In another example of pharmaceutical manufacturer greed, prices of concentrated insulin have soared. There is no reason for the increases other than profit. The discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting, who then developed the process of extracting it for medical use with his student Charles Best, saved the lives of many diabetics. Those people had […]
A recent review of studies comparing exercise as medicine to prescription medication got some attention, but far from enough. Everyone accepts that we should exercise to prevent disease but research and clinical experience teach us that it is more powerful than prescription medications, even for those who are seriously ill.
Several years ago when I attended the first medical conference on vitamin D designed for clinicians, the limited data we had were very exciting. There was also many reasons to be skeptical and many were. It all sounded too good to be true they thought. Maybe higher vitamin D levels just told us who was […]
Pooh-poohing Mind-Body Interaction 😉 I surprise patients some times when I tell them that I do not believe in what is often called “mind-body interaction”. My explanation, though, convinces them not to run away and look for a different doctor. The idea that thoughts affect the body and physical disease alters emotions is right, […]
Those of you who have been reading my newsletter for the last few years will probably remember the article I wrote (posted also on my website) regarding the huge investment drug companies have made in their efforts to influence physician prescribing, the success of those efforts and the facts about how this compromises your health […]