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Carbohydrates: Heroes or Villains?

“Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates

Did your grandmother teach you, as mine did, that you are what you eat? We used to chuckle about her obsession with whole wheat, and felt she was going overboard when she counseled us to avoid sugar. Grandma lived to a ripe old age, and she was sharp-witted and ambulatory to the very end. Now, years after her death, science is “discovering” the Continue reading Carbohydrates: Heroes or Villains?

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Inconsistency in “Drug” Enforcement

From the Wall Street Journal Article (June 17, 2008) titled “Antipsychotics Will Display Drug Warning”:

The Food and Drug Administration said it will add so-called boxed warnings to the labels of older antipsychotic drugs, reflecting recent findings that the drugs could be dangerous for elderly people with dementia.

Older antipsychotic drugs have recently been found to kill people, especially elderly individuals with Continue reading Inconsistency in “Drug” Enforcement

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A Visceral Fear: Heart Attacks That Strike Out of the Blue

From MSNBC:

Tim Russert was the Managing Editor and Moderator of “Meet the Press” and political analyst for “NBC Nightly News” and the “TODAY” program. He anchored “The Tim Russert Show,” a weekly interview program on MSNBC. Russert also served as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News.

The sudden passing of NBC’s Tim Russert by a sudden heart attack at work has brought on a resurgence of comments about sudden death from a first heart attack. Most heart attacks are caused by a dislodged clot that has formed inside the blood vessels. This clot gets stuck in the arteries of the heart, thus depriving that portion of the heart necessary oxygen and other nutrients. Typical symptoms in both men and women are reviewed in this article. Author Melinda Beck describes the dilemma: more than 2/3 of heart attacks occur in arteries less than 50% blocked, 1/3 of people with heart attacks don’t have the typical risk factors of high Continue reading A Visceral Fear: Heart Attacks That Strike Out of the Blue

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Do Lower Cholesterol Levels Reduce Heart Disease Risk?

Research relating to cholesterol: link to article about Russert’s heart attack

Cholesterol lowering trials in coronary heart disease: frequency of citation and outcome, U Ravnskov.

Does the lowering of serum cholesterol concentrations in the blood prevent coronary heart disease or more importantly overall mortality, or is it based on citation of supportive trials only?

As documented in the Science Citation Index, there were an equal number of supportive trials as Continue reading Do Lower Cholesterol Levels Reduce Heart Disease Risk?

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Welcome to Dynamic Health and Energy

Since beginning my practice of alternative medicine, I’ve encountered questions that range from very simple to very complex in their answers; for example:

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Allergies—Nothing to Sneeze At

Recently a young woman came into my office with a common complaint: With the advent of pollen season, her eyes were watering and itchy; she was congested and miserable and unable to sleep, sneezing constantly. Many of you relate.

In order for us to understand an immune system gone awry (which is what allergies are all about), we must first understand the normal immune response. When any foreign particle enters our body, a host of defenders rushes to the site. These defenders are called “white blood cells,” and they perceive the foreign substance as the enemy.

We call the foreign substances “antigens.” These may be infectious agents, pollen in the air, dander from animals, mold spores, chemicals, or other allergens. Continue reading Allergies—Nothing to Sneeze At

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