Medicine is the Top Killer

by Steven Carney on May 24, 2016

This is post #129 on the site, about the millions of preventable deaths and injuries caused my medicine. Medicine destroys 100 times more lives than other industries combined!

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Every year, modern medicine is the top killer in the U.S., largely caused by unproven drugs, procedures and preventable medical errors (it’s true, see shocking details and source links below). For example, numerous statistics, including those from the FDA, show that prescription drugs, when taken as directed, kill about 125,000-150,000 annually. Over 30 years, that’s about 3 million unnecessary deaths, and counting!

Add 400,000-450,000 additional deaths from preventable medical and hospital errors and medicine causes well-over 500,000 preventable deaths annually (5 million every decade and about 15 million over 30 years).

Include an additional 4 million people who need treatment for drug side effects annually, and another 15 million who are addicted to, or abuse prescriptions drugs, killing thousands every year. Medical misdiagnosis? Add another 10 million annually!

These staggering numbers expose medicine’s unacceptable level of destruction of human life! No other industry kills and injures so many without accountability. Indeed, medicine is the number one killer by far, killing 100 times more people annually than other preventable deaths in risky industries like construction, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and defective products. Those total about 5,000 deaths annually, a mere 1% of medicine’s carnage. And most shocking? These millions of preventable deaths and injuries are medicine’s customers!

Yet we spend about 3 trillion on this industry annually, much of which is waste, fraud and abuse (remember that about 75% of all medical costs are spent on preventable chronic diseases, ones the average doctor gets little education in), while the average doctor makes about $150,000 to $500,000 in annual salary (excluding generous perks like consulting or speaking fees). Is that corrupt enough for you?

We also spend more than any country on earth on this system of medical care (about $8,500 per person annually), but our longevity continues to rank well below many other countries (often #30 or less, depending on which global surveys are used). These terrible numbers are inexcusable!

By every available metric, medicine is a force of destruction of grotesque proportions, enabled by government agencies, the congress, universities, The AMA and other medically-based organizations, hospitals, clinics and your family doctor, all of whom dismiss these grim statistics! The following source links are packed with more detail on these gruesome statistics and corrupt medical practices:

http://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/new-prescription-drugs-major-health-risk-few-offsetting-advantages  

https://www.drugwatch.com/side-effects/ 

http://www.hci3.org/over-400000-deaths-preventable-medical-errors-over-400000-too-many

New Study Confirms 440,000 Deaths from Medical Negligence Every Year

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/11/leading-causes-of-death-cost-for-us-economy.aspx 

Medicine and Pseudoscience: New insights

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/abuse-international-statistics.html 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275565.php 

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=23148

http://www.physician-salary.org/

The only bright spot in this house of horrors is emergency medicine, which does save lives after accidents, injuries, heart attacks, strokes, etc., but emergency care accounts for less than 10% of total healthcare dollars.

How did we create such an insane and destructive system, so massively expensive and yet so grossly ineffective? Why do we accept so much human carnage at the hands of so-called licensed professionals? How is it that drug and device companies make tens of billions in profits while so many are killed and injured by their products? Their obvious greed and self-enrichment is enabled at the retail level by your doctor and the network of specialists who all profit from this insane death industry.

Indoctrinated

There are many roots that explain why our system of medical care became so horribly corrupt and destructive. Part of it goes back more than 100 years, to the early history of allopathic medicine and the AMA (see shocking videos and links below). The AMA’s history makes it clear that they have been driven by profit and greed for over a century, while they have worked constantly to eradicate alternative forms of care (their competition). And for decades, the drug and device industries have been relentless in extending the tendrils of influence over medical education and research, spending about 50 billion annually (much of which is given as behind-the-scenes grants to favorable research and teaching institutions).

FYI, your doctor was not just educated about the human body, its organs and systems in medical school, he or she was indoctrinated into a belief system about Western medicine, complete with religious-style dogma and practices. As you will soon see, it’s a system riddled with bias, myths and self-serving falsehoods, putting your life at risk anytime you or a family member rely on that system.

This monopolistic, corrupt system preaches that only Western-style treatments are acceptable: drugs, procedures and surgeries. Safer, alternative-style approaches (nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, stress management, coaching, etc.), are often dismissed as unproven, dangerous or quackery. Medicine’s unfounded attacks on other forms of care have gone on for more than 100 years, and they continue to this day, even against well-educated, legitimate or licensed practitioners.

The following videos expose the long history, deep corruption and aggressive, monopolistic practices of modern medicine:

A key example of medical indoctrination is that your doctor is taught to believe that “peer-reviewed” studies published by their favorite medical journals (JAMA, AIM, NEJM, etc.), meet the highest standards of accuracy. That’s false. A majority of studies are based on ghost writing, manipulation and falsehoods, cursory peer review, reductionism and other marketing ploys, something your doctor should know about and protect you from but doesn’t.

Yet your doctor’s indoctrination serves the drug and device companies well, risking your health daily (the drug and device companies, along with the AMA, have influenced medical education and government regulations for decades). Your doctor’s belief and blind trust in research is largely unfounded. Here are 5 key reasons why medicine kills and injuries so many:

1. Many studies are ghost written

Did you know? More than 50% of medical studies are ghost written by the drug company or a contractor they hire (there are hundreds of these medical “communications” companies now). The drug or device company has significant influence over the design, analysis, and direct the study toward the positive outcome they desire. Then, more prominent medical specialists and doctors are paid to be listed as authors. It’s outright fraud, but a standard practice in drug research.

https://thepeopleschemist.com/how-big-pharma-lies-to-doctors-about-the-medicine-you-are-taking/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031939/ 

https://www.propublica.org/blog/item/drug-company-used-ghostwriters-to-write-work-bylined-by-academics-documents 

2. Only positive drug studies are published

Adding more deception to medicine, did you realize that studies are not automatically published, they have to be submitted to a journal for publication? That gives the drug or device company complete control over whether a study is submitted for publication or not. Studies that have null or negative results are not submitted but hidden away (often called publication bias). This means that published research and medicine is artificially slanted, showing mostly positive outcomes while the negative studies on the same drugs with serious side-effects are hidden away.

Those positive studies then receive heavy marketing and blanket press releases, sent to hundreds or thousands of mass-media writers to garner positive press. Retail ad campaigns are often added (TV, radio, magazine, online, etc.). This pervasive industry manipulation and marketing gives a grossly-distorted view of drug safety and benefits, while side-effects and risks are often minimized. It’s the same for devices. Yes, you’re being played for profit daily!

