Tag Archives: preventative health

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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. […]

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WHAT’S YOUR PREFERENCE: LIVER DAMAGE, GI BLEEDING OR KIDNEY DAMAGE?

  “It’s not that serious.” “I’m only taking ibuprofin (Advil) or, acetaminphen (Tylenol) or, naproxen (Aleve) or, aspirin (Anacin) or acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine (Excedrin.) It’s not like I’m taking prescription medications!” This is a very typical attitude. People have no idea the dangers that over the counter medications CAUSE. It is believed since a […]

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PAIN, AGONY, TORMENT: THE REAL STORY BEHIND FOOD

For most people, food inspires an emotional sense of a joyful experience. If you think about it, this is a relatively new concept. When our ancestors went out hunting and gathering food, the purpose was simple, SURVIVAL. Today, SURVIVAL remains the topic of discussion as we witness the damaging effects our relationship with food has […]

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MY FELLOW READERS, I REST MY CASE!

Sometimes a picture(s) is worth a thousand words: This is my gym. . The following 4 pictures were taken STANDING IN FRONT OF MY GYM (and/or the parking lot.) . 10.4 MILES AWAY AND 19 MINUTES DRIVING TIME WE FIND THE CLOSEST WHOLE FOODS MARKET. AND WE WONDER WHY WE FACE AN OBESITY EPIDEMIC?! REALLY?

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH?

Question: What is the leading cause of death? Answer: Heart Disease The most commonly believed and accepted measure of heart health by the average consumer is CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. What the consumer is unaware of is: “80% of time, people who have had heart attacks have the EXACT SAME TOTAL CHOLESTEROL as people who have never […]

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SHIFTING THE MEANING OF “TRYING” FROM EXCUSE TO POSITIVE INTENT

We find ourselves in a time when the health of our population continues to diminish even though the life expectancy continues to lengthen. This translates (for many) into a prolonged “life sentence” of disease, dysfunction and depression. To reverse this direction, we need to discover real motivation within ourselves. We need to understand and accept […]

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CHOOSING SIDES: United States. vs. Other Nations

When it comes to government regulatory agencies established to protect the consumer from harmful foods, chemicals and dyes/coloring how do U.S. standards compare with other nations? With so many factors used to evaluate”safety standards,” can we agree that the government should use scientific evidence supporting the HIGHEST STANDARDS (most stringent)  limiting the selection of POTENTIALLY […]