Thursday, January 27, 2011

Increased Risk of Autism if the Mother Lives Close to a Major Freeway

Heather Volk of the Sabin Research Institute of Children’s Hospital in Los Angles was the chief investigator for a recent study that showed twice as many autistic children in families that live close to a major freeway, some of which carry 300,000 vehicles a day. This confirms that exposure to toxic chemicals is a major factor in the 57% increase in the incidence of autism reported by the CDC from 2002 to 2006. This might be one reason why injections of methyl B12 is often helpful in autistic children, because it can improve detoxification in the liver.

See Dr. Volk’s article in Environmental Health Perspectives (click here)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

D-ribose Boosts Energy in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum has been a pioneer treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, mostly with natural means and far more effectively than the conventional protocol of anti-depressants and pain pills. He recently did a quality of life and pain reduction study of 36 patients with fibromyalgia, giving them 5 grams of the
simple sugar, d-ribose three times a day. 69% of the patients showed significant improvement after only two weeks of therapy. This is a great benefit with no side effects for a very difficult problem.

Other studies have shown that d-ribose works by increasing ATP
production inside the cells. This can be further enhanced with soft
laser treatment.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Erroneous Report from the Institute of Medicine on Vitamin D

Last month the IOM issued a report stating that
Americans should take no more than 600iu of vitamin D a day and that
most were not deficient in the vitamin. This conclusion is so
contrary to a massive amount of scientific evidence that the report
is both laughable and tragic. The Vitamin D Council offers many
articles that show that we need at least 1000-5000iu daily for
optimal health and that some need 10,000 iu or more. Furthermore,
vitamin D is very safe to take at these doses. The IOM is going to
be responsible for many of us to get infectious disease, heart
attacks, cancer, osteoporosis, and other diseases. Shame on them!

See (click here)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Glimmer of Hope for Personalized Medicine

An editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine discussed the advent of genetic testing for susceptibility to disease, variability of patient response to multiple therapies, and assessment of molecular mechanisms. They called for the need to provide the right dose of the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. This is a welcome change from the cookbook medicine and rigid guidelines of the medical care system now put into place by government programs and insurance companies. Integrative medicine and nutritional therapies have a lot to offer when genetic expression needs to be altered. Hopefully, these will be leaders into the cost-effective medicine of the future.

See (click here), June 15, 2020.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Teenage Hearing Loss Increases

Harvard researchers found that adolescents had one-third more hearing loss in 2005-6 than in 1988-1994. The finding was unexpected. It was postulated that the introduction of vaccines against pneumococcus and haemophilus and the greater awareness of music-induced hearing loss would reduce the incidence of hearing loss. The reason for the increase is not proven, but the increased use of headphones and listening devices is the likely culprit. Be careful with the latest technology!

See JAMA(click here-subscription required), August 18, 2010, pp. 772-777.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recent Studies Show Benefits of Fish Oils

Nordic Naturals manufactures a very pure form of fishoils, so they are prejudiced, but the investigators in Nordic’s recent collection are from reputable medical schools across the country. Recent published studies have shown benefit for behavior,depression, brain health, diabetes, heart health, kidney health, lung health and pain management. That’s a mouthful. Check out theirClinical Research Trials on their web site. I was impressed, because such documentation is often not done by supplement companies. You might be too.

Nordic Naturals(click here)

Monday, January 3, 2011

The BLOG will return Tues Jan 11th.

Popular and Scientific Media Like the AMA Journal Share the Blame!

Innumerable advertisements and articles for decades advocated tragically inaccurate medical advice such as: Cigarettes for your health (actually cause cancer and emphysema), baby formula to replace breast-feeding for optimal nutrition (actually result in obesity and decreased immunity), statin drugs for primary prevention of heart disease (instead cause muscle diseases, neuropathy, and fatigue), NSAID drugs for osteoarthritis (increase the incidence of kidney disease, gastric ulcers and heart attacks), and constant sunblock to prevent skin cancers (vitamin D deficiency increases solid cancers, heart attacks, strokes, autoimmune disease, and osteoporosis). So-called medical experts can be wrong, dead wrong.

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