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Keys to Great Health

“Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.” —Hippocrates Health, like so many things, does not rely on a secret key that suddenly unlocks the pathway to success. We can’t have instant success, instant loyalty or trust, instant weight loss, or instant health.  Success starts with a desire, a vision, and a plan.View Article
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Get the Lead Out

‘In THAT direction,’ the Cat said, waving its right paw round, ‘lives a Hatter – and in THAT direction,’ waving the other paw, ‘lives a March Hare.  Visit either you like:  they’re both mad.’  Thus, Lewis Carroll immortalized the term “Mad Hatter” in his 19th century book “Alice in Wonderland”.  This common English saying referredView Article
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Covid19 Cytokine Storm

Researchers are identifying exactly which cytokines (inflammation causing chemicals) are primarily responsible for signaling the storm of inflammation that comes in the later phases of Covid19 infection, namely tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and interferon gamma (IFN gamma).  By suppressing these two cytokines in their research subjects the inflammation storm was effectively stopped. SynergismView Article
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Exploring the Parallel Universe of Functional Medicine

There are two worlds of medicine today, the conventional disease-centered model and the patient-centered model that treats each person as a unique entity with diverse systems of genetic, biologic, social and environmental inputs. As a board certified, teaching physician, I know the conventional system well, but as a “functional” medicine practitioner I feel like IView Article
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Covid19 Vaccines

The novel Covid19 pandemic has created a medical maelstrom, along with great political and societal unrest.  Now that the long anticipated Covid19 vaccine has arrived I’m being asked numerous times daily about it… Is it safe?  Will it work?  Should I get it?  The short answer is, “If you consider your risk of significant illnessView Article
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A Christmas Music Prescription

If laughter is the best medicine, then I’d like to think music is a close second.  I discovered around the age of 18 that I have an ear for playing music, which is a blessing and a curse.  I’m confessing that my love for music, specifically playing the piano, borders on problematic.  Most days ifView Article
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A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine

How delightful to learn that laughter really is the best medicine and will perhaps add as many good years to your life as other familiar health tips.  Could it be so simple that a positive attitude reduces heart disease and stress-related hormones, improves the immune system and leads to a longer life?  The scripture teachesView Article
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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is our nation’s official time for giving thanks, counting our blessings, and sharing kindness and courtesy to friends, family and even strangers. The spirit of gratitude, defined as “the quality of being thankful, or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” is a trait that should be cultivated each and every dayView Article
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EVMS Covid19 Management Protocol

There are promising therapies to prevent and treat Covid19 infections.  Check out the following Covid19 management protocol developed by Paul Marik, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. EVMS COVID-19 Management Protocol The bottom line is to start supplements and Ivermectin early, at the firstView Article
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10 everyday moments for mindfulness

Gratitude is one of my favorite emotions and one of the best ways to counteract stress.  The following  article by registered nurse and mindfulness expert, Jane Bozier, caught my attention and I think it is worth a share. 10 everyday reminders Mindfulness is all about noticing where you are in the here and now. ItView Article
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