This website is intended to
educate and inform. Conflicting opinions will be heard from other
segments of the medical community, but disagreement between
experts is common in virtually every field. This serves a purpose to encourage innovation and progress.
Conservatism within the medical profession acts to protect the public from quackery and exploitation, but conservatism can also delay the acceptance of new and innovative therapies that are both safe and effective.
The pharmaceutical industry relies on patents to provide profits for clinical research. Treatments described on this website are largely in the public domain, with no patents and thus no monetary royalties to help further their acceptance.
Links to published scientific research are provided throughout when practical.
Information presented on this website is not to be used as a substitute for professional medical evaluation and treatment by a competent health care professional.
As once observed by Machiavelli:
"There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one."
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Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.
Elmer M. Cranton, M.D. graduated from
Harvard Medical School in 1964. He served as President of Smyth County
Medical Society, in Virginia, and was Chief-of-Staff of a U.S.
Public Health Service Hospital. He is a Charter Fellow and life member of
the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow and past president of
the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Dr. Cranton was board
certified and recertified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Family
Medicine. He served for many years as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of
Advancement in Medicine, and the Journal of Holistic
Medicine. He is past president of the American Holistic Medical
Dr. Cranton retired from active clinical practice in 2005, after more than 40 years but continues to write and consult.
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DISCLAIMER: Information contained on
this website is based on more than 40 years
of experience by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D., and his
professional colleagues throughout the world, including an extensive review
of published and unpublished scientific data. Scientific references
are linked throughout when
This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical evaluation and treatment by a competent and licensed health care professional. It is strongly advised that you do not change any current medications or treatments, and do not add any new therapies without personally consulting a fully qualified and licensed health care professional. Dr. Cranton specifically disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from use of information contained on this Internet website.
Varying and conflicting views often stem from different branches of the medical profession. Differing opinions are common among experts in every field.
The information presented on this website is intended to be educational in nature and is not intended as a basis for diagnosis or treatment. The information published here is updated periodically and every attempt is made to insure that it is current at the time of posting, but that may not always be possible. It is fully expected that this information will be contradicted from time to time by other medical authorities with their own agendas.
This website is published solely for educational, information, and research purposes, as a courtesy to the public and medical profession.
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