Paradigm Shift

I’ve heard that phrase too many times. Everything, from getting your razor in the mail to immune stimulation in cancer treatment has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift.’

WE NEED NEW ANTIBIOTICS

There haven’t been any significant new antibiotics in 30 years. One reason is that fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Floxin) have been linked to serious nerve and mitochondrial damage. Another, and possibly more fundamental reason is that there in no money in it.

I’ve Been Thinking

As some of you know, I have myself been health challenged of late. (Details here.)

Looking back over my illness has led me to be grateful that I had lived a Quantitative Medicine lifestyle long enough that I have not become completely disabled. My recovery continues apace.

Food vs Supplements

My office is near several other physicians. It is common for me to see one of their patients coming out with a little brown bag of nutritional goodies.

Whatever this says about their business model it raises a question I am often asked: Hey, Doc, which supplements should I be taking?