Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Inside Scoop Live!

I really enjoy being interviewed about my new book. This week I spoke with Irene Watson at Inside Scoop Live and we had a wonderful conversation for 30 minutes that went all over the map. It has a lot of information about the world of complementary and alternative therapies.
Inside Scoop Live!

Page Readers Interview

The most fun part of being an author is doing radio interviews ... at least it is for me! I LOVE talking about the new second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health. Last Friday I spoke with Nanci Arvizu on Page Readers and the interview is now available at
Page Readers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Second Edition E-Book

Just heard that Amazon is now selling 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books. Sure glad the new e-book for the second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health is already available!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Book Trailer

Finally got the new trailer for the second edition of UnBreak Your Health posted on YouTube.

Austin Interviews

Saturday, July 17th I had the opportunity to be interviewed twice by Bill Swail. He's the owner of the four People's Pharmacy stores in Austin, Texas which is one of the most unique pharmacies in the country. He actually supports complementary and alternative therapies and believes that while pharmaceutical drugs have their place customers might want to try more natural treatments first. He even has nutritionists, naturopaths, homeopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists on staff.

Bill also is the host of two radio shows in Austin and I had the privilege of being his guest on both the Good News Health Show on KLGO-FM and his Let's Get Health show on KJCE Talk Radio. He's one of the most gracious hosts I've had the pleasure of working with while promoting the second edition of my book. (The fact he likes my book doesn't hurt!)

Two shows in one day ... making progress getting the word out about my new book!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drug Industry Tactics

Last week one of my favorite shows (Leverage) featured a bad guy CEO at a pharmaceutical company. When he was told by one of the Leverage team that the FDA fined another pharmaceutical company over $2 billion for a bad drug he replied that they made $16 billion in profits so the fine only amounted to about 15%. He added "that's like tipping your waiter."

This week we read the news that the risks of Avania have been known and hidden by the manufacturer from the FDA and the public since 1999. When I read that GlaxoSmithKline had agreed to pay $460 million to resolve the majority of lawsuits they face I was reminded of the TV show. Sales for all drugs containing Avandia in 2008 alone were $1.5 billion.

Apparently GSK is willing to "tip the waiter" for selling Avandia.

And the pharmaceutical industry wonders why the public is suspicious of their drugs?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Expensive Medicine

There was an interesting survey of more than 1,200 doctors across the country (both primary care and specialists) published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Nine out of ten doctors agreed that doctors regularly order too many tests and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. The study did not ask doctors if they personally practiced so-called defensive medicine.

Overtreatment is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system billions of dollars each year.

As patients we have the right to question every test and procedure to protect our own health, and our wallets.