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This page contains a list of newsletters published over the years. In April of 2016, I stopped updating this page and copying newsletters here due to the amount of effort it involves.

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  • Aug. 2, 2008 — Prostate enlargement (BPH) - Our first issue which focuses on natural solutions for older men that suffer from Benign Prostate Hypertrophy or BPH.
  • Aug. 30, 2008 — Disturbed Sleep - affects many men and women as they age and often has a major impact on quality of life. This issue talks about some natural remedies that can help.
  • Oct. 26, 2008 — Focus on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) -  a problem that plagues many of us guys that are over fifty. This issue has four original articles about ED, as well as links to pages on my site with more information and links to some products that support healthy sexual function.
  • Nov. 3, 2008 — Preliminary SELECT study results released Oct. 2008 The articles in this issue summarize the preliminary results along with my  feelings and opinions of others in the natural health community about this early data release.
  • Dec. 15, 2008 — Watchful Waiting - An Accident Waiting to Happen?
    This newsletter focuses on the use of  "watchful waiting" or "active surveillance" using aggressive natural health support, a combination I have found to be successful at helping men with low-risk cancer keep it under control. 
  • Jan. 28, 2009 — Cancer is a Systemic Disease!
    This issue contains a collection of articles about the systemic nature of cancer and its relationship to sunlight exposure and vitamin D. You may also want to read some of the related cancer articles in the "News" section of this website. 
  • March 22, 2009 — Can Bio-Identical Hormones Help You?
    For both men and women, Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (NBHRT) has recently been a hot item in the news. This issue discusses the use of these hormones as well as how to test your hormone levels before using them.
  • May 2, 2009 — Swine Flu - Facemasks and Your Risk
    Swine Flu has been in the headlines every day for the past week or two on a daily basis. In my opinion, the news media is propagating more than the news -- it is spreading fear, much of which is unnecessary. Is this threat real? And, what can you do to protect yourself?
  •  June 15, 2009 — Three Things to Know About Bio-Identical Hormones
    Information about bio-identical hormones from a few recent articles that have come across my desk.  While the articles are from several sources, they agree that proper use of bio-identical hormones to balance or adjust age-related hormone deficiencies are safe.
  • August 11, 2009  — Worried About Cholesterol Levels? Check This! 
    This newsletter discusses some natural ways to reduce your cholesterol levels without resorting to statin drugs and provides several links to interesting articles that can help you manage your cholesterol levels naturally.
  • August 25, 2009  — Gardasil: Saving your daughters or harming them?
    In 2006, the Gardasil vaccine was approved by the FDA for prevention against four (of the 100) types of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) which may (or may not) cause cervical cancer resulting in some serious controversy.
  • Oct. 1, 2009  — Winter is Coming - Are You Flu-Ready?
    This newsletter has some interesting articles and opinions about the coming flu season and the flu vaccine that you may not find in the mainstream media. Its articles highlight some simple and natural ways to ramp up your immune system to make you less likely to get the flu.
  • Nov. 28, 2009  — Natural Solutions for Chronic Pain Sufferers
    Chronic pain is something that plagues many of us. Unfortunately, many folks are not aware of the serious side effects some over-the-counter pain remedies can cause.  Transdermal (through the skin) pain relieving creams overcome most of these side effects. This newsletter discusses several types of pain relievers and their side effects and introduces some transdermal products.
  • Dec. 21, 2009  — Diagnostic Testing - A Mixed Blessing?
    Excessive diagnostic testing is often uncalled for and frequently results in the ordering of more tests.  Some of these can be quite invasive and introduce more harm than good. There is much you can do to stay healthy and avoid unnecessary tests. This newsletter offers some options.
  • Feb 7, 2010  — Hormones and Health Risks (Part I)
    As we age our hormone levels tend to become altered from their normal levels. In the first part of this two part newsletter, I've selected some articles that address the importance of maintaining a man's hormone levels in balance. Part II addresses similar issues for women.
  • March 29, 2010  — Hormones and Health Risks (Part II)
    This newsletter continues the previous theme with information about  hormones for the ladies. It discusses the pros and cons of using bio-identical hormones verses conventional hormone replacement therapy.
  • April 15, 2010  — Four Things You Should Know About Prostate Cancer
    This newsletter continues the previous theme with information about  hormones for the ladies. It discusses the pros and cons of using bio-identical hormones verses conventional hormone replacement therapy.
  • June 14, 2010 — Osteoporosis - Can Drugs Really Protect Your Bones?
