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Diet Sodas Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
A French study on 66,000 middle aged women over 14 years that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February of 2013, showed that drinking 12 oz per week of a diet soda increased the risk for type 2 diabetes by 33%. Increasing the amount to 20 oz per week increased the risk to 66%. It is interesting that the American Diabetes Association...

How Do We Get and Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes?

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
Type 2 diabetes is largely a disease of lifestyle, especially diet and exercise. However, stress, sleep, and certain pharmaceutical drugs predispose to developing it. The metabolic syndrome is discussed and the concept of insulin resistance is reviewed.                  

Type 2 Diabetes: Why Lifestyle Matters

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
Lifestyle is a powerful antidote to inflammation. All the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes have significant side effects that are potentially serious. The common drug classes used to treat diabetes are reviewed. Some of these drugs increase the risk of heart attack and death by more than 50%.            

Type II Diabetes Overview

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
This overview of Type II diabetes will help you understand how diabetes develops and what can be done to prevent or resolve it. Lifestyle strategies are discussed, as are drugs and supplements.                

The Tragedy of American Healthcare

submitted by: admin on 11/08/2016
  THE TRAGEDY OF AMERICAN HEALTHCARE Len Saputo, MD Introduction: The New Terrain of American Health Care Over the past 25 years the practice of medicine has become a business, physicians have become employees, and patients have become commodities. Healthcare has become more standardized and doctors have been taught to treat “sets...

Statins Cause Fatigue

submitted by: admin on 08/23/2016
  A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine in June of 2012 showed that people using statins had a much higher incidence of decreased energy and fatigue upon exertion. Forty percent had worsened energy or fatigue with exertion; 20% had both, and 10% were severely effected. Other known side effects of statins include liver disease, muscle pain,...

Lack of Sleep and Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  Getting less than 6 hours a night of sleep is a risk factor in postmenopausal women with stage 1 or 2, estrogen positive, node negative breast cancer using the Oncotype DX tumor test. It measures the risk of tumor recurrence based on the expression of 21 oncogenes. Lack of sleep causes inflammation in the body that increases the risk for obesity,...

The Importance of Vitamin D in Serious Illness

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2016
A study published in Pediatrics from the University of Ottawa documented that 75% of children in ICU with serious illnesses had low vitamin D levels and were noted to be sicker, requiring more life support services, and longer times in the ICU. Considering that there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of exposure to sunlight, it is not particularly...

Vitamin D Deficiency

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2016
There is a pandemic of vitamin D deficiency because we don't get the UVB rays from sunlight that are needed to make it ourselves. This leads to not only an increased risk of osteoporosis but also of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, several cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and seasonal affective disorder. Vitamin D replacement is necessary for most people. The...

Are the Emotional Side Effects of Antidepressants Worse than the Disease?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In a study done on 1829 people on antidepressants from the University of Liverpool that was published in the February 2014 issue of the journal, Psychiatry Research, more than half of the participants reported psychological problems due to their medication! Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties, and emotional numbness were far more common than appreciated.  The...

Are Statins Castrating Men?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In an editorial published in GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji reviewed an article published in the July 2014 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology on the effects of 10 mg of Lipitor after 5 months of treatment in 17 normal men with normal cholesterol values. They found major abnormalities in both sperm morphology and function as well as in the seminal...

Antipsychotic Drug Abuse in Children

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed in one of three visits make to psychiatrists in the US and it is on the rise. Ninety percent of all prescriptions are off label and are used for conditions such as ADHD for which they are not approved by the FDA. These drugs that include Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify, and Geodon are associated with weight gain and a...

Anti-Psychotic Drugs and Clotting

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Modern anti-psychotic drugs increase the risk of serious blood clots. The incidence is low, but its effects can be serious and possibly affect arterial clotting also; this could cause heart attacks and strokes. These drugs block dopamine receptors. They make many billions of dollars every year for Big Pharma. They also increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and...

Adverse Effects of Statins

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Whenever  drug is criticised, big pharma comes to the rescue to salvage profits. What else would you expect when the reason big pharma exists is to make profits for their shareholders. Last year (2013) the British Medical Journal printed an article that criticized a previous article published in the same journal that suggested extending treatment with statins...

Adverse Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The side effects of these very powerful medications are serious. They predispose to substantial weight gain and to type 2 diabetes. Indications for their usage must be very carefully considered.          

A New Look at Diabetes with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The chemistry of diabetes is discussed. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are autoimmune diseases and we're now learning about the specific chemicals that lead to this state. