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Last night, I watched a fascinating TV show on my local PBS channel, KCET, entitled, Patrick Soon-Shiong: Man on a Mission, which tells the inspiring story of Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., a visionary who has conceived and created new lifesaving drugs and medical treatments in addition to transforming the model of health delivery systems. He is internationally acclaimed for transformational developments in medicine and innovative approaches to healthcare that benefit individuals from all walks of life, locally and around the world.
Dr. Soon-Shiong was born in apartheid South Africa to Chinese immigrant parents, who fled from China during World War II. He graduated from high school at age 16 and received his medical degree at age 23 from the University of Witwatersrand, finishing fourth out of 189. After finishing his internship at Johannesburg’s General Hospital, Dr. Soon-Shiong earned a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, where he was the first resident to receive multiple research awards simultaneously from the American College of Surgeons, the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the American Association of Academic Surgery. He then moved to the United States where he initiated his surgical training at University of California, Los Angeles, became a board-certified surgeon both as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) and a Fellow of the American College of surgeons and joined the medical school faculty at UCLA as Assistant professor at age 31.
Dr. Soon-Shiong founded APP in 1997. Soon-Shiong joined the faculty of UCLA Medical School in 1983. He left UCLA in 1991 to start VivoRx, a diabetes research firm. Forbes estimates his fortune is $3.5 billion, ranking him #87 among billionaires.
On July 7, 2008 it was reported that Soon-Shiong, who owns more than 80 percent of American Pharmaceutical Partners (APP), agreed to sell his stake to Fresenius SE for 3.7 billion US dollars.
Today Soon-Shiong is Executive Chairman Abraxis BioScience, President's Council at RAND Corporation, Executive Director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Professor of Bioengineering at UCLA, Chairman of the National Coalition for Health Integration, on the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Transplantation, on the board of directors for the Technology Council for the new Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Northwestern University, etc. He is accused of spreading himself too thin yet positive things happen everywhere he goes.
From accompanying him on hospital rounds to interviews with patients impacted by his medical discoveries, the documentary offers a glimpse inside the world of the internationally renowned physician, surgeon, inventor, scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Patrick Soon-Shiong: Man on a Mission also revisits his early years. Raised in South Africa under apartheid, Dr. Soon-Shiong experienced the challenges of discrimination early in life and dedicated himself to closing disparity gaps that exist in the world through his belief that defying conventional wisdom leads to the kind of innovation that makes a real difference in people's lives. His vision and mission is straightforward: to think globally and act locally by finding the common thread that connects throughout and expand the work he does in the United States to all parts of the world. Ultimately he believes that successful healthcare initiatives are one path toward achieving greater international diplomacy.
In June 2010, Dr. Soon-Shiong, M.D. received the 10th KCET Visionary Award, which honors individuals who have made unique and visionary contributions to improving the lives of others through their support of arts and culture, healthcare, education and the well being of children
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You’re only 1/4 of a teaspoon of sugar away from being Diabetic! Seriously!
The following article is reprinted with the permission of Quest Protein Bar, an affiliate of BAC Medical Marketing.
Obesity is booming. And so is Diabetes. The worst part is – you’re next if you’re not careful. VERY careful. The problem is, somehow, someway, sugar has developed a reputation for being natural and has thusly found itself center stage in today’s average diet – hence the explosion of obesity and Diabetes. And while it may be true that sugar is natural, a lot of things that kill you are natural. But dying of natural causes is still dying, and it’s this writer’s belief that dying sucks and should be postponed for as long as possible. How do we hold off the scythe? Ask and answer the question “Just how much damage does sugar cause?”
That’s a great question. I’m so glad you asked. To answer it, let’s look at a surprising fact. There is only 1/4 teaspoon of sugar difference between the blood of a normal person and the blood of a diabetic. That number gets even more shocking when you realize that there are roughly 1,000 teaspoons of blood in the body. So a shift of only .025% sets your body ablaze from the inside.
Most people don’t realize that the body must TIGHTLY control blood sugar levels in order to survive. Put simply, sugar is toxic when even small excesses are present. And when the body becomes Diabetic and loses its ability to effectively remove sugar from the bloodstream the body will literally start to burn up from the inside. That’s what’s happening to Diabetics. They are being cooked alive slowly from the inside. That’s the reason that Diabetics often lose tissue in their fingers and toes. If left unchecked, it can even require amputation of entire limbs as the tissue becomes necrotic (dead). All from excess blood sugar. A pretty gnarly way to go if you ask me. Pasta just isn’t worth it. (Ahhhh… I can already hear the angry letters from Italians pouring in. Don’t worry though, pasta isn’t the only “sacred” food that’s doing it’s best to kill you. Yeah, I’m looking at you fruit.)
To make matters worse, a lot of people don’t realize that non-fiber carbs are going to be sugars by the time they hit your bloodstream. So they look at the nutritional label on a food or drink, and see that there’s only a few grams of sugar, but the problem is, ALL of the non-fiber carbs (fiber is inert and doesn’t count) will hit your bloodstream like a big ‘ol cube of sugar.
Carbs have become such a huge part of people’s diets Our bodies were not made to handle the amounts of carbohydrates people are eating today and the results of excess carb consumption are all around us. The Beta cells in the pancreas are what produces the insulin that allows us to metabolize the carbohydrates we do eat. After years of secreting tons of insulin in response to eating too many carbs, the Beta cells can give out and our very cells protect themselves by becoming more resistant to the effects of insulin. This in turn makes us Diabetic because we can no longer effectively remove the sugar from our bloodstream. For most people, it’s not a question of if but when they will become Diabetic or highly insulin resistant – simply because of their carb consumption. And without an accurate understanding of how ALL non-fiber carbs turn into sugar, people don’t know how to avoid the problem.
