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Prescriptions for Health – or Profits?

Perhaps you have heard some reports about the pharmaceutical companies trying to influence doctors to prescribe more drugs, for their benefit rather than the patient’s.  Well, now even the medical journals are looking at the situation.  The Annals of Family...

Preventing Breast Cancer

Like all cancers, breast cancer has gone from very rare to incredibly common, in recent years.  A woman’s lifetime risk has nearly tripled in the past 4 decades.  The right question to ask is why.  What causes breast cancer? The biggest cause is the least...

A Rare Guest Post by Sophie (the receptionist) Dog

I am writing this because I was watching my human, you know her as Dr. Linda, doing yoga on her mat in the living room.  I like my human, don’t get me wrong.  But sometimes she misses the mark by a mile.  She says she does yoga for “inner peace”.  So...

What Does Chiropractic Do?

In one study, 1,504 patients were given questionaires.   These were all chiropractic patients being treated for musculoskeletal pain.  What the study found was that the patients reported positive side effects besides pain relief 23% of the time.  Adjusting the spine...

Farewell to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is best described as chronic pain all over.  Sounds miserable, doesn’t it?  And it is exactly the sort of illness that M.D.s hate to see.  It does not have clear blood markers, making diagnosis difficult.  It does not respond well to medication.  It...

Goodbye to GERD

One of the complaints I see most often is GERD, or acid reflux.  We spend $13 billion a year  on this one illness in the U.S.  That money is spend on drugs called proton pump inhibitors, which are designed to reduce the amount of acid formed in the stomach.  The...