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Five Principle Causes of Illness – A Series of Six Short Articles
Additional Short Articles
In-Depth Articles
Cleansing and Detoxification
Audio Interview with Dr. Yu
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Articles by Mary Francis Hoffman, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist

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Audio Interview with Dr. Yu

Click here to listen to Dr. Yu as he describes his background, why he practices Alternative Medicine, and a few of the many evaluation tools and therapies he uses. This interview was conducted for radio station KEZK, St. Louis, Missouri, by Jim Cox.
Five Principle Causes of Illness – A Series of Six Short Articles

These articles, written by Dr. Yu, were originally published in The Healthy Planet newspaper in St. Louis, MO. They are short, easy to read and provide a brief introduction to very important concepts of health and illness from an Alternative Medicine viewpoint. To continue your understanding of the concepts presented here, you are encouraged to 1) attend a monthly discussion presented by Dr. Yu at his office (click on the button for “News & Events” at the left side of this page for details) and 2) read the longer, more in-depth articles below.


Article 1 – Five Principle Causes of Illness
This first article introduces the series and discusses Heavy Metal Toxicities
Article 2 – Food Allergies – Often Overlooked Contributors to Chronic Illness
Article 3 – Addendum – Food Allergy Symptoms Checklist
Article 4 – Dental – The Root Cause of Chronic Illness
Article 5 – Peak Performance Diet
Article 6 – Parasites – Often Hidden and Undiagnosed
Article 6 – Planet Earth, Human Ecology, and Environmental Illness
Our illnesses are usually a result of multiple causes, not just a single cause. This concept is illustrated in Article 6 which encompasses the individual causes of illness discussed in the previous articles as well as additional causes. This article also presents an overview of how illness can be related to our environment. Determining the multiplicity of causes, as opposed to simply evaluating symptoms, is part of the reason Dr. Yu uses multiple diagnostic processes (as shown on the “ About Our Practice” page) to evaluate each person’s individual biological terrain. Multiple causes of illness create the need to use a variety of therapies as also shown on that page.
Additional Short Articles


82nd Airborne and German Paratroopers
Accidental Cure
Acid Reflux and Rebellious Stomach: Killing the Messenger for Profit
Acupuncture and Acupuncture Meridian Assessment: Journey to East by West
Acupuncture Meridian Assessment – “New” Medicine Based on Ancient Principles
Apple Cider Vinegar, Forgotten Ancient Remedy: A Holy Grail for Fountain of Youth
Aspartame – The Sweet Deception
Asthma: Are We Missing Something?
Basal Temperature Test – Check Thyroid Activity
Biological Terrain
Biological Terrain Revisited: Balancing Acid/Base, Oxidation Potential, and More
Bolivia Connection U.S. Army Targets Parasites
Burnout Syndrome – Last Stage of Exhaustion
Cancer and Cancerous Mind: Cancer As A Turning Point
Chelation Therapy
Chelation Therapy for Heavy Metal Toxicities Even When Least Suspected
Chest Pain Rituals: What is Chest Pain, Anyway?
Cholesterol Therapy Based on Compromised Science: My Apology for Telling You the Truth
Combat Medical Care and Holistic Medicine
Congestive Heart Failure: Nutrition, Infection, Drugs, and Environmental Failure
Cure For All Diseases And Non-Diseases: Let’s Start With Honey Bee Erectile Dysfunction
Dental Distress and TMJ Disorder
Diabetes Epidemic – Evolutionary Adaptation to Food Crimes
Each New Season Calls for Cleansing and Detoxification
Extreme Medicine for Extreme Patients: Unusual Treatment for Wierd Patients
Fats – Good Fat, Bad Fat, and Killer Fat
Forbidden Miracle Cures
Folk Remedy from Russia
German Biological Medicine: Leading the World in Natural Healing
Heart Rate Variability – New Way to Evaluate Physical Fitness
Heavy Metals Mean Heavy Feelings: Chelation Therapy for Toxic Tuna and Planet Earth
Heidelberg pH Gastric Acid Analysis: For Acid Reflux, Allergies, Belching, IBS, Or Gas Problems
Holistic Exercise Program and the “Five Rites”
Hypertension: How To Silence the Great Killer
Hypoglycemia- The Great Masquerader
Hypothyroidism – Unsuspected Cause for Fatigue and Obesity
“Incurable” Disease and Spontaneous Healing
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Undetected Causes
Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain: Mind/Body Connection for Irritable Bowel and Irritable Mind
Location, Location, Location – Geopathic Disturbance For Unsuspecting Sickness
Lupus: Autoimmune Disease and Hidden Pathogens
Luthiers and Physicians: Living Life by a Symphony of Strings and Meridians
Lyme Disease Under the Limelight – Are the Diagnoses Misleading?
Medical Infrared Thermography: Heat Recognition from Tanks to Tumors
Migraine Headache Puzzle: Migration of Headache Along the Meridians
Molds – Enigma of Indoor Pollution
New Medicine Based on New Biology: Maybe Yes, Maybe No
Operation Enduring Freedom: Saving Colonel H.
Pain in the Neck, Pain in the Butt: Acupuncture, Dental and Massage Therapy
Parasites and Allergies – Paradise Lost in a Parallel Universe
Parasites and Allergies – Similarity of Symptoms
Parasites and Mental Illness
Parasites and Mind Control
Parasites, Inflammation and Cancer: Ring of Fire Feeding Tumor Cells
Power of Darkness, Ray of Hope: Cancer, Autoimmune Disease and Vitamin D
Raw Food – More Powerful Than Most Medicines
Raw Food Smoothie Immune Rejuvenation Diet – Based on Teachings of Dr. Wu, Yu
RNA Based Nutrigenomic Therapy: New Treatment for Autism and Neuro-Degenerative Disease
Dr. Semmelweis on Deathtrap of Childbed Fever: Unusual Cases of Rose and Kelly
Somatic Movement Therapy: For a Healthy Immune System
Soy Bean Heads: Deception and Dark Side of Soy Bean Miracle
Stress? What stress? Psychological Warfare and Bio-feedback Therapy
Ten Golden Rules for Wellness
The Truth About Anti-aging and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Think Dental When the Latest Medical Therapy Fails: Mouth Battery, High Speed Drill, and Others
Time To Heal
Vaccinations – New Health Risk?
Water, Salt and Human Energy
Wisdom Teeth, Undetected Tooth Infections and Incurable Medical Symptoms
In-Depth Articles

