A Symptom Isn’t an Illness: Fever

One of the most common misconceptions about health and illness – one that even doctors and scientists can have at times – is that suppressing symptoms is the same thing as curing an illness. Indeed, it seems obvious that when symptoms are gone, the illness is gone. So we put our efforts into quashing symptoms, …

Your Body Was Made to Heal Itself

Check out the headline:     A high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men, while a drug used to treat gout seems to protect against the blood pressure increase, according to research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference. “This is the first evidence of a role of fructose in …