You are here

News Items

The highly respected medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine took on multi-vitamin supplementation in December and concluded, seemingly without really reading the articles in the same issue, that mutli-vitamin-mineral supplements are a waste of... [read more]
I have talked about the overwhelming number of bacteria housed in a healthy digestive system, 100 trillion little critters compared to a  measly 10 trillion cells in the body those critters inhabit. One very smart health blogger, Chris Kresser, has... [read more]
The simplest and safest way to be healthy might just be going for a walk! A recent study published in the British Medical Journal stepped back and took a broad view of possible medical interventions for serious health conditions. Their findings... [read more]
I just read a very nice article on organic vs conventional milk reporting on a recent rather large study. The study’s report introduces the topic with attention to just one of the problems of the standard American diet (SAD), namely that the ratio... [read more]
Although vitamin D normalization has been credited with many health benefits, there has not yet been a clinical trial looking at the effect of vitamin D supplementation on isolated systolic hypertension. Just such a study was reported recently. Of... [read more]
How do you respond to loud noises? Many people know that chronic exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing loss, but it turns out there are other health effects as well.When I traveled in London in 1970, I was impressed by how respectful people... [read more]
Ah, yes, full fat dairy prevails! It’s hard to identify the origins of the consistent health recommendation to select low-fat over full-fat dairy. Despite recent findings that children are healthier on full-fat dairy (they are more likely to have... [read more]
Has depression ever interrupted your sleep? Recent research suggests that it also works the other way around, that sleep problems can aggravate depression and sweeter sleep makes it easier for you to bounce back from your depression. Candian... [read more]
Recent surveys of fish oil capsules performed by independent laboratories have revealed a fairly significant proportion of rancidity in the products sampled. Researchers from Spain recently investigated just what would be the effect of consuming... [read more]
Perhaps it’s not so newsworthy each time a practicing physician sees the light about saturated fat. It’s happened to many physicians, even cardiologists. But it becomes news when a leading medical journal highlights an article exonerating saturated... [read more]