A Dangerous Pill to Swallow Part I

Many physicians hand out medication like candy to any patient reporting a particular set of symptoms. This is often done withlittle regard for the practice of good medicine, and physicians will habitually prescribe medications without considering the long-term ramifications. I believe there are several factors to blame for this, one of which is the pressure…

Principles of Detoxification

Toxic exposure is an unavoidable consequence of being alive. We are exposed to toxins in polluted air, polluted water, contaminated food, drugs and even from toxic byproducts of normal metabolic processes. As such, our bodies have elaborate and effective ways to break down and excrete these substances. Five so called emunctories offer a way to…

Diabetes Nutrition

The incidence of diabetes (particularly type II) is rapidly on the rise in our great nation. It is closely correlated to growing rates of overweight and obese Americans. Furthermore, the complications of diabetes, (kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and susceptibility to infection) are currently the number three cause of death in the USA. So why…

Ear Infections and Antibiotics

Recent guidelines for pediatricians now recommend that children with suspected ear infections (otitis media) not be given antibiotics right off the bat. The new guidelines suggest that pain management therapies like ibuprofen be implemented instead while antibiotic therapy be reserved only if the infection does not resolve on it’s own or is of a more…