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Acetaminophen is not safe for pregnant women and in general not a great idea for any of us. Last year a Spanish study of 2644 women and their new babies found an association between acetaminophen in pregnancy and increased rates of autism and... [read more]
Scientific American called out statins in 2010 in an article titled, "It's not Dementia, It's Your Heart Medication.  Valuable information, and I disagree with the title: it IS dementia and it may be your statins.  The article opens with a 1999... [read more]
Although I've mentioned before that a ketogenic diet is likely to benefit many patients with Parkinson's Disease, there is fresh news in the medical science world that confirms what many physicians and patients have confirmed among themselves. ... [read more]
Hallelujah, bacon is back. Okay, that’s not accurate: bacon never left many breakfast plates, and the American Heart Association is still advising against. Nevertheless, a landmark study came out in The Lancet this month, dubbed the PURE study, an... [read more]
It wasn't even Throwback Thursday, but the American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a new Presidential Advisory on saturated fats, assuring us all that they do indeed cause heart disease. Newspaper headlines ran with it, and all my patients... [read more]
Two risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease have been in the news recently. First…. It’s long been suggested that type 2 diabetes increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, so much so in fact that Alzheimer’s has been referred to by many (both doctors... [read more]
Here are my two main complaints against doctors promoting vegetarianism: Despite knowing full well that observational studies should promote real research and not conclusions, they collude in the media’s celebration of their meat-bashing.... [read more]
The uproar would of course be minimized if I asked "Who doesn't like cheese?" I think for all ages and in its various forms, cheese is a big hit at both mealtime and snack time. The problem is, cheese has been demonized and blamed for weight gain... [read more]
Newsweek magazine announced this week that the latest advance in treating Alzheimers disease is the novel (!) thought of preventing the disease rather than treating it. Prevention is of course a better approach, for most diseases better than... [read more]
In my practice, there are two sorts of mechanical problems that can wreak havoc on good health. Theoretically, we have mechanical solutions for both of these problems, but the statistics don't lie and don't vary from what I've seen. These are two... [read more]

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