August  2006

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Taking Advantage of the Medical Specialist 

During the past four decades I have witnessed the rise in power and prevalence of the medical specialist, largely due to incentives that have been brought about by advances in technologies in medical device and pharmaceutical industries.  Unfortunately, the life-improving benefits for the patients from these “advances” have been few and the harms caused have been substantial.  However, the well-informed patient can work, to his or her advantage, the present system dominated by specialty care. |MORE|


Favorite Five for August 2006

  • Vegan Diet Benefits Diabetes

  • Pomegranate Juice Benefits Prostate Cancer Patients

  • Overtreating Blood Pressure Kills

  • “Low-fat Diet Failure”—Good News about Bad Habits

  • Adding Avocados or Oils to Salads Aids Absorption of Nutrients—More Good News about Bad Habits

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Featured Recipes

  • Creamy Pasta Primavera

  • Tex-Mex Bean Burgers

  • Costa Rican Vegetable Salad

  • Spinach Pesto Fettuccine

  • Tropical Couscous

  • Citrus Chili Dressing

  • Grainy Mustard Dressing

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
2004

January
Protein Overload

February
Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

March
A Natural Cure for Depression

April
People – Not Their Words – Tell “The Carbohydrate Story”

May
The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

June
Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

July
Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

August
A Cesspool of Pollutants

September
What Next, Bill Clinton?

October
Resisting the Broken Bone Businesses:
Bone Mineral Density Tests and the Drugs That Follow

November
Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

December
Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint

2005

January
Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

February
The McDougall Program Cures People;
The Risk Factor Improvements Are Incidental

March
Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

April
Soy – Food, Wonder Drug, or Poison?
Making the Change to a Healthy Lifestyle Work in Your Life

May
Sunny Days, Keeping Those Clouds Away…

June
Acrylamide Poisoning

July
The Annual Physical Exam – A Ritual to Be Avoided

August
Beneficial Bowel Bacteria – Our Neglected Friends

September
Could it be Celiac Disease

October
How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor — If You Must

November
The Gluttony Pill—Can Scientists Successfully Imitate Nature?

December
Thyroid Deficiency Strikes One in Six

2006

 

January
Aging in Style

February
Moderation Is Impossible for Passionate People

March
How Foul Is Fowl?

April
Securing Respectful Medical Care

May
The Newest Food-Cure: Coconut Oil for Health
and Vitality

June
Mary's Mini-McDougall Diet

July
Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time

 

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