The Caregiver Crisis: Rising Demand, Short Supply Puts Elderly at Risk

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Elderhands loresIt’s one of the biggest public health challenges confronting the nation, an issue that will sooner or later touch just about everyone regardless of race, creed, ethnicity or economic status. But nobody really wants to talk about it.

It comes down to this: there are not enough caregivers to meet the growing needs of the nation’s rapidly aging population.

At a time of soaring demand for ongoing medical care, home-based healthcare, and social services, the number of people able and willing to provide these services is declining.

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Is “Keto” the Key to Reversing Diabetes?

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

A wave of recent studies show that in many cases, type 2 diabetes is partly or wholly reversible with high fat, very low carb ketogenic diets. But the process requires careful coaching, and should not be undertaken without good clinical guidance.

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Susan Blum, MD: Actualizing “Food as Medicine” in Real-World Practice

Written by Administrator

Food is medicine: It’s easy to say. To make it work in a modern medical practice is not quite so simple.

"Dr. Susan Blum is a leader in applying the principles of functional medicine to the care of people with autoimmune diseases. The Blum Center for Health, her thriving clinic in Rye Brook, NY, is a prime example of a new practice model that supports a truly holistic approach.

In this video, from the Heal Thy Practice 2014 conference, Dr. Blum gives an inside "nuts & bolts" look at her practice and shares key lessons she learned along the way.

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