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A recently published study opens up an area I hadn't considered before: the long term risks of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.  It is generally well known to consider whether or not a woman has had diabetes in pregnancy (or a child over 9 lbs... [read more]
There has been a fair amount of discussion recently about articles such as this one that urge doctors to consider ruling out insulin resistance far more often than they usually do. Many docs have the habit of checking a few simple blood sugar... [read more]
A recent journal article, published online here, describes and intersection between two clinical conditions that I always take very seriously: increased abdominal size and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Of course, as in any purely... [read more]
Public health messages have a bit of a repetitious quality, even when there is abundant evidence that they stand on shaky ground. For instance, if you peruse WebMD, or any conventional health-related sites, I imagine you're wondering if you should... [read more]
Why haven’t I seen this information before now!? It doesn’t change my mind, but if you are still getting routine mammograms, it might change yours. I saw this article first in Consumer Reports. The Institute of Medicine, the nonprofit arm of... [read more]
It's the sugar. I predict that within 5 years, doctors will not be relying on routine lipid panels to assess risk of cardiovascular disease. My prediction reveals my inherent nature as an optimist! Since dietary fat was mistakenly... [read more]
FRIDAY at the Physicians and Ancestral Health conference started with an excellent discussion of Mood and Memory by Dr. Georgia Ede, renowned psychiatrist and ketogenic diet blogger. You may have casually heard that although the body can do without... [read more]
Calcium's role in the body is vast: not only is it the main component of healthy bones, but in all its other locations it participates in the proper balance of electrolytes that facilitate communication between cells as well as the production of... [read more]
We had a great winter retreat in Arizona this winter, and enjoyed a wide variety of talks. All of which directed themselves one way or another toward a health, ancestral-based, lifestyle. Jeffrey Gerber, MD, Denver’s Diet Doctor, suggested that... [read more]
We don't need to read any statistics, we all know that there are way too many disabled veterans in this country, and that they don't seem to be getting any effective help. Right now, everything changes. Inspired by the success of a local veteran--... [read more]

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