Health & Medicine

Cancer – A Dreaded Affliction by James D. Okun, MD

  The term “cancer” evokes thoughts of fear and death. The “Big C” is one of the most dreaded diagnoses in all of the medicine. Even celebrities like Angelina Jolie have taken drastic steps to avoid the possibility of developing breast cancer if they are at high risk, by choosing to electively and preventively have a double mastectomy. Just today the comedian and actor Ben Stiller came out with the fact that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. It []

Acute Renal Failure -12 Year Anniversary off Dialysis – Never give up! by James Okun

November 30, 2016, celebrated the thirteenth year since I suddenly went into acute renal failure from an unknown cause and almost died. Even as a physician, I was completely shocked to learn that from one day to the next my kidneys had shut down and I was in kidney, heart and respiratory failures (See my book The History of New Innovations in Modern Medicine Chapter 1). It turns out that I was in pretty good company as many others develop renal failure []

Keratoconus – A disease that can blind

  The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye (consisting of 5 individual layers) which acts to bend light to help focus it back onto the retina. It also acts as an important outer protective layer of the eye. Keratoconus is a progressive, degenerative disease of the cornea in which the cornea thins and bulges form a cone-like shape which causes distortion of vision and in severe cases, even perforation of the cornea. The name Keratoconus is derived from the []

June Short Book Reviews (Part One)

These short book reviews were kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Fasting by Jonathan Clear This is a book written about the benefits of practicing Fasting. As we all may know, fasting has been best known for its religious connections, however; this book discusses matter beyond that. It also emphasizes as a way to losing weight, to cleanse and to heal as well. In the beginning, I was very intrigued to see what the book was going to offer and it []

April Short Book Reviews

These short book reviews were kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club.   Healing by Josephine Green This book is beyond the normal health books you read. It entails subject matters such as meditation, the power of the prayer, fasting and energy healing such as Reiki. I was truly impressed with the content provided in this book. Every chapter teaches you how to work on healing your body, mind, and soul with various methods that do not require any financial loss. Whether []