The United States healthcare system focuses on treatment and management of symptoms and disease. Government and the medical establishment pay little attention to prevention and cure. This has meant that costs go up, and more people are sick and in pain from chronic disease.
Patients are frustrated. This is leading to the use of more alternative modalities such as naturopathy, chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. It’s not only the patients who are looking for alternatives. Physicians who want the best for their patients are making more referrals to these alternative practitioners. They are also seeking them out for their own medical [...]
Opioid abuse is increasing at epidemic rates. More than forty people per day are dying from opioid abuse. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain medicines in 2014. An additional 586,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder. (SAMHSA 2014 survey).
Dr. Debra Houry is the Director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She is also a practicing physician. Prescriptions for opioids have quadrupled since 1999, with an accompanying increase in deaths. Half of these prescriptions come from primary care physicians.
That’s why the CDC has recently issued [...]
When you have an injury or disorder associated with your muscles, ligaments, or joints, you will most likely go to an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon’s job is to restore function back to the affected area. In many cases, the doctor believes that surgery is the first option.
Unless you’re Dr. Ben Rubin.
Dr. Rubin sees his job as treating people’s dysfunctions so that they can do what they want to do by moving how they want to move. This means including patients in their treatment. He became even more immersed in the world of orthopedic function when he began working with U.S. Olympic divers. When you are working with Olympic [...]
Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s goal is to end heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. He bases his approach on a nutrition plan that some would call “aggressive.” He is a six-time New York Times bestselling author and the board certified family physician.
His latest book, “The End of Heart Disease-The Eat To Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, lays out what he terms a Nutritarian approach to health. A Nutritarian diet is plant-based and centered on whole, unprocessed foods including seeds and beans. He recommends meals should have no more than 10% animal [...]
Veganism can be a loaded word. For some, it symbolizes a spiritual, healthy, and humane way of eating. For others, it conjures up thoughts of skinny, animal rights zealots.
Donovan Green is a martial artist, author, personal trainer, nutritionist, and…
…a vegan. As a Jamaican-born, Bronx-bred, muscular, ball of energy, he turns the negative stereotypes about vegans upside down.
Donovan stuttered as a child and was the victim of bullies. Not wanting to remain a victim, he took up exercise and martial arts. His body grew stronger and he became more confident. He also gained more empathy and a love of people who were facing similar [...]