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A Misesian, Holistic MD

March 16, 2009

Health and Nutrition Secrets is a book by Russell L Blaylock, MD. Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon who “has recently retired as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. He has practiced neurosurgery for the past twenty-four years and runs a successful private nutritional practice.”

According to one of the reviews on Amazon, his book is “a 459-page holistic instructional manual and guide for improving personal health while avoiding common toxins and other environmental health hazards.” What’s so exceptional about the book is the fact that Dr. Blaylock mentions Ludwig von Mises three times, as well as F.A. Hayek, and he recommends Human Action as a “magnificent defense of true capitalism.” Libertarianism and free markets have always meshed well with natural-holistic medicine and nutrition because they all hold that individual health matters should be conducted free of state intervention and coercion from special interests and the corporatist elements.

Thanks to Gary Halpin for the tip. His wife, who is reading the book in the course of her studies to become a natural practitioner, recognized the Mises name from her husband’s t-shirt.

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