The most important thing you can do for your health is free

<i class="fa fa-heartbeat"></i> I have attended 4 oncology conferences in the last 3 months. Learned all the latest chemotherapy, and neutraceutical approaches to treating cancer. All the billions of dollars spent on research to try and improve outcomes and the study that shows the best outcomes and reduced recurrence rates the most is ..... exercise and weight loss. It far outweighs any other therapy. The hard part is the studies showed you have to exercise 1 hour per day aerobical...
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Vitamin D and Cancer

Lots of news about Vitamin D lately. They have actually admitted that 400IU is not enough. Although data shows that we are all low in Vit D they have only raised the recommended daily amount to 600-800IU. I routinely take 6000 IU per day and have for years. I do this because of the amazing data on Vit D on cancer. We are all low in Vit D but it turns out that cancer patients are even lower. I recently returned from the Society of Integrative Oncology conference in NYC. One of the presentation...
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Healthcare Reform Great for Drug Companies

Well everyone is asking me my opinion on the new healthcare reform. I applaud our president for sticking to his campaign promise at the risk of his re-election. As for healthcare reform... that is not what this is. It is insurance and access reform with the end result is selling more drugs. My biggest fear is we are going to have greater access to a healthcare system that does not work. The working poor will now have access, but to what. More drug interventions. Drugs are the number one c...
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Diabetes Prevention has a 100% Cure Rate

It's also reversible So we have all heard the dismal statistics. 60% of Americans are overweight and 30% are obese. 90% of all diabetics fall into these two categories. Now for the most horrific news. Our children are too big for standard car seats. OK that has to get our attention. It is one thing to put ourselves at risk for blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart disease, stroke and cancer, but not our children. It is time to take control and just say no to diabetes. So as a Naturopat...
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More studies on cholesterol and Statin drugs

Did you know the number 1 selling drug in the US is Cholesterol lowering drugs? So those of you who know me know I am a big picture person. So the first question I ask is why do we want to use a cholesterol lowering medication. Well most cardiologist will give a drug to lower cholesterol to keep your arteries from becoming clogged. So the real end result is less heart attacks. Well guess what. There was a huge study done in Canada showing that the heart attack rate does not go down with chol...
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Heart Disease Prevention. A 100% Cure Rate

Let’s start with the boring and scary statistics; 71.3 million Americans currently have some form of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). CVD has been the number one cause of death in the US for the past 100 years. There are several risk factors that contribute to these statistics that are well known by the conventional medical community. There are several others that I look at as well. As a Naturopathic Physician, I want to look at the cause as well as the symptoms. 1. Smoking Smokers are two to four...
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The Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs

What If? What if we had medical care that was focused on keeping us well instead of managing our disease? What if every employer hired a full time Naturopathic Doctor to help keep their employees well and productive, at no cost to the employees? We rank 15th out of 25 industrialized nations in health care according to the World Health Organization. This disturbing dichotomy exists, despite the fact that we spend more than any other nation for health care, because our medical system is focused...
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Health Savings Accounts

I am not an expert in health care policy or insurance, but I have had several patients asking me about whether Naturopathic medicine was covered by the new Health Savings Accounts (HSA). At first I pleaded ignorance. However, given my mission of bringing Naturopathic medicine to as many people as possible, I decided to see if HSA’s would help to facilitate just that. The following is what I have learned about health savings plans. The health savings account (HSA) legislation was signed into la...
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Your Health is your Choice

How long do we have to keep our heads in the sand about our lack of healthcare in this country? I confess right up front, I am a Naturopathic physician and although I try to work within the system, it is difficult to keep quiet with the most recent news that the new estimate on Medicare pharmaceutical benefits is now 720 billion for a 9-year period. Yes, billion, with a B, dollars. It was bad enough when it was 400 billion. Some of the most recent drugs approved to be paid for by this plan are...
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Mamography in the News

Well there has been a lot of buzz about Mammography lately. It actually hit the NY times and the Journal of the American Medical Association (MD's Bible). For years I have been concerned about the inaccuracy of Mammograms, the exposure of radiation and the trauma to the tissue. Mammograms are notoriously inaccurate. There are stats, depending on who you read, that say that mammograms have a 65% -80% false positive rate...ie something shows up but when biopsied is normal. All that emotional and ...
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