Monday, October 16, 2017

Drugs and Politics

If you ever wanted to know why America is only one of two countries in the world that allows direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs, or why our prices are so obscenely high compared to the rest of the world, watch the 60 Minutes story.

Hopefully the Senate will correct this mistake now that it's been brought to light and everyone can see how crooked our system is when it comes to drugs.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Interview Changed to October 4

Oops, just found out that my interview with Cyrus Webb has been changed to October 4th at 5 p.m. Eastern time. 

Hope you'll mark your calendar and listen in to the show!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New Book Interview Sept 2017

I have the privilege of being interviewed by Cyrus Webb on September 25, 2017 on my new book, 101 Ways To Improve Your Health With Body Work.  To learn more please visit Cyrus Webb.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Money in America

Did you know that today the average CEO pay in the United Kingdom, the world's fifth largest economy, is about 84 to 1 over their average worker pay?  In Japan, the world's third largest economy, the ratio is only 16:1.  In America in 1978 the average CEO pay at a large company was 26 times the pay of their average worker. 

Today in American CEO pay is 300 to 700  times more depending on your method of calculation.  We're not talking about founders or even major stockholders, these are simply hired guns and many of them don't do a very good job.

There are lots of books out trying to explain how it all got so screwed up but I think the important fact is, it is screwed up.  Morality and even common sense have fallen by the wayside long, long ago in our country.  Is it a surprise how this echoes through our economy?


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Free Book

SUSAN'S SEARCH will be available for your Kindle FREE July 29 - August 2! 

This novella involves a woman diagnosed with breast cancer searching for an effective treatment while he family searches for her.  She mysteriously disappears one night and no one knows where she is, except the friend that she's with for an amazing adventure.  The private detective hired by the family follows a fascinating trail to eventually catch up with Susan.  It's an interesting book that is also informative.

Download SUSAN'S SEARCH today!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Medication Errors

Every two minutes there's another call to a poison control center and about 14 of those calls are serious errors that require hospitalization.  That's the word from the Journal of Clinical Toxicology recently.  That's actually the "good news" of this story.  The "bad news" is that serious medical errors doubled between 2000 and 2012.

The theory is that since more medications are being prescribed then we should expect more problems with them simply due to human error.  Personally, that sounds like rationalization to increase profits at all of the drug manufacturers.

The first question you need to ask your doctor is, do I really need this medication or is there a more natural (and safer) option?  Now since they don't get free lunches, trips or other perks from natural alternatives don't be surprised if he doesn't suggest anything.  You may have to take responsibility for your own health and do some research on your own.

If a medication is necessary then take the time to learn how to take it safely and then BE CAREFUL.

Friday, July 21, 2017

American Medicine

Recently I was talking with an old friend and as happens so often with old friends, our conversation turned to health problems.  He was having a chronic problem that even the Mayo Clinic couldn't solve and he finally said, "Next time I'm just going to wait for something to break."  He meant that American medicine was best at fixing something that was broken and not very good at chronic problems or, heaven forbid, preventing problems.

It's sad, but he's right.  I asked if he'd tried any complementary or alternative medicine and he replied that yes, he'd tried acupuncture a few times, but it didn't help.  Now the fact that this medical system from China has been around for oh, say 5,000 years or so, didn't impress him enough to go more than a couple of times says a lot about American patients.  People want immediate results, whether it's a pill or surgery, but FAST results to their problems.  They don't care that the health problem may have been years in the making.

American medicine has done an amazing job of training patients.  They've trained them to put up with poor results and keep coming back.  They've trained them to put up with rising costs that damage all but the richest in our country.  Worst of all, they've trained them not to try or trust other types of medicine that are successful all around the world.

Is it any wonder that healthcare in the U.S. ranks the lowest in the industrialized world?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Book Published!

My newest book has just been published!  101 Ways To Improve Your Health With Bodywork:  Your Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Therapies is now available on Amazon at New Book

If you're interested in finding better health but don't want to dig through thousands of pages of complex terminology then this is the book for you.  This updated book deals strictly with the body therapies in the world of CAM so it's a short, fast read.

Enjoy!
Alan

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Good News/Bad News

The Texas Medical Board has been persecuting Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski for a long, long time.  This latest round found him put on probation for five years and paying $60,000 in fines and restitution to a former patient.  As bad as that sounds it's a lot less than what they wanted!

The good news is that the State Office of Administrative Hearings dismissed many of the 400+ complaints that the medical board had filed. 

When is this tool of the American Medical Association going to give up and let some other options exist in the world of medical care?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Free Novella March 9 - 11

You can get a FREE copy of my novella, SUSAN'S SEARCH, March 9 - 11, 2017 on Amazon! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Update YouTube Video

I finally got around to updating the video for the second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health today.  OK, I admit it, I forgot that we'd updated the cover last year! Anyway it's ready for your education and amusement at YouTube.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"Modern" Medicine

Now "modern" medicine says we should give kids peanuts to help them avoid developing allergies.  This 180-degree change is only the latest we've all had to deal with from these folks.  Are doctors really surprised that we don't trust them to know what the heck they're doing?  One day they tell us one thing, the next day it's completely different, and the public is supposed to just accept it all with blind faith.

Wrong.  We know better and we know more today.  First of all we know that doctors don't walk on water, they are fallible human beings just like the rest of us.  Second, the latest pill or gizmo isn't necessarily the answer to our health problems, it's just the latest way for the medical industry to make more money.  Third, medical care in America is quickly on track to bankrupt our nation.  We spend more (much, much more) but get less than any other industrialized country on earth. 

This latest change is just one more example of how little doctors really know and why we all need to take responsibility for our own health.