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Addiction Overview

10% of Americans are addicted to drugs, much of this is from medications prescribed by physicians. Typical programs for rehabilitation are unsuccessful. What it takes for a successful program is reviewed and new breakthroughs in medications to support the chemical brain disease resulting from drug addiction is reviewed.

Addiction Programs Don't Work with Richard Gracer, MD

Many addiction programs exaggerate their success. In general only about 15% of people in these programs get better. Usually there is a problem that is urgent that leads to getting into a program. Underlying problems must be addressed. Be sure to check out Richard Gracer's book  "A new prescription for addiction" For the ...

Bowen Therapy with Kevin Minney

This treatment of massaging across muscles increases circulation and lymphatic drainage and reduces muscle tension and sympathetic tone. It works very quickly in acute injuries and pre & post surgery.

Broken Heart Syndrome

People do die of a "broken" heart. It is called stress cardiomyopathy. Stress hormone levels of cortisol, adrenalin, and nor-adrenalin spike after an emotional shock and if you don't have the reserves acute heart failure can follow. If you survive, this is reversible.

Do We Do Too Many Angioplasties and Stents?

Most angioplasties and stents used to treat acute heart attacks or unstable angina in the US are necessary and lifesaving. We know that these procedures are not indicated for people with coronary artery blockages who are stable; only about 3% benefit from these invasive procedures compared to medical treatment alone using pharmaceutical ...

Night Shift Working is Not Healthy

Night shift work leads to disturbed sleeping patterns that can increase risk for osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, etc. Dfferences between acute and chronic stress are explained. Vitamin D production is compromised.

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Cortisol Levels

PTSD often leads to prolonged cortisol levels that eventually can lead to adrenal failure and low cortisol levels. Severe physical and emotional traumas lead to serious psychological problems such as flashbacks, panic attacks, insomnia, phobias, etc. At times these symptoms can be subclinical.

Preview, Coronary Artery Stents, Do You Need One?

The logic of identifying blockages in the coronary arteries and opening them with either a stent or surgical bypass makes a lot of sense. However, logic does not always turn out to provide the correct answer. We do nearly 1 million stent procedures to open blocked arteries every year in the US but unless we do them in the acute setting of ...


In the short term, the stress response prepares us for the flight or fight effects and heightens our ability to react. In the long term stress causes inflammation and decompensation.

Vitamin C with Robert Cathcart, MD

The world's foremost expert in vitamin C shares some of his secrets. The story on dosage and gut tolerance is related to how sick we are. Massive doses reverse most viral diseases, including the flu. Bowel tolerance is described. The dosage used determines the effects on the body. It also decreases the production of antibodies as it increases ...

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