STATINS OF NO BENEFIT AGE 80 AND UP, even after a heart attack!

Finally IT HAS BEEN LOOKED AT AND TRUTHFULLY PUBLISHED, statin drugs for individuals 80 years of age and older  WITH DOCUMENTED HEART DISEASE SHOWS NO BENEFIT, EVEN AFTER A HEART ATTACK Here is the abstract from the study Statin Therapy and Mortality in Older Adults With CAD Abstract Objectives: To examine the effect of statins […]

Can goose liver, grass-fed meat, aged hard cheese, free range eggs and cod liver oil prevent a heart attack?

The data suggests that the answer is yes. The first four of these health foods are rich sources of vitamin K2 and the last food item is packed with Vitamins A and D. The proposed mechanism for their protective effect rests in a wonderful biological quartet. The instruments of this quartet include  the fat soluble […]

Stomach bacteria can cause and worsen heart disease

A recent study from Italy (1) has identified a relationship between the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and heart disease. H Pylori is a bacteria that can colonize the lining of the stomach and remain there for a lifetime unless diagnosed and eliminated with antibiotics. This bacteria was demonstrated to be a major cause of […]

Fat consumption, Fat circulating in your blood, Heart Disease

Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the diet-heart hypothesis. The Annals of Internal Medicine (the official journal for the American College of Physicians) just published a review article that considered three kinds of studies related to fat and heart disease. (1) Studies that evaluated the association between dietary consumption of different kinds […]

3 Respiratory Viruses Threaten World Health this winter

Winter approaches with a perfect storm of 3 respiratory viruses, increased indoor activity, dry spaces, and holiday gatherings. The 3 viruses already filling many hospitals (including children’s hospitals) include RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), Influenza, and SARS-CoV-2. Respiratory viruses spread by aerosol typically enter through the nose and throat. Dry nasal and oral-pharyngeal mucosa (the lining […]

COVID UPDATE FROM Institute of Functional Medicine

I just viewed an excellent video presentation from the Institute of Functional Medicine providing very useful data on COVID, particularly focusing on the Omicron variants. You can watch it here: COVID-19 Functional Medicine Resources – The Institute for … I will summarize the information. But first a few disclaimers. I have not vetted all […]

Nutrition and Lifestyle vs Pandemic

Earlier this year I gave 2 presentations on this topic at the (virtual) annual meeting of Physicians and Ancestral Health, a physician organization dedicated to incorporating evolutionary biology and lifestyle recommendations into the practice of medicine. Here is the first slide: And here are some very important references: Please note that this lecture was given […]

COVID-19 and Death Certificates, Trumps Allegations

Trump has recently accused doctors of falsifying death certificates for financial gain. Let’s be clear. If a patient is hospitalized with viral pneumonia and dies, the cause of death has ALWAYS been listed as the viral pneumonia, no matter what complications occurred, no matter what the pre-existing conditions were. Viral pneumonia can cause heart attack, […]

The Nutrition Coalition: Collection of Published Studies on Saturated Fat

The Nutrition Coalition is an organization devoted to bringing science to the forefront of dietary recommendations. I have copied and pasted the coalition’s collection of scientific papers related to Saturated Fat below with a link at the top. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In order to continue the limits on saturated fat, health officials must show ample […]

Fat Fiction: this movie could save your life

The USDA Dietary Guidelines are about to be published again with an update. Unfortunately, despite much input from the scientific community requesting that the dietary guidelines address the epidemics of obesity and diabetes, it looks like nothing will change. More than 50 scientific papers that support a Very Low Carbohydrate approach to address obesity, diabetes […]