Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Sep 20, 2003
In 1986 McGill Cancer Center scientists surveyed 188 oncologists who specialized in the treatment of lung cancer. Asked what they would do if they developed the disease, 75% said that they would not participate in any chemotherapy treatments. What were their reasons? "The ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity." Read more about Exercising True Prevention
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on May 31, 2003
One of the areas often overlooked when discussing principles of healthful living is HOW to eat food. In order to optimize one's health, it is important to examine and carefully plan how to eat. Why is one's approach to eating important? If one eats in a way that does not allow for complete digestion of foods, these undigested foods sit in the warm environment of the intestines where they rot and produce toxins. Read more about How to Eat For Optimal Health
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on May 15, 2003
In addressing lifestyle factors that influence health, it is important to consider food choices, exercise, rest, and environmental factors like fresh air and sunlight. Scientists are beginning to discover that there is one facet of life that ranks above all of these factors in determining wellness and longevity. This facet is the level of love and connectedness that we feel.
It is becoming clear that wellness and longevity are strongly dependent on experiencing supportive relationships with family and friends, and being involved in groups and activities that give us a sense of purpose and contribution. For example, a recently completed study that looked at 7,000 Californians over 17 years found that those who lacked meaningful social connections had a 200 to 300 percent greater chance of dying prematurely than those who felt more socially connected. A study of nearly 1,400 people with heart disease found that those with a spouse or confidant died at approximately one-third the rate of those who had no one to confide in. Another recent survey of more than 21,000 older adults found that weekly church attendance was associated with 7 years of longer life expectancy for Caucasian Americans and 14 years for African-Americans. Read more about How Important Is Love To Your Health?