Archive for November, 2008

Deficiency Diseases

Tweet In November of 2006, the National Institutes of Health made this shocking announcement through a consensus statement among their physicians: Use of multivitamins/minerals (MVMs) has grown rapidly over the past several decades, and dietary supplements are now used by more than half of the adult population in the United States. In general, MVMs are […]

Posted on November 28, 2008 at 1:00 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Exercise

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Posted on November 27, 2008 at 6:37 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Oversimplification and Cholesterol

Tweet In 1957, Elmer McCollum wrote in the “History of Nutrition” that  “Oversimplification has been the characteristic weakness of scientists of every generation.”   I understand the fascination but it seems to do more harm than good.  When the medical profession simplifies a medical issue for public consumption it has the unwanted effect of having […]

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 1:00 am by Charles · Permalink · 6 Comments
In: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet

Artificial Sweeteners

Tweet William Dufty told us that sugar was bad news when he published his classic book, Sugar Blues.   I cannot imagine that he foresaw the dilemma that so many people would face in later years with the profusion of sugar substitutes.  The modern dietetics seem to embrace these sweeteners as well although they do […]

Posted on November 24, 2008 at 1:00 am by Charles · Permalink · 9 Comments
In: Diet, Insulin, Obesity

Erroneous Deductions

Tweet Any species needs time to adapt fully to changes in environment.  This is true whether it be shift in climate, the appearance of new predators, or changes in food supply.  Something similar can be said with regard to the human body.  Over the past two million years, the most dramatic changes have happened in […]

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 1:00 am by Charles · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Diabetes, Diet, Disease, Insulin, Obesity

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