Author Philip Incao, MD Articles

Natural Immunity

In order to use vaccinations wisely, we need to understand exactly how they work. Vaccines are designed to cause an increase in antibody levels (titers) against a specific bacterium or virus, thus preventing illness from that ...

A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter.No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In...

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Children’s Health: A Question of Balance

All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only...

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The Paradigm Shift in Medicine and Science

The word paradigm in present usage means the model constructed by our unconscious and conscious mind which we use to understand and explain the world. Our paradigm incorporates all of our basic assumptions about the nature of reality. It is our...

Not a Battle, But a Housecleaning

Fear of infection is increasingly common today, but it is based on a misunderstanding. Most of us imagine that we are uninfected when we are well and infected when we are sick. We therefore imagine that a cold, sore throat, flu, etc., are...