and   

Synthroid: Not FDA Approved

0 Comments · Thursday, October 25, 2001
I'll bet you thought the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was there to protect you, didn't you? Your physicians would never prescribe a drug for you that hadn't been tested properly, would they?   

Do You Have Too Much Estrogen?

1 Comment · Thursday, September 27, 2001
Is it possible you have too much estrogen circulating through or deposited in your body? I'm not talking only about women. Men can suffer from this also. For the moment, let's concentrate on women.  

Sweetener Might Be A Bitter Pill

0 Comments · Thursday, August 30, 2001
Is NutraSweet, a low calorie alternative to sugar, a central nervous system toxin? There appears to be growing evidence that, although approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), NutraSweet  

The Proof Is in the Tests

0 Comments · Thursday, July 26, 2001
In a recent issue of CityBeat, we published a letter to the editor about last month's column, "It's Not the Fat, It's the Insulin" (issue of June 21- 27). The point of the column was a high carbohyd  

Are Your Emotions Making You Sick?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 17, 2000
Have you ever wondered if your "gut feelings" are somehow linked to your health? Our patients often paint a wonderful metaphorical picture while explaining how they got sick. One man described how h  

What Happened to Primary Care?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 22, 2000
In the 16th century, Tibetan physicians stated that a group of diseases called "Nyen" would spring up toward the end of the 20th century. Nyen diseases were defined as "diseases with no known cause   

Healing with Nature

0 Comments · Thursday, May 18, 2000
Earlier this spring, our family traveled to Belize in Central America. What an adventure. The country is filled with vast forests, a unique history and mystique. We were fortunate to walk through a  

What Is 'Good Medicine?'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 20, 2000
While attending a recent Harvard Medical School symposium on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it became apparent that this emerging field has lost its previous Cinderella status. Books, tapes  

An Integrative Approach to Cancer

0 Comments · Thursday, March 16, 2000
As physicians who practice integrative medicine, patients often ask us what to do when they have cancer. Cancer is a complex medical problem. The prognosis depends on multiple variables including th  

Homeopathy: From Art to Science

0 Comments · Thursday, April 29, 1999
Homeopathy, founded by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, came at a time, almost two centuries ago, when medicine was in its dark ages. The treatment for syphilis, for example, was arsenic. As i  

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Mainstream Acceptance Sought

0 Comments · Thursday, March 25, 1999
Many wellness programs have sprung up around town, sponsored by various organizations, often hospitals or the newer health-care multihospital corporations. Most involve opportunities for patient edu  

Diet and Health: The Cook Isn't the Fat Guy

0 Comments · Thursday, January 28, 1999
As I said in my first article about the name, Alternative Medicine, much of what we see as alternative is not new. The concept of food as medicine goes back about 5,000 years, if not longer. Diet i