How the AMA controls your health care

Look no further than AMA’s Scope of Practice Partnership to see how powerful forces suppress — indeed, persecute — the practice of intelligent, effective, and affordable health care in America.

The Dilemma of Doctors

A Short Excerpt from a Work in Progress [In previous posts I’ve alluded to a bigger project that’s keeping me from spending much time on this blog. In truth, there are several. But the one I was referring to is a book. Breakfast Like an Emperor is coming. It’s an illustrated, interactive iBook which will …

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Safety & Purity in Chinese Herbal Medicine

A Short Look at Cultural Bias Caution! [This contemplation is not short, with no images to entertain, other than those that may linger in the third eye, and it may get deeper than you care to go.] Just as I was leaving for a quick, surgical strike to southern Utah for photography and filming, a …

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The “Hashimoto’s Syndrome”

[For those regular readers who’ve noticed my absence, please let me say, excuse me. I’m working on a bit bigger project. I haven’t abandoned this site, but I’ve been crazy busy, and I think you’re going to enjoy the fruits of this new endeavor. I, too, look forward to more regular posts here one day. …

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6.7 Billion a Year

Thanks to Dr. Harry Eidenier, friend and mentor, who just sent me this. I’m in alignment with Harry’s assessment that this is too ‘good’ to pass up. So here’s his short, pithy, unedited message: “Generally we leave this type of information alone; however this one was too good not to pass along to you. “Researchers …

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Out of State Clients

Comments and emails from readers, like, “Gee, wish you were closer,” become more frequent. In response to this, I thought I would share some information. The choices suggested in this post may not be for everyone, but if they help one or two, then it will have been worth it. Our economy will certainly never …

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Mammogram? Think Again

A client in Michigan sent me an email last week. In it were questions she and some friends had, apparently after viewing a Dr. Oz episode. Thank God I don’t have a television. The questions centered around the concern of adequate protection of the thyroid from x-ray exposure during mammograms and dental x-rays. Let’s stop …

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Cancer Is Not a Diagnosis

Oriental medicine’s view of health, disease, medicine, and even death is quite different from that of Western medicine. Cancer is a great example of the stark contrast.   The Gospel of Cancer In conventional medicine, cancer is considered a diagnosis. Realistically, it’s more like a sentence, but they call it a diagnosis. Conventional medicine is …

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‘Cutting Edge’ Medicine

Who Needs It? If you had a life-threatening illness, what would you do? Would you line up for your turn in front of the machines of conventional medicine and hope for the best? If you had an undiagnosed condition which was destroying your life, would you sit half the day in the waiting room of …

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Life Expectancy in the United States

One of the most common refrains I hear when I’m trying to put conventional medicine in a realistic perspective is an enthusiastic, “Well, life expectancy is up, isn’t it?!” Even if this sadly worn illusion were true, it says nothing about the quality of life citizens experience in this country. That, too, is nothing to …

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