Recommended Reading: The Holistic Approach to Cancer

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember posts by Dr. Christina Grant, a holistic healer who shared her talents as a guest blogger here. (If not, you can see some of what you missed here and here and here.) Now we’re pleased to announce that she’s published her first book, […]

A Healthy Future Isn’t a Given

For more than a century, we Americans had the luxury of believing that each generation would be better off financially than the one before it. Now economists, historians, sociologists and others say this is no longer a given, that younger generations cannot expect the financial security their parents and grandparents enjoyed. A study in JAMA […]

The Call for Preventive Medicine

Originally posted 16 January 2009 In the ongoing debates about US health care reform, you hear an increasing number of calls for a shift from crisis-based medicine to preventive medicine. (We noted the dental version of it earlier this week in our comment on the recent Lancet editorial on the topic.) The basic idea is […]

Healthy Hearts Don’t Need “Preventive” Aspirin, & Other News of Note

Healthy People Don’t Need Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease (HuffPo) Healthy people shouldn’t be taking aspirin to prevent heart disease, researchers say in a new report that casts doubt on recommendations from U.S. health officials. * * * [Dr. Kausik] Ray and his colleagues took a fresh look at nine previous trials of aspirin use […]

Why Create an Acid-Alkaline Balance in Your Body? (Guest Post)

In the field of holistic and natural health, we often hear that a body in an alkaline state is better than one that is too acidic. What we actually want, though, is a balance between the two. A person’s level of acidity is determined by pH, or potential hydrogen. When we measure pH, we measure […]

Repairing Gums, Preventing Cancer & Other News of Note

New Technology Aims to Repair the After-Effects of Gum Disease (Medical News Today) Advances in tissue engineering are offering the promise of being able to restore lost bone and gum tissue following periodontal disease. About a third of the population are affected by chronic inflammatory gum disease which can result in loss of the bone […]

It Was a Merry Christmas for Big Pharma

Brooks Elliott/Flickr   Wow, AstraZeneca got a sweet Christmas gift from the FDA this year: an advisory panel said that their statin drug, Crestor, should be allowed to be prescribed to “people who have no history of heart disease and don’t fit the traditional profile of an ‘at risk’ population,” according to an ABC News […]

Integrative Medicine Is Healthcare Reform

Guest post by Michael Bauerschmidt, M.D.; Director, Full Potential Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL:   Our current model of healthcare is based on Pasteur’s germ theory. His remarkable achievements in identifying causative microorganisms as the basis for infectious disease form the bedrock upon which modern Western allopathic medicine was built. But what is allopathic medicine? According […]