    This newsletter continues the previous theme with information about  hormones for the ladies. It discusses the pros and cons of using bio-identical hormones verses conventional hormone replacement therapy.
  • Sept. 4, 2010 — Cholesterol, Blood Fats and Statin Drugs - Part I 
    This issue is the first (Part I) about statin drugs that are commonly prescribed to control cholesterol levels. Many folks have no idea of their potential damaging side effects.
  • Sept. 27, 2010 — Cholesterol, Blood Fats and Statin Drugs - Part II 
    This is the second part of the cholesterol newsletter. In this issue, we talk about ways to reduce high cholesterol and trigliceride (blood fat) levels using natural substances without the use of statin drugs.
  • Dec. 1, 2010 — Improve Your Health with Supplements 
    This is the first in a series of newsletters about various vitamins, minerals and herbs and the action they have in the body.  In this first newsletter in the series, we examine some some interesting scientific information about vitamins and other natural substances. 
  • Feb. 14, 2011 — What You Should Know About Vitamin E 
    This is the first in a series of newsletters about various vitamins, minerals and herbs and the action they have in the body.  In this first newsletter in the series, we examine some some interesting scientific information about vitamins and other natural substances.
  • Mar. 22, 2011 — Japan's Nuclear Disaster and Your Thyroid
    Many of my clients, particularly those on the west coast have been asking about using potassium iodide to protect the thyroid from the harmful effects of radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster.  This special newsletter discusses this timely topic. 
  • Apr. 17, 2011 — Is Your Immune system Really Working?
    This newsletter is about the body's immune system -- the system that  helps protect you from falling ill constantly and moderates illness when it does happen. The newsletter provides several articles and insights that can help you increase your resistance to almost every illness.
  • June 11, 2011 — You and Your Heart - Part I
    Many people, particularly seniors are unaware that deficiencies in critical  nutrients can contribute to poor heart health.  In this newsletter (and the next) I discuss some common heart problems and the nutrients that are most important.  
  • Aug. 7, 2011 — You and Your Heart - Part II
    Part II of our heart series we discuss various cardiac arrhythmias which is  simply a medical term for disturbed heart rhythm.  Arrhythmia, particularly atrial fibrillation, is quite common in people of both sexes over the age of 50. This article discusses atrial fibrillation and premature ventricular contractions, two cardiac arrhythmias which older adults are most likely to encounter.
  • Sept 27, 2011 — Fibromyalgia and You
    Fibromyalgia affects approximately 3-4% of the population, mostly middle aged women. Conventional medicine reduces symptoms with medications, but they can have serious side effects. There are many natural solutions that can help control fibromyalgia. This newsletter presents some of them.
  • Nov. 07, 2011 — Huh? What? Vitamins Increase Your Risk of Death? Well - here we go again folks. As anyone who has attended one of my lectures can tell you -- I hate "Junk Science". In the past few weeks, studies were published that, in my opinion, are probably the best examples of junk science I've seen. Read this newsletter to find out more.
  • Jan. 14, 2012 — Hormones and Aging in Men and Women.
    Both men and women are subject to significant hormonal fluctuations with aging.  These changes result in various problems from hot flashes and night sweats in women to erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate problems in men. Getting your hormones tested and then balancing them can go a long way to helping you feel better.
  • April 8, 2012 — Are You Plagued by Gout or Arthritis?
    Both Gout and arthritis are examples of chronic inflammation, with Gout being a specific kind of arthritis caused by deposits of uric acid in the joints. It is most common in men and typically affects the big toe, although it can affect any joint in the body. It is often very painful, and if left untreated, can eventually cause damage to the affected joints.
  • May, 23, 2012 — Will You Need a Prescription From a Doctor to Buy a Health Supplement?
    If Senator Dick Durban gets his way and gets his amendment to a bill that's up for a vote shortly passed, you may need a prescription from a doctor to buy a bottle of Vitamin C!!
  • Dec. 11, 2012 — Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency Diseases
    A summary of some common diseases typically can be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies. 
  • Jan. 25, 2013 — To PSA or Not to PSA: A guide to PSA testing
    Last May, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force triggered a firestorm of debate by recommending against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing as a screen for prostate cancer.
  • March 16, 2013 — The Calcium and Vitamin D Controversy
    Recent news has cast doubt on the recommendation for both men and women to supplement with high levels of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. This newsletter addresses the subject with a variety of reports that hopefully, will clear up much of the confusion. 
