Category Archives: Health

Dr. Freedhoff on Nutrient

“Health Canada cares a lot about nutrients…not so much about foods. Last time I checked, I eat foods, not nutrients.“

Yoni Freedhoff, Medical director of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute, November 12, 2006

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What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part II

In Part I of this series, we elaborated a bit on the philosophical and methodological flaws of mainstream Western medicine. In this ensuing Part II of our series, we will continue our exploration with our current medical system — albeit from a vastly different perspective. Continue reading What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part II

What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part I

In the false dilemma post, we raised the issue that in medicine, the treatments of chronic diseases often boil down to medical interventions alone, such as the prolonged use of drugs or surgeries. In addition, we also divulge our preference for treatment options that specifically require behavioural modifications or lifestyle changes. Continue reading What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part I

False Dilemma — The Beginning of Disaster?

One fundamental hallmark of life is the necessity of decision making. In fact, regardless of our age, gender or ethnic background, we would invariably come across scenarios in which we are forced to make choices — Should we agree or disagree? Consume this or consume that? Proceed as advised by our lawyers, or as advised by our relatives? Continue reading False Dilemma — The Beginning of Disaster?