My Doctor Says I Have Pre-Diabetes. . . Now What (or SO What)? Does this mean I have diabetes? Or I’m likely to get it? Can’t I just take a pill? ‘No,’ ‘not necessarily but maybe’ and ‘you can but. . .’ are the short answers. You COULD take a pill for ‘pre-diabetes’ and you could take a pill (or a shot) if you get the full condition. But most[…]
Whole (un-pulverized) organic grains are a healthy part of a good diet; eaten in vast quantities by Blue Zone Regions of the world. Know the difference between low nutrient, high caloric processed foods & healthy grains & starches
She was walking out of church and suddenly found herself lying on the floor; trying to figure out how she got there. At 85, her broken hip could’ve killed her. Why didn’t it & what can you learn?
The in-office test for PSA (prostate specific antigen) was approved by the FDA in January. But it will cause more harm than good. Risks vs Benefits succinctly explained.
She was at her wits end. She felt like her diet was healthy; she was watching calories and carbs. . . and exercising. She was STILL having hot flashes. She was carrying around 30-40 extra pounds
A renowned medical research facility just lost $112 Million in fines due to research fraud. What do we do & who do we believe now? Ideas & ways to empower choice & knowledge.
When I read it in Scientific American, even I was shocked.
“It was a government agency (the FDA) picking. . .who it was going to talk to on a matter of public policy.” And you had to agree to NOT ask questions
The Medicalization of Life. . .The continuing saga Did you know that science doesn’t support and the U.S. Task Force on Preventative Medicine doesn’t recommend yearly physical exams for most people? Did you know that science doesn’t support & US Preventative Medicine Task Force doesn’t recommend the use of low dose aspirin to prevent a primary cardiovascular event in people under 50 or over 70? Further, they only recommend it[…]
New Black box warnings including cardiac death & an increased likelihood of flareups of the condition the drug is designed to prevent. . .
Heart Health: Knowledge is Power Last week another local Facebook friend underwent heart bypass surgery and once again I witnessed the common social media reaction: prayers for his safety and quick recovery, shock that this was happening to another seemingly healthy person, tons of well-wishes and genuine concern. All of which I share. Still, for me, once again there is disappointment and even anger. Anger at the Medical Industrial Complex[…]