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The big news on the brain front is still The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen: a multi-faceted, lifestyle approach that can effectively prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia. Lagging a bit behind the times, and... [read more]
I'm grateful to the many brilliant folks I am lucky to consider colleagues, and it is from these folks that I learn "old news" that I share with you as "new news" because it's new to me. Or in this case, the science is new to me, the facts... [read more]
Thanks to Dr. Michael Ruscio for all his work on gut health and for recently highlighting a particular article on dietary strategies to control irritable bowel syndrome, also pertinent also to those with SIBO. Dr. Ruscio links to three different... [read more]
Long observed and recently studied, there is a clear link between excess body fat and certain cancers, well described in this LA Times article by Sam Apple. He references an article from the New England Journal of Medicine from 2016 which links a... [read more]
Acetaminophen is not safe for pregnant women and in general not a great idea for any of us. Last year a Spanish study of 2644 women and their new babies found an association between acetaminophen in pregnancy and increased rates of autism and... [read more]
Scientific American called out statins in 2010 in an article titled, "It's not Dementia, It's Your Heart Medication.  Valuable information, and I disagree with the title: it IS dementia and it may be your statins.  The article opens with a 1999... [read more]
Although I've mentioned before that a ketogenic diet is likely to benefit many patients with Parkinson's Disease, there is fresh news in the medical science world that confirms what many physicians and patients have confirmed among themselves. ... [read more]
Hallelujah, bacon is back. Okay, that’s not accurate: bacon never left many breakfast plates, and the American Heart Association is still advising against. Nevertheless, a landmark study came out in The Lancet this month, dubbed the PURE study, an... [read more]
It wasn't even Throwback Thursday, but the American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a new Presidential Advisory on saturated fats, assuring us all that they do indeed cause heart disease. Newspaper headlines ran with it, and all my patients... [read more]
Two risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease have been in the news recently. First…. It’s long been suggested that type 2 diabetes increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, so much so in fact that Alzheimer’s has been referred to by many (both doctors... [read more]

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