Unleashing The Body’s Ability To Heal Itself

July 21, 2017

In recent weeks, my focus has been on modern medical practices in America. What I haven't mentioned is it's a field dominated by chronic and complex diseases such as heart disease, [...]

Making A Case For Alternative Medicine

July 14, 2017

Dr. Keith D. Lindor is Executive Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is an international authority on liver disease, current president of the [...]

Time To Get Serious About Drug Side Effects

July 7, 2017

I wrote last week about the harrowing, near death experience my wife Gena endured, triggered by a contrast dye called gadolinium, commonly used during Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures. An [...]

How Magnetic Resonance Imaging Treatments Nearly Killed My Wife

June 30, 2017

It may be little known that most people will receive an incorrect or late medical diagnosis at least once in their lives. According to a 2015 report by the National Academy of Medicine, about 12 [...]

‘Lead Free’ Needs To Be Applied To Food

June 23, 2017

What do we think should be the allowable levels of lead in baby food? How about none? It shouldn't even be a point of discussion. Zero should be the goal. Unfortunately, according to a new [...]

Study Finds World Is Overweight Or Obese And We’re Leading The Way

June 16, 2017

I have written on the health issues caused by obesity many times in this space. It's hard to talk about issues related to health and not reference this growing global problem. So when headline [...]

Are We Doing Right By Our Military Veterans?

June 9, 2017

Beyond designated holidays and formal observances, it's important that we continue to ask whether we, as a nation, are doing right by our military veterans. The Veterans Administration is [...]

Virtual Reality May Be Real Deal in Preventative Health Care

June 2, 2017

Sandra Goldsmith, 74, a member of the congregation at South Los Angeles' Holman Unified Methodist Church, clips a glasses-like device onto a smartphone and peers in. Instantly she sees herself [...]

A Yawn, A Sneeze And A Crack Of The Knuckles

May 26, 2017

We all share certain reflex behaviors in common that to this day remain little understood by science. Take yawning, for example. A yawn, we know, is a sign of boredom. But a yawn can also be [...]

Access To Healthy Food Spoiled For Too Many

May 19, 2017

Famous Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme once said, "You don't need a silver fork to eat good food." The problem is, when we start equating "good" food with "healthy" food, fulfilling this [...]

Coffee is Good, Soda is Bad

May 12, 2017

According to a recent report from the National Coffee Association, sugary drinks aren't the only beverages of choice currently on the rebound. After four years of decline, consumption of coffee [...]

The Resurgence of Sugary Drinks

May 5, 2017

As revealed by new data released a few months ago by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the promising trend over the last two decade of Americans abandoning sugary drinks seems to be [...]