The omega-3 fatty acids impart significant health benefits from lowering blood triglycerides and raising good cholesterol to reducing inflammation We make very little omega-3s ourselves How to make sure you get enough omega-3 fatty acid The Omega-3 fatty acids impart significant health benefits from lowering blood triglycerides and raising good cholesterol to reducing inflammation.  The […]

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Mercury Dilemma of Fish Oils

October 17, 2012

The use of analgesic medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen have been associated with hearing loss in men for quite some time.  In spite of that, this has not been well known or used to caution medication use in the general population.  New data now shows that it is an equal concern for women. A […]

Ibuprofen and Hearing Loss

September 26, 2012

This Time Our Food! Just as has happened with antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, weeds/plants eventually genetically mutate to become resistant to the effects of herbicides.  This should not have been an unforeseen occurrence but rather an expected one.  Nature is immensely adaptable which has been how she has put up with so much […]

Agent Orange is Back

August 23, 2012

Immune tolerance Antibiotics are being fed to animals in the food industry Chronic alteration of the bacterial population in the human gut is an important factor in the growing epidemic of food sensitivities Chemical additives in food or by other exposure stress the immune system The human immune system has the task of sorting through […]

Antibiotics and the Growing Numbers of Food Sensitivities

August 2, 2012

Overweight and obesity is adding a huge increased cost to health care.  It should also not also be forgotten that this cost comes with a great toll in human suffering.  Attempts on many fronts to stop and reverse the overweight and obesity epidemic have, to this point, been ineffective.  The CDC recently updated their projection […]

Does the Future Hold a “Fat Food Tax”?

May 31, 2012

Government related guidelines and the problem of obesity It is now anticipated that 42% of the US adult population will be obese by the year 2030 CMS announced that it will not reimburse registered dietitians to provide counseling for obesity any longer There is an old saying for a failed plan that “we have been letting […]

The Obesity Epidemic and Nutrition

May 11, 2012

The list of problems associated with the use of stomach acid inhibiting drugs (PPIs) continues to grow.  The list already contains osteoporosis, increased infection rates, low blood magnesium levels causing heart rhythm abnormalities, muscle cramps, and others.  These adverse effects are really pretty predictable as the acidity in the stomach plays very important roles in […]

Maternal Use of Acid Inhibiting Drugs Linked to Childhood Asthma

May 3, 2012

33% of children born since 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime Study looking at three different drug and lifestyle regimes in children with type II diabetes Diet/lifestyle connection with type II diabetes Type II diabetes was formerly called adult onset diabetes.  It is the type of diabetes where diet and weight eventually wear down […]

The Future for Many Children: Type II Diabetes

April 30, 2012

Coffee has been somewhat like the Rodney Dangerfield of beverages.  If you remember Rodney’s classic line, “I’ll tell ya, I don’t get no respect”.  Coffee has often been maligned by health care and the public as a health detractor.  These opinions, however, have not been based on any factual data.  Good research is finally looking […]

How Much Coffee is OK?

March 29, 2012

Increased risk of breast cancer due to a gene variation called BRCA1 mutation or variant Controlling risk in BRCA1 gene variant carriers Even in those with a genetic risk factor, there is a lot that can be done to greatly reduce the true risk. Some women have an increased risk of breast cancer because they […]

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

February 8, 2012