Tag: inflammation

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem? Check out this well thought out point of view.

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem?  Check out this well thought out point of view. Computers that are programmed and fed bad data and code will spew out garbage or crash, something we were all familiar with when we ran earlier versions of Windows.  The old adage, garbage in, garbage out is true for computers. Humans are no so different, except that when you feed them garbage, the body can become ill over time and will develop symptoms, or worse, crash and you develop a life threatening disease process.  This is again, garbage in, garbage out but Read More »

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream.

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream. For years, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors and other naturally based healthcare practitioners have suggested that the medical literature shows most diseases are inflammation based.  Heart disease and cancer are two of the most common, yet we are led to believe by most doctors that heart disease is a cholesterol problem, and cancer and inflammatory conditions cause most auto immune, heart attack and other disease processes. Many complimentary providers have suggested Omega 3’s and Turmeric or Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric Read More »

Do whole grains help you live longer and healthier?

Do whole grains help you live longer and healthier? Are grains good or bad for us. If you visit to grocery store, there is a growing interest in avoiding breads of all types (although, many of us still love pizza). While some people are either gluten intolerant or gluten allergic, a while back, Consumer Reports had a wonderful article about the truths and myths behind gluten avoidance. Despite their efforts, many people, including me have markedly reduced our intake of breads and other whites that have become dietary pariahs, and increased the sales of gluten free foods. While Wonder Bread Read More »

Cholesterol dogma; the government finally catches up to science and it does not look good for those selling cholesterol lowering drugs.

Cholesterol dogma; the government finally catches up to science and it does not look good for those selling cholesterol lowering drugs. Sorry big pharma, the message is now clear that using a potentially harmful drug (statins) to lower cholesterol is not only bad for your health, but it does not reduce your risk of having a heart attack from clogged arteries. As mentioned in previous blogs, the problem with cholesterol lowering drugs is that the benefit did not outweigh the risk and now the government has offered new guidelines which shows that dietary cholesterol is not the reason we have Read More »