Joseph F. McCaffrey MD, FACS
I'm Dr. Joe McCaffrey and I want you to live well and find the information you need to be
vital, healthy and fully alive.
You Are Sick Because Our Medical System Focuses on First Aid Instead of Prevention...
Our current medical system focuses on the sick. It does very
little to keep people from becoming sick in the first place. I've worked in this system for a long time. I've
decided I'd much rather help people stay well rather than wait until they're sick to help them.
There's a metaphor that illustrates our medical system.
People are regularly falling off a cliff. Our current approach is like having a first-aid station at the bottom of
the cliff to patch them up. A better approach would be to go to the top of the cliff and help people avoid falling
off in the first place.
Are you one of the people falling off a cliff? If so, keep
My desire is to keep people well. I've seen too much suffering
from preventable disease.
A Vital Life Is Better Than a Long Life... The Best Is Both
Beyond that, I want to help people live lives of maximum vitality.
Health is more than the absence of disease. Vital living means having the energy and enthusiasm to fully enjoy all
aspects of your life. And to stay that way over time.
I want people to age well. Much of the deterioration that has been
considered an inevitable part of aging is preventable. I want to show you
how you can side-step the problems that afflict so many people as time goes by.
Let Me Help You...
This site is a resource for you.
I’ll be keeping an archive of articles I write for various
I’ll also keep tabs on the best information from other sources and let
you know about it as I find it.
I'll recommend various programs for health that make the most sense in
light of current research.
My emphasis will be on practical, effective steps you can take to make
an immediate difference in your life.
To begin, I'd like to send you a special report I've prepared. It reveals surprising facts about
your heart that have only recently been discovered. Read about this report below and then sign
up to receive it free...
FREE Report: "The Surprising Power of the Heart"
New Findings That Astound Doctors...
For years physicians and medical scientists treated the
heart as if was merely a pump. An important pump, but still no more than that.
Yet wisdom has always considered the heart to be more. People
spontaneously use phrases like, "They have heart," "Put your heart into it," "Heart and soul," "Broken hearted" and
"Lion-hearted." It's as if the collective consciousness has always realized the heart has a special role beyond
moving blood. Think about it. No one says, "Put your lungs into it."
In the last few decades, science has gradually come to realize
what people intuitively knew all along...
The Heart Is Much More Than a Pump
First, researchers discovered that the heart secretes hormones. Initially,
they discovered a new diuretic (atrial natriuretic factor) released by the atrium - the first chamber in
the heart. Interestingly, it was later discovered that the heart also produces oxytocin - the "love
hormone." Oxytocin plays an important role in childbirth, and also influences social bonding, trust,
evaluating social cues and other functions related to human interaction.
Originally oxytocin was believed to be released only in
the brain. Now we know the heart releases almost as much.
- Next, it turns out the heart has it's own elaborate nervous system, every
bit as complex as a major subdivision of the brain. A medical science - neurocardiology - has been created to
- Finally (at least for now), scientists have found that far from being the
servant of the brain, there's more information going from the heart to the brain than the other
Start Your Exploration With this FREE Report
My introductory report explains the autonomic nervous system in simple terms. It
starts with what you probably learned in high school and continues to explain the current leading-edge
thinking on the subject. It reveals a new way of looking at our heart that opens a window into our unconscious
Just fill in your name and email address below. I'll send you an
email with a link in it. Click that link to confirm it's you who sent me your email address. That will take you to
a page to download the report. Then I'll stay in touch with brief email messages when I have something new to
What To Do With the Information on This Site
On the left of this Web site, in the navigation menu, you'll find links to articles on mind, body
and spirit, health, wellness, positive psychology, vitality and more.
Living a vital life requires a holistic approach, a mind, body and spirit approach. Physical health
is meaningless, in fact probably not possible, if you don't integrate all aspects of wellness.
But I don't believe you have to do everything at once. I believe in living life as a work of
art in progress. I hope these articles help you to do that.
Make YOU a priority in your life
Read the articles and the free report carefully
Print them out
Underline important information and make notes in the margin
Put them into a binder or folder so you can refer back to them often
Try some of my suggestions for better health and better living
Check back often