Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fat and Cholesterol
are not the villains: The Dirty Little Secret of the Heart Hypothesis.

"Normal cholesterol" doesn't guarantee healthy heart.

The "low fat diets will prolong your life fantasy": or why scientists and other groups fall prey to the fads called “informational cascades.”

43 hour tumor operation: fascinating in every way. Interesting side note; in the accompanying slide show one image is described with these words: Surgeons spent many hours dissecting organs and tissues that had become stuck together from scarring caused by radiation treatments.

New York City has released a fat-drinking video to fight obesity:

No shot for me, please. The people of Hawaii have passed a resolution against forced vaccination laws. 

Rapid H1N1 evolution in Beijing raises concerns. 

What we (already) knew in 1924 (and have mostly forgotten): Using sodium bicarbonate against the swine flu and other bugs. 

The sad aspect of our expensive health care system is the institutionalized ignorance about the role of non-pharmaceutical prevention of 80% of what costs all of us in this debate: heart disease, strokes, hypertension, many cancers, diabetes, alzheimer's, peripheral vascular disease, and so on.

“Pregnancy is what we call a teachable moment..." If you are obese, the goal is to not gain weight while pregnant.

Monday, December 14, 2009

CT Scans
done in 2007 will KILL 15,000 Americans and CAUSE 29,000 cancers.

Children covered by Medicaid are given powerful anti psychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance.

Painkiller deaths double in Ontario.

FDA moves to reform food labels. Five interesting new designs.

7 foods that food safety experts won't eat.

Fructose implicated in higher cholesterol and liver damage.

DIETARY FAT: The percentage of calories that a person got from fat, as opposed to protein or carbohydrates, had nothing to do with how much weight they gained in the coming years.

ON THE OTHER HANDthe western diet turns on fat genes. Highly palatable, energy-dense foods may activate genes that make us obese. CARBS.

Raw Milk
: Is support a mile wide and an inch deep?

People who look young for their age live longer. Appearance alone can predict survival. Hmm

Can you judge a person's health simply by smelling their bodily waste? More accurate and faster than traditional diagnosis.

pasta alternatives.