Dr. Charlap's experiment in Florida may have failed, but if we can learn from his mistakes and adapt to and innovate within the medical system we have now, it seems like a sustainable model for preventative medicine might close at hand.
As a nation, our eating habits are out of control. Instead of fixating on the latest study, we need to reject the status quo, vote with our grocery dollars, and call for the government to reallocate public funds to stem the spread of cheap junk.
Have you ever gone on a trip and unexpectedly found yourself in need of medical care? What if your condition could have been predicted? Better yet, what if you already had the medicine needed to treat that condition in your luggage?
The recent jobs report from the Department of Labor raises an important question: Is the expansion within the health care industry a good thing for our economy and nation, or is it an emerging bubble that will inevitably burst?
As I write this, the Prevention Fund is about to undergo -- or has just undergone -- a $5 billion amputation. For those of us dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion, this is a very cruel cut indeed.
Cancer is perhaps the most frightening of all diseases we face. And the thing is, it's very often entirely preventable. If we simply made some different decisions, earlier, many cancers would never happen.
Traditional doctors are so focused on the use of targeted therapies that they refuse to even acknowledge the use of therapies like nutrition and are loathe to even want to do proper research in this area.