SELF Challenge 2001: Month Three

Give yourself a pat on the back—you’re almost there! Here’s the third and final installment of SELF’s total body makeover plan, with expert advice from the Golden Door Spa and the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. This month you’ll amp up your cardio routine, exercise muscles you didn’t know you had and learn how to…

Wireless Gadget

OVERSTATED: PalmPilots Everyone loves them. There’s the classic Palm, the Palm III, the Palm IIIx, the sleek Palm V, and, of course, the Trekkie-fan Palm VII. You can’t help but love the fact that 3Com has marketed a hugely successful product all while driving Bill Gates and his minions at Microsoft up the Redmond walls.

Physicians Fail to Counsel Adolescents About Smoking

Physicians are not taking an active role in discouraging smoking among their young patients, reported a study released in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, found that doctors rarely offered their young patients advice about the hazards of smoking, even…

Study Exercise and Weight Loss Can Reduce Blood Pressure

A program of regular exercise and weight loss is an effective, drug-free treatment for elevated blood pressure in mildly to moderately obese individuals, according to a study in the August 18 issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

DDT Revisited. Part 2

Benefits of DDT In spite of its 1972 ban, DDT was known to be very beneficial well before that time. Nor was DDT shown to be a human carcinogen, certainly at environmental doses, as stated by A.J. Lehman, M.D., director of pharmacology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in 1965.

DDT Revisited. Part 1

Twenty-nine years after the Environmental Protection Agency’s 1972 ban of the pesticide DDT, the case against DDT is finally coming unraveled. There was extensive scientific literature available at the time, which demonstrated DDT’s overwhelming benefits. In short, the ban was not supported by the scientific information available at that time.

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 7

Crescione’s primitive tests contrast acutely with the precise, high-tech evaluative procedures familiar to certified athletic trainers, exercise physiologists and registered physical therapists. Yet he stated that his procedure was “more complicated” than that of many chiropractors because he was “more thorough.”

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 6

In a booklet titled “Suggestive Therapy Applied: The Chiropractic Approach to the Treatment of Psychosomatic Disorders” (1977), Thurman Fleet wrote: If the Doctor holds in his mind a picture of what he wants that [patient’s] body to do and be, he will then give the instructions to the Innate of that body as to what…

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 5

Baby B.E.S.T. is an adaptation of B.E.S.T. to infants. In “Baby B.E.S.T.,” Morter states that the main objective of this variant is “the removal of segmentation imbalances to restore symmetry to the child.” This allegedly “allows for an updating of the neurological responses to and from the brain.

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 4

Brown saw chiropractor Harlow Wells in response to an ad for a free spinal exam. During his second visit to Wells, he lay on his back on a table and held up his arm at the chiropractor’s request. Brown described this visit in his report: According to the procedure, Wells would try to pull down…