Tag: medicine

NPR discusses how deadly the American Diet is and offers ideas on how to make it better.

NPR discusses how deadly the American Diet is and offers ideas on how to make it better. It’s no secret that healthcare costs are exorbitant and that many of the past ideas such as the food pyramids of the past actually created diabetics.   Many of these recommendations were more of a negotiation rather than the science of staying and keeping healthier. The trends toward healthier eating are continuing, yet the majority of Americans, eat processed foods loaded with calories, eat portions that are too large, snack too much, and their doctor’s solutions somehow always end up with a pill prescription.  Read More »

Food as medicine? Fixing our diet may be the best cure for chronic diseases according to the NY Times.

Food as medicine? Fixing our diet may be the best cure for chronic diseases according to the NY Times. The idea that food is all the medicine we need has been around for many years.   Statistically, those of us who live in the United States are less healthy than others who come from the Mediterranian countries and eat a Mediterranian style diet.  Other developed countries may also lead to more active lifestyles, which is in contrast to the USA where people in the suburbs will get in their cars to go from place to place.  There is also the idea Read More »

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease?

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease? Aging and pills have become a way of life for many Americans.   We take a pill for blood pressure, another one for cholesterol and yet another one for a dysfunctional thyroid gland. It is a fact that Americans take more pills than any other country according to Consumer Reports. We also pay the highest prices for those medications as well. Those who practice functional medicine take a holistic look at what went wrong with you.  They then find the common elements in your body’s systems and treat the Read More »

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician and a lack of referrals to chiropractors.

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician, and a lack of referrals to chiropractors. The headline read, 76 billion pain pills in 7 years inundated the U.S.  This is according to the Washington Post who reported the following in todays newspaper “America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S. history.” 76 Billion pain pills Read More »

A medical community in crisis over Opioids and patient choices for resolution and relief, was Opioids merely a symptom?

A medical community in crisis over Opioids and patient choices for resolution and relief, was Opioids merely a symptom? For years, the medical community has made pain control a priority.   Pain management had become one of the drivers of Opioid addition problems in the USA, helped along by a pharmaceutical industry that wanted to increase their market share. In today’s marketplace, a patient can often buy heroin off the street for less than their Opioid medication cost, which has helped fuel the growth of heroin addiction here in the USA. Doctors who recommended the medications to relieve suffering often had Read More »