Breast health – prophylaxis – It’s time!
Medscape’s focus this week is on breast cancer prevention. It is good to see the ideas of prevention being pushed on the site, which is geared towards the MD. But it makes me seriously annoyed – no, incensed – that they speak about preventing breast cancer without mentioning the most simple and readily available breast…
How fiber prevents diabetes, obesity
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140114090822.htm A basic dietary recommendation by doctors is “eat more fiber”. This new research confirms that dietary fiber plays a large role in our health.
Arresting Bone Loss in a post-menopausal woman
Arresting Bone Loss in a Post-Menopausal Osteoporotic Woman without the Use of Bisphosphonates L. Kelly Abstract There are many dietary recommendations to assist with the treatment of osteoporosis – and some appear to be helpful. However, none has emerged as a replacement for bisphosphonates. I report on the effects of dietary treatment of…
New Anatomy – who thought it was possible after all this time?
Surgeons have described a new ligament in the human knee. After realizing that many ACL reconstructions did not fully fix the problems, the knee would give way during activity involving pivoting. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131105081352.htm This brings us to the concept of “new anatomy”, or a new way of looking at anatomy. It has been postulated, by some,…
Zombie Endocrine disruptors!
Although chemicals like steroids used in cattle production are broken down by sunlight, it seems they regenerate at night. So all that run-off from the farm full of endocrine disruptors that everyone assumed was at least partially innocuous, isn’t. Article: Hormone-disrupting chemicals may be far more prevalent in lakes and rivers than previously thought. Environmental…
Antibiotic resistance – the US needs to take the lead
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808814?nlid=32507_1521&src=wnl_edit_medp_wir&uac=155398EK&spon=17 We have essentially caused the massive resistance to these very useful drugs, and we are doing nothing about it.
Acting for the greater good, genetically
We know from many studies that both forms of well-being – self centered well being, like that of indulging in a good meal, and the feeling of having done good – being generous, like that of doing volunteer work – are associated with improved physical and mental health (beyond the effects of reduced stress and…
Chronic conditions in Americans
The most recently analyzed data shows that 50.9% of American adults suffer from at least one chronic condition. 25% of American adults suffer from more than one chronic condition. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807543_3?nlid=32191_1521 This is appalling. More than half of our population is diseased, and suffering. What is going on here? Diet, diet, diet. Gut, gut, gut. There…
Orthopedic medicine the Chinese way!
I was treating someone who had recently had surgery. I was talking to the surgeon, and asked if there was anything he could prescribe post-surgery that would assist the patient in healing. I asked out of curiosity, to see if there was anything new I didn’t know about. The suggestion was to rest a lot…
The Amazing Body
I was fortunate enough to dissect the abdomen of an 80 year old woman who had died of heart disease and alzheimer’s this past weekend. I thank her for her contribution to knowledge, science and my understanding of the body and Chinese medicine. Something was revealed to me that gave me great excitement. In Chinese…