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A Scientific Explanation of Muscle Testing and “Energy Medicine” – Robert A. Erickson, M.D. 2014-

In the 1990s I was having my own health challenges with a reactivated parasitic infection from an ill-fated scuba diving trip to an island off the Yucatan peninsula I took 20 years earlier. Like many of our patients, I saw a number of excellent traditional physicians and went through extensive testing without answers. I […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Released – A Paradigm Change Robert A. Erickson, M.D. – January 2014

In an article entitled “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, Paul A. James, et al.” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2013, the new guidelines released by the Eighth Joint National Committee for managing high blood pressure were presented. What most of the […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Are Too Many Vitamins Harmful? Do Vitamins Affect Aging? Robert A. Erickson, M.D. – January 2014

An editorial in a December 2013 Annals of Internal Medicine journal declared vitamins are useless. Over the past decade an increasing number of articles have appeared in well-known medical journals cautioning people not to take certain vitamins such as vitamins A and E or other antioxidants, except to treat a diagnosed vitamin deficiency. “The […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Fluoride and Your Health – Robert A Erickson, M.D. February 2013

There has been an on-going debate for decades regarding the safety and efficacy of using fluoride in municipal water supplies, and to a lesser extent, in toothpastes. The American Dental Association advocates fluoridation, whereas some independent scientists and many physicians versed in environmental medicine do not.
Fluoride is a Drug
Unlike all other water treatment processes, […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Alternative Treatment- Sept 2012 Robert A. Erickson, M.D.

Prostate gland enlargement, better know as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), affects 50% of men by age 50 and 90% of men by age 90. Symptoms related to BPH are often measured with a tool developed by the American Urological Association, known as the International Prostate Symptoms Score (I-PSS). This is a self-assessment questionnaire where […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Preventive Medicine Center Elimination Diet (10-2012) – Robert A. Erickson, M.D.

What is an elimination diet?
An elimination diet is designed to temporarily avoid certain foods for a 2 week period (this is called the elimination phase), followed by a period of systematic reintroduction of certain food groups. This latter phase is called the reintroduction phase and may last for up to 9 weeks.
What is this […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

THE GLUTEN-FREE DIET – Robert A. Erickson, M.D. Sept 2012

Over the past decade a gluten-free diet has been touted to boost energy, improve health, treat ADD and autism, and lose weight. But who really needs this diet? Our readers may be familiar with celiac disease, where a person must avoid all gluten-containing foods. In this article I will discuss gluten sensitivity and gluten […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

THERMOGRAPHY’S PLACE IN BREAST CANCER DETECTION-Robert Erickson, M.D.- September 2012

I was recently reviewing my notes from an ACAM (American College for the Advancement of Medicine) conference on Integrative Oncology held in Las Vegas in 2008 when I came across a presentation by Alexander Mostovoy, M.D. on breast thermography for early breast cancer detection. Dr. Mostovoy is a homeopathic doctor and board certified in […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Understanding Oxidation and Reduction Reactions, Methylation and the Role of Glutathione, Vitamin B12 and Folate – Robert A. Erickson, M.D. – February 2012

Most people have heard the term “oxidation” and from the sound of the word, may have developed the impression that it has something to do with oxygen. Indeed it does, because oxygen has a tendency to draw electrons to itself. This tendency, rather than the presence of oxygen itself, is actually what identifies oxidation. […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|

Top 5 Foods to Avoid Series #5 – Peanuts and Peanut Butter – Robert A. Erickson, M.D. – February 2012

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple in the diet of most children when I was growing up. They were served in the school cafeterias as well. Unfortunately peanuts can be highly allergenic and precipitate asthma attacks, rashes, or even death in some highly allergic individuals. Associated with peanuts is a cancer causing […]

August 27th, 2014|Articles|