Archive | November, 2015

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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How Benjamin Franklin’s Sex Life Saved the American Revolution- and His Letter to a Very Horny Friend

  Historians almost invariably miss little or not highly visible events that have huge historic impacts. Surely, Julius Caesar’s big, long term amorous and dramatic political relationship with Cleopatra changed history but so did Benjamin Franklin’s sex life. He was probably the horniest major political figure in American history. Thomas Jefferson noted that when in […]

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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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Women in the Military: What’s the Story?

“Sex is like fire. It can warm up your home or burn it down.” The battle of self- interest among individuals and groups is a natural phenomenon. Women self- interest groups have won the battle over men in our universities and in the work place, and they are to be congratulated. It was believed, however, […]

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Is Calcium Supplementation for Osteoporosis a Major Cause of Divorce? – A Hidden Issue of National Concern

Calcium supplementation causes constipation. It is one of the best kept secrets from women who are, by far, the major consumers taking this supplement en masse for many years in an attempt to reduce the degree of postmenopausal osteoporosis. About two decades ago, I proposed that calcium consumption was a major cause of divorce, and […]

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The Vagina Whisperer by Endorfina

“Yoni” is the ancient Hindu Sansrit word for vagina. I have always loved the verb “to whisper”, especially when spoken in French and Italian. The word in French is “chuchoter” (shoe-show- tay) and in Italian “susurrare” (sue-sue- rar-a). Both pronunciations truly are sexy whispers in themselves. The modern use of the word whisperer, however, does […]

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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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