Newsletter for December 2017


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The strong link between obesity and cancer

 A new study has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, prostate, ovarian, and uterus. However, after surveying 3293 adults, taken as representative of the UK population, researchers found that only a quarter of respondents were aware of the link between obesity and cancer.

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The importance of health literacy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates half of the adult population in the United States may have inadequate health literacy skills. The inability to understand and effectively use health information is linked to higher rates of hospitalization, reduced preventive care and increased health costs.

It's not surprising when you consider how unintelligible are the language and concepts of emergency medicine to the average person. That is why I wrote the book "Chinese Medicine for the Modern World." User-friendly, practical, comprehensive, and of growing acceptance, the language and theory of Chinese medicine will allow you full participation in your own healing process. Look for it around the beginning of 2019.

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Amputees control limbs with their minds

At the University of Chicago Medical Center, neuroscientists have shown how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain.

Further discoveries regarding the mysteries of the human brain will have profound and very positive consequences for all of us one day.

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Financial stress and heart attacks

Significant financial stress is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to research.

The scientists do not know why, naturally. Chinese medicine does. When we worry, we tighten up various muscles in the body, including sometimes the chest muscles. Squeezing down on blood vessels puts enormous strain on the heart, forcing it to work harder than it should.  Years of this behavior can one day cause the heart to stop working.

The answer is to unlearn the unnatural habit of worrying. For the full article, go to:  

Excess weight and knee problems

A new study of more than 19,000 knee dislocation cases in the U.S. between 2000 and 2012 provides a painful indication of how the nation's obesity epidemic is changing the risk, severity and cost of a traumatic injury.

The reasoning is simple: If you carried around all day, every day, 50 pounds of rocks, all joints below your waist would be stressed beyond their capacity.

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"Junk food"

"Junk food" - a term I never use - is a popular, politically-correct pejorative employed by nutritionists, diet book authors, food corporations, government bureaucrats, doctors of all stripes, the mass media, and friends and relations whose main effect is to lower the self-esteem of people who enjoy eating delicious food. And who doesn't?

There is no known food or food additive that mysteriously enlarges fat cells or causes heart attacks.

In the absence of HUNGER - an empty feeling in the stomach area of relatively lean and healthy people - ALL FOOD is unhealthy and will cause problems.

Happy holidays!

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a fruitful 2018.   

Let us keep growing, mentally and physically.

Let us never stop questioning and learning.