Research

Why should we be interested in research?

We must explore our knowledge by questioning our experiences, education and evidence. It is our duty to analyze, criticize and discard ideas incongruent with science-based facts. A scientific mind is an open one, if we want to know the truth, we must be willing to dissect everything including our beliefs.

Be wise when selecting to challenge the realities of others. It can be traumatic to hear skeptical statements or have our beliefs refuted. When we debate ideas, the goal is not to win. Instead, we are discussing to evaluate and eliminate ideas not supported with valid evidence.

Personal advocacy needs up to date scientific data. To make the best decisions we must have the best information. This area is built with the intention of helping you evaluate your needs. Every decision we make has a price. I want to make sure you know the price of pain you are willing to pay before you agree to any treatment. We only have one life to live, lets work together to make the most of our moments.

Orthomolecular Therapy, Mega Vitamin Dietary Supplements

Orthomolecular Therapy, Mega Vitamins and Dietary Supplements might be bad for me?

Food is our first medicine, but it is not our only medicine. In fact once we are sick there is little an apple, a steak or a pile of multi-vitamins can do. Aren’t dietary supplements good for me?  Some claim multivitamins, diet pills and energy boosters are beneficial. However, according to ...
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Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology

Knowledge is the greatest light of life. Put on your head lamp and crawl with me into the subterranean depths of applied kinesiology. This venom is the snake oil of life coaches and charlatans, seeking to steal control of your life and livelihood. Traveling deep into this rabbit hole we ...
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The Placebo of Ernest the Life Coach

The Placebo of Ernest the Life Coach

Sitting beside my friend Ernest we chatted the lazy morning away. We were in old town Saint Charles enjoying delicious coffee. Little birds scurried along begging for bread crumbs. Golden rays slipped through the fluffy cloud blankets creating kaleidoscope lightshows in the street. Beside me was Ernest, he had a ...
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The Life Coach

The Life Coach

Life coaches and gurus speak about systems and methods to achieve a prosperous life. Don’t feel bad when they don’t work for you, most likely they don’t work at all. These people make a living by pretending to be your friend and selling you advice. If a trained psychologist or ...
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MEMEs

Memes aren’t Facts

MEMEs are not Facts.  They can be informative, perhaps even insightful, but they are not good sources of information. Today I am going to show two MEMEs, address their message then apply critical thought to each. The other day I wrote an article about hair care treatment. Why did I ...
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Nioxin vs Monat vs Rogaine

Nioxin vs Monat vs Rogaine

Nioxon vs Monat vs Rogaine While perusing the land of Facebook I was drawn to an image (shown below) illustrating the advantages of one product over two others. With my interest piqued I spent the better part of an evening researching it’s claims. I believe we all fall victim to ...
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Palliative Care

Palliative treatment What does this mean? Part 3

Palliative Treatment Palliative treatment is a term used to represent the care or therapy of a patient. More specifically it focuses on the their symptoms by addressing them directly and building a treatment plan that focuses on their needs. The care plan aims to improve their quality of life through medical, emotional and spiritual ...
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Blood Test

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, What does this mean? Part 2

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Sources for Comprehensive Metabolic Panel can be found here at The Free Dictionary, and Lab Tests Online. Explained Glucose Glucose,  Blood Sugar Detect high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) and low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) BUN blood urea nitrogen Kidney Function Test Creatinine Creatinine Kidney Function Test eGFR MDRD, GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate ...
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What does this mean? Part 1 (Introduction)

What does this mean? Part 1 (Introduction)

What does this mean, what does that mean, these are questions I found myself asking along the way.  Often I would see lists of abbreviations and acronyms that represented critical bits of information that did not exist within my vernacular. There is so much information in the medical world, it ...
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Direction – Why do I need a specialist?

Sometimes it is a challenge to see our environment, it is difficult to make out exactly what it is we are experiencing.  When you are facing something as difficult as cancer it can be hard to find which direction is the right way to go. This is especially true of my ...
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