Takeaways from My Webinar on COVID-19

On December 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital in the Hubei province of China, messaged his fellow physicians, alerting them to the appearance of what he thought as SARS. Thirty-nine days later, after becoming infected with the very virus he tried to warn his colleagues about, he

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A Time for Opportunities Anew

In the midst of the extraordinary circumstances and uncertainty we are facing in today’s world I would like to share some potential resources that may facilitate moving forward during this remarkable experience from a source of strength. Extraordinary, intense situations open wonder-filled opportunities for renewal. Potential Sources of Strength in

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Top Preventive Medicine Doctor on How to Avoid Getting Sick

By Dean Ornish, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.  For more than 30 years, Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or

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Pandemics: History and Prevention

How to treat the cause by preventing the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place (a video I recorded more than a decade ago when I was Public Health Director at the HSUS in Washington DC). DOCTOR’S NOTE *Please note there is graphic human and animal footage* This video

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Four Tips to Practice Good Mental Hygiene During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Just a few days ago my son’s college, the University of Washington, announced it would be cancelling all in-person classes and finals to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. One confirmed on-campus case prompted the university’s response. Though the university will incur high costs—they have to deep-clean the whole

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The Risks and Benefits of Taking Low-Dose Aspirin

Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory painkiller in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to “treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth.” It became trademarked as a drug named Aspirin™ in 1899 and, to this day,

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Dark Chocolate and Artery Function

What do studies not funded by the chocolate industry show about the effect of cocoa on arterial health? DOCTOR’S NOTE Here are links to the videos I mentioned: Healthy Chocolate Milkshakes and A Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For more on the corrupting effect of money in nutrition research, see Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

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We Are Meant To Move

What happens when we move? Well, for one thing, our brains are healthier when we move. Exercise reduces inflammation in our bodies and stimulates the release of chemicals in our brain that allow us to grow new blood vessels and create new brain cells. This has been linked to better

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The HEART of the Matter

The True and False of Saving Yourself From A Heart Attack Something is killing women in this country at an alarming rate!  It is not one many diseases you see everyday on news stands.  The number one killer of vital women in this country is heart disease. Our hearts are amazing

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Moving to Music with Conductorcise

A Sound Workout for Mind, Body, and Soul. Ever since I was a young boy, I have been passionate about music. This passion led me to be a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University. For over 45 years I’ve traveled the world as a Conductor and professional clarinetist,

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