Author Archives: Mark Scheurer

Get a Dog

As impairments to good health go, I have slowly learned that excessive psychological stress is probably the second largest issue that people have to deal with. It is outmatched only by addiction – the most important one being to carbohydrates, … Continue reading

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Understanding Drugs

I recently congratulated a patient on getting off of all drugs after I surgically cured her chronic sinusitis and she was able to stop her asthma inhaler. She remarked that she wasn’t off all drugs — she was still on … Continue reading

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Walk Again After Severing The Spinal Cord?

Advances in medicine have almost always been adopted very slowly — in my opinion, mainly because of the phenomenon of group think, and a reluctance to entertain the idea that what we have previously thought was best for patients could be wrong. … Continue reading

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Fraud at Mass. General

Interesting article in a recent Medscape – At Mass. General, Attending Physicians —  fully trained surgeons who are supposed to be supervising doctors in training – often intentionally leave the trainee alone to do surgery and only come in to … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Unhealthy Animals

I commonly tell my patients that whether it is a plant or an animal, your health is directly proportional to the health of the plant or animal that you are taking into your body — which is why I strongly … Continue reading

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The Perils of Industrial Beef

Merry Christmas! — It is a very busy time of the year, but if you eat beef and have the time to read this interview with Michael Pollan about industrial/feedlot beef production in America, you should. I’ve read many excellent … Continue reading

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Staying Out Of The Hospital

A retired surgeon wrote an interesting essay in the New York Times about how he decided to intervene on his hospitalized daughter’s behalf when she became unstable. The story is sobering. Leaving aside the fact that what this doctor did … Continue reading

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Eating Grains, Or Not

“Healthy Whole Grains…” If something is repeated often enough, it can become an unquestioned truth. “Healthy whole grains” has been recommended for years as a staple of conventional medical advice. But are whole grains really healthy? Let’s consider what grains … Continue reading

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Perspectives on “Cutting Weight”

I was on local ESPN radio a couple of weeks ago (22 June) with my friend and trainer Chris Leben, discussing the medical implications of rapid weight loss — intentional dehydration — to reach a specific weight goal by a specific … Continue reading

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“Love Life”

I saw a very gracious, pleasant woman recently who was in her late sixties and appeared essentially healthy except for hearing loss. When I mentioned to her that the implant that would allow her to hear well again would most … Continue reading

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