Archive for September 2014
We are living in an era of chronic disease brought on by environmental exposures. Our genes may load the gun, but our lifestyles are certainly pulling the trigger. Mainstream medicine has yet to truly acknowledge the role of diet, stress, and environmental toxins in health and disease. After 30 years of increasingly aggressive screening and treatment, the goal of decreased breast cancer mortality has not been realized, according to prestigious journals and even conventional regulatory agencies. If our current methods of detection are themselves carcinogenic, and lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, what alternatives do we have? Join me in a discussion with Philip Getson, DO, family physician and board-certified thermologist, to explore the myths and facts surrounding thermography and its potential to fill this void in women’s health: What is thermography and how does it work? Why might it be a good choice for cancer screening? Are there reasons not to use thermography? Do we know enough about what cancer really is yet? Beyond breast cancer, what are some other applications? When should women begin screening, and how frequently?
Adrenal-related issues are seemingly epidemic today—many people complain of some degree of “adrenal fatigue” or “burnout.” This is hardly surprising given the incredibly stressful world we live in today. The unfortunate truth is adrenal-related issues are poorly understood. In addition, most conventional healthcare providers still practice using outdated theoretical models from the 1950s, which fail to hold up in the face of modern stress physiology. In fact, the vast majority of so-called “adrenal issues” have nothing whatsoever to do with the adrenal glands themselves! Nora Gedgaudas offers a cutting-edge paradigm that will not only help modernize adrenal concepts, but will also help individuals better identify what type of “adrenal dysregulation” they have and what to do about it.