The Danger of Effectiveness

The Danger of Effectiveness

Jan 10, 2012

When asked what matters most in a therapy or a health-related product, most practitioners will answer: “effectiveness.” That makes sense, certainly, because we are looking for different effects than we are seeing in the case of a diseased condition! However, the quest for ‘effectiveness’ can be misleading as well, because just creating a different effect...

The Case For Non-Suppressive Pediatrics

The Case For Non-Suppressive Pediatrics

Jan 5, 2012

The practice of medicine took an interesting turn in the United States roughly a century ago. The net result of that turn is that the majority of interventions are suppressive in nature. This is particularly true in the field of pediatric care. Symptoms and illness are not always a bad thing. In fact, more often than not they are evidence that the body is doing...