A recent example of this pervasive medical fraud involves the anti-depressant Paroxetine, AKA Paxil. Independent researchers forced the release of hidden studies and unpublished side-effects like dependency, increased suicide risk, serious withdrawal problems, and other serious harms. It was done through litigation (see links below).

Similar problems were found with other anti-depressants, and like most drugs, many were found to be little better than placebo when those hidden studies were uncovered and analyzed (most statin drugs are only a few percent than placebo too):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2015-09-17-antidepressant-paroxetine-study-under-reported-data-on-harms/ 

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/british-medical-journal-study-into-paroxetine-aropax-reveals-suicide-risk-20150916-gjo0fj.html 

Did you see that Glaxo was fined $3 billion for illegally prescribing Paxil and other drugs to children when it wasn’t approved for them? Drug companies have been fined about $30 billion by state and federal governments for these types of illegal activities over the years. Did you also notice the studies were ghost written and that adverse events were left off of the studies?

http://www.livescience.com/8365-dark-side-medical-research-widespread-bias-omissions.html 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/13/publication-bias.aspx

What’s more, most anti-supplement studies are designed to fail and are almost always submitted for publication! How’s that for sweeping medical bias and deception? It’s a pervasive double standard, and it’s been done for decades, misleading the public and your family doctor all the time. After all, supplements are seen as competition and abusing science for economic and political gain has been a cornerstone practice of medicine for over a century! I explore this shocking problem in many more links below and in the recent Frontline Scandal post.

3. Research manipulation is widespread

Did you know? Most drug and device studies are manipulated in many ways, from selecting pro-drug authors, to subject numbers and selection (age, gender, health status, location, etc.), setting up or changing endpoints to improve apparent outcomes, biased methodology and analysis, ignored poor compliance levels and high dropout rates, a too-short time frame, the extensive use of relative risk (RR) to exaggerate minor outcomes to gain more press coverage, while side effects are often minimized with Absolute Risk (AR), and many more. Researchers have identified more than over 200 possible bias areas common in medical research.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2917255/ 

http://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6215-11-37 

4. Peer review is marketing not science

Remember my initial comments about peer review? This term is often used by medical doctors and their spokes-people to imply rigorous checks and verifications for published research. In reality, peer review is often cursory and non-rigorous, lasting only a few hours for a complex, 20-page study (that’s not enough time to check and validate all the details, charts, graphs, subject data, citations, etc.). So again, it really a marketing ploy, not rigorous science at all!

The vast majority of flawed, pro-drug and anti-supplement studies pass their superficial, peer review, allowing biased, ghost-written, error-filled studies to get published often. The result is a pseudo-science marketed as science, with well-financed campaigns to bring increased sales along with ever more deaths and injuries. So when doctors put on their science swag touting the study’s “peer review” claim, know this: It’s often a bogus claim that is neither trustworthy nor reliable!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bogus-science-paper-reveals-peer-review-s-flaws-1.2054004

5. Reductionism: more false dogma

Did you know? Most medical studies are based on the often false Western approach of reductionism. Reductionism is an artificial focus on a single cause or magic bullet for complex systemic imbalances or disease origins, often driven by unhealthy lifestyle choices over many years (unhealthy nutrition, inactivity, high stress, poor sleep, etc.).

No matter, reductionism is a cornerstone of Western allopathic medicine and research! And it carries though many research studies, both pro-drug and anti-supplement. Reduction often fails to find truth because it tends to ignore the truer, multi-factorial causes of illness. Reductionist-style treatments like drugs or procedures almost never cure or restore health (meaning that the symptoms permanently resolve because the underlying metabolic, hormonal, immune or other systems have returned to homeostasis and balance).

This 2012 quote from the link below is telling:

Reductionism, by its nature, cannot comprehend the complexity of biological systems, the properties of which cannot be explained or predicted by studying their individual components. Scientists now understand that the individual components of biological systems such as molecular pathways never work alone—they operate in highly structured and integrated biological networks.

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-articles/reductionism-gives-way-to-systems-biology/4044/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24117841 

A familiar example of reductionist thinking and medical dogma is the unproven, oft-repeated theory that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. This theory goes back to the 1950s, based on the biased, associative (non-causation) research done by Ancel Keys (the 6-country study) and others. The theory is overly simplistic (like most reductionist science) and largely disproven for decades, yet many doctors still preach those falsehoods today, unwilling to open their eyes to truth or admit they were wrong because the have been indoctrinated to “believe” the false dogma.

The following article exposes the flawed history of this theory and it totally debunks the unproven theory in detail (consider that no replicated studies have ever proven the fat/cholesterol-heart disease connection for most people). The article also includes more detail about why medical reductionism misleads so consistently:

Dr. David Seres Debunked Again

As these opening issues about medical indoctrination and dogmatic belief are so critical, I decided to add some additional links, ones that expose persistent patterns of medical bias, fraud and corruption in detail, including the sordid history of allopathic medicine, characterized by aggressively monopolistic practices and greed (including the constant attacks on alternative health practices). These nonsense attacks are often based on those largely debunked claims that medicine uses peer reviewed studies and that alternative health practitioners are quacks and dangerous.

In truth, Western allopathic medicine, drug companies and the AMA have always put the interests of doctors and their careers ahead of patients (Lobotomy, anyone? How about the latest in radium, mercury or lead treatments?):

http://www.endsicknessnow.com/5-big-medical-lies

Medicine and Pseudoscience: New insights

Dr. David Seres Debunked!

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/04/21/6-reasons-why-most-scientific-research-is-fake/

Drugs Don’t Cure!

Although your doctor has probably never mentioned any of these troubling issues to you, the only viable conclusion to those 5-problem areas of research fraud is that most medical research is untrustworthy; they are exercises in marketing not science. Yet, your doctor often plays along, risking your life, your health and those of everyone he or she treats on a daily basis, never questioning the system or the destruction it causes. It’s inexcusable!

And clearly, the entities with the most to gain (drug and device companies), with tens of billions in sales and profits often have the most influence the process, and this influence is both hidden and wide-spread: from driving the research process toward favorable outcomes, to offering grants to friendly universities, teaching hospitals and clinics, to putting medical school faculty on company boards, to influencing medical education and CE classes held in upscale resorts with free travel and meals, the sweeping corruption in medicine is like an advanced, stage-4 cancer that has spread everywhere, voraciously consuming our tax dollars and vulnerable patients at will!

