Category health II
EAT LESS GAIN WEIGHT: EXERCISE MORE INCREASE INFLAMMATION? WHAT????
Wait a minute…. “I thought I was told to eat LESS and exercise MORE to lose weight?” FIRST: There isn’t one secret that fits everyone’s body to successfully attain a desired weight and physical/mental health status. There are approaches that create a BASIS to initiate the process which, are then, CUSTOM TAILORED to the individual […]
“HELP MAKE TOMORROW POSSIBLE”
With a tagline like, “HELP MAKE TOMORROW POSSIBLE” you almost have to wonder how we’ve survived without the assistance of the pharmaceutical drug: ENTRESTO This commercial (seen regularly on television, heard regularly on the radio and read regularly in many magazine publications) plays on our emotions by including the song, “The Sun Will Come Out […]
Have you ever noticed when a question is asked on a controversial topic, the respondent rarely (if ever) provides a direct answer. Why do you think that is? Is it because: the truthful answer is unclear skirting the question avoids potential backlash the truthful answer is POLITICALLY INCORRECT! When the consumer is asked for their […]
WHICH SET OF DOORS BETTER REPRESENTS YOUR LIFE?
. Who would have thought choosing a preference between two sets of doors could potentially explain the paths in life we’re following? Let’s see if you agree. THE SALOON DOORS: These set of doors have withstood the test of time. They’ve provided boundaries, while making it clear that guests are welcomed. Their simplicity in appearance […]
A NATION DESENSITIZED TO DISEASE
No one wants to be sick, yet the leading diseases we face (and CAUSE) continues to spiral upward. Where is the disconnect between our rational understanding of disease and the destructive behavioral patterns we follow? It can be summed up in one word: DESENSITIZED . As we experience various atrocities in life our INITIAL response […]
IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION vs. DELAYED GRATIFICATION
The developing brain plays an important role in explaining why some people achieve better health results than others. Lifestyle habits during early childhood lay down neural pathway that tend to favor RATIONAL or EMOTIONAL dominance. Repetition strengthens these pathways resulting in lifestyle behaviors that are difficult to modify. . How would you answer the following […]
GOOD HEALTH REQUIRES A STRONG FOUNDATION
If a house is built on a poor foundation, its structural integrity would fail. The human body requires this same strong foundation to maintain its integrity to achieve the quality of life desired. Unfortunately, a majority of us stand on foundations created from “APATHY” and ongoing TOXIC BEHAVIOR rather than thoughtfully designed structures fortified by […]
THE ROOT CAUSES OF DISEASE
So many articles have been written suggesting the need to discover the ROOT CAUSES of problems to more effectively address the CAUSES OF DISEASE. We read these articles and support the concept in THEORY, but not in PRACTICE. What FACTOR interferes with our rational thinking as we attempt to apply this concept to HEALTH and […]
HOW WOULD I HANDLE BORDERLINE OR INTERMITTENT DISEASES/CONDITIONS versus YOUR DOCTOR?
Borderline and intermittent diseases/conditions often exist without symptoms (or with occasional symptoms) leaving most people capable of living a life without obvious restrictions. Some of these diseases/conditions might include borderline high blood pressure, borderline high cholesterol, borderline type 2 diabetes, borderline depression, borderline overweight, borderline under/overactive thyroid and intermittent indigestion. Let’s look at a common […]
A DOCTOR CAN’T FIX………. WITH PRESCRIPTIONS
A doctor can’t fix HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body’s blood vessels to (temporarily) relax reducing blood pressure. A doctor can FORCE the body to (temporarily) excrete more bodily fluids reducing blood pressure. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINS UNFIXED… A doctor can’t fix DEPRESSION with prescriptions. A […]
When most of think of DISEASE, we think of viral flu’s or bacterial infections. We don’t think about heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer or obesity. We classify these “terms” as “CONDITIONS” rather than diseases. Taber’s medical dictionary defines DISEASE as: “A condition marked by subjective complaints, a specific history, clinical signs and symptoms, and laboratory […]
HELPING YOUR DOCTOR DETERMINE IF CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION IS NEEDED
The average patient assumes lab values are full of complicated data that only qualified physicians are capable of reading and understanding. With more than 43 million Americans taking cholesterol lowering drugs, do YOUR LAB VALUES show a REAL NEED based on the latest science, or are you being prescribed these medications to support the “HEALTH” […]
THE STROKE THAT CONFUSED DOCTORS
The gentleman was 89 years old. He was already taking Nifedipine and Atenolol (blood pressure medications,) Clopidogrel (a blood thinner,) Baby Aspirin (a blood thinner,) and Simvastatin (a cholesterol medication.) The combination of these pharmaceutical drugs were supposed to protect against cardiovascular disease and stroke. On February 9th, 2016, this gentleman drove himself to the […]
THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
As a physician passionate about health, I constantly search for answers to discover why so many people live a “DISEASED” life. After creating the following pyramid, I realized that good quality health produced a broad base to this structure, but occupied a much smaller vertical component. The four bottom rows qualify as the “HEALTHY” foundation. […]
Poison is defined as: “a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.” What if research found that fast food consumption four or more times a week increased the risk of DEATH from heart disease by: 80%? What if research found that fast food consumption […]
“9 OUT OF 10 DON’T KNOW IT”
DIABETES is a DISEASE most people simply view as a “CONDITION.” It is certainly not FEARED like CANCER. This misconception is based on the belief that diabetes is CONTROLLED with prescription medication. This has proven to be an UNRELIABLE approach to addressing the underlying mechanisms of this disease and entirely incapable at reversing it LONG […]
CAN THE METHOD BE THE PROBLEM?
With the new year 28 days in the making, many New Year’s resolutions have already hit a brick wall. The infamous: “I want to lose weight” “I want to be more physically fit” “I want to feel like I did when I was twenty years old” is a recurring mission many of us undertake, but […]
ERADICATING DISEASE BY CONQUERING “GERMS:” AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY
How can I make such an ARROGANT statement when the scientific community with significantly more experience and knowledge has claimed to have already eradicated disease (ex. Small Pox?) What scientific facts do I base my “assumptions” on? I base my assumptions on: THE LAWS OF EXISTENCE THE REALITY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR . THE LAWS OF […]
HELPING PATIENTS TO CHANGE MINDSETS REQUIRES DOCTORS TO CHANGE MINDSETS FIRST!
The following advertisement was recently sent to me by a reputable nutritional business representing two companies. The intention of this ad was to create a win-win-win scenario. THESE COMPANIES would make money selling me (THE DOCTOR,) their quality products. I, in turn, would make money selling these quality products to THE PATIENT. The patient, in […]
STRESS ISN’T REALLY THAT DANGEROUS; IS IT?
“My job creates so much stress.” “My marriage is so stressful.” “The holidays are always a stressful time of year.” We hear the word “STRESS” so often, we are almost immune to the REAL HARM it often produces. It is NOT just a NOUN or VERB. It is an EMOTION that causes SERIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS […]