July 20, 2018

As a specialist in women's health, I appreciate the complex and multifaceted nature of endometriosis. It is one of my favorite conditions to treat because it responds remarkably well to naturopathic medicine.

Endometriosis affects 5-15% of women, and possibly more since...

October 21, 2016

One of the most powerful tools that can be used in the clinical setting is functional lab testing. It is evidence of the sad state of our health care system that this kind of testing is not only neglected, but isn't even widely understood.

Functional testing means utili...

January 8, 2016

It is estimated that up to 80% of women carrying the BRCA1 mutation will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It is an ominous number, to be sure, but it also brings up an important question: what is different about that 20% who don't get breast cancer even though...

December 30, 2015

Conventional treatment of childhood cancers has long been one of the crown jewels of the oncology world. The large majority of adult-onset cancers have seen very little improvement in overall survival over the past 30 years.

 

This is not true for the most common childho...

December 29, 2015

When does the first cancer cell arise in breast tissue? How long before a lump can be felt has a tumor been growing? When does cancer begin?

 

No one has a definitive answer to these questions. However, a recent study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics shines...

December 21, 2015

 

The most common reason that people drink diet beverages is because they believe it will help them lose weight. On the surface it makes sense: fewer calories in means fewer pounds on. Adding confusion to it all is a multi-billion dollar marketing blitz that would have...

December 17, 2015

Here's an insult added to a tragedy:

 

A recent study published in Nutrition Journal found that patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of cancer have an astonishingly high rate of malnutrition. Specifically, over 70% were found to be malnourished, and over ha...

December 2, 2015

Isn't it odd that the Affordable Care Act, described as a "socialist" program by so many talking heads, has led to record profits in the health care industry?

 

Prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare), insurance was exhorbitantly priced an...

December 1, 2015

Integrative medicine is a a great idea, one that virtually all patients resonate with. Most people would like for their conventional doctor to respect and communicate with their alternative health care providers, and vice versa. Unfortunately, this kind of integrated p...

October 30, 2015

It amazes me that there continue to be voices proclaiming that there is no evidence that alternative medicine actually works. It is like someone standing knee deep in water shouting that there is no evidence of there being any water. Not particularly convincing.

 

When i...

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