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THE ABEL FACTOR

I first met Abel 20 years ago after he and my sister got married; they were on their way to their honeymoon. He was handsome and emitted an air of strength. I could tell that he was no pushover, but I also saw gentleness in the way he treated my sister. My only disappointment was […]

June 12th, 2017
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MY TRANSITION

This time away from Pediatric Center has been an amazing, revelatory time for me. I realize how much I needed this time away from the busyness to help me clarify my purpose and who I now am. I am not the same person I was when I entered the medical profession 34 years ago. First […]

November 22nd, 2014
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PREPARING TO PREVENT INFLUENZA AND OTHER ILLNESSES 2014

Preparation for influenza season should begin now. If we begin to get ready today for this season the difficulties and illnesses we encounter will be fewer and of shorter duration if we get ill at all. Remember that it is very important to prepare our bodies to withstand the stress and strain that exposure to […]

October 4th, 2014
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FIVE-YEAR-OLD DIES OF INFLUENZA

When I read this very sad story, I immediately thought about what the responses to this tragedy were going to be. Many people will use this to confirm their beliefs that the flu shot actually causes influenza, or that the flu shot is totally useless.   I grieve for this child and many others who die […]

February 1st, 2014
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PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS AND MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY

The following study showed that 44 percent of patients who were admitted to a New York City hospital with chest pain and heart attacks were taking antacids for gastrointestinal problems. Most were taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI). When these researchers investigated further, they found that these people’s cardiovascular problems were caused by electrolyte abnormalities, particularly low magnesium […]

December 31st, 2013
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INJURY FROM DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS

I believe there is a concerted attack that has been waged (by those who are losing control and money) that is aimed at preventing people from using supplements in this country. The article below was released on the heels of the article in the Annals of Internal Medicine on December 17, 2013 that came to […]

December 29th, 2013
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EMPATHY

 The article below entitled Doctors and Empathy is one of the best essays on the subject of empathy I have ever read.  The author criticizes the way physicians respond to patients but outlines the genesis of this behavior—how physicians’ training teaches them to become unsympathetic.   I have learned to recognize over the years that […]

December 24th, 2013
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LETTER TO THE CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOL BOARD

Cedar Rapids School Board Johnson Elementary School 355 18th Street, SE Cedar Rapids, IA  52403   Dear Board Members:   I was just notified of the intention of the board to allow the placement of a cell phone tower on the roof of Johnson Elementary school and that Roosevelt and Wilson Elementary schools already had […]

November 8th, 2013
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INFLUENZA VACCINES 2013 TO 2014

Influenza season is here. Please remember that your general health and your nutrient competence (optimal nutrition) are very important in maximizing your protection against vaccine reactions and immune response to pathogenic assault from harmful bacteria and viruses. That is why I wrote the blog entitled Preparing for Cold and Flu Season.  If you have not read […]

October 5th, 2013
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CONQUER THE “POUND-PACKING” HOLIDAYS by Karla Schmidt

  Conquer the “Pound-Packing” Holidays: You Can Avoid the Inevitable   By Karla Schmidt, Certified Nutritionist   Having enjoyed a career as a nutritionist for over 30 years, it’s no huge surprise when clients disappear between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  Then magically, January 2nd rolls around and the phones don’t stop; everyone’s ready to get […]

September 26th, 2013
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