The Proactive Patient

What it takes to be healthy in the digital age.

Group uses technology to track health

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

In 1998, I pitched my literary agent a book idea that I thought had bestseller written all over it. The title, The ProActive Patient, was meant as a call for Americans to take more responsibility for their own health care. By enlisting physicians as partners in health care, my idea encompassed healthy diet, nutritional supplements, exercise – truly preventative lifestyle – and transparency of medical records.

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How To Avoid Cancer Misdiagnosis & Save Your Life

What can you do to avoid getting the wrong diagnosis?

Professional oncologist putting his hand on the patients shoulder and supporting her while telling her the diagnosis

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

More people die from medical errors, including misdiagnosis, than are killed in car accidents. What can you do to avoid getting the wrong diagnosis? Getting the wrong cancer diagnosis sets into motion a clinical approach that may or may not be proven effective. You may even get dangerous treatments that are unnecessary.

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Useful Tips for Having Blood Drawn

Getting your blood drawn can be stressful. Here's how to do it right, so you only have to do it once.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Getting your blood drawn can be stressful. Here’s how to do it right, so you only have to do it once.
I’ve seen a lot of patients squeamish and anxious about having their blood drawn. It’s definitely not an easy experience for everyone, and that’s okay. Yet, with a little preparation, you can help make the process go smoother.

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How to Actually Re-Tool Your Obsolete Multivitamin

Are multivitamins a scam? Maybe not anymore...

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Are multivitamins a scam? Maybe not anymore… It’s impossible to pack every nutrient you need in one capsule. Not even Nature does it. That’s why we need to eat a variety of foods. But, new generation multivitamins try to cover daily nutrient needs. A comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplements can contain more than 30 ingredients. To get inclusive nutritional support, you have to take six capsules daily.

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How to Treat a Sore Throat with Natural Medicine

These home remedies are readily available, easy to use, and work without side effects.

Brunette adult girl with fever wrapping herself in blanket on sofa

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

These home remedies are readily available, easy to use, and work without side effects. We’ve all experienced it. The winter months come on cold and windy, and sooner or later, you get a swelling and burning pain in the back of your throat, making it difficult to swallow. The good news is that natural medicine can be an effective way to treat sore throats.

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How to Do The Most Effective Gallbladder Flush Ever

A healthy way to prepare for springtime is with a liver cleanse and gallbladder flush.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

A healthy way to prepare for springtime is with a liver cleanse and gallbladder flush. The best time of year to detoxify your liver is in the springtime. But, before you start a liver-cleanse program, consider flushing bile and stones from your gallbladder.

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Five Tests to Tell If You Have Hashimoto’s

If you have hypothyroidism, you might also have Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. What is the difference?

Woman in business clothes exhausted on couch

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

If you have hypothyroidism, you might also have Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis. What is the difference? My new patient Carol looked tired. Her complexion was ashen and purplish crescents framed the lower rim of her eyes. She was overweight even though she ate a mostly vegetarian diet, avoided refined sugar and dairy products; had stopped eating wheat, didn’t eat fatty or fried foods, and never snacked.

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How to Bounce Back Quicker and Heal Faster

The sooner we recover from difficulties, the better we fare in life, and the happier and healthier we are.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

The sooner we heal from difficulties, the better we fare in life, and the happier and healthier we are. Timothy D. Wilson, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, wrote in Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By (Wilson 2015) that the more we understand the negative events that take over our lives, including “breakups, failures, and medical problems, the faster we recover from them.”

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How to Cure Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Fevers with Papaya Leaf

These tough viruses have nasty symptoms and no effective pharmaceutical cure. Yet, one promising natural treatment is simple and readily available in the tropics.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

These tough viruses have nasty symptoms and no effective pharmaceutical cure. Yet, one promising natural treatment is simple and readily available in the tropics. In the fall of 2016, I was in the Yucatan chasing viruses. I heard that an entire Mayan village had contracted chikungunya, and I wanted to learn more.

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Turmeric Shots: Magic Elixir or Pure Hype?

Let’s look at the root science to find out if fresh turmeric shots are actually valuable for your health.

Tumeric tea powder

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Let’s look at the root science to find out if fresh turmeric shots are actually valuable for your health. With an impressive nutritional profile, turmeric has long been used for its benefits. Often called the “golden nutraceutical,” turmeric is the latest superfood to make headlines as Manhattan supermodels and Hollywood celebrities are heralding the benefits of starting their days drinking shots of the bright yellow spice mixed with water.

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