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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]
Here are my two main complaints against doctors promoting vegetarianism: Despite knowing full well that observational studies should promote real research and not conclusions, they collude in the media’s celebration of their meat-bashing.... [read more]
The uproar would of course be minimized if I asked "Who doesn't like cheese?" I think for all ages and in its various forms, cheese is a big hit at both mealtime and snack time. The problem is, cheese has been demonized and blamed for weight gain... [read more]
In my practice, there are two sorts of mechanical problems that can wreak havoc on good health. Theoretically, we have mechanical solutions for both of these problems, but the statistics don't lie and don't vary from what I've seen. These are two... [read more]
Meat fared well in several venues recently.  A study out of Japan followed the dietary and health history of over 23,000 women for about 17 years. If they eat mostly vegetarian (tofu, veggies or dairy based), there was no increased risk of... [read more]
Everywhere in the medical world, we learn that advancing age is a major risk factor for any chronic disease, so I was delighted to read this fairly new article that takes that idea and runs somewhere helpful with it. I concede that there is no... [read more]
Maybe you’d better sit down before I tell you this shocking news: our fear of dietary fat was partially fueled by sugar industry investment in favorable sugar research. Hard to believe, isn’t it? What, you’re not shocked? The news this week,... [read more]
A recently published study opens up an area I hadn't considered before: the long term risks of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.  It is generally well known to consider whether or not a woman has had diabetes in pregnancy (or a child over 9... [read more]
There has been a fair amount of discussion recently about articles such as this one that urge doctors to consider ruling out insulin resistance far more often than they usually do. Many docs have the habit of checking a few simple blood sugar... [read more]
Public health messages have a bit of a repetitious quality, even when there is abundant evidence that they stand on shaky ground. For instance, if you peruse WebMD, or any conventional health-related sites, I imagine you're wondering if you should... [read more]