Did your cut get infected? Take a pill. Respiratory infection? Take a different pill. Sinus infection, there’s a pill for that, too. But there is bad news coming to light: all those pills are becoming obsolete and there’s very little anyone can do about that.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Is that bagel making you forgetful? Does that pasta lead to dementia? Are you depressed by your dumplings? According to Dr. David Perlmutter, this is exactly what is happening.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
There are a lot of fad diets that make the rounds. Most are ineffective. Many are dangerous. Once in a while, a diet comes along that is, to use a technical term, Cotton Picking Nuts. The Cotton Ball Diet deserves this moniker and possibly a Public Service Announcement warning of its dangers.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Dr. Oz is no stranger to diet recommendations. Many of the diets that are featured on his TV show are pretty extreme. Some of them are the answer to everyone’s prayers one week and the worst idea in the world the next. So it shouldn't be too surprising to see that Dr. Oz has selected six diets so extreme that they deserve a special level of shame. Ready? Here they are.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Do you want to lose weight, help your internal organs, avoid cancer and dementia and maybe kick those diabetes pills? Oh, and you get to drink the occasional glass of wine? The Mediterranean Diet has all of that and more.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Many of us are fighting high cholesterol. In many cases this fight is limited to adjusting our diet and exercise. A smaller number of us take medications, typically a drug selected from a group of drugs called Statins. New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend that far more of us jump on that statin train. Here’s why.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Losing weight! It can be the toughest challenge on earth. Everyone seems to have their own idea of the “perfect diet” and the “ideal workout” but no two ideas are alike and none of them are very much fun. So it is not surprising that there is a lot of interest in skipping all the deprivation and sweating and instead take a pill to lose weight. But do they work? And what is the best diet pill?
Monday, November 4, 2013
Walk into any health food or nutrition shop and you will be amazed at the variety of vitamins and supplements for sale. Ranging from tiny vials of rare flower pollen to massive jugs of mystery powder, it can seem that there is a supplement for any goal, a cure for any issue. Since supplements are not strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, it falls on the buyer to beware of ineffective or dangerous products. A new report indicates that one supplement is not only mislabeled, but actually dangerous.