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A Fervent Call for Sustainable Health Care
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         " A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:23 — BBelitsos A great disappointment has descended upon the majority of Americans. Both the left and the right feel let down by the federal government’s strangely inadequate package of health care reforms that is about to ...

ADD and ADHD
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Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the definition, treatment, and cause of ADD and ADHD in this very informative video. Far too many children and adults with attention deficit issues are improperly diagnosed with these conditions and also overtreated with stimulants and antidepressants. Natural alternatives are considered and the conflicts of ...

Alternative Health Care Legislation
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MDs are now protected from Medical Board persecution by California State Law so long as there is no harm to patients and mainstream treatments are not with-held.

Alternative Medicine
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Naturopaths were licensed and SB1691 passed in 2004 that gave physicians protection against trying CAM therapies so long as they don't dissuade patients from mainstream therapies and that they cause no harm; major steps forward.

Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream
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Americans are now demanding complementary and alternative medicine. There has been an ever-growing trend for acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, and herbal medicines. Even medical schools are offering courses in CAM.

Analgestics, Bleeding, and Hearing Loss
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The common analgesics that include NSAIDs, aspirin, and Tylenol cause a hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths annually in the US. We have a false sense of security because of advertising. Alternatives to drugs are offered.

Aspirin and Proton Pump Inhibitor Combinations
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When you cannot tolerate aspirin should you just add one of the "purple pills?" The dangers of proton pump inhibitors are described.

Aspirin, Tylenol, and NSAIDs Increase Blood Pressure
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These over the counter analgesics increase the risk for hypertension in 20-50%. Fluid retention is one mechanism. DTC ads lead to their overuse. There are many other side effects as well

Baby Aspirin: How Safe Is It?
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When we think of aspirin, especially a baby aspirin, it seems innocuous. However, complications occur very commonly and can be devastating. Alternate solutions should be considered and they are discussed.

BRACA Gene Mutation Cancer Risks
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BRACA gene mutations are associated with a number of cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate. Women with this defect have about an 80% chance of getting cancer in their lifetime. Treatment options are reviewed.

Breast Cancer Overview
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The important statistics about breast cancer are reviewed. Risk factors and three main cellular types are described. Mainstream and alternative treatments are reviewed. Integrative strategies make the most sense.

CAM is Coming Into the Mainstream
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Complementary, alternative, integrative, and mainstream medicine are defined. The Health Medicine Model is discussed and the difference from disease care and health care are also reviewed. We need CAM if medicine is going to advance.

Cancer Prevention and Options for Treatment
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The definition of cancer means that cancer cells don't die as they are programmed, they lack apoptosis. The reasons for this range from genetic defects to overgrowth of chromosomes. Cancer is believed to be caused by genetic factors, poor lifestyle, radiation exposure, and pollution. Spread of cancer is complicated; it is not haphazard. Combining ...

Healing Circles
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Take a look at how a Healing Circle is conducted.  In this video several practitioners from several different fields, make suggestions for ways the patient can help in his healing process.

Heart Attacks Overview
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The causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and consequences of heart attacks are reviewed. Laboratory tests to assess the extent and dangers of arteriosclerosis are described and mainstream and alternative forms of treatment offered. Prevention and reversibility are reviewed.

Holistic Nutrition with Ed Bauman, PhD
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            Holistic nutrition looks are how everything fits together; this includes all aspect of food. It is important to appreciates how food interrelates with our culture and with nature. This provides great insights into how the world works and how we can influence how it functions.

How Opiate Addictions Develop with Richard Gracer, MD
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All too often, if there is a genetic predisposition, prescribing opiates for appropriate reasons can lead to addiction. Drug tolerance develops quickly. There are alternatives and solutions that Dr. Gracer describes.

Integrative Cancer Strategies
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When you have a diagnosis of cancer, choosing a treatment is very challenging. We cannot go to a single practitioner most of the time because they know either mainstream or CAM approaches. The major mainstream approach is to fight the cancer, to kill it. The major approach of CAM practitioners is to strengthen the body so it can deal with ...

MD Responses to CAM
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MDs are having a difficult time accepting CAM. It is not easy to accept that today’s medicine is flawed after all the years of training. Changing one’s belief system and style of practice is challenging; this is discussed.

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