Dr. Keith [drkeith]
What is your specialty? What does your work consist of?
anti-obesity vaccines for humans and pets
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you or the activity you carry out?
What types of clients do you have? Why do they come to you and what can you offer them?
Contract Research and Manufactures for pharmaceutical products
What is your definition of health, and of a healthy life?
Happy, not in pain and looking forward to tomorrow.
What are some basic rules for those who want to live to be 100.
Make it to 99 first.
Happiness and health: how much do they have in common, and how much myth is there in their relationship?
They are connected for most people. Love can keep you alive or kill you, depending on the circumstances.
Conventional medicine and alternative medicine: what is real and what is superstition?
Superstition: doctors know what they are doing all the time. THat is why the call it practice.
Superstition: alternative medicines always are better than conventional.
Fact: each person is unique and must find the exogenous input which helps them best.
Fact: > 50% of people who take a placebo are cured.
Can the mind cause or cure illness? What evidence do you have on the matter?
Both are true. Depression and grief can kill us or make it feel like we are dead.
Curing illness: Placebo effect is real. Prayer and positive thinking can make you feel better.
Do you recommend Vitamins and nutritional supplements? Do you believe their benefits have been proven?
I take supplements daily. Use natural source supplements and do not take too many at once. Chew food when taking these. Most important CoQ10 for the heart and B complex.
Every day there is a new product to stop aging. Is it solace that we are really buying?
You are buying hope. The only thing that really stops aging istaking positive actions early in life. Smoking and drinking (to excess) speed up the aging process and cell death.
Obesity, insomnia, and depression, are epidemic. What does that say about our way of life? What must be changed at the social level?
Obesity needs to be treated as a disease and education started in grade school. We need safer treatments for this disease, better access to healthier foods and better life styles (get off the couch and walk).
Depression can't be avoided and sometimes can't be reversed. People need to realize the root cause and try to understand the person and situations. Pill help for awhile, but mask the problem.
Insomnia- many reason, money worries, depression, stress. Individual dependent so no common treatment works for everyone.
What is your opinion on the use of medical marijuana for terminal illnesses.
I agree with this use.
The patient/doctor relationship is part of the success of treatment. What should it be like?
Personal and compassionate, not an assembly line.
Is it reasonable to treat a patient whose condition is hopeless, only for medical experimentation?
If someone wants to live longer, can afford the treatment and the doctor is agreeable it is important. Medical discoveries do not all work without human treatments, but patients must be totally aware of what is going on.
How do patient beliefs or superstitions effect recovery?
If they think the treatment won't work they are right.
What is the best way to give bad news to a patient?
Directly to the patient and their family (together if possible). Never hide the truth from the patient as the mind can heal as can faith and positive energy.
Is the best preventive medicine teaching someone how to live?
Yes. In grade school on a continuous basis throughout public school.
What are the most frequent errors of slimming diets.
You need to eat health and excercise while take any diet. Lifestyle changes.
Are too many unnecessary tests and x-rays performed in hospitals?
Yes. They often are not billing to a primary visit and are not covered by some insurance policies.
What new technologies have the most potential to save lives in the near future?
If someone consults you, what is your recommendation regarding cosmetic surgery and implants?
What is your opinion on the regulation of health care practice.
As good as it can get with the AMA controlling the rules.
How do you asses the potential or the risks of genetic engineering on nutrition and human health?
By carefully reviewing the facts, tests and what is the expected outcome (money for Big Pharma or health).
Do you believe legalizing the use of narcotics would increase or lessen the damage caused to public health?
I do not believe in legalizing narcotics. It would increase violence and increase damage to public health.
Of the thousands of beauty products on the market, what percentage has a significant effect?
Don't have any idea. If they make a person feel better about themselves than this is a positive effect.
How many times have you guessed what was wrong with a patient only by looking at his/her face?
Not Applicable to my area.
What areas of health or of medicine are you most interested in devoting yourself to in the next few years?
Would you change your profession for any another?
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