See Family Practice News www.frontlinemedcom.com, Sept. 15, 2016 issue, p. 18.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The American Heart Association recommends that added sugar in the diet be limited to 25 Gm per day. Currently, 2-5 year olds consume 53 Gms of added sugar, 6-11 year olds 79 Gms, and 12-19 year olds 93 Gm. Evidence links excessive sugar intake to fatigue, weight gain and hyperlipidemia, which are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease in later life.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Accidental overdoses of medications are common with this combination of prescribed medications. Fatalities can result from using such drugs as Valium, Ativan, and Xanax with narcotic pain meds. Every effort should be made to use herbal preparations, amino acids, lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques like massage and the Kaufman procedures to avoid this risk. Periodic attempts to reduce dosages and find alternative combinations that are effective are strongly recommended.
See Frontline Med, Sept. 15, 2016 issue, p. 3.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
All the guidelines for Diabetes from major physician organizations recommend that tight blood sugar control (a HBA1C less than 7) should be a major goal for diabetic patients. However, an article in the highly respected journal, Circulation, that analyzed all the scientific data concluded that tight glycemic control didn’t prevent 10 out of the 11 micro and macro complications of diabetes, including fatal heart attacks, strokes, retinopathy, kidney disease and all-cause mortality. The only complication prevented was nonfatal heart attacks. Perhaps side effects from medications are playing a role. We should try using such supplements as chromium, cinnamon, berberine, and BergaMet to achieve better control safely.
See Family Practice News at frontlinemedcom.com, Sept. 15, 2016 issue, p. 1,13.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Cigarettes can cause 29% of all cancer deaths, including lung, throat, stomach, liver, colon, pancreas, kidney and leukemia. Cardiovascular disease is also related to smoking. 40 million U.S. adults continue to smoke. If you need help to quit, try Crave Arrest, which is a cheap and easy supplement that is available from our office.
See JAMA internal medicine, October 2016.