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Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why

I just finished reading Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why by H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. It is truly an eye-opener. A brief summary follows, but first here's an editorial review from the New England Journal of Medicine: "The author maintains that cancer screening may have been oversold to the public and health care practitioners alike. By challenging commonly held assumptions, Welch stimulates a critical dialogue between patients and providers regarding the effect of screening on cancer-associated morbidity and mortality, the sequelae of false positive results, and the

Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Placebo?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly—out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and weakness. Doctors believe some factors that can contribute to atrial fibrillation include obesity, sleep apnea, alcohol, high blood pressure, inflammatory conditions (infections and trauma), excessive exercise, and stress. I would add to that repressed anger and

Alzheimer's Diet Cure

Here's an interesting TED talk by Mary T. Newport, MD about how she cured her husband's Alzheimer's disease with coconut oil. As she explains, the main cause of the disease appears to be insulin resistance of the brain cells, making it a type 2 diabetes of the brain. You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's by avoiding a diet that leads to sudden and regular secretion of insulin. This means no sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, white flour, white rice, starches, fruit juices, and so on. Dr. Newport has written a book titled Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure? Her ideas are worth considering.As always, I encourage you to do your own research. Stay informed. Stay well. Fred Amir

Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America

If you want to save yourself from being labeled as having a disease you don't have and take medications you don't need, then you must read Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America by Nortin Hadler, MD. Dr. Hadler is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the author of 15 books and 200 medical papers. He is a frequent reviewer and editorial writer for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. He is also a regular contributor to ABC News. You can read his articles at In Worried Sick, Dr. Hadler examines many com

Colloidal Silver for Infections and More

I want to thank my brother for introducing me to colloidal silver, a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics. Colloidal silver is also known as ionic silver and silver nanoparticles in water. Is it safe? Is it effective? Considering that my brother had been using it for many years for colds, flu, eye infection, and gum pain, I decided it was worth researching. I discovered that EPA allows for ingestion of 1,000 mg of silver per day, and it has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and antibiotic. NASA uses colloidal (ionic) silver to disinfect potable water in its spacecrafts. According to the NASA website, "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has identified sil

Vitamin D Extremism

What do I mean by Vitamin D extremism? First they told us not to eat foods that have cholesterol, such as egg yolks or butter, to avoid heart disease. Our bodies make vitamin D from cholesterol when skin is exposed to sunlight. Then they told us to avoid sunlight and use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. So we were not supposed to eat the building blocks of vitamin D and get the sunlight that made it happen. Not surprisingly, now they are finding an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency! This deficiency puts us at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and much more, and doctors are prescribing massive doses of vitamin D. What they don't tell us is that taking large doses of vitamin D with

Alternatives to Toxic Soaps and Cosmetics

Watch the "Story of Cosmetics" to find out how shampoos (even baby shampoos), soaps, personal care products, and cosmetics are loaded with carcinogens, such as formaldehyde, lead, and arsenic: Read the article on toxic chemicals in baby shampoo: Safer products are available at many grocery stores, natural food stores, and pharmacies. Look for those made by Tom's of Maine, Kirk's, Weleda, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps,and others. For more alternatives, go to the website of the Environmental Working Group (EWG): EWG provides a lis

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