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 […]

Drugs for Ulcers; Extreme Dangers of Long-Term Use

If you’ve got a bleeding ulcer, drugs that block acid like Nexium, Prilosec and Aciphex can save your life.  Even if that ulcer is caused by your daily anti-inflammatory. However, for the remaining 99% of the time that acid-blocking drugs are used, they can wreak havoc. You see, the body digests….and it does everything else.  […]

Pneumonia and Antibiotics? Surprisingly Bad Mix

It never ceases to amaze me how much mainstream medicine has moved away from understanding and supporting normal physiology. There was just a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on primary prevention of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease. (in English: the article was about how to prevent a first heart attack) I […]