SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD

Posted on April 14th, 2011, by admin

We see many families whose children have had a single seizure and many others whose children have epilepsy who come to us for a second opinion. There are common themes among all of these families. One theme is that the family and child are focused on the seizure or seizures; they are unable to look [...]

CLASSIFICATION OF DIABETES: MALNUTRITION RELATED DIABETES MELLITUS & GESTATIONAL DIABETES MALNUTRITION RELATED DIABETES MELLITUS

Posted on April 2nd, 2011, by admin

This rare type of diabetes is more commonly seen in Orissa, and southern India particular Kerala as well as in tropical countries. These are of two types in relations to malnutrition. (a) Fibro-calculus pancreatic disease: Fibro-calculus pancreatic diabetes occurs in young age with manifestation of malnutrition and history of upper abdominal pain due to stones [...]

EXAMINE YOUR LIFE AND REACH BOTH YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS AND LIFELONG GOALS: WHAT DEFINES YOUR SENSE OF SELF ?

Posted on March 28th, 2011, by admin

Wealth? Some people get their sense of self from the money they have. Others may look at them and assume they have got to be intelligent and deserving people to be wealthy. But it’s not necessarily so. For example, there are many families with old wealth and no one living today has worked for any [...]

YOUR FAMILY AND BONE DENSITY: BOB’S STORY

Posted on March 21st, 2011, by admin

Bob was only in his mid-50s when he came to see me. He’d had scoliosis for years, and was already developing a “hunchback” appearance. He got little exercise and ate a generally poor diet. Stress was his middle name. The x-rays to monitor his scoliosis showed small fractures in his vertebrae, which accounted for the [...]

SIDESTEPPING OSTEOPOROSIS

Posted on March 14th, 2011, by admin

Osteoporosis (porous or brittle bones) is a degenerative condition characterized by the weakening of bones due to a slow but progressively accelerating loss of calcium, the essential mineral for strong bones. But this condition, which is reaching epidemic proportions in older women and is responsible for millions of fractures and thousands of deaths each year, [...]

A WHOLE-PERSON MODEL OF CANCER RECOVERY: A MIND/BODY MODEL OF RECOVERY

Posted on February 21st, 2011, by admin

Our purpose in writing this book is to show that the cycle of cancer development can be reversed. The pathways by which feelings can be translated into physiological conditions conducive to cancer growth can also be used to restore health. Psychological Intervention The first step toward recovery is to assist cancer patients in strengthening their [...]

CAUSES OF CANCER: OBESITY

Posted on February 14th, 2011, by admin

Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. Considering this fact, there is a dearth of scientific research, information in the medical journals, publicity in the lay press or action in parliament to reflect the problem. Compared with the coverage given to smoking-related cancer and breast cancer, and the financial resources that go [...]

HIV INFECTION AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE EMOTIONS: ANGER AND ENERGY-DIRECTING ANGER

Posted on February 7th, 2011, by admin

Finally, anger holds a lot of energy. Directing the energy of anger at its appropriate target has accomplished wonders. Lisa was angry at the social stigma her husband’s illness had brought her. After her husband died, she began a newsletter for people in her city with HIV infection, so that others would feel less isolation [...]

HIV/AIDS: ENGAGING IN HIGH-RISK BEHAVIORS

Posted on January 25th, 2011, by admin

AIDS is not a disease that targets certain groups. People are not predestined to get the disease because they belong to a group or associate with a group. Thus, AIDS is not a gay disease, or a disease of minority groups, or Haitians, or any other class of people. It is a disease related to [...]

WHY DO SEIZURES OCCUR? PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BRAIN

Posted on January 17th, 2011, by admin

Only by understanding something about the physiology of the brain— how it works—and its anatomy can we understand the many different types of seizures that can occur and consider why they happen. The brain works on electricity, with neurons (nerve cells) communicating and interacting by discharging or “firing” tiny electrical impulses along interconnecting “wires” called [...]

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