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Having a Heart Attack? That World Famous Cardiologist Might Do You Harm.

Having a Heart Attack? That World Famous Cardiologist Might Do You Harm.

Having an expert tend to you in a time of medical need seems like the best idea right? Especially if that expert is skilled in exactly the kind of serious health event you’re having. Well it looks like this might not exactly be the case. A friend of ours sent us a link to an article […]

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Fast Food, Candy and Soda Are Not To Blame for Rising Obesity? Really. Well, Except French Fries.

Fast Food, Candy and Soda Are Not To Blame for Rising Obesity? Really. Well, Except French Fries.

So junk food is ok? Not exactly. A Cornell University research study seems to be making quite a buzz today in the world of nutrition. According to a new study they found consumption of fast food, candy and soda had little impact on a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) as did things like exercise and […]

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Drug Trails Being Revisited To Prove They Might Be Misleading. It’s About Time.

Drug Trails Being Revisited To Prove They Might Be Misleading. It’s About Time.

Leave it to the Brits to stir the pot and call out the no-gooders. The British Journal of Medicine (BJM) in 2013 initiated a challenge. The Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trails (RAIT) initiative asked for researchers to review and reexamine past drug studies. A reason to do this was to determine if those studies truly reflected […]

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Sugar, Cancer and the Old Story Medicine Keeps Forgetting to Remember

Sugar, Cancer and the Old Story Medicine Keeps Forgetting to Remember

In part two of our series I wanted to share about a great event I attended. I recently attended the 2015 Annual meeting of The International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN). The IAACN is the Professional Membership Organization of practicing clinical nutritionists in many health care professions, and the focus of this year’s […]

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It’s Not What You Eat, So Have a Coke and a….20 Minute Workout?

It’s Not What You Eat, So Have a Coke and a….20 Minute Workout?

Overweight? Feeling tired? Can’t shake that chronic condition? Could it be what I’m eating? Nah. Just work out more. At least that’s what Coca-Cola thinks. A recent New York Times article called out Coca Cola for supporting a dubious organization, the Global Energy Balance Network. One of the main arguments put forth by this illustrious group […]

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This Week Experts Tackle Sugary Drinks. They Are Not Happy.

This Week Experts Tackle Sugary Drinks. They Are Not Happy.

Add one more strike against sugary drinks this week. Soda. Fruit juices. Artificially sweetened beverages. They all took a big hit yesterday with a new study published in the BMJ (the British Medical Journal) by Fumiaki Imamura from Cambridge University. Click HERE to read the study. It’s worth the read. For the last few months we’ve […]

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Don’t Let the Rotation Diet Put You Into a Spin – Part One in Our Current Series

Don’t Let the Rotation Diet Put You Into a Spin – Part One in Our Current Series

Last week we wrapped up our 17th Healthy Eating Workshop. Very exciting. Six weeks of exploring better eating habits to transform your health is the focus and each year the group that gathers inspires us. In our last class we spent a great deal of time discussing the relationship between allergy, immune response and diet. If you suffer […]

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Mastering Wellness: Our Elders Teach Us How to Not Only Live Longer, But Better.

Mastering Wellness: Our Elders Teach Us How to Not Only Live Longer, But Better.

In the last few weeks the topic of living to 100 appeared a few times on our pages. As a result we received a wide variety of responses, with many readers stating “no thanks!” (Actually “no thanks” puts it mildly.) We understand this. 5 minutes reading the news or looking at the path of healthcare in […]

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Not Sure You Want to Become a Human Antenna? Just Check My Pulse Instead.

Not Sure You Want to Become a Human Antenna? Just Check My Pulse Instead.

To be clear, I like technology. Our blog – heck much of what we do – relies on it completely. I also know that technology can greatly benefit those recovering from illness and other issues. Very important. Just to be clear. Today I came across an article that made me a little nervous though. A […]

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Your Voice Matters! Health Guidelines Are Not For Lobbyists Anymore.

Your Voice Matters! Health Guidelines Are Not For Lobbyists Anymore.

It’s that time again. About every 5 years the Federal Government updates their recommendations for what makes up a healthy diet. These Dietary Guidelines have a long and political history, with serious influence from the various food industries playing a role in the final suggestions. This meant Guidelines not as robust as they could be, worried […]

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What Did Your Recent Blood Test Cost? $10 or $10,000? You May Never Know – Until It’s Too Late.

What Did Your Recent Blood Test Cost? $10 or $10,000? You May Never Know – Until It’s Too Late.

Did you know that in California a simple blood test can cost anywhere between $10 to $10,000? Not a typo. $10 to $10,000. A recent study in the British Medical Journal looked at 100 different hospitals comparing the prices of several common procedures and tests. In general the range consisted of these wild gaps in […]

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