Evidence-based medicine or marketing?

It’s all too common for medical doctors to boldly proclaim that the drugs and medical procedures they prescribe and follow are based on evidence, while alternative health approaches and supplements are not.

Given the realities outlined above, we know that many drugs and procedures are based on outright research fraud and manipulation, misleading the public often. It’s marketing dressed up to look like science. Sadly, it works, largely because people want that free lunch; the quick fix and easy way out of the decades of abuse they have done to their bodies. In truth, the medical industry is largely a mirage. The proof is found in the millions of annual deaths and injuries caused by drugs and modern medical procedures (see initial information and 5 links above for lots of grim statistics, human suffering and daily carnage).

What’s more, the oft-touted claims that modern medical practices are based on “Evidence-based Medicine” (EBM) are demonstrably false. For example, over several years, the BMJ’s journal called Clinical Evidence has reviewed 2,500 common medical drugs and treatments. They found that many are not supported by evidence at all, with just a small percent (about 15%) of treatments supported by one good study (the majority lacked good evidence or were probably harmful). Similar reviews by governments and independent researchers (including U.S. researchers) have come to similar conclusions in recent years. See previous links and these links below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/how-scientific-is-modern_b_543158.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2071976/

http://www.lynnemctaggart.com/blog/200-21st-century-voodoo

https://laughingmysocksoff.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/socking-hypocrisy-in-anti-cam-campaign/

http://www.fourriversclinic.com/2012/12/theres-no-evidence-for-that/

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/millions-diagnoses-treatments-not-backed-science-jama-review-finds-1

In this video, John Oliver mocks science reporting and how it’s turned into theater for TV and other news outlets, including the pressure to publish for money and career, the lack of replication in science and journal hype:

Another troubling area of medical research is how rarely studies are replicated. Those big medical journals (the ones that make millions from all their drug and device ads), and mass media writers love to brag about the latest medical study or miracle treatment with big headlines and article claims.

But guess what? The approach is fundamentally flawed! Science is a process, it’s ongoing. Studies need multiple replications in large human trials over many years before conclusions are remotely credible. Single studies prove nothing because they aren’t replicated!

Even more troubling is that many key studies can’t be replicated, including 47 of 53 landmark (significant) cancer studies, showing that they were never trustworthy to begin with, yet used to give dogmatic treatments to at-risk patients (basis of this fraud is outlined in all those research problems covered above).

http://www.nature.com/news/1-500-scientists-lift-the-lid-on-reproducibility-1.19970 

Now ask yourself if your doctor has ever mentioned a word of what I’ve included above. Then ask yourself if there is any excuse for he or she not to know about these shocking problems occurring right under their noses and the very basis for the treatments they prescribe you. We both know the answers to these questions.

Now we will drill down a bit further into why your doctor is probably so driven to push drugs and procedures that don’t cure, while glossing over safer, more common-sense treatments that can actually restore your health.

Nutrition and health rarely taught

Given that many independent experts now agree that about 80% of all chronic disease (like heart disease, high BP, stroke, cancer, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, pain, excess weight, dementia, mood problems, etc.), are driven by unhealthy lifestyle choices, and that nutrition is a cornerstone of this problem. Junk and processed foods are everywhere and are known to have numerous adverse health effects (see more details and links below).

Yet, nutrition is rarely taught in medical schools, with many offering little or no significant class work. Around 70% of medical schools do not offer even 25 minimum hours of recommended nutritional class work, and many schools offer less detailed nutritional instruction than they did in the 1990s (which wasn’t enough then)! Only about 10% of doctors study any nutrition. This 2015 quote from the link below captures the lack of good nutritional education and ability to give good advice to patients:

The result is that many graduating medical students still lack a solid understanding of nutrition science and therefore are unable to apply the skills needed to provide nutrition education in their current medical practice.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594871/

This 2014 commentary is called, The Neglect of Nutrition in Medical Education: A Firsthand Look. It exposes the shocking and indefensible reality about medicine’s intentional ignorance about nutrition and prevention education or training and the mere 9 hours of nutritional education (covering 3 afternoons, about 3 hours per class):

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1860501

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/23/your-doctor-says-he-doesnt-know-enough-about-nutrition-or-exercise/

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/04/most-doctors-lack-formal-training-in-diet-and-nutrition.html 

This quote and link explores the need for more lifestyle and how those choices affect your genes and health. It’s from a previous post called, For Long Life Talk to Your Genes (see link below):

I’d like to start with some basic info about how the daily lifestyle choices you make affect your genes. Genes are not just your eye or hair color, thousands turn on and off every day. Consider this: every meal you eat triggers thousands of genes (digestion, metabolism, organs, hormones, etc.)! So does activity and exercise. Even your stress levels, sleep quality and thoughts all play significant roles in how your genes function (and whether you experience great health or develop chronic disease). This comes from a field of science called epigenetics; it looks at how the environment and lifestyle affect genetic activity and health.

I’ve collected many other articles that explore the effects of lifestyle on health and prevention, and it seems clear that about 80% of all chronic, non-infections disease is driven by lifestyle areas like nutrition, activity/exercise, stress, sleep and thoughts and beliefs. Here is the link:

http://www.endsicknessnow.com/aging-without-disease

Here is another important article with similar connections between lifestyle, health and prevention:

For Long Life Talk to Your Genes

This link exposes the shallow, dated, amateurish level that doctors use for “prevention” (these beginner-type recommendation are little more than cringe-worthy platitudes):

5http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/healthy-living/what-you-can-do-to-maintain-your-health.html

Although I’ve covered some of the same areas in the link above, my site probably has hundreds of pages of information, source links and ore how-to suggestions! This 2014 quote and link has more info about how doctors fail to adequately help patients with lifestyle behaviors and prevention and health improvement:

Currently, there is no model to integrate the discipline of lifestyle medicine (LM) into undergraduate medical education. Furthermore, there are no guidelines, validated assessment tools, or evaluation or implementation plans in place.

http://med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/26150

This insightful 2012 quote and link is about a study into the lack of most doctors’ lack of nutritional and supplement education from some medical insiders:

“Nutrition is really a core component of modern medical practice,” said Kelly M. Adams, the lead author and a registered dietitian who is a research associate in the department of nutrition at the university.

Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP, agrees: “Most medical schools fail in nutritional instruction. Doctors tend to underestimate the importance of nutrition in general. No wonder: most doctors receive a mere few hours’ nutritional training in med school, and lack adequate time to keep up on the latest research. Their practice is based on disease screening, not prevention, with an emphasis on drug therapies, not nutrition.”

Dr. Pick added that ”Such doctors naturally think that nutritional supplements have little therapeutic value.”

Solmaz Amirnazmi, MD, also agrees: “We as physicians do not receive adequate training in nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease prevention in general while in medical school or in residency.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/036702_doctors_nutrition_fatalities.html

This link says only about 50% of patients are told to quit smoking:

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0053.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0175.htm

Many doctors fail to understand the math of cancer prevention

This quote and link covers more physician failures to offer prevention or health advice to those with chronic disease (see link below):

Health education was not routinely provided to patients who had a chronic condition. The percentage of patients who received education on their chronic condition ranged from 13.0% (patients with COPD or asthma who were provided education on smoking cessation by nurse practitioners) to 42.2% (patients with diabetes or obesity who were provided education on exercise by physician assistants). For all conditions assessed, rates of health education were higher among physician assistants and nurse practitioners than among physicians.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447803/

One of the grossest examples of medical hypocrisy is that those of us who do help clients with their lifestyle for weight loss and health improvement based on science and rational thinking are routinely called quacks, dangerous, wackos, and other derogatory names by doctors and industry practitioners. These are the same people that routinely kill and injure millions annually (see first Dr. Seres link below)! Talk about gross ignorance! Talk about pompous and arrogant.

Those ignorant, biased grandstanders (such as Dr. David Seres, Dr. Paul Offit, Dr. Pieter Cohen and many others), have little or no credible nutritional, supplement or health education. Yet they often make bold, pompous proclamations about nutrition and supplements, including the oft-repeated claim that supplements are useless or dangerous, even as their industry kills, injuries and addicts millions every year. Is that biased and arrogant enough for you?

Those big-mouth doctors love to get their ridiculous quotes in shallow, mass-media articles by hack writers like Anahad O’Connor of the NY Times (he recently exposed his continued ignorance about diet, fats and heart disease, see second Dr. Seres link below for a detailed history of the extensive fraud and bias in 50 years of heart disease research and false proclamations about fats and cholesterol causing heart disease). I will probably debunk him again in a future post.

In truth, those medical big mouths are the true quacks of our world as they routinely spread misinformation through their mass-media junk writing and easily debunked quotes. I’ve rightfully called them out before:

Dr. David Seres Debunked!

Dr. David Seres Debunked Again

Frontline Scandal

Forbes Bias and Misinformation

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Harvard-anti-supplements-article-called-embarrasing 

Search for a new doctor if:

1. He or she has little knowledge, training or skill in prevention, wellness or lifestyle modification (just telling someone to do this or that is an authoritarian approach, known to be ineffective)! Doctors who practice Lifestyle Medicine or Functional Medicine are better choices and can help you return to real health and vitality, often without drugs. Even a good health coach can be a huge asset for improving your health and finding a better balance for improved wellness.

2. He or she prescribes drugs, procedures or surgeries without first reading all of the studies behind the drug or procedure. That means every study, all the way through (and looking for errors or weaknesses), not just skimming the headline or abstract, which are used to “sell” the study to mass media. He or she should also see through the new drug industry ploy of manufacturing ailments and early diseases to sell more drugs (called disease mongering): OAB, Osteopeina, Restless Leg, Low T, ED and on and on (See 5 Big Medical Lies and other links above for more details).

3. Any drugs or procedures that simply treat symptoms but don’t cure the problem in 30 days or less (ask them) are probably designed to treat symptoms but nothing more. The whole business model behind drugs and procedures is making you dependent on treatments over the long term, not getting to root causes. It’s about the money and cash flow that supports the drug company’s profits that is at the heart of this approach. (I’m not kidding)! Remember, symptoms are your built-in smoke alarm: they alert you to a problem. Don’t buy your doctor’s nonsense claims that these are “effective” or “proven” treatments. If they don’t work in 30 days, they are not cures! Only you and your body can cure. Get the support you need to make permanent changes, not mask the very symptoms that can lead you to the solution!

4. He or she routinely attacks alternative health providers and practitioners like nutrition/health coaches, activity and exercise trainers or coaches, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, lifestyle coaches or hypno-therapists for stress management, improved sleep (even if you need some herbs or small amounts of melatonin for a week or two) or things like life or health coaching to help you identify the lifestyle causes of your conditions that can improve your health and life issues for the long haul.

5. Only gives you brief consultations of 10-15 minutes, then quickly offering a diagnosis and treatments like drugs or procedures. Don’t be a pill-popper or let anyone cut you open unless you are at risk of dying or serious illness! Short-term pain relief is only okay if you decide to get to the bottom of your pain (musclo-skeletal issues, muscle imbalances or injuries, nerve or spinal issues, systemic inflammation, lack of muscle tone, etc.). There are alternatives to pain pills and I know of many. I recovered from a serious car accident, with just occasional baby aspirin. I had 5, torn and herniated neck discs, muscle tears, a dislocated sacrum, etc. So I was severely injured and I had to walk with a cane for a time. But with the right combination of alternative health, all 5 discs healed up. I have no pain or disability (I was declared 25% disabled after the accident).

More lifestyle and prevention links:

Aging is Not a Disease

Immune Health Secrets

http://www.endsicknessnow.com/5-keys-to-prevent-cancer 

http://www.endsicknessnow.com/telomeres-genes-and-aging 

http://www.endsicknessnow.com/how-to-stop-a-cold

In closing

Medicine routinely kills over 500,000 annually and injuries millions more every year. There is no doubt that medicine is the number one killer in the U.S., and it has been for many years! The reason for this horrific carnage is that the much bragged about science behind drugs, devices and procedures is consistently manipulated and often fraudulent, covered in detail above. Modern medicine follows a simple formula and philosophy: profits ahead of patients, and the AMA and other medical organizations have followed that misguided, destructive approach for 100 years.

Also, those fake comparisons for medical deaths to disease is nonsense PR, designed to mislead you. A disease that someone dies of, and a death caused by a licensed professional in a position of trust are totally different. Would you see a doctor and agree to a drug or procedure if you knew how easily it could kill you? Probably not, but that’s the reality of medicine and the millions of deaths they have caused!

