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Integrated Care Dr. Janson offers health care that integrates medical care with nutritional therapy, environmental and food allergy treatment, counseling, and lifestyle change. He also recommends safe, innovative medical treatments, such as bioidentical hormones, intravenous vitamins and minerals, and chelation therapy (IVs not available in Florida). Proper medical testing assures the safety and appropriateness of his treatments. Science and Medicine People need treatment of their immediate and chronic health problems as well as preventive medicine. Dr. Janson incorporates the latest advances in medicine and nutritional science. Nutrition, stress management and…

The Health Revolution of the New Millennium: The Therapeutic Use of Dietary Supplements

Seminar/lecture proposal for Dr. Michael Janson Dr. Janson will discuss why you need dietary supplements and their benefits in both prevention and treatment of disease. This presentation is based on Dr. Janson’s 34 years of holistic medical experience and on the course that he taught to doctors for many years at the training seminars of the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Topics covered will include: Why everyone needs vitamins and other dietary supplements: Eating habits Agricultural practices and food additives Environmental toxins Biochemical individuality RDA inadequacies and political conflict…

Practical Guidelines: Buying and Taking Supplements

Excerpt from Dr. Janson’s book When I recommend supplements, I often hear questions about where to get them and what brands to buy. How do you avoid being misled by unscrupulous manufacturers or overzealous sales pitches? Antagonists to dietary supplements sometimes leave you with the false impression that all manufacturers are disreputable. Nothing could be further from the truth. In my experience, most supplement manufacturers are reliable and honest, and they depend on good results from their products to generate repeat sales. Manufacturers and Retailers Manufacturers and Retailers Most manufacturers…

Dr. Janson on Alternative Medicine: Response to the New England Journal of Medicine

To the Editor: The New England Journal of Medicine articles and editorial on complementary and alternative medicine (September 17, 1998), reveal a bias and a misunderstanding of both conventional and complementary medicine, especially the use of dietary supplements and the role of the FDA in regulating their safety. The FDA has ample power to regulate dietary supplements for safety, and full authority to remove from the market any product that is mislabeled, contaminated, or in any way dangerous. The claim that complementary medicines have no scientific basis reveals an ignorance…

Free Radicals

by Michael Janson, M.D. In the normal course of metabolism, your body produces small high-energy particles which are known as free radicals. These are unstable molecules with free electrons that can be used for energy production and numerous other physiological functions. In some cells they may be used as the weapons to kill viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately, because of their extremely high energy, they can also be damaging to normal tissues if too many of them are produced. Free radicals disrupt the normal production of DNA, the genetic material, and…

Newsletter April 2013

Topics: Vitamin D and atrial fibrillation Carnitine and heart risks Lycopene and heart risks Gazpacho reduces hypertension [Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article] Vitamin D and atrial fibrillation A patient recently informed me of a study showing that excess vitamin D was linked to a heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation. The public warnings about taking too much vitamin D were misguided if they relied on the reporting of data from this study or the headlines that it generated. The report was from a paper presented…

Newsletter March 2010

Taurine and hypertension Taurine and congestive heart failure Taurine and congestive heart failure 2 Taurine and arrhythmias Taurine and arrhythmias 2 Doughnut makers force political firing Taurine and hypertension Ever since my heart surgery in 2003 to replace a congenitally defective aortic valve (you can read about this in the newsletter of April, 2003), I have had rare episodes of atrial fibrillation lasting for a few hours, perhaps once a year, but this unusually cool winter altered my exercise schedule and immune function, and the arrhythmia recurred several times a…

Newsletter October 2006

Letting Go of Habits Peptic Ulcer Management Safer Natural Remedies Arthritis and Food Allergy Ask Dr. J: Strontium for Bones References In the Health News Diet and Disease Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Raab (Rapini) Letting Go of Habits Dear Friends, Letting go of certain food attachments can be difficult, but not as difficult as it might seem at first. Whether or not we ate nutritious foods as part of our diets while growing up, many of us also consumed a variety of foods that were (and remain) unhealthful, including…

Newsletter May 2006

The Sugar Menace Vitamin C and Cancer Update IV Vitamin C and Cancer Carrots and Cancer Ask Dr. J: Probiotics with Food References In the Health News Diet and Disease Recipe of The Month: Squash Bean Barley Chili The Sugar Menace Dear Friends, I could not help but see the new ads for candy from the Mars company, in which their chocolate bars are portrayed as healthy for the heart. They neglect to mention that the refined sugar that these candies contain is a leading cause of physiological dysfunction. Sugar…

Newsletter April 2006

Healthy Low-Fat Diets Tea: Green, Black, and Red Caffeine-Free Red Tea Hot Pepper and Cancer Ask Dr. J: Arthritis and Food References In the Health News Diet and Disease Recipe of The Month: Millet Apricot-Date Cake Healthy Low-Fat Diets Dear Friends, Not so fast! Wait before believing news about diets. In commenting on scientific data regarding health care, and especially nutrition and alternative medicine, the news media is apt to jump to conclusions, and false ones at that. This can almost be forgiven when even the researchers who do the…