“Truth” About Supplements?

WGBH Frontline Slams Supplements   There are many ongoing controversies about the use of supplements and their effects on people’s health. The supplement industry in the United States could best be described as a bazaar with various companies hawking their goods...

The Institute of Medicine on Vitamin D

Safe Supplementation of Vitamin D This study, which recommends people to consume three times more vitamin D than the Institute recommended in 1997, also concludes that consuming more vitamin D could be hazardous. The flaw in the report is its structure which flows...

Just the Flax and Nothing but the Flax

The benefits of flaxseed have been described for decades. Flaxseed has a very hard husk and contains several oils. If you eat flaxseeds whole, they will pass through undigested. In practice, the seed is crushed and the oil is harvested. Fish oil is a better source of...

Welcome to the New American Heart Attack

The “Hollywood Heart Attack” – sudden, intense, left shoulder and arm pain, crushing chest pain, nausea, sweating and collapse – is ingrained into the American psyche. It is the most memorable presentation, but the majority of heart attacks, in both men and women,...

Death by Breakfast

After the enthusiastic response to my oatmeal recipe, I thought I should counter with a breakfast warning. Most of you have been deafened with recommendations to “eat fruits and vegetables,” however not all fruits and vegetables are equal. Here is a synopsis of a...

How to Make it Through Sinus Season

How to Make it Through Sinus Season – 2015 Update Dr. Katz   In addition to the instructions below which will help you with keeping your sinuses healthy throughout the winter, this year’s update has some encouraging news from the conventional medical community. Mold...

The Wrong White Crystals

The Wrong White Crystals: Some Insights into Salt and Sugar The Bad News on Bread?   Writing about the American Diet is maddening. Not a day goes by that a remarkable insight, announced one day, is refuted the next. These are not ignorant armies warring by night, but...
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