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Recent guidelines have been established to reduce what is now perceived as the greatest dietary threat to our health, sugar intake.  Guidelines from the FDA, WHO and American Heart Association all have settled on an intake of no more that 50 grams per day for adults and substantially less for children.  For a perspective on […]

Guidelines Have Little Impact on the Love Affair with Sugar

October 14, 2020

It Is Lifestyle Related and a Drug Will Not Fix It In what has become an all too familiar story, another drug trial failed to produce any important benefit.  Genentech recently announced that the phase II trial of their drug semorinemab failed to produce any measurable clinical effect in slowing the decline in cognitive function […]

Yet Another Failed Alzheimer’s Drug Trial

October 6, 2020

Our Brains Cannot Tell Psychosocial Stress from Fear Psychosocial stress and fear have traditionally been looked at as different emotional experiences that are processed through different areas of the brain.  New study has found that this is not the case and the human brain reacts the same to both stimuli. The study used functional MRI […]

How We Develop Anxiety

September 23, 2020

Making our liver human foie gras If you were fructose or the food industry that loads us up with fructose, you would be having a really bad year.  The reasons for our increased fructose consumption are that it increases the drive to the brain center which controls our eating behavior and it is inexpensive.  Most […]

Fructose

September 2, 2020

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disorder of nerves within the body, particularly in the legs/feet and arms/hands.  Symptoms include: Loss of sensation to touch, vibration, and temperature Intense pain called neuropathic pain Muscle weakness. The various symptoms relate to the degeneration of different types of nerve fibers within the nerve; motor fibers in the case […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

August 20, 2020

We Regret to inform you they failed Broad agreement by experts on any subject rarely occurs.  It has occurred on one subject, our children’s nutrition. That is good, as broad agreement often leads to definitive opinions about a solution.  The opinion has been for the past 20 years that children’s nutrition has been subpar and […]

The Latest National Children’s Report Card on Nutrition

August 17, 2020

The Beet Root In a recent blog I detailed a newer study looking at a beet extract supplement, A-F Betafood® to restore normal gallbladder function.  This is the result of phytonutrients dense in beet, betalains and betaine.  Gallbladder disease now affects 25 million adults and often results in surgery and $6.2 billion in annual costs […]

More Research on a Nutritional Superstar

August 4, 2020

Vegan is not what it used to be A vegan diet has historically been associated with healthier eating.  This, however, may be less accurate now than it has been in the past.   It seems that the vegan diet has changed gradually in an unfavorable way with the progressively higher intake of industrial plant-based meat and […]

The Unhealthy Vegan

July 29, 2020

Exciting New Study on it’s Natural Treatment One of the common problems associated with chronic abdominal pain is gallbladder dysfunction and disease.  Dysfunction is a state of having symptoms from a poorly functioning gallbladder but without advanced disease present yet.  Long-standing dysfunction eventually may lead to diseases such as gallstones requiring surgery.  Appreciating that timeline, […]

Abdominal Pain and the Gallbladder

July 20, 2020

The American Heart Association did a dramatic policy shift a few years ago, changing the dietary recommendations for the prevention of heart disease.  The long touted low-fat diet was out and replaced with the recommendation of a lower carbohydrate diet with very restricted added sugar.  This was based on a growing body of evidence that […]

It is Tough Breaking Old Habits

January 2, 2020