Category health II

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 […]

DEMYSTIFYING DISEASE

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. […]