Depression and the Adrenal Glands

Research appearing in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine (2005;67 (Supplement 1): S26-S28) helps to make the connection between the HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis and severe depression. The researchers tested the HPA axis by giving the subjects dexamethasone (a synthetic glucocorticoid) and measuring plasma cortisol levels at different times on the following day. Dexamethasone works to […]

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You Can’t Afford Today’s Healthcare

                                                      The High Cost of Health Care Today, fewer than 50% of companies offer medical insurance to their employees and most employees must pay for part or all of their costs […]

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Allergy Medications and Cancer

Research published in Science News (1994;145:324) raises the question of whether the antihistamines for allergies be linked to cancer. Studies in mice have shown that antihistamines promote the growth of malignant tumors. Scientists at the University of Manitoba believe that the consumption of various medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, may increase the risk for cancer. […]

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Where have All the Men Gone?

Men are now in the cross-hairs of the ‘Low-T” marketing campaign which ingeniously describes their most common symptoms including fatigue and ED, and links them back to low testosterone levels. By creating the perception of a hormone deficiency, the industry can provide a solution that drives their bottom line but the patient is left with […]

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Are your Doctors Missing the Mark?

The atherosclerotic culprit is LDL particle number, not LDL cholesterol! LDL cholesterol values can be misleading. Optimal levels of LDL cholesterol can mask increased LDL particle numbers. It is the number and type of particles present cause atherosclerosis, not the amount of cholesterol they carry. A given level of LDL cholesterol could be caused by […]

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Politics and Nutrition

In this thunderous letter to President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Royal Lee calls the president’s attention to a grand jury investigation of corruption within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The real problem, Dr. Lee explains, is that both the FDA and the U.S. Department of Justice had been infiltrated by the American Medical […]

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Every Vitamin is a Biological Mechanism, Not a Chemical

In the early twentieth century, investigators began discovering that certain noncaloric elements in food, or vitamins, are required for the proper functioning of the body. Chemists, following the reductionist thinking of the time, assumed that each vitamin was a single chemical compound, and soon the scientists were not just claiming to have identified these single chemicals […]

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