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...

A New Look at the Immune System

A New Look at the Immune System

Dec 27, 2011

The immune system is one of the most complex and interesting systems of the body. Without it, we cannot live for long on earth. When it is compromised, so too is our health. When it is healthy and functioning as it was designed, we can interact with the world around us with relative impunity. Current thinking on the immune system breaks it down into three...

Superbugs and the Power of Prevention

Superbugs and the Power of Prevention

Aug 16, 2010

Gregg Hake | CEO, Energetix I heard a brief news story today while reading the Sydney Morning Herald. The video report, “‘Superbug’ warning from drug experts” (http://bit.ly/cacxrq), outlines a growing concern by drug and medical experts of the spread of ‘superbugs,’ or antibiotic resistant bacteria. UK researchers have...

Healthcare Practitioners and Fitness Professionals

Healthcare Practitioners and Fitness Professionals

Jul 14, 2010

Teryl Worster | Fitness Director, The Spa on Green Street In a world where obesity and preventable diseases are at record highs, I frequently ask myself how can I, as a fitness professional, help to make a difference? One step I envision is to create a network of health professionals who work together from their various specialties to improve the health and...

No Matter what Species, Beware of Specious Arguments!

No Matter what Species, Beware of Specious Arguments!

Jun 4, 2010

Informed Decision-Making I was intrigued by a recent New York Times article on the pet food industry as it demonstrates how unrelated facts can be strung together to create an argument that seems true, but is in fact, specious. Opponents of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (and no doubt proponents of the same) have frequently used this approach and I...

Research and the Future of Integrative Medicine

Research and the Future of Integrative Medicine

Apr 9, 2010

As CEO of a natural remedy company, I am intrigued by the recent surge of interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the United States. CAM modalities such as chiropractic, acupuncture and homeopathy and prevention are increasingly seen as mainstream and prevention is now viewed by many as a key part of their health care program. Add to that the...