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Check out what happens when big business food companies convince Brazilians to eat our processed foods.

Check out what happens when big business food companies convince Brazilians to eat our processed foods. It is no secret that we in the USA are more prone to obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases have developed because our diet.  Processed snack and other foods, devoid of nutritional content, with higher consumption rates has made the rate of obesity and diseases skyrocket in the USA. If we are to solve the cost of healthcare, we need to also improve how American’s eat, and what types of food they eat as well. Processed foods are clearly part of the healthcare equation. Read More »

Learning another language is easier in conjunction with exercises according to a new study.

Learning another language is easier in conjunction with exercises according to a new study. Learning another language is more important than ever, since your work or your relationships may depend on it.   Like many of you, I have always found it hard to learn to speak another language.   Sure there are tools such as duolingo, a fun free app that can help you learn many languages through your smart phone.  Babel takes another approach, however, even though these apps make learning the language convenient and fun, speaking the language can be a challenge without full immersion, no matter what the Read More »

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times. Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems?

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times.  Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems? Not a week goes by without another study, article or politician talking about the Opioid problem which was brought about by the medical profession and its partner, the pharmaceutical industry.   Big pharma has been funding and lunching doctors offices for years, in exchange for more prescriptions being written.  Pain medication and treatment by pain management who treat the pain with medications including opioids and apply invasive methods to deaden nerves and ultimately, reduce Read More »

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times. Much has been printed about the importance of having a good meal at the beginning of the day.   How and when we have our meals may be more important than we ever believed and may be responsible for many of us who are obese.   The constant meal or the constant habit of snacking may also be one of the main reasons we experience obesity. The calories, and fat content of a hearty breakfast may not have an affect Read More »

There are physiological differences in 70 and 90 year olds; why one size fits all doesn’t according to this doctor.

There are physiological differences in 70 and 90 year olds; why one size fits all doesn’t according to this doctor. One of the major  flaws of our healthcare system is the lack of personalization that has sometimes been fatal or placed some patients in the hospital, when their treatment turned out to be inappropriate for them. We are quite aware of one size not fitting all in the musculoskeletal system, however, with medication and medical care in general, the physiological differences at different ages can be deadly or have devastating consequences.  One example of this is that for years, doctors Read More »