Archive for October, 2009

Can a Few Cookies a Day Keep the Pounds Away?

Tweet Okay, this is one of those headlines that I thought, “I’m not reading this nonsense.” Then, I decided, let’s see what they’re talking about and if it does work, let’s find the reason it does. Abby Ellin wrote about Dr. Sanford Seigal’s cookie diet in the New York Times. She wrote of Christina Kane, […]

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Vitamins

Are You at Risk for Sudden Death?

Tweet According to a recent Men’s Health article, heart attacks aren’t just for older, overweight men with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Doctors are seeing patients in their 40s come in with heart disease due to self-inflicted risk factors, according to Ilan Wittstein, M.D., an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of […]

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 9:45 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diabetes, Exercise, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Vitamins

Cancer Screening Benefits Exaggerated

Tweet On our discussion forum, one of our incredibly smart members made a comment that really resonated with me: People are so scared that they throw out all their options and didn’t know that had any, until it is too late and the options are no longer there. Once a Doctor puts a needle in […]

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Cancer

Modern Man a Wimp, According to Anthropologist

Tweet I saw this article in Reuters by John Mehaffey and I thought this would be a great one to post here: LONDON (Reuters) – Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump […]

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Anthropology

Menu Calorie Counts Can Alter Food Choices

Tweet In this week’s episode, Charles looks at the situation in New York, where it’s required for restaurants to list the calories next to the food choices on menus. This has the effect of making people alter their food orders. However, it seems there is a side effect that should grab our attention. Is the […]

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Diet, Insulin, Video

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