Yul BrynnerYul Brynner Stop Smoking

During these Passover and Ester holidays, watching my ultimate favourite classic the “Ten Commandments”, I couldn’t stop thinking about Yul Brynner, one of the main leading actors who died from smoking induced Lung Cancer, which brought me to the realization that if there was an “11th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Smoke” would have been appropriate.

Yul Brynner “Do Not Smoke Commercial”

Yul Brynner on his last interview “Now that I’m gone, I tell you: Don’t Smoke, whatever you do, just don’t smoke.”

Often enough I see patients that wish to start a “Wellness Program” but are chronic smokers, looking for a “quick fix”, my response is always, if there is ONE thing we need to focus on while we address health promotion and disease prevention, smoking cessation would be it.

The Many Health ILL Effects of Smoking, according to the CDC

The Main Ill health effects of smoking are:

  • Smoking induce Premature Aging
  • Smoking can cause cancer almost ANYWHERE in the body.
  • Smoking negatively impact the cardiovascular system.
  • 2nd hand smoke is as important as primary smoking

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/

Canadian Lung Association on Second Hand Smoke

 

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About the author: Dr. Mordy Levy

 

Dr. Mordy Levy, ND, DC, HOM, MD(ATG) is the only Canadian doctor to have graduated from three first professional doctorates in separate and distinct health care professions: Chiropractic Medicine (DC)-1997, Conventional Medicine (MD)-2006, Naturopathic Medicine (ND)-2011, graduated Summa Cum Laude, from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL) and was the valedictorian of his graduating class.

Dr Levy's first undergraduate degree (BSc) was in Biology and Psychology from York University, graduated with Honours, and his second undergraduate degree (BMSc) was in Human Biology and Biomedical sciences from National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL)

Dr. Levy is a registered member in good standing with three distinct health professions in Ontario, namely the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, in addition to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

Dr. Levy is a professional member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, American College of Nutrition, in addition to the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Homeopathic Association.

Always an avid lifelong learner, Dr. Levy completed numerous postgraduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Acupuncture, Homeopathic Medicine, in addition to Prolotherapy regenerative medicine. His clinical interests are in Neurological, Autoimmune, Hormonal and Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions.
On a personal noted: Dr. Levy enjoys spending time with his three boys, practicing TaeKwonDo and reviewing research articles.

Website: http://www.DrLevy.ca