Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Dr Jonathan Wright Discusses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

My guest for Saturday, a Harvard University (1965) and University of Michigan Medical School graduate (1969), Dr. Jonathan V. Wright was also awarded an honorary N.D. by Bastyr University (1993). He is a pioneer in the research and application of effective natural treatments for health problems not requiring surgery.

Since 1976 he has accumulated over 80,000 research papers concerning diet, vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other natural substances (along with Dr. Alan Gaby) from which he has developed treatment protocols. Since 1983, he has taught seminars on his methods to thousands of physicians.  Drs. Wright and Gaby’s “Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice” seminar remains one of the most complete and intensive natural medicine seminars available to physicians.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Wright was the first in these United States to prescribe comprehensive hormone replacement therapy using hormones identical to those found naturally in young humans (rather than hormones from pregnant horses and/or synthesized in factories). This therapy (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or “BHRT”) is now used nationwide by millions. Recognized as the original developer and most experienced practitioner of BHRT, Dr. Wright often lectures on maximizing efficacy and safety in bio-identical hormone use.

Other accomplishments include originating successful natural treatment for elimination of childhood asthma, developing natural treatment to stop vision loss and/or improve vision in the majority of individuals with “dry” macular degeneration, pioneering the use of aldosterone to reverse age-related hearing loss, discovering the effects of  iodine on estrogen metabolism and cobalt on steroid detoxification, and popularizing the use of the natural sugar D-mannose for elimination of 85-90% of urinary tract infections. He also originated effective natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, allergic and viral conjunctivitis, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, and treatment which improves bone density in the large majority of those with osteoporosis.  In 2013, he resurrected forgotten research and treatment protocols for the application of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) to treat severe neurological problems.  Most recently, he applied published research showing the presence of Helicobacter-pylori in nasal polyps to develop a treatment for nasal polyps.

Dr. Wright founded Tahoma Clinic in Washington State in 1973. The “infamous” 1992 FDA armed raid on Tahoma Clinic (“The Great B-Vitamin Bust”) inadvertently popularized the Clinic and natural medicine, with Dr. Wright’s ensuing struggles (and eventual acquittal) serving as major impetus for Congressional reform of vitamin/mineral regulation.

He is internationally known for his 29 medical articles and 13 books, selling over 1.5 million copies, with two texts (Book of Nutritional Therapy” and “Guide to Healing with Nutrition”) achieving best-selling status. Since 1996 he has written a popular monthly newsletter emphasizing nutritional and naturally-based medicine with a wide-reaching distributionDr. Jonathan V. Wright authors a monthly newsletter devoted to natural health, Green Medicine Newsletter (www.GreenMedicineNewsletter.com).

Most recently, in April 2012 he was inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame (International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine), honored for his contributions to the field of natural medicine. A full list of honors/awards appears in Dr. Wright’s curriculum, found online at www.TahomaClinic.com.

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How Likely Are Smokers of E-Cigarettes to Quit Compared to Tobacco Cigarette Smokers?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Do e-cigarettes help smokers to quit smokingA new study published in the American J of Public Health concluded that smokers who used e-cigarettes were 49% less likely to decrease cigarette use and 59% less likely to quit smoking than smokers who never used them. This concern arose from increased use and lack of safety information.

Results of the study resulted from a population based study that followed 1.000 California smokers over a period of 1 year. Researchers said “Based on the idea that smokers use e-cigarettes to quit smoking, we hypothesized that smokers who used these products would be more successful in quitting.” But the research revealed the contrary. We need further studies to answer why they cannot quit. One hypothesis is that smokers are receiving an increase in nicotine by using these products.” Results showed that daily smokers and women were more likely to have tried e-cigarettes. Although they do not contain tobacco, they do contain volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, and ultrafine particles that usually contain aerosolized nicotine. Thus, health officials in California advice people to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and to keep them away from children.

Are E-Cigarettes Safe for the Lungs?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE concluded that emissions from e-cigarette aerosols and flavorings damage lung cells by creating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue indicating that they may be a toxic replacement for tobacco. .They also found that some flavored e-juices, especially cinammon, creates more stress and toxicity on lung tissue.

Researchers found that harm begins when the e-cigarette’s heating element is activated and turns a liquid solution into an aerosol that mimics cigarette smoke. The inhaled vapor contains heavy metals and other possible carcinogens in the form of nanoparticles that can reach further into the lungs. cells and blood stream. They observed that human lungs exposed to e-cigarette aerosols release various inflammatory biomarkers and mice exposed to e-cigarettes demonstrate signs of pulmonary inflammation. The researcher stated “Our research affirms that e-cigarettes may pose significant health risks and should be investigated further. It seems that every day a new e-cigarette product is launched without knowing the harmful effect of these products.”