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On Death and Money

On Death and Money

It is a well-known fact that just because you have a lot of money does not make you happier.   However, the wealthiest among us do seem to be healthier and live quite a bit longer. Studies dating back to the 1800’s to present day have found that the mortality gradient...
The Breakfast Myth

The Breakfast Myth

We have all heard that eating a good breakfast is important in starting off your day.   Health claims are numerous.  It can speed up your metabolism, help you be more health conscious in eating for the rest of the day, plus you’ll have more energy, can think clearer...
The Original ‘Health Food’

The Original ‘Health Food’

As odd as it may be at the turn of the last century Dr. Kellogg came up with his cereal which revolutionized the idea of breakfast as being healthy. Legend has it that John Harvey Kellogg, a Seventh-Day Adventist, invented his cornflakes because he thought that eating...

Addiction

The next concern with antidepressant use is the phenomenon of addiction.  In my view what addiction is, is something that we become dependent on to avoid the feelings inside of ourselves.  And in that sense, antidepressants use is a way of avoiding the difficulties of...
Phenomena of Suppression

Phenomena of Suppression

What I commonly see in most of my patients who go on antidepressants, is what I would call a ‘soul-deadening.’  They feel as if they have lost something.  I have a number of patients who were artists, who were less depressed with the medication, but every time they...

Alternative to Antidepressants

One in every 10 Americans take antidepressants.  It is a very attractive drug because we are in an age where psychotherapy is becoming a bad word for most managed-care companies.  Many of the problems that cause depression need long-term therapy.  And so a drug that...

Why Choose Chelation Therapy

There is a safe and effective alternative to bypass surgery for atherosclerosis.  Clinical benefits from chelation therapy vary with the total number of treatments received and with severity of the condition being treated.  More than 75% of patients treated have shown...
Call Off the Attorneys

Call Off the Attorneys

For the past year the airways have been filled with commercials from attorneys seeking potential clients who have supposedly been injured using testosterone.  These low-T attorneys are claiming that testosterone use in men can cause cardiovascular events.  Their...
Weighty Questions

Weighty Questions

Which foods are the most satiating? There is a strict hierarchy among the food groups which will fill you up the quickest: protein is the most filling, followed by carbohydrate-fiber is better than starch, which beats sugar – and lastly fat. Protein for breakfast in...