Mitral Valve Collapse: Truth vs Fiction

"There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth." – Dorothy Thompson One of the chapters in my recent book, "Courageous Confrontations," describes my experience with a patient named Emma Jorgenson. Shortly after sitting down in my consultation room, she said, "I hope you can help me, Doctor. "What seems…

Antibiotics – Friend Or Foe?

What is an Antibiotic? An antibiotic is an antimicrobial substance produced synthetically or from a microorganism that attempts to arrest or limit the growth of disease producing bacteria. The term biotic pertains to life. Ironically, pharmaceutical antibiotic [anti (against) biotic (life)] lower immunity and therefore weakened your life force as they attempt to kill harmful…

Chinese Drywall Testing Techniques and Technologies

Chinese drywall testing involves analyzing samples for known marks that are indicative of defective drywall. Although several less expensive alternatives are being marketed, but FTIR and XRF are the future of accurate drywall testing. Unequivocally, FTIR and XRF testing have been proven by the Consumer Products Safety Commission to be the most reliable drywall tests,…

Food Lectins in Health and Disease: An Introduction

In recent years it appears there is a rising epidemic of people suffering from chronic digestive and autoimmune conditions. Food intolerance or sensitivities may lie at the root of the problem. Most people, including doctors, have little clue how foods they eat may be contributing to their chronic illness, fatigue and digestive symptoms. There are,…

What Is Bile Reflux

We are all familiar with the condition acid reflux Bile reflux is another condition that is not discussed as much, but is very similar and sometimes can be confused with acid reflux. First, let me educate you a little bit about what bile is. Bile is a digestive fluid produced in the liver. Some of…

5 Tips When Purchasing a Used Semi Trailer

As an owner-operator or small fleet owner, having a semi truck will not make you any money without having a load to carry. This means you've got to also consider purchasing or leasing a tractor trailer. Before we get into our tips on what to look for before making such a purchase, you'll also want…

Foods to Avoid When You Have Kidney Stones

Like it or not, kidney stones are a growing concern among medical experts today. Our diets and poor habits are the most likely thing to blame but the good news is that there are certain foods that you can avoid if you are at risk for developing kidney stones. Who is at risk? White men…

Top 5 Ways to Know You Have Bad Breath

Bad breath can have a wide range of causes, including dietary choices, dehydration, disease, and poor dental care. Unfortunately, dentists may be the only people in your life who will be honest with you about this issue. Other people usually try to avoid offending you by not mentioning your little problem. So, if you are…

Lump in Tonsils? Can it Be Tonsil Stones?

You've probably been told that if you feel a lump on your throat or tonsils it is an indication that you have some sort of throat infection or tonsillitis. And, if this is the case, you need to avoid social places such as school and work to keep from spreading your infection. However, what happens…

What is the Treatment For a Heart Attack?

Years ago, my family had a Father's Day to remember. I am fortunately in that both of my parents are still alive and reliably healthy. In our family, we have always been rather observant about holidays and birthdays, and we make an effort to spend the family oriented together. One Father's Day as we were…

Current Treatment Of Abdominal Hernias

Hernias tend to enlarge in time and a quick medical consult could in some cases exempt the patients from surgery. But many persons with typical symptoms of hernia choose to wear a truss bandage instead of seeking professional help. The truss assembles a belt and supports the abdominal wall keeping the hernia from protruding. Hernias…

Causes of Acid Reflux Disease and GERD

There are various reasons why people experience acid reflux. One of the common causes of this disease is the presence of peptic ulcers, coupled with an insufficient number of digestive enzymes. When one is suffering from peptic ulcers and does not have enough digestive enzymes in their stomach, this may result in the slowing down…