The Educated Patient

Taking a Risk with a Chronic Condition


Brave New COVID-19 World

So here we are in a Brave New COVID-19 World. What a shock. I was at the Low Carb Denver Conference when the announcement came. Barely slipped back into Canada under the travel restrictions. Immediately, I entered into a self imposed quarantine for two weeks. The adaptation to working from home was relatively painless for me. I never got sick. At all. Good thing I don’t need medical attention right […]

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Article Published

The article is published at last. My specialist at the AMDC deserves much of the credit. He is experienced with publication and I am not. He expertly navigated the choppy waters of the publication process to bring the article safely to shore. It was published in the Mitochondrion Journal, an international peer reviewed journal of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. I realize it is a tremendous honor to have the work […]

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Extended Water Fast and Chronic Disease

I recently completed an extended water fast and I live with a chronic disease. This is not a new thing for me as I intermittent fast everyday. Usually, I eat One Meal a Day (OMAD) and have followed this protocol for over a year with excellent results. Anyone who fasts knows that it is a very flexible way of eating and can be modified easily. Living with a chronic disease […]

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Lift off and website launch!

The lift off and launch of this website has been a remarkable adventure for me. Four months ago, I knew nothing about web development. Although there was a vague awareness that people did this for a living and that coding was somehow involved, I really knew nothing. Research I could do, and how to email and use a word processor, but that was about it. At 56, I was resigned […]

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Change direction with a Chronic Condition

I have a very rare genetic condition that is not well understood. There is no cure and no therapy. It can present at any age, with varying degrees of severity and in many different ways. My first child died from this disease, and everyone in my very large extended family carry this same genetic defect. Given this grim health prognosis, why would I not want to change direction with a […]

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Where Science and Religion meet

Thinking bald man, professor

If you want your healthcare experience to matter, you need to understand that healthcare speaks the language of science. It’s called evidence based medicine but researchers decide what is evidence based, not patients. Where science and religion meet is that both use dogma to support their authority. A single case report is unlikely to change clinical practice in medicine. Many single cases showing the same result are still not enough […]

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