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To start with, it's October 28th, so Happy National Chocolate Day!! I can't decide, should I follow my lunch with the 80% chocolate already open, or try the new 70% chocolate with the coconut (or almond butter OR lime and sea salt) center? In... [read more]
For decades, one possibility of treating seizures in children has been the ketogenic diet. Once the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, the troublesome ketogenic diet faded to a lesser position with the advent of pharmaceutical drugs capable of... [read more]
Yes, it’s come to that: every day brings  a news story about a condition for which a low-carbohydrate diet is the most healthy diet to follow. One such news article this week is really no surprise: low carbohydrate diets recommended for... [read more]
How many hours of sleep are best for you every night? Do you sleep the same amount every night?  On average, Americans sleep less during the week, 6-plus hours, and creep up above 7 hours on the weekend. In a recent study discussed in the Wall... [read more]
I just made an appointment with a Physical Therapist specializing in athletes with knee problems: I loved giving my Medicare information and saying also that I am an athlete! Okay, I have to say I’m a side-lined athlete until the PT can perform... [read more]
Two very important life-style choices might be of significant benefit if you want to prevent a recurrence of colon cancer.  A recently released study identified both regular exercise (60 minutes weekly) and twice weekly fish meals as factors... [read more]
One of the recent newsletters from a popular health and fitness doctor suggested that we only need exercise a bit more to keep from gaining weight. Evidently all the different health authorities have calculated the amount of exercise needed. The... [read more]
I was recently on a “Preventing Diabetes and Obesity” panel with a local cardiologist. I asked him what he thought about all the recent review studies clearing saturated fat of any association with heart disease. His response was, “Well, a little... [read more]
Someone at the FDA must subscribe to the DrDeborahMD newsletter? You might remember some time ago that I suggested the conventional wisdom might be erroneous: the risk of daily aspirin is real, and people without known heart disease have no real... [read more]
A recent study adds to the growing body of research evaluating low carbohydrate and very low carbohydrate diets. Working with a group of overweight and obese adults, all of whom qualified as either pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetics, researchers... [read more]