It’s been known for a decade or more that most chronic disease is driven by lifestyle, but prevention doesn’t pay like disease does! Think about it: your doctor expects to profit from your disease or illness handsomely, and prevention won’t buy him or her that new Mercedes, BMW or luxury SUV. Nor does it buy a nice second home of European vacation.

Your doctor often feels entitled to the good life and seeks it out with speaking fees, phony authorship fees (even when they don’t actually write the study), consulting and other rewards and perks. Like drugs and other’s in medical practice, greed is a cornerstone value. It’s long past the time that everyone stands up to this highly destructive and corrupt industry.

Take your health seriously and seek out educated and trained alternative practitioners whenever possible. Take back your health and your quality of life. At every 10-year birthday (30, 40, 50, etc.), reassess your health with full blood testing and tweaks to your life-long prevention program. Feel free to read this site info, now including about 1,000 pages of nutrition, health, anti-aging and disease topics with credible source links.

And only take drugs as a last resort and only for a short period (30 days is best). Don’t buy the hype that treating symptoms is meaningful: it’s not! Don’t turn off your smoke alarm, use it to find permanent solutions!

To your health!

Questions? Send em a message at: steve@endsickness.com and I will usually respond in a day or so. And feel free to send the link to this post to a friend or loved on too.

© 2016 by Steve Carney/End Sickness Now

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Dr. David Seres Debunked Again

January 23, 2016

This is post #126 on the site, debunking false and misleading claims about eggs made by Dr. David Seres. The following post will expose Dr. Seres’ misguided, fat-phobic claims and provide a startling reality check for his video. Feel free to browse the vast amount of information and resources here. For past articles on a […]

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Immune Health Secrets

January 5, 2016

This is post #125 on the site (about secrets to immune health, avoiding chronic disease and auto-immune problems) so you can start 2016 with a fresh perspective on your immunity and health! The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips, so feel free to browse the information here. Whether you […]

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year

November 25, 2015

This is post #124 on the site (how to avoid weight gain for the 2015 holidays and beyond). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life […]

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Forbes Bias and Misinformation

August 11, 2015

This is post #123 on the site, debunking several biased science writers at Forbes.com: Tara Haelle, David Kroll and Matthew Herper. The following information will expose the myopic and unscientific work these writers crank out often. I will provide a more accurate perspective on health, drugs and medicine, and expose the glaring weaknesses in their […]

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Aging Without Disease

May 20, 2015

This is post #122 on the site, about how to prevent chronic disease and improve health with age. The post also covers things like immune health, colds and other infections. If you read this post and all the links, I predict that it will change your life forever! The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and […]

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Weston Price Myths

April 20, 2015

This is post #121 on the site, about the biased, anti-fish oil writing on the Weston A. Price site, including unfounded comments Sally Fallon made in several e-mail exchanges with me. The following information will debunk Sally Fallon’s unscientific claims and provide a more accurate perspective and balance on fish oil supplements. Feel free to browse the […]

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Dr. David Seres Debunked!

March 18, 2015

This is post #120 on the site, about several biased, anti-supplement articles Dr. David Seres has written, published on the CNN website. The following information will debunk Dr. Seres’ claims and provide more accurate perspective and balance on his writings! Feel free to browse the vast amount of information and resources here. For past articles on […]

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How to Stop a Cold

February 25, 2015

This is post #119 on the site, about how to stop a cold from taking hold. The approach may also help with other infections, such as non-acute sinus or ear infections. The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or […]

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Brian Peskin: Corruption Personified

February 10, 2015

This is post #118 on the site, about the ongoing corruption of Brian Peskin, the anti-fish oil con man and his greedy, corrupt publisher, SCIRP.org. Note: if you came here from another domain, welcome (see new update below). Feel free to browse the vast amount of information and resources here. For past articles on a […]

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Dr. Kelley Hails Twisted World

January 20, 2015

This is post #117 on the site, about an encounter with another unprofessional doctor named Kelley Hails, MD. The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life […]

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Have Your Best Year in 2015!

January 5, 2015

This is post #116 on the site, about having your best year and the life you want in 2015. The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life […]

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Research and Media Corruption

December 13, 2014

This is post #115 on the site, about an unscientific fish-oil study by Brian Peskin, and some unprofessional sites called Retraction Watch and nutraingredients, along with junk science publishers Hindawi and Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP), plus some ridiculous reporting by Reuters. All of these entities share similar forms of bias and corruption. NOTE: if you […]

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More Peskin Fish Tales

November 24, 2014

This is post #114 on the site, about another biased, unscientific fish-oil study by Brian Peskin and SCIRP (Scientific Research Publishing). His review attacks fish oil as a supplement and claims that fish oil is carcinogenic, especially for prostate cancer. Ridiculous, of course! Prostate cancer has many causes but fish oil is NOT one of them! NOTE: […]

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Aging is Not a Disease

November 10, 2014

This is post #113 on the site, about aging myths and why aging is not a disease. This site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the vast amount of information and resources here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you achieve […]

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Peskin’s Fish Tale a Whopper?

October 11, 2014

This is post #112 on the site, about a biased study on fish oil by Brian Peskin. His review attacks the use of fish oil as a supplement and claims that fish oil is worse than trans-fats for health. Ridiculous? More details below. NOTE: if you came here from another domain for Peskin and fish oil, welcome!  And […]

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Medicine and Pseudoscience: New insights

September 26, 2014

This is post #111 on the site, about medicine and the pseudo-science behind many drugs and procedures. If you think medicine is scientific, based on carefully designed and executed research, you believe what they want you to believe, not what’s truthful! See details and links below.  This site is a collection of breakthrough articles and […]

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For Long Life Talk to Your Genes

September 5, 2014

This is post #110 on the site, about ways to talk to your genes through lifestyle, keeping you young and healthy all your life! This site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the vast amount of information and sources here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can […]

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GM Foods: Myths and Deceptions

August 2, 2014

This is post #109 on the site, about the growing proliferation and dangers of GM foods and how food industry deception covers up those dangers. This site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help […]

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More Doctor Nutrition Myths

July 15, 2014

This is post #108 on the site (exposing more ridiculous nutrition and vitamin myths from a doctor). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer […]

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Amazing Nuts and Seeds!

June 21, 2014

This is post #107 on the site (the amazing nutritional and health benefits of nuts and seeds). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I […]

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Stem Cells Health and Aging

May 25, 2014

This is post #106 on the site (preserving your stem cells for better health and longevity). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer […]

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Flax Seed: Myths and Misinformation

May 3, 2014

This is post #105 on the site (about the health benefits and myths of flax seed). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer […]

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Vinegar and Oil for Health!

