Good Medicine: Do As Much Nothing As Possible

doctors_doing_nothingWritten By: Sayer Ji, Founder

”The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible”
~ Samuel Shem, The House of God

Medicine is undergoing an existential crisis today. Its core value proposition – to help and not hurt — is failing to manifest. Patients are suffering. Doctors are suffering. The only exuberant party on the battlefield against disease is the pharmaceutical industry. An industry whose annual causalities far exceed the death total from our two decade long involvement in the Vietnam war.

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Flaxseed: Just An Ounce A Day May Extend Your Life

flaxseed_extends_your_life Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder

A new study shows flaxseed positively impacts age-associated changes in inflammation, adding to an already extensive list of beneficial health effects linked to its consumption.

A new study published in Experimental Gerontology indicates that consuming about an ounce a day of flaxseed (30 grams) may profoundly benefit elderly subjects, possibly neutralizing age-associated increases in inflammation, by modulating levels of a class of fat derived biomolecules known as oxylipins.

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Why Most Doctors Are Dead Wrong About Osteoporosis

doctor_bad_diagnosis_bone_density Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder

What if everything your doctor told you about osteoporosis and osteopenia was wrong?

What if osteoporosis were not the primary cause of fractures in aging populations? What if both the definitions of osteoporosis and osteopenia used to justify pharmaceutical treatment were both misleading and age inappropriate?

These are questions we explored in a previous exposé titled, “Osteoporosis Myth: The Dangers of High Bone Mineral Density,” wherein we explored evidence showing the so-called “osteoporosis epidemic” is not an evidence-based concept but a manufactured one designed to serve the interests of a growing industrial medical/pharmaceutical complex.

Now, a powerful new paper published in the Journal of Internal Medicine titled, “Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes,” confirms that the primary cause of what are normally labeled “osteoporotic fractures” are falls and related modifiable lifestyle factors and not osteoporosis, i.e. abnormally “porous” or low-density bones.

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Are You Trading Heartburn for a Heart Attack?


A new study finds acid blocking drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack – or even death.

The burning pain of acid reflux can be unbearable. Most doctors offer a quick-fix in the form of drugs like Prevacid, Nexium, or Prilosec. But a new study finds those drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack.

Researchers from Stanford University showed that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are linked to higher risks of myocardial infarction and death – even among people without heart disease.[i]

PPIs block acid production in the stomach to reduce or eliminate heartburn. They are prescribed primarily for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

According to the Stanford researchers PPIs are among the most widely used drugs in the world with over 113 million PPI prescriptions filled globally every year. Add to that over-the-counter versions of the drugs, and worldwide sales top $13 billion. In the U.S. alone about 21 million people use PPIs.

But they’ve been called one of the most dangerous and over-prescribed medications on the market.

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Vegetable Extract Treats Autism Better Than Drugs

veggie_extract_autism_treats Written By: Sayer Ji

The CDC says there is no treatment for autism, but this vegetable extract significantly improved the condition in a recent clinical trial.

Presently, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is considered a condition with no known conventional treatment. According to the CDC: “There are no medications that can cure ASD or treat the core symptoms.” With a prevalence rate in the U.S. estimated to be 1 in every 68 children, a growing number of families are actively searching for safe, affordable and effective interventions.

Thankfully, and despite the failings of pharmaceutical-based medicine, there are natural interventions that have been studied and appear to hold great promise. For instance, we have indexed research from the National Library of Medicine on over 30 natural substances that may play a role in improving the condition. You can view these study abstracts on our Autism Spectrum Disease research database, and you will also find a list there of over 20 substances that should be avoided there, including heavy metals in vaccines and common dietary components like gluten.

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