Perhaps for the first time in human history our children face a decline in life expectancy compared to previous generations. Much of the research suggests the increase in obesity and the co-morbid chronic health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and cancers are to blame. Pointing the finger at the modern diet is […]
I Want versus I NeedI received a message the other day in my Facebook migraine group from one of the members. I am sharing this message (with the migraineur’s permission) because it brought home a few points that most of us don’t ever think about. (There is minor editing and emphasis for clarity). “Last night […]
The Perils of Academic PublishingI am an avid student of cardiology since migraine, my field of interest, is connected to electrolyte imbalance, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system, blood pressure problems, and metabolic disorders, all of which collectively fall into the bucket of SyndromeX. SyndromeX is the disease researchers of the world have been trying to prevent and/or cure—or at […]
Which Kills Your Heart? Sugar or Fat?“So what DO you eat?”I hear this question daily. It seems that the sugar civilization cannot envision life without sugar, refined or fiber-rich carbohydrates, such as cereals or grain. Indeed, I am part of the new fat civilization culture. So I daily have to answer two questions:1) What can you […]
It was years after I had the stroke that I learned that I had also had blood clots in my leg (DVTs). After moving to a new city, I mentioned to my new hematologist that one of my calves was bigger than the other. He ordered an ultrasound of my legs and found that the […]
I was at my medical provider the other day waiting for my turn for an MRI test. I shared the lobby with over 100 people. As I looked around, for the first time I noticed something odd. About 80% of the people in the lobby were overweight. I found a seat, the only seat. It […]
Grains cause more harm than you think. They are addictive, prevent nutrient absorption, cause gastrointestinal upset and obesity.
It seems to be an almost daily occurrence I am hearing or reading about correlations between specific consumables and better health, whether it is the acai berry, resveratrol or the previously disparaged coconut oil. While some “superfoods” wax and wane in popularity, the benefits of consuming tea continues to intrigue academics, medical professionals and the […]