Eating a lower carb diet is the only thing that makes sense.
But reducing carbs isn’t easy they’re found in just about every processed food on the market. Your best choice is to eat healthy unprocessed foods that are low in carbs such as meats, eggs, fish, cheese, fibrous vegetables, etc.
You don’t have to follow a super low carb diet if you don’t want to, but every little bit of carbohydrate that you can shave off your diet helps.
Reprinted below is the tenth in a series of articles from our newest client, HeartMath, LLC, that deals with how stress impacts our lives and what can be done to relieve it. Do you get a knot in your stomach when you sit down to pay the bills each month? Wake up in the middle of the night wondering how you’re ever going to get out of debt? Get a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness when you read headlines about the housing crisis, oil prices, soaring healthcare costs, inflation, recession and unemployment? If you’re feeling worried and anxious about money, you’re not alone. For millions of people, financial stress is eating away at their basic sense of security and well-being. And it’s not just bank accounts that are being drained, but also physical and emotional resources, which in turn impact health, relationships, productivity and happiness. Most of us believe if we just work harder, think harder and try harder, we can resolve our financial issues. But what if focusing more brainpower and effort in these problems actually gets us even further away from finding solutions? Instead of trying even harder to think our way through these problems, here’s an alternative approach to consider. A different method for resolving your challenges involves releasing stress and allowing your intuition to help guide your thoughts and actions. By using tools to stop the continual loop of anxiety and fear, we actually free up energy to find new answers to old problems. Even when we can’t control our external situation, creating a balanced connection between the heart and brain helps reduce the internal taxes of scarcity and insecurity and opens new pathways in the problem-solving process. Here are nine practical and affordable tips for relieving financial stress: Take advantage of new technology. You may already use a sophisticated computer program to manage your personal and professional finances, but did you know there’s innovative stress reduction software available, too? Much like cell phones, PDA’s and mp3 players make life easier and more enjoyable, there are handheld biofeedback devices that help you relieve stress. Why not use the latest digital tools to improve your quality of life? Sit down and make a list of what you’re grateful for. It’s hard to feel anxious or scared while focusing on feelings of gratitude. Think about someone you appreciate, then, take a moment in your heart to feel appreciation for them. If you choose to, tell him or her. You’ll be surprised by the new energy you bring back to solving money issues by cultivating gratitude and expressing appreciation. Approach your financial problems more objectively. If you were going to give advice to a person who was in a similar situation, what would it be? Stepping outside yourself enables you to see things more dispassionately, without being as invested in the outcome. Shift your focus. Stop and remember the basic conveniences and luxuries you may take for granted. Much of the world lives in poverty and while it may sound simplistic, when we stop to think about someone much less fortunate, it puts our financial situations in a larger wholeness perspective. Get to the heart of the matter. If you feel like you’re in an endless cycle of worry and angst, try the Cut-Thru® technique to help gradually release the accumulated anxiety caused by financial stress. To gain some immediate relief, you don’t need to sort through all the details of the issues you’re facing; simply address the perceptions, feelings and thoughts that come up while using this technique. Don’t over-saturate yourself with bad news about the economy. While staying informed is important, taking in so much disturbing news day after day can lead to a growing sense of pessimism. Try to watch or read the financial news without getting lost in a negative mindset and look for stories that help stimulate more creative, optimistic thinking about money. Don’t keep everything to yourself. Reach out to a friend who can help you gain a clearer perspective, but not necessarily one who will simply sympathize with your pain. Or find an expert you can talk to about your money issues who is knowledgeable and unbiased. Financial advisors and credit counselors can help take off some of the pressure and there are many free resources for financial advice. Give some money away. It doesn’t matter how much. Whatever the amount, giving to someone in need or to a cause or charity you feel aligned with takes you out of self-centeredness and focuses compassion and caring on someone else. Knowing you have enough to share builds your own sense of personal empowerment. Don’t punish yourself with blame or shame. Having financial difficulties does not equate to failure. Many times the circumstances are beyond your control. Freeing yourself from these disapproving feelings enhances your perception and intuition, allowing you to think better and more clearly. Despite a sense that things may always be this way, your current condition is not permanent. Change is constant and that includes your finances. While money issues are real, they don’t have to destroy you. Letting go of stress, even for just a few minutes, can lead towards fresh ideas and new solutions. If you’re looking for greater prosperity and peace of mind, reducing stress is a risk-free financial strategy. Copyright © HeartMath. Since 1991 HeartMath has been dedicated to decoding the underlying mechanics of stress. HeartMath is internationally recognized for their solutions to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy into people’s lives. Research and clinical studies conducted by HeartMath have examined emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions, and the physiology of learning and performance. Through their research they have demonstrated the critical link between emotions, heart function, and cognitive performance. HeartMath’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, and Preventive Cardiology, as well as business journals such as Harvard Business Review and Leadership Excellence. HeartMath’s organizational clients include NASA, BP, Duke University Health System, Stanford Business School, Redken, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, and Cisco Systems, as well as dozens of school systems and thousands of health professionals around the world. To learn more about HeartMath, go to www.heartmath.com.