Every other day it seems, there is a new study that is published which states that something is good for you or bad for you. It could be a study about food, or supplements, or how easy it is for you to get some dreaded disease. And there are many times that the study contradicts an earlier one And the next study contradicts that one.
Do we believe them?
You need to know that studies are paid for by tax dollars and by companies that have a vested interest in the study. They are looking to prove that you should take a certain drug, or prescription vitamin, or that you should be wary of a specific way of living.
Vested interest means that they may be out to prove their hypothesis so they can sell you a drug or prevent you from using the competitor’s product.
Then there is the overwhelming problem, that one study doesn’t prove a thing. There are so many variables, that you can’t possible expect that a 100-300 person study (people who have been picked for the study) to show something conclusively.
So next time you decide you should not take something due to the “latest” study. Read up what it really is. Find out the science behind the nutritionally sound concept of nutrition or what your body needs to function.
Or investigate the actual studies and what other studies have been done – you can find them on PubMed.com
When a dentist tells you that you have periodontal disease, it is said with a very serious tone, and you might as well figure they will want to pull those teeth involved. You will hear that there is no cure, and that a loose tooth means it has to come out.
Is that true?
What is periodontal disease? Periodontal means “around the tooth”. It means that the gum around the tooth has been irritated by bacteria. It means the bone around the tooth has pulled away from the irritation and the tooth is now loose due to that.
So what can you do?
Read: Periodontal Disease – find out what it is and what you can do.
Recently, I came upon an article in the NY Times about B12 deficiency and the types of symptoms it can create. An interesting part of this article is the many different diagnosis that were possible. Fortunately, the deficiency was found and the patient recovered.
Today, I was shown an information about Depression and D3. I’ve talked about Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Depression, and this is a different deficiency. It is good to realize that they both can create this type of symptom.
Here is the Article about B12 – The Presenting Problem – Was the patient’s strange gait the key to his illness? Read about it here. The Man with the Wobbly Walk
And the video about Nutrition and Depression – Vast numbers of people have suffered through depression at some point in their lives. Depression takes a huge toll on individuals, and has significant social and economic costs. What if foods could be a key to helping people lift out of depression and reduce anxiety? Watch Dr. Saul’s Video about Nutritional Deficiencies
Never underestimate what vitamins deficiencies can do.
I’m always on the go and often go to Whole Foods to buy some prepared hot foods that I don’t mind eating. That’s not all the economical and is restricted to what they offer on that day.
In an earlier blog post about the Fast Food Lifestyle and Health I was doing research on how to eat healthier while trying to save time. Well, I haven’t gone through all the recipes out there to see how many of them I would trust, but I did find a good healthy cook book. It is just out, is available on Kindle and has a lot of really good recipes that uses food that actually helps to burn fat…. in case you are interested. The doctor feels that you don’t lose weight to be healthy, but get healthy to lose weight. Healthy bodies don’t store fat.
I got the recipe book and haven’t gotten through all the recipes yet where I can evaluate them, but thought I’d pass it on as something you might be interested in.
The Book is called “Healthy Fat Burning Recipes” by Dr. Eric Berg and can be found on Amazon. You can also find his other books there.
Check it out.
Autonomic nerve damage can create problems with the heart, lungs, can create erectile dysfunction – and more.
It something that isn’t heard of much when the subject of neuropathy comes up but can effect your health in many ways.
Here is our article on Autonomic Neuropathy
What is the autonomic nervous system? and What is Neuropathy?
Read: Neuropathy for more information.
I had a friend with severe sciatica. She could hardly walk and was bent over in an attempt to not have so much pain. She had seen the chiropractor as the nerve was compressed and after a few adjustments, she was still feeling the pain. Seemed to be that the nerve was injured and needed some help, so treated it like nerve damage (neuropathy) and gave her the RHP Nerve Support Formula. She told me that 5 days later she was completely good with no more pain or problem.
So here is an article I put together about sciatica and what to do about it.
To you health!
There is a show on TV and website called Know the Cause. It explores health issues and especially those connected to fungus. The food we eat can be full of fungus and it can create health problems. Mold in the house can bring on fungal infections…. it goes on.
A primary mission for Know the Cause is to counsel all audiences on achieving optimum health by avoiding poisonous fungal byproducts called “mycotoxins.”
I wanted to introduce this site as it has a lot of good information. You can also look to see when it is on TV in your area, but you can also watch the shows on the site Pretty good.
The site is www.knowthecause.com
To your health!
Nutrition is an important subject, although often ignored by most medical doctors as secondary, somehow relegated to something that comes about by just normal day to day eating. I’ve never been certain how they think that you can get enough nutrition from fast food restaurants or the supermarket processed foods that most people consume. Some doctors are catching on and recommending supplements but sometimes their understanding is limited in scope. I keep asking when the subject will be reintroduced into medical schools so that we can have truly educated health care physicians in the medical field. (Did you know that homeopathy & herbal medicine was taught in medical schools before 1920?).
An example of ignoring nutrition was when a friend had gallstones and her doctor wanted to remove her gallbladder. . II thought that the doctor would at least give her a diet which restricted some of the poor food choices she made, but no, he said she didn’t have to change her diet despite not having a gallbladder. I was never sure why he didn’t think that diet had anything to do with gallstones.
Here is an article on nutrition that was published in “EzineArticles.com which gives you a overview about nutrition and supplements. Nutrition & Health
The reference by Dr. Mercola (link is below) talks about homocysteine being lowered in the body in the presence of vitamin B. I was interested in forwarding this as homecysteine has also always been associated with heart disease and more and now with Alzheimers.
Why? The body needs cysteine. It is vital to making Glutathione. Go to the link if you want to know more about Glutathione, the body’s master anti-oxidant).
Homeocysteine is part of a reaction in the body and is supposed to convert to cysteine. But it needs B vitamins to convert. Thus the need for the B vitamins.
Here is what the article is about:
B vitamins may slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease
High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s; B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine
Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent
Here is the full article:
B Vitamins and Alzheimer’s
You have probably noticed a growing number of processed food products boasting with a label that says “Gluten-Free”. It is the healthy choice?
It is interesting that a lot of people have gluten-free diets – they eat fruit, vegetables, meat – not processed foods. But now you can actually buy ‘gluten-free’ pizza among many other gluten-free foods – cookies, cereals, breads, etc.
What does this all mean? I decided to find out and here is an article on this
Gluten Free Foods – Are they healthy?