Category: chronic disease

  • A Disease by Any Other Name – examining the roots of chronic disease

        Looking from the outside, the chronic diseases humans have look like very different things.  Diabetes looks nothing like arthritis.   Osteoporosis looks nothing like heart disease or Alzheimer’s.  But if we switch our perspective, to that from inside the body, things change. The pharmaceutical paradigm is built on a research paradigm that looks for […]

  • Losing Our Minds, part 2

    Losing Our Minds, part 2

    Losing Our Minds part 1 Yesterday Medscape published an article (Alzheimer’s set to Skyrocket):  “approximately 47 million Americans currently have preclinical AD.  That number is expected to jump to more than 75 million by 2060.”  The numbers are staggering. The article then spoke about the process, or what little we know of the process, of how the disease […]

  • Rescued Memory

    Rescued Memory

    If you read my previous post on Alzheimer’s (AD) you have some understanding that the way our bodies use and regulate lipids (fat and cholesterol) has impact on this pressing health issue. Although amyloid beta – when pathological is one of the hallmarks of the plaque build-up associated with AD – is a protein, there is an […]

  • The Ideal Diet for Longevity?

    The Ideal Diet for Longevity?

      For the simple reason that food can make us well or make us sick, there is much debate in the literature and much effort put into understanding the ideal diet. Nutrition is necessary for life, but it also triggers detrimental responses. For example, amino acids are necessary for us to live, but protein also […]

  • Artemisinin and the Battle for Understanding

      Just today researchers published a breakthrough in diabetes treatment – an active substance from the herb Qing hao. This substance, artemisinin, became famous when it was approved as a malaria treatment by the FDA, and was also indirectly given a nobel prize in 2015, for it’s “discovery”. The WHO mandates that artemisinin cannot be […]

  • Losing our Minds

    Statin medications were approved for use in the US in 1987. Suggested guidelines from 2015 say that 56 million American adults, or almost half those age 40 to 75, should be advised to take statins. A large percentage, about half, of these do, providing revenues in the area of 30 billion a year. Although they […]

  • The Fat Hack

      Excess carbohydrates in the body are converted to fat – this is why eating too many carbs, not too much fat, makes you fat. Specifically, the carbs are converted to palmitic acid, or palmitate, a saturated fat also found in palm oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.   All three of these fats are widely, […]

  • The Medicines of the Future

      A few years ago I was speaking with a drug researcher at UC Irvine who was looking for natural products (herbs, in Western parlance) that showed promise as cancer therapies. As I know a lot about herbs, I suggested I assist him in identifying targets, and in exchange he could help me do some […]

  • Tamagotchi and the Urgent Need for Nutritional Medicine

      In the 1990s Akihiro Yokoi created a digital pet that was the biggest toy fad of that decade. The first 2 generations of this pet created unforeseen problems because there was no pause button, and if you didn’t continuously take care of the Tamagotchi, it would die in a day. Children and even adults […]

  • Published – Case Study on Osteoporosis without the use of Bisphposphonates