Entries by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

Flu Vaccine: Not to Worry

Despite all the angst over the shortage of flu vaccine, I am certainly not worried. In fact I do not get such a shot, despite the fact that I am exposed to many individuals, travel a lot and am over the age ‘recommended’ for vaccination. There are a host of reasons. First, many individuals have […]

Calcitonin Hormone — The Key to a Strong Skeleton?

Calcitonin, a rarely mentioned hormone, is one of the big 3 in maintaining health as we mature. This unique hormone, produced in the thyroid gland, is responsible for the strength and integrity of your skeleton. Since hip fractures from osteoporosis are a major contributor to premature death in the elderly, calcitonin is particularly important after […]

How To Correct Cholesterol Problems

Photo by Jessica Ruscello on Unsplash The first of the cholesterol problems that needs correction is the cholesterol hoax. The cholesterol hoax may be one of life’s most cruel ironies, as cholesterol is the foundation for most hormones and the nervous system. You manufacture cholesterol constantly and ten minutes of stress produces more cholesterol than you get from […]

How To Treat Depression And Anxiety & Rediscover Joy

Our founding fathers claimed we have a right to the PURSUIT of Happiness. Indeed, I would maintain that life is the pursuit of happiness. However, clinical medicine reports that 20% of Americans are taking antidepressant drugs at any given time and that at least another 20% ‘need’ antidepressants. Although psychiatrists have a variety of categories […]