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I have asked before on this site, “How did you sleep?”, because I may be even more convinced than you are on the benefits of sleeping well. In fact, sleep problems are among the most commonly cited reasons for seeking medical attention. We all know... [read more]
There have been a few articles in the news recently (is it because the weather is finally turning us to outdoor exercise?) on exercise benefits and strategies, worth sharing with those of you interested in optimizing your health.Warm up? Cool down... [read more]
Following closely on the heels of a media fest over a study positing a causative role for red meat in the development of heart disease, a seemingly diametrically opposite result has come of a different study, this one from the Mayo Clinic... [read more]
In recent news from the Department of Health and Human Services, we learn that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has awarded almost $6 million to 49 victims in claims made for injuries received after vaccination with the... [read more]
A recent study published in the journal Nature compared the effect of eating sirloin on measured blood levels of TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide if you're curious), a compound produced by gut bacteria presumably in response to carnitine in the meat,... [read more]
Two new statistics, updating the incidence of autism to 1 in 50 in the US currently and that of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to 1 in . The map of ADHD incidence is interesting - the rates vary sharply across the US. What I find... [read more]
Recently reported in the American Journal of Public Health and widely covered in the general press, is the analysis of mortality data from the US, collected in 2009 compared with records of alcohol consumption. The investigators found an... [read more]
The New York Times reported on a  very interesting study on happiness and wakefulness, of particular appeal to anyone with a homeopathic frame of mind. You can read the original study here if you are so inclined, or the NY Times article here. ... [read more]
In an interesting little study looking closely at inflammatory bowel disease mechanisms, mice were stressed and observed for their levels of stress related hormones. The hormones elevated during stress appeared to reduce the healthy gut flora and... [read more]
The New York Times reported on a research article recently published and summarized as follows "In the first randomized trial to address whether people with diabetes benefit from restricting fruit, researchers found that avoiding fruit may not have... [read more]

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