Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.

Elliot Krane: The Mystery of Chronic Pain

We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we’re just learning about how it works and how to treat it.

Dean Ornish says your Genes are not your Fate.

Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.

The Hand in Diagnosis

I was told by a respected Teacher of Medicine at Glasgow University, a Patient of mine, how he felt that Modern Medicine had lost it’s sense of Physical Examination and Palpation. That Medicine was now dissociated from the Person(Patient) and relied on Biochemisrty and MRI investigation – Which removes the powers of Diagnosis from the Doctor. Dr. Verghese goes on to explain this… Continue reading The Hand in Diagnosis

Alan Russsell on regenerating our Bodies

Alan Russell is a professor of surgery — and of chemical engineering. In crossing the two fields, he is expanding our palette of treatments for disease, injury and congenital defects. We can treat symptoms, he says, or we can replace our damaged parts with bioengineered tissue. As he puts it: “If newts can regenerate a lost limb, why can’t we?” Continue reading Alan Russsell on regenerating our Bodies

Dean Ornish on the Worlds Killer Diet

Dr. Dean Ornish wants you to live longer, and have more fun while you’re at it. He’s one of the leading voices in the medical community promoting a balanced, holistic approach to health, and proving that it works. The author of Eat More, Weigh Less and several other best-selling books, Ornish is best known for his lifestyle-based approach to fighting heart disease.