April 10, 2014

This is post #104 on the site (about the health benefits of vinegars and virgin olive oil). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I […]

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Telomeres Genes and Aging

March 15, 2014

This is post #103 on the site (about aging, genes, nutrition and prevention), and if you came through another domain name, welcome! The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have […]

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5 Big Medical Lies

February 15, 2014

This is post #102 on the site (about 5 big medical lies that risk your life). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! […]

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Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

January 20, 2014

Welcome to health, wellness and prevention! This is post #101 on the site (how to lower high blood pressure naturally)! If you came through another domain name or search, you have come to the right place. I own several domain names for high pressure and wrote this post especially for you! And if you explore […]

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Have Your Best Year in 2014!

January 5, 2014

This is post #100 on the site (a perfect number for the new year)! The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer […]

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Best Foods to Stay Slim This Holiday

December 18, 2013

This is post #99 on the site (about best foods to keep slim for holiday eating). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! […]

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Anti-Vitamin Propaganda

December 5, 2013

This is post #98 on the site (about constant anti-vitamin research and propaganda). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique […]

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MLM Alert: Don’t Buy Dependency

November 20, 2013

This post is #97 on the site (how MLM companies sell dependency). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique […]

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3 Harmful Nutrition Myths

November 5, 2013

This post is #96 on the site (about 3 nutrition myths). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique mix […]

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Propaganda: The Dark Side of Ignorance

October 25, 2013

This post is #95 on the site (about online propaganda and misinformation). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the information here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique […]

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Aging and Antioxidants

October 10, 2013

This post is #94 on the site (about aging and antioxidants). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the info here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity and business challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique mix of […]

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Dietitians and Corruption!

September 24, 2013

This post is #93 on the site (about dietitians and corruption). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the info here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique mix of coaching, […]

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How Does Coaching Work?

September 11, 2013

This post is #92 on the site (about how coaching works). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse the info here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique mix of coaching, […]

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Medical Corruption: Don’t be a Victim!

August 26, 2013

This post is #91 on the site (about medical corruption). The site is a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Feel free to browse all the info here. Whether you have health, life or prosperity challenges, I can help you have the life you desire! I offer a unique mix of coaching, […]

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Fish Oil and Cancer: Research Fraud

August 9, 2013

This post is #90 on the site (on recent fish oil research fraud), a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or prosperity/biz challenges, I can help you have the life, health and money you desire! I offer a unique mix of coaching, training and experience based on […]

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Magic Minerals! (Part 2)

August 5, 2013

This post is #89 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or prosperity/biz challenges, I can help you have the life, health and money you desire! I offer a unique mix of coaching, training and experience based on multiple certifications and overcoming my own […]

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Magic Minerals! (Part 1)

July 22, 2013

This post is #88 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or prosperity/biz challenges, I can help you have the life and money you deserve! I offer a unique mix of coaching and training based on multiple certifications and experience overcoming my own life […]

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Vitamins for Health!

July 8, 2013

This post is #87 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or prosperity/biz challenges, I can help you have the health and life you deserve! I offer a unique mix of coaching and training based on multiple certifications and overcoming my own life challenges. Hey, […]

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What’s Your Mission?

June 26, 2013

This post is #86 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or prosperity/biz concerns, I can help you have more of what you want! I offer a unique mix of coaching/training based on multiple programs, certifications and experience. I’m here to inspire you that […]

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Your Vision Your Future!

June 12, 2013

This post is #85 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or money/prosperity concerns, I can help you have more of what you want! I offer a unique mix of coaching/training based on multiple programs, certifications and experience. I’m here to inspire you that […]

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More Prosperity Now!

May 30, 2013

This post is #84 on the site (for prosperity and your Unique Brand Offer/UBO), a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! Whether you have health, life or money/prosperity concerns, I can help you have more of what you want! I offer a unique mix of coaching/training based on multiple programs, certifications and […]

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Secrets for a Long, Healthy, Prosperous Life

May 19, 2013

Welcome to the world of total health, wellness and prosperity! If you want to live a long life or have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, better sleep, longevity, depression/mood, anti-aging/looking younger), or concerns about chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., you can read below […]

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Iodine for Health

May 6, 2013

Welcome to the world of wellness and longevity! This post is #82 on the site, a collection of breakthrough articles and resources at your fingertips! If you have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, depression/mood, better sleep, longevity, anti-aging/looking younger), or chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, […]

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3 Major Medical Myths

April 25, 2013

Welcome to wellness! This post is #81 on the site, a collection of breakthrough health articles and resources at your fingertips! If you have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, depression/mood, better sleep, longevity, anti-aging/looking younger), or chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., you […]

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Myths of Aging Persist!

April 15, 2013

Welcome to my wellness site! This post is #80 on the site, a collection of breakthrough health articles and resources at your fingertips! If you have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, depression/mood, better sleep, longevity, anti-aging/looking younger), or chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., you can […]

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Salt and Health

April 4, 2013

Welcome to my health site! This article is #79 on the site, a collection of breakthrough health articles and resources at your fingertips! If you have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, better sleep, longevity, depression/mood, anti-aging/looking younger), or chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., […]

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Live to 100?

March 25, 2013

Welcome to my holistic health site! This article is #78 on the site, a collection of amazing health and prevention resources/research links at your fingertips! If you want to live a long life or have specific health concerns (prevent disease, weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, better sleep, longevity, depression/mood, anti-aging/looking younger), or concerns […]

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Broken Healthcare

March 14, 2013

Welcome and thanks for visiting! This article is #77 on the site, which now offers a library of info and research links at your fingertips! If you have specific health issues or concerns (weight loss help, better nutrition, more energy, better sleep, prevent disease, longevity, depression, anti-aging/looking younger, or other chronic conditions like hypertension, heart […]

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Boomers Aren’t Healthy!

