Disease Delusion: What Really Makes You Sick!

by Mark Hyman, MD (from his Forward to The Disease Delusion, by Dr. Jeffrey Bland) Imagine a time when people died or suffered from incurable acute infections. Imagine a time before antibiotics — when women died of simple childbirth fever, when a bad chest infection could lead to death, when a strep throat caused heart failure, when limbs were amputated because Read More …

A Disease-Creation Economy

Money, Politics and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy By Mark Hyman, MD, practicing physician (original on Huffington Post) “There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only Read More …

Why American Health Care is So Expensive

This video by Vox and Ezra Klein explains why American health care is so expensive, and it does so simply and effectively. It mentions each of the top issues I write about here at Modern Health Talk, including the political influence of a medical cartel that profits from treating illness and injury with a fee-for-service business model. The video gives me Read More …

What is Functional Medicine?

I first encountered the term Functional Medicine a few years ago during a lecture by Dr. Lane Sebring at a World Future Society dinner. In keeping with the focus of this organization, he titled his talk The Future of Medicine is … Not Medicine, which links to my notes and a video of the 71-min lecture. Dr. Sebring looked to Read More …

Fruit drinks and the “Diabesity” problem

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Fifty Percent of Americans Suffer From This Silent Killer, the diabesity problem is bankrupting our economy and will cost us $3.5 trillion over the next 10 years. He describes modern industrial medicine as based on a black-or-white diagnoses that largely ignores the continuum of gray areas and can miss the root causes of Read More …

HEALTH or SICK Care?

  Dr. Sachin H. Jain wrote a good article in Forbes calling for Redesigning Health Care to Meet the Needs of Our Sickest Patients, and I’m publishing my response here. “While I understand the need to improve care of our sickest and most frail elderly patients, my view conflicts with that of the medical industry, which we mistakenly call the “healthcare” industry. 

“Fed Up” with the Food Industry

Katie Couric is fed up with the food industry, and you should be too. [10/2/2016 UPDATE: Added video clip from FOOD CHAIN$, a related documentary] In the two-minute video below, executive producers Katie Couric and Laurie David address the next great American health crisis with their eye-opening new documentary film, “Fed Up.” Going against everything we thought we knew about food Read More …