Coronavirus in 2020: What We Know

By Erik Goldman, Editor

Coronavirus graphic lo resThe current coronavirus outbreak is a fast-moving story with an unknown trajectory.

The dramatic response by the Chinese government and the international community—total quarantine of major cities, closure of a 2,600-mile border between China and Russia, cancellation of thousands of international flights to and from China—is unprecedented in the history of public health.

There’s no question that 2019-nCoV, as the virus has been called—can spread from human to human, and that it can be lethal.

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Medical Hypnosis: Unlocking the Pharmacy Within

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor

Picture a lemon. Now imagine cutting a wedge from the lemon. Now, close your eyes and picture yourself biting into that bright yellow slice.

That saliva surge? It’s a complex physiological reaction prompted by a verbal suggestion, set in motion simply by thinking.

This simple example illustrates a core principle of medical hypnosis: the body responds to the thoughts, the emotions, and the past experiences of its “tenant.” That might seem like overstating the obvious, but it is a truth that conventional medicine does a good job of ignoring, dismissing, or misunderstanding.

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HPC at 20: Affirming Our Inspirations

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor

This year marks Holistic Primary Care’s 20th birthday. As we take stock of our journey so far, I want to thank all of you who’ve been loyal readers of and contributors to this publication over the years. If you’re new to HPC, welcome to our community.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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