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Does Your Medication Actually Work?

Medication Effectiveness Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be Many of the medications we’re prescribed have a reasonable probability of not working for the problem for which they’re being prescribed. According to a senior physician executive with GlaxoSmithKline…  “The vast majority of drugs – more than 90% – only work in 30 or 50 percent […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Extend Your Life, But Who Cares?

Is Your Doctor Paying Attention to Your Lifestyle Choices? Are You? A recent study by Dr. Dean Ornish and colleagues proves once again the power of lifestyle upgrades to extend life. This small study compared the effects of a low-fat, low-processed carbohydrate diet, moderate walking exercise and stress reduction routines on men with low-risk prostate […]

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Do Lifestyle Changes Really Matter?

New Study Asserts Drugs Over Lifestyle So here comes another flawed study – randomly-controlled and all, and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, no less – that purports to show that medications work better than lifestyle changes to reduce cardiovascular risk in diabetics. The study was named Look AHEAD (Action for Health in […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Free You Of Our Broken Healthcare System

Lifestyle Choices Drive Your Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke and Death Itself There was some encouraging news last week about the benefits of healthful lifestyle changes on your risk for stroke, heart disease and death from all causes. The first of these was a study published in the medical journal Stroke that found that those who scored […]

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Lifestyle or Deathstyle?

The Lifestyle You Choose May Seal Your Medical Future  The term “lifestyle” can be off-putting with its yuppie connotation. But its pervasive use in both medical and lay literature forces us to adopt it as an effective shorthand that captures crucial variables such as diet, exercise, stress, sleep, and toxic exposure. It’s a bit of […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes Reduce Healthcare Dependence – Part 2

Commit To Learning About Healthy Lifestyle Changes Our collective need for healthy lifestyle changes may be nowhere more compelling than with the unending growth in Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest estimates are that the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease will triple by the year 2050. There’s plenty of evidence that the best way to avoid Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes Reduce Healthcare Dependence

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Are The Answer  Smart medical consumers know the importance of healthy lifestyle changes. They also know we don’t need to wait for the medical profession or the government to figure out a solution to the chronic disease epidemics that threaten to bankrupt the country. We can take the bull-by-the-horn ourselves with healthy […]

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Resolve To Be Healthy in 2013

How Much Longer Can You Afford to NOT Be Healthy? Promoting healthy longevity requires proactive efforts to be healthy. This stands in stark contrast to the medical model of “disease prevention” that turns minor elevations in disease surrogates like cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar into pre-disease – increasing the legions of the “worried well”. […]

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Cell Phones – Is Your Cell Phone Safe?

 Do You Even Care About Cell Phone Safety? Cell phone radiation isn’t something many of us think about before buying a new cell or smartphone or changing our wireless cell phone carrier. These days, the focus is on the new bells and whistles – bigger screens for viewing video, easier and faster internet connections for social […]

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An Aspirin or an Apple a Day?

Many adults struggling to be healthy take an aspirin every day or every other day to reduce their risk for heart disease and cancer. Others avoid it because it’s known to increase internal bleeding and your risk for life-threatening medical “events” like hemorrhagic strokes – the worst kind of stroke (cholesterol-lowering drugs also increase this […]

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