Fast Food Consumption Linked With Higher Asthma, Eczema Risk: Study

16 Jan


Asthma is an inflammatory disorder, typically of mixed origin, oftentimes accompanied by hayfever and/or eczema: Environment and nutrition both usually contribute. It therefore follows that good nutrition and avoiding allergens will improve, even reverse these conditions, which is exactly what we see — I have had many patients in my practice stop their inhalers or/and anti-histamines because they made these changes.
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New York State Gun Laws The First In Country Since Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting In Newtown

15 Jan


Congrats to NYC for another common sense first -
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Arianna Calls For Stricter Gun Control On Morning Joe

15 Jan


It is high time someone did. How many more victims before we understand that in this open, uncontrollable society we cannot let the fringes tyrannize us. We certainly have no qualms about infringing on other personal liberties when we find it advantageous. The idea that any American has the right to bear arms dates from the Wild West That has been a while by now–
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The Real Biggest Losers? The Show’s Audience

14 Jan


Unfortunately when the commercial media pay attention to something, it has to produce ratings. This show is like the rest of the TV-medicine: It is entertainment. Equally unfortunate, even public television is not willing to take up a cause on the basis of helping: it looks at rates and sales of self-help devices associated with the show. The biggest loser is the (unknown) percent of the public who would have used the information to help themselves, because weight and health can be taught to many through the media, just as it can be taught on a one-to-one basis.
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Inflammation Linked With Depression, Study Suggests

8 Jan


Yes indeed Inflammatory substances cross the blood-brain-barrier and may cause cerebral illness including Alzheimer, (for which there is quite damning evidence), depression and other brain based illness.
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End Of History Illusion: Study Shows We Underestimate How Much We’ll Change In The Future

7 Jan


My friend went to a high school reunion, and came back in shock of the old, overweight, sick people she met. Meanwhile, at normal weight and no meds, she was the toast of the party -
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Hourly Wage Linked With Hypertension Risk: Study

7 Jan


The reason we are “so surprised” is that we have no memory for things wed don’t want to remember. #Stress, whether physical or mental, is an #inflammatory agent. The Whitehall study in the UK, starting in the 1960’es and ongoing, resoundingly proves that the stress of being subordinate and underpaid is detrimental to one’s health, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular health.
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Comfort Food Anyone?

18 Dec

I have an aversion to a concept I have learned in my environment: “Comfort Food”. I think it must have been invented by the evil one. To implore upon me in my weakest moments, when I most of all need to be reaffirmed, that I need to destroy my body with sugar and trigger inflammation, is a strange idea, and, I suspect, invented by those forces that seek to prey on my instant inner child.

The idea that a bucket of ice cream would solve my problem seems to me equal to the old country warning about “peeing in your pants on a cold day”  if you can forgive the simple straightforward language.

I see people who practice the Comfort Food, because unfortunately no one told them it would poison and addict them. Comfort all right.

Rain on your parade?  Here are my references, look them up: Lustig, Schmidt.  Nature 482 Feb 2012, Public Health: he toxic truth about sugar.

Avena, Rada.  Neurosci  Behav Review 32(1)  2008, Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake.

 

The Future of Food Series: Exponential Solutions to Transforming Our Food System

18 Dec


We all want to eat “organic” and “wild caught” but we don’t want to recognize that this planet cannot accommodate the numbers we are giving it to work with–
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10 Facets of Total Fitness

10 Dec


If all you do is #1 here, that is, take a brisk walk every morning, you will keep your blood sugar some 10 points lower than what it is if you don’t. And low blood sugar is the ticket above all tickets to good health – See http://tinyurl.com/7ao3k82 Did you MD tell you this about your blood sugar
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