Cancer: The Disease of our Time

Reprinted in part from Sozial Hygiene, Nos. 19 and 26 MD Summer 1999, Cancer: A New Approach - Issue #16 How Does Cancer Arise? Time and again doctors are asked: "What really is the cause of cancer?" This question can't be answered in a sentence. The increase in incidence indicates that the disease is related to our changed customs and ... Read More ►

Diabetes, A Mandate

By Gerald Karnow, M.D., MD Fall 2000: Chronic Illness - Issue #21  Click Here to Buy the Issue! Everywhere in the media we read about the increasing incidence of diabetes. In the last decade, diabetes rose by 3.3% nationwide to 6.5% of the population. The immense increase of a chronic illness, with its personal, social and economic consequences, poses many questions. ... Read More ►

Making the Well-Springs of Health Accessible – The New Task of Medicine

By Michaela Gloeckler, M.D. Issue: Fall 2003, Sleeping and Waking - Issue #33 The underlying principle of salutogenesis which is based on heterostasis* and the activation of the body's own resistance, brings about an all encompassing renewal in all branches of modern medicine. Healthy nutrition with foods grown in a vital and healthy manner is one very important element that ... Read More ►

The Kidneys as Foundation for Body & Wisdom

By Heidi Harding, L.Ac. and Tim Aitken, L.Ac. Issue: Winter 2003, Form and Structure - Issue #34 In Classical Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys give us our foundation for life. The Kidneys represent that which pushes the organism to the actualization of its potential. They are the “pilot light” that ignites the body’s primary activities. The Kidneys store and activate our ... Read More ►

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

By Clinton L. Greenstone, M.D. Issue: Winter 2003, Form and Structure - Issue #34 The bones are dense, highly active tissues comprised of special protein fibers called collagen that become mineralized primarily with calcium and phosphorus. Their surfaces are constantly being built up and broken down through the process of bone remodeling. Osteoclasts are bone cells that eat away old ... Read More ►

The Medicine in Biographic Messages

by A. Pautz, M.D. Issue: Summer 2004, Biography Emerges as a Tool For Therapy - Issue #36  Life leaves traces ingrained in our biographies. Seen within an entire life, biographic events can appear as informative messages - messages we may read, understand, and act on. In taking a patient’s history, an anthroposophically-trained medical doctor listens to and evaluates such events. The ... Read More ►

DISEASE Prevention or HEALTH Promotion?

By Richard Fried, M.D. Issue: Fall 2004, SEXUALITY: A CONTEMPORARY LOOK - Issue #37 The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure came out with a sweeping new report called the JNC 7) on the treatment and diagnosis of high blood pressure in America, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), ... Read More ►

Frankincense and Myrrh – Companions for overcoming work-related stress?

By Ross Rentea, MD Issue: Fall 2004, HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE - Issue #38  Erika is a dedicated high school administrator. She loves to come to work every day and is good at it. She “multi-tasks” all day long, scheduling, typing, taking messages and more. But feeling joy at work wasn’t always the case. When the cleaning staff began to use ... Read More ►