health

Health, Tips, Myths, And Tricks: A Physician’s Advice” by Morton E. Tavel (Book Review #114)

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “HEALTH TIPS, MYTHS, AND TRICKS: A Physician’s Advice” by Morton E. Tavel] Health tips, myths, and tricks is a fitness, well-being and dieting book written by Morton E. Tavel. Within this book, the author offers an insightful look into differentiating between what is fake and real in the health industry. In addition, the author proposes many substitutes to our bad eating habits and provides health advice. The advice and suggestions are all based on either []

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 []

Weight Loss for Vegans by Kayla Keyes (Book Review #26)

Lose weight and learn how to self-love in ten days using Kayla’s structured diet plan. Kayla Keyes begins to tell us the reasons why we even start to consider making changes in our life. She believes that there are events that trigger our feelings, for example, separation, moving away from home or a new job. Her intentions are not for us to just lose some weight but to also “lose the baggage” she claims, “we are carrying around (externally & internally).”   []

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 []

Erasing Scars by Dr. James D. Okun MD, Evangelita Goodwell (Book Review #21)

  “Millions of Americans are afflicted with genital herpes with tens of thousands of new cases being reported each year. This ravaging disease afflicts its sufferers with both physical and emotional scarring, and while effective treatments for the physical aspects of the disease have been developed in recent years, relatively scant attention has been given to the emotional trauma associated with the disease. And even less attention has been given to the connection between patients’ stress levels and recurrences of herpes outbreaks.” []

The History of New Innovations in Modern Medicine by Dr. James D. Okun MD, Evangelita Goodwell (Book Review #16)

  This book is almost like a dedicated memoir of collected physicians that have almost become forgotten by the modern society, of whom their discoveries are to this day the reason why many of us have the ability to live a longer life. In every chapter of this book, Author, Dr. Okun & Goodwell, initially introduce us to an inventor, his background and how they discover the cure to a particular illness. In most cases, instead of being appreciated for new ideas []

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class by Bikram Choudhury: Reviewed by da-AL

  “These people are nuts,” I thought when I first heard about Bikram yoga.  Little did I know… That I’d be doing it myself a couple of years later — desperate for anything that would make me feel like I was living rather than dying. Cancer. That’s what drove me to try anything — even Bikram! I’d found a lump, had it biopsied, had gotten the terrible news, and now, several days later, cancer was all I could think of, day and []