Tag Archives: doctor

WHEN YOUR DOCTOR SAYS, “YOU’RE IN GOOD HEALTH” IS HE/SHE BEING TRUTHFUL?

How many times have you told friends or family members one of the following statements after visiting the doctor? “My doctor gave me the thumbs up after my exam and told me I’m in GOOD HEALTH!” “I was told for my age I’m in GOOD HEALTH!” “My doctor told me my blood work was excellent […]

BIRTH TO ADOLESCENCE

The following flow chart provides a comparison between two children showing a non traditional vs traditional nutritional pattern of food selections resulting in two very different likely outcomes. To avoid a “fussy” eater, it starts with YOU and the selections you offer your child. If you begin early with processed high sugary foods, it will […]

“FIXING” OVERWEIGHT & OBESITY

Whether excess weight is the result of a lifestyle based on poor health decisions or a metabolic condition caused by a genetic predisposition, it remains a problem for nearly 70% of the population in the United States. WHY HAVE WE FAILED AT “FIXING” THIS PROBLEM? We have attempted to treat weight management problems as a […]

SEARCHING FOR MOTIVE

When it comes to making the best decisions about our health, seeking information from a variety of credible sources helps the individual determine the best personal course to follow. I think most people would agree with this concept. In application, however, we tend to follow a traditional health care approach provided by our traditional physicians […]

INCREASING LIFE EXPECTANCY BY 3 1/2 MONTHS

   The average consumer believes our medical community is diligently working hard to develop the Cure for cancer. We even reinforce this belief by attaching the word, “Cure” to numerous events (ex. Susan G Komen’s “Race For The Cure.”) In reality, medical science is working on developing treatments designed to treat cancer as a chronic […]

ARE VACCINES A DISTRACTION?

Even if we credit vaccines with the prevention of diseases, have we missed the bigger picture regarding the OVERALL health and well being of our children? Have parents gradually shifted their role as “guardian” of their children’s health to the pediatrician/family physician? It might be worse than this. Many parents may have gone so far […]

THE OVER REACTION RESPONSE

THIS POST IS 1100 WORDS. IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH, I PROMISE YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. Would you agree with me that selling a home and moving as a result of a backed up toilet would be an OVER REACTION RESPONSE? Sure, the annoyance/problem would no longer exist, but at […]

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 GOOD IS MY DOCTOR?

This is the kind of question that makes many patients VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. It is often answered based on “LIKEABILITY“ rather than actual “PERFORMANCE.“ It is a question, none the less, we must begin to face with better honesty and objectivity if we want to see our country overcome these abysmal statistics! We’ve convinced ourselves we have […]

DAY ONE OF LIFE

This has to be one of the most exciting moments in a parent’s life. The birth of a child produces a love; a bond often exceeding human comprehension. A natural desire to protect this new beautiful life from any harm innately consumes the parents. Who better to team up with than the pediatrician who has […]

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 […]

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” […]

COLON CANCER ON THE RISE FOR GEN “X” AND MILLENNIALS: WHY ARE DOCTOR’S SO SHOCKED?

  Miami (AFP) – “Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults in the United States but doctors have yet to pinpoint why, researchers said Tuesday.” The report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Generation X and millennials face anywhere from twice to four times […]

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 […]

DO DOCTORS HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR?

With so much pain, anger, fear and adversarial controversy reported on a daily basis, I thought an attempt at humor might lighten up the hearts and minds of people (for at least the duration of time required to peek at this post.) Please keep in mind, I was a practicing physician educated by a system […]

“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 […]

IMMUNE HEALTH: AN OBJECTIVE ANALOGY

Do vaccinations (in general) stimulate the immune system to cause an immune response? The answer is YES (in most cases.) Does this provide the body a “heads up” against future exposure to these “germs?”  The answer is YES (in most cases.) Can we therefore conclude the vaccination program is beneficial and should be mandated for […]

DEFINING “GOOD” FROM “BAD”

In the world of HEALTH, the words “GOOD” and BAD” are frequently used by doctors to assist patients with treatment options. I have used these two words frequently to help my patients qualify the recommendations I’ve suggested to them. It is important, however, to base personal decisions NOT ON THE WORDS THEMSELVES, but rather the […]

DECEPTION WITHOUT REMORSE

This post is 1075 words. If you care about your health, I would encourage you to take the time to read it. The average consumer bases their health treatments ENTIRELY on their family physician’s recommendations. Whether these doctors are medical physicians, chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians or osteopathic physicians their is GOOD REASON to question the […]

WHAT MAKES YOU MATTER?

I was taught the importance of an education as a young child. This education became more concentrated as I grew up and attended college. As a result, I developed a PASSION for HEALTH which became my primary focus in education. This culminated in a career as a physician. This title, “PHYSICIAN” created a cloak of […]