  • April 3, 2013 — The Power of Natural Health
    Many natural substances have medicinal characteristics, but it is an uphill battle convincing patients that an herbal remedy can totally resolve a medical issue.  Everyone, especially those in the medical profession seem to forget that the bulk of prescription drugs (more than 90%) are derived from chemicals found in plants.
  • May 22, 2013 — Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction
    This newsletter provides multiple solutions for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) by  discussing various herbs, nutrients and techniques that can help you both determine the cause of your ED, and remedy it. An extensive booklet (40+ pages) is also available for purchase for $12.50. It comes as a PDF file formatted to be printed, and, if you like, bound into a booklet.  The theme of the booklet is that if you know what is causing your ED, you can approach the problem in an intelligent way to resolve it. Order your booklet here.
  • June 6, 2013 — Myths About Bone Density and Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis is a major worry for many women as they enter or pass through menopause. Men, especially those being treated with androgen blocking drugs for Prostate Cancer, are also at high risk. Bone-building drugs carry some real nasty side effects, and denser bones do not necessarily correlate to strong bones!
  • July 1, 2013 — Aging and Chronic Disease - Part I
    We all wish to live a long life, but what good is living to old age if you are encumbered by illness and disability. The key is a “healthy death”, — to live as long as possible in good health, and die quickly with a minimum of pain and disability when the time comes. Part I of this newsletter "The Good Stuff" focuses on supplements that you should use to help support your body and prevent chronic conditions from developing.
  • Oct 1, 2013 — Aging and Chronic Disease - Part II
    Part 2 of the above newsletter - "The Bad Stuff" details lifestyle habits, prescription drugs and medical procedures you should try to avoid to maintain good health and a long life with minimal illness. 
  • Oct 31, 2013 — The Hidden Dangers of Cholesterol (Statin) Drugs
     A discussion, with many related articles, of the dangers associated with the use of the cholesterol lowering drugs known as Statins. Few people, including many doctors who prescribe them, are really aware of the dangerous side effects of this drug family.
  • Jan 18, 2014 — Tune up Your Immune System
     According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than 200 different viruses that can cause upper-respiratory, flu-like illnesses. Flu vaccines are seasonally formulated to protect against the type of flu most likely to occur, thus, they are ineffective for other flu strains or upper respiratory infections. According the CDC, older adults have weaker immune systems and often have a lower protective immune response after flu vaccination.
  • May 26, 2014 — Avoiding the Prostate Cancer Treatment Nightmare
     Most men are totally unaware and unconcerned about their prostate gland it-until it starts giving them problems, or an annual physical indicates an out-of-range Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) level and their doctor recommends a visit to a urologist. What happens next depends on how informed the man is, and if his urologist is following the latest recommendations or outdated paradigms.  
  • Nov 29, 2014 — Do You Really Need to Take That Drug?
    Virtually all prescription medications have side effects that range from simply bothersome to very dangerous. Over the years I have met many folks harmed by a side effect or reaction to a prescription drug. This article discusses some ways you can avoid this nightmare without compromising your health.
  • Jan 3, 2015 — Good Health Means Taking Control.  
    For many people, aging is accompanied by chronic, disabling, painful, and long-lasting illnesses. Everyone wants to avoid this, and it is an avoidable situation, but it can requires a firm diligence to healthy living and eating habits, as well as taking steps to avoid the pitfalls that lead to chronic inflammatory diseases.  
  • Jan 10, 2015 — Is Infant Circumcision Really Necessary?
    Infant circumcision is an issue that I have followed personally for many years. I  do not believe that altering the body of an infant who has no control or say in the matter for the sake of potentially reducing later risk of relatively uncommon diseases is viable.  For some, It is a strong part of their religion, and is done to satisfy religious customs or beliefs, but the medical benefits, in my opinion, are questionable.
  • Oct 29, 2015 — Low "T" is not the Only Cause of Sexual Problems
    It is hard to go a day without seeing or hearing an advertisement for an erectile dysfunction drug or a fix for "Low-T". While the media are obsessed with these two issues, other sexual problems are quite common and unrelated. Most sexual dysfunction, especially orgasm problems are due to hormone imbalances that can easily be corrected using natural substances.
  • April 22, 2016 — Drugs and Botanicals Don't Always Play Well Together  
    here are NO medications without side effects. Some are minimal, but others can be life threatening. Patients are rarely offered a choice between natural medications (botanicals) and prescription medications (synthetics), but when there is a choice, choosing a botanical with proven efficacy for a specific condition, is almost always the better move. 

Note that many other articles related to the newsletters and other natural health subjects can be found in the "News" section of this website.

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