I don’t think there’s any more controversial food than eggs. By and large, the reason we have been told to avoid eating eggs is because they contain cholesterol, and indeed that’s true. A typical egg may contain as much as 200 mg of cholesterol. But does that mean we shouldn’t eat eggs?
To answer this question, researchers in Finland conducted an extensive study in which they evaluated two parameters. First they looked at whether or not individuals developed coronary artery disease. In addition, they looked at a parameter called carotid intimal thickening. Basically this is a study, using ultrasound, that looks at the thickness of the lining of the carotid artery. The reason this is used is because it is a strong indicator of coronary artery disease if in fact there is thickening.
War has been declared against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, carriers of the dreaded Zika virus. With some pretty solid evidence linking Zika to microcephaly, as well as Guillian-Barre syndrome, governments in affected countries are going all out as they attempt to reduce mosquito populations.
Predictions now anticipate that Zika virus will soon find its way into North America. So the images of trucks fogging neighborhoods in Brazil, that have become so common in the news as this problem worsens, may soon become real-life experiences for Americans in Florida and other southern states.
For years, scientists have recognized a strong relationship between excess body fat and risk for various diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and many others.
In this video, I present an exciting new study that finally delineates the mechanism whereby body fat can lead to these conditions.
Hope you enjoy.
Hardly a day goes by without someone telling me a story about a miraculous improvement in some form of medical condition when a person decided to eliminate gluten from his or her diet. No doubt, most would find it fairly easy to accept the notion that some people may have improvement from, for example, gastrointestinal issue by going gluten-free. To be sure, it’s pretty well accepted these days that some people with chronic headaches may improve on a gluten-free diet as well.
But the idea that a psychiatric issue might be related to gluten sensitivity seems a little bit more difficult for people to generally accept. Nonetheless, we are seeing ever more frequent citations in well-respected medical journals that clearly make this connection. Continue reading
When you survey people to determine what diseases they fear the most, Alzheimer’s is always among the top answers. Its been estimated that in America today there are approximately 5.4 million of us who’ve been given this diagnosis. To call it like it is, Alzheimer’s is a disease for which there is no meaningful treatment, whatsoever.
But what if medical researchers could identify some sort of treatment or intervention that could conceivably reduce a person’s chances of developing this incurable condition? What if there was a way that you could reduce your odds of this most common form of dementia by half?
As it turns out, top-notch researchers have just identified a supplement that does just that, and the name of this supplement you are going to want to make a part of your daily routine is: exercise. Continue reading
Today’s interview is with my good friend, Jeffrey Smith.
The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier, non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead government leaders and safety officials to put the health of society at risk. Jeffrey’s feature-length documentary, Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives, links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous health problems that have only increased in their incidence since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced. Continue reading
We live in a toxic world. Whether it’s pesticides on our foods, heavy metals in our water, or bisphenol-s in baby bottles, our ability to respond to these challenges represents a critically important parameter in determining our health as well as long-term risk for disease.
Today on The Empowering Neurologist, I interview Dr. Deanna Minich, author of the new book, Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life.