Author: Alan Organ, M.D., Ph.D.

Alan E. Organ, M.D., Ph.D. is a retired physician who practiced Pediatrics in Overland Park, KS for over 25 years. He also taught medical students, nursing students, interns and residents from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the University of Health Sciences School of Medicine. He was the Co-Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1979 - 1985. Since retirement, he has lectured on Health and Wellness, Alternative Medicine and written numerous medical information web sites on Alternative Medicine and Nutrition. His research interests dealt with cell physiology and he presently writes about health and nutrition.He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCLA, a Ph.D. degree in Biology (Physiology & Cellular Biology) from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and an M.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. His research in cell physiology, particularly osmosis, has been published in The Journal of Cell Biology, The Journal of Protozoology, Acta Protozoologica and The Kansas Archives of Medicine. He has been an editorial reviewer for The Journal of Cell Biology. He also wrote The BabyDoc Project, a Pediatric Informational web site as well as helping to write a Medical Office Manager System (DrMOM) and a Laboratory Information System for his Pediatric Practice.

Weight Loss – Know The Facts? – Take The Quiz

Just go to a bookstore today and browse the aisle on dieting and weight loss. The last time I did, there must have been over a hundred books singing the praises of a “new” diet guaranteed to help you lose weight. Take the quiz below and see how much you actually know about losing weight.

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Eat Fat to Lose Weight? Separating the Fat from the Fiction

In a recent webinar I gave, one of the participants asked the following question: “I keep reading everywhere that fat is good for you. I remember my doctor saying that I should reduce the amount of fat I eat to prevent heart disease. I’m confused. Which statement is correct?”

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Seven Common Lies About Weight Loss

We spend about $30 billion dollars each year trying to lose weight only to find that within two years, almost 98% of those who lost weight have regained it back. Slenderiix from ARIIX is a revolutionary new homeopathic supplement, developed by doctors, that helps you lose weight quickly and safely while allowing you to keep it off once you stop taking it. Instead of just “dieting”, the Slenderiiz Weight Management Program helps you change your […]

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Do Genetics Determine If I Will Have Heart Disease?

I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own heart. What can I do to prevent heart disease?” My story is so similar, it made me think that maybe […]

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Can Essential Oils Alter The Effects of Aging?

Essentials oils have long been used by ancient cultures to cure a broad spectrum of maladies, both of the body and mind (see Aromatherapy and Essential Oils – Fact or Fad?). But in recent years, the Integrative Health Community has come to value the range of benefits that essential oils can offer. While the role of these oils has been well studied on its effects concerning disease and ailments of the body, it’s only recently […]

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