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Insulin sensitivity is key to long-term mental health
One of the major manifestations of obesity is poor sensitivity (or responsiveness) to the hormone insulin. It's this insulin sensitivity issue that drives the "brain fog" that I see so frequently in patients that come to see me. This recent study confirms this fact and should motivate people...
Hormone replacement news: read the fine print
So the coverage regarding the new findings in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), will strike fear in all women. The report is that women taking HRT had more advanced breast cancers and were more likely to die. Ready for the key piece of information buried in the study: The treatment studied was...
Find a physician, not a general
"Superior doctors prevent the disease. Mediocre doctors treat the disease before evident. Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease." Huang Dee Nai-Chan 2600 BC; 1st Chinese Medical Text. Not only does my work in integrative medicine have me on the front lines of big pharma-created...
Before you visit the reproductive specialist
Can Foods Contribute to Infertility? There is a wealth of data on the connection between miscarriage and celiac disease. Studies estimate a 9-fold increase risk of miscarriage in undiagnosed celiac disease and a 30% decrease in birthweight. There are also connections to male infertility. This...
Protecting our girls from cancer
"...the risk that a 50-year-old white woman will develop breast cancer has soared to 12 percent today, from 1 percent in 1975. (Some of that is probably a result of better detection.) Younger people also seem to be developing breast cancer: This year a 10-year-old in California, Hannah, is...
New breast cancer screening recommendations
The United States Preventative Services Task Force is the authority on monitoring all the data and determining the most appropriate screening guidelines. The new breast cancer screening guidelines reflect the need to back off the monitoring for those at no additional risk because it often creates...
Really, Dr. Snyderman?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31388323/#32168581 Does this really put the gut-autism link to bed as Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is now a TV star for MSNBC, suggests? Dr. Nancy thinks so. The way she speaks in this interview there is now no doubt that there is any connection whatsoever. Really? You...
Big pharma going to poor countries for sales
Maybe this is the way we can increase America's health compared to the rest of world... Last year there was a report showing that 51% of Americans were on at least one prescription drug. Astounding! Imagine what that number would be if we started cooking from scratch more, exercising...