March 4, 2013

Special Note: This article is #76 on this site, offering a book’s worth of content for you! If you have an interest in specific health issues or problems (prevent disease, weight loss help, more energy, better sleep, longevity, depression, anti-aging/looking younger, or chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., scroll down to […]

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Weight Loss Help

February 20, 2013

NOTE: This article is #75 on this site! It’s a book’s worth of content for you! So if you have an interest in solving specific health issues or problems (weight loss help, more energy, better sleep, more fitness, anti-aging/looking younger, or chronic conditions like heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc., scroll down for previous […]

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Shocking Doctor Nutrition Myths

February 11, 2013

We are often told, “Ask your doctor” to get advice about diet, nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle changes. But if you are one of those enlightened adults who wants to be healthy and youthful as you age,  you need to know this: Only about 30% of doctors study nutrition in medical school. And as far […]

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Fake Food Alert!

January 31, 2013

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has issued a new report on fake and adulterated foods. This group has analyzed various packaged foods to uncover what’s actually in them. They found more examples of false and exaggerated labeling for food ingredients and their new report shows a 60% increase in food fraud and adulteration. Here are […]

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Weight Loss Pills, Potions and Lies!

January 22, 2013

Americans, you’re being lied to every day! We are drowning in a sea of snake-oil salespeople who offer pills, potions and lies for weight loss. Most don’t offer real, permanent solutions for your weight challenges. But they are happy to take your money! If you have tried to lose weight and didn’t succeed, I know you’re […]

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Young People and High BP

January 17, 2013

Recent studies show that young people, age 18-24, have undiagnosed hypertension (or high BP). High BP is often called a “silent killer” because it often lacks symptoms. You won’t realize that your heart is struggling to pump against stiff, constricted arteries. Undiagnosed hypertension in younger people goes all the way up to age 39. This […]

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Life Roulette?

January 10, 2013

It’s unfortunate, but many Americans play “Life Roulette” every day. They gamble with their health by eating the wrong foods, drinking the wrong beverages, and they aren’t always active enough. These behaviors drive extra weight, metabolic dysfunction, inflammation and depressed immune health, which contributes to more colds and infections. Unfortunately, many seem to believe that nothing’s […]

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Olive Oil for Health!

January 3, 2013

Although I’ve included olive oil in previous posts on nutrition and health, I’d like to cover some of the unique benefits of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in more detail. The “extra virgin” designation is important because those first olive pressings provide the highest quality and antioxidant/phenol content, including a newly discovered one called oleocanthal. EVOO’s unique […]

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New Year’s Resolution Success!

December 27, 2012

Now that Christmas is over, many people are looking forward to New Year’s celebrations and resolutions for 2013. Many people resolve to improve their health and fitness in the new year, along with a better career and income. Common resolutions are: Lose weight More exercise Quit smoking Eat better Better job/career More money More organized I know […]

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4 More Myths of Aging

December 19, 2012

This article is a continuation of the one I put up last week called, 5 Myths of Aging (scroll down if you want to read that one first). In that article, I covered some common age-based medical myths, such as: You’ll have weight gain You’ll slow down Have back and joint pains Develop chronic conditions […]

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5 Myths of Aging

December 12, 2012

I hear myths about aging all the time, whether it’s from TV news, medical sources or online stories. These myths are often based on unproven beliefs and platitudes that news and medical people repeat often! It seems that they no longer think about what they are saying as they repeat these myths. Before we cover […]

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The Answer Lies Within You!

December 5, 2012

The answer to your health, wellness and longevity is within you! It’s true! It’s not found with drugs or medical procedures outside you unless you have an accident or become critically ill. Most drugs, especially those for lifestyle conditions like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, pain, digestive and autoimmune problems, don’t really heal or cure […]

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Vitamin D and Optimum Health!

November 28, 2012

I’m sure you’ve heard about vitamin D. Many research studies have found significant and positive effects for this unique vitamin. Commonly called, “the sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is more than a vitamin. It’s more of a hormone regulator, and plays a significant role in many aspects of your health and immune function, among other systems. […]

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5 Tips Avoid Holiday Pounds!

November 21, 2012

In honor of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I decided to offer some easy tips to avoid those extra holiday pounds. I’ve followed these approaches for years and they work great! 1. Appetizers Go for more unprocessed foods like nuts, olives, cut veggies (minimize dips), guacamole and proteins like chicken or shrimp, with a few […]

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Health and Disease Myths

November 12, 2012

This article will change your life forever! It seems that many medical people still think you are healthy if you don’t have any disease or bad screening tests. I disagree with that view. That’s because there is a broader scale of health and disease, with disease an indication of lost or failed health. I’ve often […]

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Inflammation and Chronic Disease

November 6, 2012

This is a new post on inflammation, based on a shorter overview I wrote last May. You’ve probably heard of inflammation. It’s a normal part of the healing process. When you cut yourself or scrape yourself badly, you probably have some bleeding. Your blood clots to stop the bleeding and your immune system kicks in, […]

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Depression and Health

October 30, 2012

It’s been known for some time that diet, activity and lifestyle contribute to a healthy brain and stable mood, and that junk foods, inactivity, and stress contribute to depression. Here are some of the nutritional and lifestyle factors which often drive mood problems and depression: Daily intake of sugar and refined carbs/junk food Systemic inflammation […]

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GMO foods and Health

October 24, 2012

Recently, Dr. Oz covered GMOs. I’ve been thinking about doing a post on these lab-designed foods for a while, and I decided it was a good time to compose some thoughts about them. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism (also called GM foods). These are foods whose DNA has been modified through genetic engineering, where foreign […]

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Are You a Food Addict?

October 18, 2012

Do you sometimes feel like you are addicted to food? More and more health experts are saying food and drinks are addictive, whether it’s sweets and sodas or things like stress and anxiety-based eating. Regardless of the specific cravings involved, food addiction is a terrible and destructive problem for many people! Common food cravings and […]

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Coaching Brings Success

October 15, 2012

Not everyone seems to know how personal coaching works (as opposed to sports coaching), so I thought I’d offer some insights. Personal coaching is a success-oriented process where the client gets support, encouragement and help to create a better life for themselves. The changes and improvements can often filter down to those they love too! […]

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Avoid Dementia Now!

October 11, 2012

A new study indicates that about 15 million people will likely suffer from dementia by 2050. The study included lifestyle origins I’ve written about regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s. As usual, your overall health and lifestyle choices (nutrition, activity, smoking, etc.) play a critical role in developing dementia and memory problems. This new study covered a […]

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Healthy Mini-fruits and Berries!

