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Jun, 27
2012
Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Last night I went to the store to stock up for a new commitment; I'm living a week adhering to healthy, phase 1 dieting, revolving mostly around fruits, veggies and nuts. (Don't get me wrong - I love meat. It is just hard to come by clean sources of grass-fed animal protein these days, and when you do, it can get expensive...) I loaded up on berries, nuts, spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and a variety of other fruits and veggies, selecting each for their nutritional benefits. 

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Mar, 18
2012

Unconventional Arrogance

Doug Kaufmann In my last blog, I defined “conventional wisdom” and its opposite of “unconventional wisdom.” By defining the opposite of wisdom, we begin to get a picture of either ignorance on part of prescribing physicians, or worse. I want to believe that all physicians have their patients’ health foremost in their minds, because they should. Questions began to arise when reports of very serious side effects from hormone replacement therapies (HRT) that menopausal women were prescribed.

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Mar, 17
2012

Conventional Wisdom? You Decide

Doug Kaufmann Breast cancer rates are falling! The reason? Women, not doctors, have stopped listening to conventional wisdom. One website defines conventional wisdom as “ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in the field.” For decades women have been scolded by “experts in the field” for not getting mammograms and for refusing their prescriptive hormone replacement therapies (HRT).

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Mar, 05
2012

To Vitamin E Or Not To Vitamin E?

doug-blog-1 Two years ago this week, Dr Kenneth Egol, an orthopedic surgeon at NYC reported on ABC news that during the previous 18 months, they were seeing more unusual bone fractures in patients taking the Merck drug Fosamax. To make matters worse, the drug seems to cause these fractures, and apparently bone fractures occurred while walking and not upon strenuous exercise.

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