Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tamiflu:  New data calls into question its effectiveness.

Doctors increasingly closing the door to drug reps.

Introducing the $30,000 Per Month Cancer Drug. It has NOT been proven to extend patients' lives and reduces tumor size (by an unreported and therefore presumably unimpressive amount) in 27% of patients who took the drug. Wow.

Hmmm... fascinating look at human facial expressions and how they come across: angry female faces look less female...and happy guys aren't taken seriously. <note to self: no more Mr. nice guy -- begin brooding at once!>

Evidence of the astounding importance of adequate Vitamin D levels in the body just keeps pouring in. Latest: associated with survival in lymphoma patients; a gentic tie to heart disease; and long term diseases risks in infants (and nurshing mothers). "Nutritional rickets among nursing infants whose mothers have insufficient levels of vitamin D is an increasingly common, yet preventable disorder." As to this latter, a remarkable and heartbreaking story of a baby taken away from its parents because a case of Vitamin D deficiency rickets was mistaken for child abuse.

Clinical trials: 15 million Americans participate every year but it seems the guinea pigs are becoming wary.

Slim Fast recall due to bacterial contamination.

Cell phone tumors: fact or fiction?

A new Weston Price event: The Fourfold Path To Healing Conference, January 29-31 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Official announcement, here; and great write-up on the conference, here.

What to tell vegetarians who say eating meat is immoral.

As age related conditions become more prevalent: Did we all just have bad childhoods?

Were they getting enough (or any) healthy, energizing FATS?: Association of Tight Glycemic Control With Road Crashes in Diabetic Patients

H1N1 "pandemic:" mildest on record (save for the hype and hysteria). But some interesting findings from those who did get it.

Just a coincidence: Pro-vaccine article in major mag has big pharma ad right next to it.

Life extension: It may not be just caloric restriction diets that extend life, but the balance of amino acids in such diets.

Weight loss: it may not be isn't just caloric restriction that reduces weight, either. It's the ratio of the macronutrients - carbs, proteins and fats. It's the latter we are concerned with today as a new online experiment is trying the "eat fat to lose fat" theory (based on the book of that title by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon). "The Fat Experiment" is about a 21 year old woman who weighs 296 pounds at 5'8". Her goal is to lose 40-50% of her current body weight and she will do this on a diet consisting of roughly 60 percent fat. Specifically, on her "Principles" page she lists the features of healthy, traditional diets she will be following. Spot-on. I look forward to following her progress. She begins her diet by posting the following YouTube video. She obviously takes her goal very seriously. I take her at her word and wish her the utmost success.

In Canada, Naturopathic doctors are gaining new powers.

New, dangerous drugs that are harmful to your health are being created daily: coma in a bottle.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you for this generous write-up, Charles! I appreciate your interest in my project and I hope that through your work others can learn the truth about a real, nourishing diet. I look forward to continuing my journey with you!