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What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN.

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN. You have heard that too much red meat, sugars, salt and trans fats were making us ill, but according to CNN, these are minor risks. CNN reviewed a multi country study by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation which looked at 15 dietary risk factors and their effect on death or disability. They found that as far as risk factors go, other than salt, red meat and trans fats were actually at the low end of the spectrum of foods that adversely affect our health.  What Read More »

Has Aetna been behaving badly? A former Aetna Medical Director tells all.

Has Aetna been behaving badly? A former Aetna Medical Director tells all. If you had a bad experience with improperly denied claims or medical procedures by your insurance company, you are not alone.   Insurers often dodge paying claims using terms such as not medically necessary or investigational. If that insurance carrier was Aetna, the problem may be a cultural problem from the executive suites down. There are rules and regulations for how an insurance company behaves in each state.  Unfortunately, not all insurers follow them and worse, many insurers have perfected the art of creating the proverbial “fly in Read More »

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases. Which companies are antibiotic free?

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases.  Which companies are now antibiotic free? For years, antibiotics have been used to add weight to cows as well as chickens, increasing the yield for the farmer.  Farm raised fish also may have antibiotics used to keep them healthier because of the high densities of fish raised in this manner. Antibiotics may have some undesirable side effects in the human population as well including obesity, antibiotic resistance as well as allergies. The general public has made it clear that it wants to eat better and more nutritious food and Read More »

Diabetes, your dog and your health.

Diabetes, your dog and your health. Dogs as it has been said are a man’s best friend.   Apparently, that is even more true if you have diabetes. Diabetics can feel faint if their sugar levels run low, something known as hypoglycemia.  Shakiness, confusion, dizziness and potentially unconsciousness can be a result of low sugar levels in the bloodstream. When a diabetic’s blood sugar is low, a chemical called isoprene can be smelled by dogs, yet humans cannot detect it. In the UK, they are training dogs to be able to alert their owners if their blood sugar is low since they Read More »