October 8, 2012

There are some healthy, almost perfect fruits, one’s that are easy to eat, portable, and nutritionally packed! They are the mini-fruits like berries, cherries and grapes. They are my favorite fruits for several reasons: They are portable (home, work or on the go) They are packed with nutrition (vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants) They don’t […]

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Fitness Leads to Long Life

October 4, 2012

Although many of us know that staying active and remaining fit with age is healthy, there are several studies that offer insights that reinforce the approach. One recent study showed that being physically fit in your 30s to 50s helps to extend lifespan and helps lower risks for common diseases. Staying fit or becoming fit after your […]

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Food Changes Your Genes

October 1, 2012

There are 3 studies that add to existing information about the effects of food and nutrition on genes. One is about soda, sugar and how they affect genes and weight. The others are about how good nutrition can affect health, genes and prevention, including choline and veggies in the diet (choline is related to B vitamins). […]

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Life Expectancy Drops!

September 27, 2012

A new study reveals a troubling drop in life expectancy, especially for those without a high school diploma. White females in that group dropped 5 years between 1990 and 2008, and their expected age dropped from 78 years to about 73 years. The study looked at a range of lifestyle habits and found unhealthy habits, such […]

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Fish Oil for Health!

September 24, 2012

You may have heard about recent study that claimed fish oil failed to prevent heart attacks or deaths. As is too often the case, the study’s methods and analysis were flawed and biased. Even so, the media went into a frenzy by covering the study’s dramatic, unsupported headlines. As usual, they left out all the […]

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Obesity to Explode!

September 20, 2012

A new study is just out, one that projects an explosive rise in U.S. obesity rates. The report is from the Trust for America’s Health and their projections show that in about 15 years, by 2030, 50% of Americans will be obese (up from about 35% of adults currently, while about 17% of children are obese now). The report also […]

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Green or White Tea: Which is Better?

September 17, 2012

I know you may have heard of green tea. You might drink it already or you’ve had it at your local Chinese restaurant. Green tea is a common beverage in many Asian countries. But how does it compare to white tea? Green tea is harvested from the Camellia plant’s younger leaves and has minimal processing. […]

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Massive Waste in Healthcare!

September 13, 2012

A recent report from the IOM (Institute of Medicine) has some truly shocking estimates of waste, fraud and failures in the U.S. healthcare system! Their new report, and articles written about it, expose the structural dysfunction and corruption of the system. Some highlights (or should I say, low-lights) are as follows: Unnecessary services waste 210 […]

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Are Eggs Healthy or Not?

September 10, 2012

It seems that every month or so, a breathless media personality tells us that eggs are good, then bad, then good, then bad again! This unscientific debate also happens with other foods and nutrition, driven by exaggerated headlines and often biased, manipulated research. The reason is simple: Most reporters and news people have little or […]

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Wheat: The Bad and the Ugly!

September 6, 2012

NOTE: Please check out the multiple link updates for this post! Although many people think wheat is healthy, modern wheat, with it’s numerous manipulations and hybridizations is no longer a good choice! Its nutritional benefits are largely a myth now! Wheat comes in many forms, from breads, crackers and pasta to many processed foods containing wheat flour, gluten, […]

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The Skinny on Fats

September 3, 2012

Dietary fats are important for health, energy and cellular function, but not all fats are equal. Many people don’t know the important differences in fats or which ones are best. Not only do fat compositions vary greatly, but their effects on metabolic function and health can run the spectrum from deadly to healthy! Worst to best […]

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Young Adults and Disease!

August 30, 2012

Although most young adults from teens to 30s believe they are disease free, there are growing health problems for those early decades. Some health issues like high BP, heart disease and diabetes are more common but have few or no early symptoms. That means most young adults are unaware their health may be declining. Other […]

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A Calorie is Not a Calorie!

August 27, 2012

Many health practitioners, especially those educated years ago, continue to repeat the mantra that “A calorie is a calorie.” To lose weight, many recommend cutting calories below your current level, taking the position that calories from fats, proteins and carbs are the same! Many doctors and weight-loss companies also focus on cutting calories to lose […]

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3 Myths of Aging

August 23, 2012

Almost daily, the medical community and the media repeat myths about aging, health and diseases. And for years the assumption has been that age itself (as opposed to lifestyle) brings a decline in health and vitality. It’s believed that age and aging cause health problems. Here are 3 common myths about aging, health and fitness: 1. It’s normal to gain […]

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Going Gray?

August 20, 2012

If you’re seeing some gray hair or your hair is thinning and unhealthy, would you like to know more about how it happens and what you can do about it? Many people believe that gray or thinning hair is strictly genes, but that’s a myth! Lifestyle matters, just as it does for other health issues […]

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Digestive Health

August 16, 2012

A while ago, I caught the end of a probiotics presentation and it reminded me to do a post on digestive health. I’ve told many people that a significant portion of your immunity (up to 70%) is based in your digestive tract. I know we all forget about those bacteria, including their variety and huge numbers, plus the […]

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Resveratol!

August 13, 2012

What is resveratrol? It’s a supplement with growing consumer and scientific interest, originally found in red wine and some fruits. Resveratrol is thought to underlie The French Paradox, so named because the French have less heart disease than we have in the U.S., even though they eat a lot of butter and saturated fat. They often drink […]

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Toxic Sugar and Health

August 9, 2012

On August 5, 2012, 60 Minutes aired a powerful report about sugar, originally broadcast last spring. It’s so significant (I placed the original link in the Health News section last spring), I decided to build a post around it! The report covers important aspects of sugar: it’s toxicity, its effects on weight, health and disease, and […]

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The Myth of Disease

August 6, 2012

This post is focused on chronic conditions/diseases that are common in most U.S. adults. It doesn’t include contagious diseases like polio or TB (although your immune system and lifestyle are still critical for fighting all contagious diseases). We are the leaders of lifestyle-driven disease, ones that account for $3.00 of every $4.00 of healthcare costs. […]

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Diabetes!

August 2, 2012

I’m sure you’ve heard of diabetes. You may wonder what it is and why it matters. Diabetes (I’m referring to the more common type 2, or adult-onset diabetes), normally has few symptoms, but is reflected in damaging levels of blood glucose/sugar. It is a serious hormonal and metabolic problem! Blood glucose levels are often measured […]

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What is High BP?

July 30, 2012

High blood pressure (or high BP/hypertension), are names for abnormally high pressure that’s exerted on stiff, inflexible arteries when your heart beats. When your arteries lack flexibility, due to diet, lack of activity, etc., your heart has to push harder to move blood through them. BP is measured by systolic and diastolic pressure, such as 120/80. Systolic […]

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