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Better Safe than Sorry!
We worry about relatives or friends dying from heart disease when they are obese, smoke a pack of cigarettes daily, never exercise, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, and diabetes. If that special person reduced as many of … Continue reading
What we aren’t learning from Zika
The Zika virus is a top story in the news and with good reason. It can cause microcephaly in newborn babies whose mothers are bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito in the first trimester of pregnancy. These babies have smaller than … Continue reading
2015 – A Retrospective
It’s the end of 2015, a time to celebrate the promise of the coming year but also a time to reflect on the 12 months that have just passed. It was an incredibly exciting year for me professionally. As a physician who advocated for my patients for so many years, I no longer feel that I am paddling upstream against the hardline, medically conservative current that has discredited environmental medicine for decades. The patient groups that I work with have realistic hope for improved care in the near future. Continue reading
Linking MCS and Autism
I’m in my 60s now, ten years into my second marriage, and my wife and I have six children between us. We are at a stage in life when our children are having babies and our friends and relatives of the same age are also becoming grandparents. When we hear the exciting news – that we’re expecting a new grandchild – the combined feeling of joy and excitement is hard to describe, which helps to suppress the unspeakable worry; that the baby might be born with less than good health. And we have good reason for concern, because developmental disorders now affect one in six children. Continue reading
Are Bees Warning Us About the Sting of Autism?
Recently, my wife and I were shopping at a major grocery chain store that sells natural and organic foods. We noticed some signs that were posted in various places with the message: “Give bees a chance” – a catchy play on words from John Lennon’s song, “Give peace a chance”. The purpose is to attract public attention to the fact that the honey bee population is rapidly declining. Continue reading
Play the Odds – Lower Risks for Newborns
In my first post, I wrote about a pattern that my colleagues and I have recognized in our patients with environmentally linked illnesses. Over the years we have been seeing more children with that pattern which is either not being … Continue reading