"Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right," said Henry Ford noting how our mindset shapes our behavior. Now, let’s talk about our American mindset on healthcare, which is that  "more is needed" and that doctors are the most important players. In a recent message to all physicians, Dr. Cecil B. Wilson, former president  of the American Medical Association, calls on us to help take vigorous action to ...

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I am deeply conflicted about how we as a society have come to use physicians, medical science and advanced technology in our lives. Everything has its place in life, but we have given modern medicine with its focus on the chemistry and physics of illness too prominent of a place.  We’ve forgotten that we are not treating diseases; we are helping people with diseases. Many readers, especially those with lifestyle diseases, can ...

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People sort of want to try alternative care.  They’re working up to it, but then they read more about it; they read about the theory and they say, "No I don’t believe that theory.  That can’t possibly work.  There’s nothing to it. I’m not going to do it."  But, the problem is that the theory of why something works or the explanation is not necessary related to the effect of ...

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An excerpt from More Health Less Care: How to Take Charge of Your Medical Care and Write Your Own Personal Prescription for Lifelong Health. Bob Baker is a patient of Dr. Lisa Martin. Bob works as an engineer for a Fortune 500 company that holds major commercial and Department of Defense contracts. He’s 45 years old and happily married with two college-age children. Bob’s lifestyle is stressful. He travels ...

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Med­i­cine used to be different. Doc­tors couldn’t do too much for you. They didn’t get paid very much and they were focused more on helping than on managing a business. Hospitals were community-based not-for-profit or public entities. Drugs and devices were not as sophisticated or expensive, and they weren’t marketed directly to consumers. Well Toto, we’re not in Kansas any­more. After witnessing our “health­care reform” process you must have seen that almost ...

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More Americans are overweight and out of shape than ever before.  Their sedentary, high-calorie lifestyles are causing an epidemic of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and degenerative arthritis among other preventable conditions.  If those aren't bad enough, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle also raise the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, and other common forms of cancer. Doctors all across the nation are struggling to treat these lifestyle-induced conditions with ...

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