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Dr. Gerald Deas

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Got oil? Fossil folly or oil greed?

The processes through which past societies have undermined themselves by damaging their environments fall into eight categories, whose relative importance differs from case to case.

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Can the sulfites

When I was a little boy, many, many years ago, at the end of the summer, when fruits and vegetables were at their peak deliciousness, my mom would get out the well-used utensils for preserving the sun-filled morsels of nature's bounty.

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You’ll lose, with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.

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Be more vocal about asthma

Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.

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Berries are berry good for you

If the great baseball player Darryl Strawberry would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer.

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.

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Holistic healing

Going back to my roots in Africa, I relate that the witch doctor not only used herbs and other medicines, but also used the power of his spirit to heal.

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The cough, that irritating cough

the body eliminates foreign material by coughing

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Bad coppers and good coppers

I want to enlighten you about another “good cop” known as the trace element called copper

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An eye on iron

My first recollection that I have of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and iron clothes for the elite in order to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically rubbing clothes on a washboard, sometimes while she hummed the sacred song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

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