The 2017-2018 cold and flu season has been the worst since 2014/2015, with the majority of flu cases linked to influenza A virus H3N2. During the week of December 13, 2017 to January 6, 2018, the CDC reported seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths, as well as a lab-confirmed hospitalization rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people. Emergency rooms across the country have been hard hit, with the flu virus widespread in nearly every state. The flu season may be peaking, but the CDC predicts 11-13 more weeks of increased flu virus activity. In this post, we'll talk about some of the most effective supplements to prevent and treat cold and flu – vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. [Read more…]
“The Alzheimer's Antidote – Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline” provides real options to those desperately in need. We don't have to resign ourselves or our loved ones to living as a shadow of ourselves. Through proven diet and lifestyle changes, we can dramatically improve quality of life, either by avoiding illness or reversing damage that has already been done. [Read more…]
Misinformation never dies on the internet – it just gets turned into another Facebook meme that gets shared over a million times. Today's case in point – margarine myths. I am not a fan of margarine. I think it's a sad excuse for butter, and always has been. That said, the whackadoo information and fearmongering being shared on the internet is just plain silly. If you're going to avoid bad food, do it for legitimate reasons. There are plenty of them.
In this post I'll present some margarine myths and the real problems with margarine.
I read “Back in Control – A Surgeon's Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain” because chronic pain is a challenge for many of my readers. I've also personally dealt with a skin condition that made even simple things like breathing and smiling painful. Chronic pain affects your entire life. I didn't understand until I lived through it. Now I want to help others find relief, too.
As we age, most of us don't bounce back as easily from injuries. That said, what cripples one person can barely slow down another. What's the difference? [Read more…]
Under the new guidelines issued by the American Medical Association, roughly 1/3 of all adults should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to control their cholesterol levels. Many healthcare practitioners feel that statin medications are overused in the United States. Statins may cause serious side effects, which I'll get to in a bit. Also, 50% of people who die suddenly from heart attacks do not have high cholesterol. In this post we'll discuss 15 home remedies to naturally reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart attack, the role of cholesterol in the body and side effects of statin medication.
Note: Please check with your doctor if you are on any prescription medications. Some foods and supplements may interfere with certain medications. This post is for general information only.