Health Archive

Why I Started Health of the Matter

It’s not everyday I am offered a great opportunity to reflect Furthermore, after writing exactly 100 posts, it is as good a time as any to step back and reflect upon the road traveled so far. and think deeply about who I …

Shockingly Out of Control

I very recently learned something truly shocking. In the USA, (save in Indiana) one can buy insulin without a prescription. You can listen to this NPR piece here. As a ex-physician, I can’t fathom something so dangerously stupid and irresponsible than that. …

Sleep! It matters…

Sleep matters…after all we spend about one third of our life doing it. Pretty much every sentient creature needs it. From a survival standpoint, it is a period of tremendous vulnerability and exposure to predators. It makes intuitive sense that there has …

Purifying the ‘Detox’ Debate

Detox: Does it works or not? Can certain food preparations or so-called “natural” remedies help us getting rid of toxic chemicals? Or is just all quackery? One would be forgiven to feel confused, just by reading the sharp divergences of opinions on …

Science and the Art of Healing

“Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.”  ~ George Braque, painter and sculptor   Art takes us out of our comfort zone and into new experiences.  One of my medical instructors once told us during morning rounds:  “Medicine is this attempt to …