All of the following articles are written by Dr. Yu. They are intended to educate new and current patients on the Alternative and Complementary medicine viewpoint of the symptoms or illness described.



Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Arthritis and Chronic Pain –

Reversing Degenerative Arthritis with Nutritional Therapy
Cancer – Nutritional Therapies for Cancer
Chronic Fatigue
Fibromyalgia (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
Optimal Health Maintenance Recommendations
Osteoporosis – Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis
Peak Performance Diet
Yeast Syndrome



Cleansing and Detoxification

The information in this section is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended to provide medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs. By reading this information, you also agree to the full terms of our Legal Notice displayed on the “FAQs and Policies” page of this web site.



Articles by Mary Francis Hoffman, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist

As part of our health offerings, we provide Somatic Movement Therapy in our office. This is an unusual therapy to find in St. Louis but is more common on the east and west coasts. The following articles are written by Mary Francis Hoffman, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, who offers this therapy in our office. For more information visit her website at and call her at our office.

Mary Francis Hoffman holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology. She is Nationally Certified as both a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Somatic Movement Educator. The Associated Body Works and Massage Professionals recognize her as a certified Somatic Therapist. She is trained in the art of Contemplative Dance (Authentic Movement). Mary Francis is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. She has 25 years experience in Health and Wellness, Addiction and Recovery, and Creative Play with individuals, businesses and civic groups.

Mary Francis offers the following services: Hands-On Therapy, Healing Touch Therapy, Movement, Imagery, Kinetic Awareness, Cranialsacral Therapy, and Lymphatic Flow Therapy.

Breathing and Water- Two Basic Ways to Increase Your Vitality for Body, Mind and Spirit
Detoxification and the Lymph System
Somatic Movement Therapy – The Body-Mind Link to a Healthy Immune System
Stressed or Present ? – Which of these Choices Appear Regularly in Your Body-Mind Life ?




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Cancer: The Very Word Provokes Anxiety and Fear;
Case Study: Lung Cancer;
Are Dental Silver Fillings Safe?
Chronic Fatigue: Is it, or isn’t it?
Common Problems Treated in Our Office
Diagnostic Tools and Therapies Used in Our Practice



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