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The Year in Medicine, from Time by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:51pm A Synopsis of The Year in Medicine 2008: From A to Z The financial world blew itself up, the political world turned upside down, but in 2008 the world of medicine just kept chugging. In good times and bad, science doesn't sleep, and every year brings breakthroughs, setbacks, reasons for worry and reasons for joy. TIME' s annual alphabetical ro ... Read on »
Days 1, 2 & 3: 6 Week Body Makeover Plan by Denise B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:19pm Day 1 Tuesday May 27, 2008 I had gone grocery shopping on Sunday and the only protein food I had in the house was eggs and canned tuna fish. I had a head of iceberg lettuce and I was anxious to get started on my plan. My first day was extremely boring since I didn't have a lot of fresh fruit or veggies in the house. W ... Read on »
Davis: Wanna Cut Plaque In Your Arteries? Slash Your Carbohydrates! by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 6:18pm Dr. William Davis says modern-day heart care "tragically off track" Heart health in the United States and around the world is that much more pronounced nowadays in light of the fact that obesity rates and and so-called "high" cholesterol have risen to the level of being labeled diseases that require a pharmaceutical response. But the ... Read on »
Thank you, Crestor by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:11pm I'm sure everyone by now has seen the Crestor ads run by drugmaker, AstraZeneca. TV ads, magazine ads, and the Crestor website all echoing the same message: " While I was busy building my life, something else was busy building in my arteries: dangerous plaque." While previous drug trials with Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor, and Lipitor have f ... Read on »
Dietary Fat, Cholesterol---Good for Your Brain by Diane S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:41pm I was doing some online research for my dad. He is 79 and still works a full time job in a foundry no less. He has been taking Zocor for a number of years for high cholesterol---no history of heart disease for him though. This is not a rant about how bad drugs like Zocor are for people. And they most definitely are. But while doing this resear ... Read on »
Leading MD Talks About Natural Cancer Cure! by Total Health Breakthroughs Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Jul 2009 11:47pm In This Issue: “I Feel Like the Medicine is Killing Me Instead of Helping Me” By Carolyn Dean, MD, ND With the forced chemotherapy treatment of young Daniel Hauser from Minnesota in the news r ecently, the 15-year-old story of Billy Best and his survival from cancer has returned to mainstream media. Billy Best suffered cancer of ... Read on »
The Cholesterol lie? by Krizia MissK Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 9:00am *** Cholesterol facts: this is a long and detailed post*** It’s true that I focus 99% of my efforts at providing as much useful information on healthy eating and adopting a healthy lifestyle and I usually leave any medical stuff to well, medical professionals, but there are a few sentences I read from Dr. Dwight Lundell’s new book “ Th ... Read on »
Potential underlying mechanism for statin side effects on the brain found by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 May 2013 8:57am One of the things you’ll hear from ‘key opinion leaders’ who promote the use of statins is that these drugs have a very good safety profile. These judgements appear to be based on the findings of studies in which statins are given to individuals in the context of ‘randomised controlled trials’ (where statins are pitted against each other and/or ... Read on »
Certain statin and antibiotic combinations appear to increase the risk of serious statin side-effects by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 30 Aug 2013 1:56pm Statin drugs are promoted for their ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes but, as with all medications, they are not without risk either. They can, for example, be toxic to the muscles and kidneys and, in extreme circumstances, can cause muscle breakdown known as ‘rhabdomyolysis’ as well as cause critical injury to the kidneys. The r ... Read on »
Statin found to largely negate the fitness benefits of exercise by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 5:10pm A major motivator for many to take exercise is the desire to ‘get fit and healthy’. Regular exercise induces changes that can increase things like strength and endurance. One particular adaptation to exercise concerns increased numbers of tiny structures called mitochondria (my-toe-con-dree-ah) in the cells. Most of our energy needs are met by ... Read on »