There are a few core, basic principles of physiology that are currently outside of the understanding and models of both Industrial Medicine (modern medicine as it's been coopted by industry for profit at the expense of health) and even alternatives to this system, like Functional or Integrative Medicine.
TLDR: Heart rate variability (HRV) apps and wearable are exploding in popularity and telling people how stressed or recovered they are. But currently, none of them distinguish between being relaxed and recovering from being in a stress or trauma induced shut-down. This is not a subtle distinction and this is
Many people are realizing that while Industrial Medicine excels at emergency care, it's not up to the task of managing, let alone reversing complex chronic illness. These are things like autoimmunity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, chronic infections and many functional mood and digestive orders. And of course in
A Look at Thermoregulatory Inversion Key Points * An increasing number of people are turning to cold exposure to improve self-regulation, led by a growing number of health influencers * Typically, cold to the skin triggers a set of reflexes that cause increased heat production and a rise in skin temperature, resulting
As someone fascinated by the epistemology of medicine, I frequently come across an intriguing, pervasive value judgment that Industrial Medicine inflicts on traditional methods of caring for the sick, which is that direct observation and anecdote is to be scorned and rejected, even if it constitutes billions of observation points
There is nothing cynical or impressionable in recognizing that the tobacco industry is corrupt and used its considerable resources to influence public policy for its own benefit, resulting in deaths and harms of millions of people. It did this by creating fraudulent research, paying scientists and politicians, and spending $billions
Dear Scitechdaily, I read your recent article “Doctors Discover that Acupuncture Can Significantly Reduce Chronic Headaches” with great interest. The article covers a randomized controlled study published a few weeks ago in the American Academy of Neurology Journal that included 218 participants and found that 68% of those receiving true
ADHD, while a bit of a mixed bag, is primarily (for about 80% of people with the diagnosis) a sleep disorder characterized by circadian disruption. Melatonin release is delayed by a couple of hours and sleep onset takes longer for these folks than healthy controls, showing low melatonin sensitivity. Most