Nutrition

Why Low Salt Intake Can Harm Your Heart

One of my favorite correspondents has always been impressed by my statement in VIRTUAL MEDICINE, that science contradicts itself totally about every 25- 30 years. I was thinking about superstrings, quantum gravity and the Big Bang, so-called (a whimpering hiss). But the same disease is here in medicine too. The arrogant dogmatic assurance that “Everything […]

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benefits of natto

What Is Nattokinase? A great food derivative for those have had heart attacks and strokes due to clotting. Nattokinase is a potent clot dissolving substance (an enzyme) extracted from a traditional Japanese food called Natto. It is produced by a fermentation process after adding Bacillus natto, a friendlyl bacteria, to boiled soybeans. This produces a […]

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) Nikola Tesla was the first modern individual to be recognized for manipulating electromagnetic fields for health purposes. His methods and patents in the early 1900s for the Tesla coil were also used for electromagnetic medical devices. 1 These devices were often large round solenoid coils of wire that would surround […]

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It’s not vitamins, growth hormone, emotional cleansing, tender loving care (TLC) or even exercise. They all help, of course they do! But it’s pretty clear to doctors who know their stuff what the number one factor is: you need to keep inflammation to an absolute minimum. Inflammation is an insidious disease process that goes on […]

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In November, 1921, a great English physician, Sir Robert McCarrison (after whom the McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health is named), visited the USA at the invitation of the University of Pittsburgh, to deliver the annual sixth Mellon Lecture before the Society for Biological Research. The subject of his paper was “Faulty Food in Relation […]

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I wonder why they keep testing to see if omega-3 fatty acids are healthy for us. Can anyone enlighten me? It’s been a done deal since ever I was a budding physician. If you couldn’t wait for the “modern” science, there is always the simple demographic, that eskimos never died of heart disease or stroke. […]

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Coffee Scores Again!

by ProfKeith

Is there no end to this versatile medication? (I’m sipping my usual double espresso in an artisan coffee shop as I write this). It seems drinking coffee instead of water may restore normal bowel function more quickly among people who have had surgery to remove part of their colon, That’s according to a study at […]

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But That’s Not All… (part 1 of this article is here if you missed it…) Coffee and hot tea consumption were found to be protective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).[35] While it remains unclear whether the beverages have systemic antimicrobial activity, study participants who reported any consumption of either were approximately half as likely to […]

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Caffeine gets a hard rap sometimes; and coffee isn’t supposed to be a health food! However, facts is facts (don’t write to me about my grammar, thank you). There is a large bunch of studies, which keeps growing, showing coffee to have benefits or protect from a wide variety of illnesses, from Alzheimer’s to cancer. […]

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Couldn’t resist this little snippet! Apparently, if you zap sweet potatoes with an electric current can boost levels of antioxidants by as much as 60%, according a new study. The days of electrical nutrition have arrived! Actually, it makes sense: if you stress the vegetables, they release more antioxidants to protect themselves. It reminds me […]

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You can imagine this kind of conversation: Dr A: Nutrition improves body function. Omega-3s are good… Dr B: I doubt it but I have heard rumors; something about reducing risk of heart disease. Dr A: Not just that, all body function. Even sexual performance and fertility. Dr B: How can that be? Dr A: Sexual […]

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The Forgotten Vitamin

by ProfKeith

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Vitamin K, the “forgotten” vitamin, is actually a mixture of two natural forms: K1 and K2. There are synthetic forms: K3 – K5 and it may appear that these can be somewhat toxic. Vitamin K was identified in 1929 by Danish scientist Henrik Dam. He found deficiency of vitamin K caused spontaneous hemorrhages (bleeding) and […]

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milk causes osteoporosis

Those who are new to this list may not follow my joke: I Told ‘Em! is one of those stories where I was saying it over 30 years ago and is has just recently been “discovered”! Often I was scolded or derided at the time–and then science came around to prove that what I was […]

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The hidden cause of weight gain? Have we been missing something all these years? Obviously, the main cause of weight gain is over-eating. But is there something behind that—something driving the overeating—that nobody has noticed? I think so—and now people are beginning to recognize its importance. Other Causes We know that MSG in food is […]

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