Fibromyalgia affects roughly six million Americans, mostly women. Its symptoms include all-over muscle and tendon pain, increased pain sensitivity, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances and brain fog. Fibromyalgia is often reported as feeling like a flu that never leaves. Similarly, symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) overlap with many of those of fibromyalgia and the two […]
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.