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What’s the Difference between a Nutraceutical and a Dietary Supplement?

Are you aware that the vast majority of dietary supplements that are consumed lack evidence that they are beneficial for you? Since about one-half of Americans take at least one dietary supplement a day, you probably don’t want to hear this this unwelcomed news and have already rejected my position because you’ve concluded that I […]

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When Was the Last Cure? Achieving Breakthroughs

Originally published in The Westfield Leader on December 22, 2011 WESTFIELD – In his first book, “Drug Discovery: The Pending Crisis,” way back in 1972, Westfield physician Stephen L. DeFelice wrote, “Our present system of drug discovery is almost designed not to cure the great diseases that confront us. There is no doubt that many […]

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More on the Demasculinization Syndrome, DMS, and Fearless Mothers

“Make sure you know what size animal you are before you enter the jungle.” –Rudyard Kipling It was a sunny morning when I settled down for breakfast on my enclosed porch with my coffee and daily broccoli rape dish (at room temperature) reading through a stack of publications when I came upon two articles, published […]

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Brooks, Noonan, Kissinger, Judge Alito, the Colorado Massacre and Our Young Boys and Men

                   The Demasculinzation Syndrome (DMS) and Fearless Mothers  The broad based intellectual, David Brooks, was hired by the New York Times as the conservative balance to its liberal op-ed columnists and editors. Well, it hasn’t quite turned out that way. It appears that he has a soft spot […]

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Dostoevsky, Jefferson and Franklin versus Regulatory Swarm

Dostoevsky, Jefferson and Franklin versus Regulatory Swarm — Somebody Out There: Write a Book- Quickly! When I was 19 years old I decided I wanted to become an existentialist psychiatrist- whatever that is or was. At that time, existentialism was taking academe and its students by storm, and I read heavily on the subject. I […]

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Objective Clinical Studies Should Compare Marijuana Against Alcohol

This letter was originally published in the WestField Leader on Thursday, January 30, 2014. To Governor Christie: Persian and Medical Approaches to Marijuana Legalization, What’s behind this steamrolling momentum to dramatically increase the availability of marijuana? In large part, it’s because we have entered the era of post-modernism which is, when exposed, simply a form […]

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Westfield Doctor Asks, Should You Take Multivitamins?

This article was originally published in the Westfield Leader.  Recently, two clinical studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine made big time headlines. They reported that multivitamins had no beneficial effect on cognitive function and cardiovascular disease. Previously, in the same journal, there was a review article of 26 clinical studies on the effects of vitamins and minerals in various conditions the results of […]

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The Cardiovascular Promise of Vitamin E is Still Alive: Here’s Why and Here’s What to Do.

In the early 80’s, animal studies supported the idea that vitamin E can prevent heart attacks and stroke. In rodents and piglets this vitamin caused a dramatic reduction of arterial plaque size. In the early 90’s large clinical studies reported that vitamin E did indeed cause a reduction in cardiovascular events. It was believed that […]

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Magnesium and Diabetic Patients: Should You take it?

Over 25 years ago I became somewhat curious about magnesium as companion to carnitine for the treatment of coronary heart disease. As chance would have it, a company approached me with a patented magnesium formulation and asked me to find a company which would develop it- not an easy task in those days, let alone […]

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A Faulty Carnitine Clinical Study

Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice responded to the clinical study claiming that carnitine can cause heart disease. Take a look at his response.

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