Wednesday, October 28, 2009

H1N1 Outbreak Appears to be Overstated

Watch this video interview with the founder of the National Vaccine Information Center.

It appears that the numbers of H1N1 deaths being reported include people who are dying of other illnesses such as pneumonia or other forms of flu.  Only 2% of people with flu-like symptoms suffer from H1N1.  Most people who get H1N1 have relatively mild symptoms.

Dr. Mercola continues to urge the population to protect themselves with proper hygiene.  Read his article here.

People who are truly in danger of dying if they catch the flu because they are frail or their immune system is compromised should get the vaccine if their physician recommends it.  Healthy people don't need the vaccine.

Take a deep breath,

Dr. Ron

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kids and Smoking

As we beg people to stop smoking (or not start), rather than warn them of cancer, it might be more helpful to emphasize the damage that is done with every single puff of every cigarette. Cancer is a bit like Russian Roulette; some people don't get cancer, but everyone suffers the immediate poisoning of the blood and emphysema. The damage of emphysema starts immediately with the first cigarette. It may not be diagnosable for decades but that is because of the limitation of medical science. Doctors can only diagnose emphysema when a huge amount of damage has been done.
When you think of the elegant design of the respiratory system and how it efficiently moves oxygen from the lungs to the blood, it is sickening to think of young people replacing that oxygen with cigarette smoke, deadly parts of which are just as efficiently introduced into the blood, and the remaining components of the smoke coating the delicate air sacs in the lungs which will eventually harden, collapse and no longer support life.
My mother died in 2002, coughing up blackened bits of lung. She never got cancer.

Take a deep breath,

Dr. Ron

Friday, October 09, 2009

Pharmaceutical Companies Mislead the Public

Dr. Mercola has posted an hour-long film that describes the efforts by the big pharmaceutical companies to increase their profits. They are masterfully enticing both doctors and patients to use more and more drugs. Very little of this has to do with health. Many of the new drugs advertised on TV aren't new drugs--just an old drug dressed up in a new box. Many of the drugs are less effective than natural remedies.

Watch the movie.

Few people need pharmaceuticals. Instead, most people need lifestyle and wellness education. I hope you'll take the time to visit and for straight talk on wellness.

You deserve good health at little cost.

Take a deep breath,

Dr. Ron