Prediabetes and Refined Carbs

IF I TELL YOU TO AVOID REFINED CARBS, WILL YOU HEAR ME?  While this may come as news to some, the association of hearing loss as well as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) with prediabetes is very well established.  This particular study just reinforces what we’ve already known.  Bottom line is that prediabetes is very, […]

Benefits Of Exercise

OK, SO EXERCISE LOWERS MY CHOLESTEROL, BUT SO DOES LIPITOR, RIGHT?  This study is the absolute most perfect example of why the drug model fails and lifestyle trumps all.  You’re worried about your cholesterol and having heart disease.  Since the ad on TV says diet and exercise weren’t enough for the good looking guy walking in […]

The Western Diet

THE WESTERN DIET KILLS US YET AGAIN…Inflammatory bowel disease is when your body attacks its own gut.  Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are the biggies.  Not only are these diseases bad enough all on their own, but these conditions are associated with much higher rates of colorectal cancer.  This particular study implicates the Western Diet (high […]

The C-Section Rates

HOW DID WE HUMANS EVER MANAGE BEFORE THE ADVENT OF THE OB/GYN PRACTICE?  I can understand that there are scenarios where a C-section is lifesaving to the mother or newborn.  But 30% of the time?????  This is an unbelievably high percentage of women undergoing C-section.  Some of it is driven by the medicalization of the delivery process […]

Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Heart Disease

3RD LEADING CLASS OF MEDICATION LINKED TO HEART DISEASE? Given my understanding of human physiology, I consider the act of digestion and assimilation of nutrients to be one of the most important things that our bodies do.  Off the top of my head, I can list at least 10 things that stomach acid is absolutely […]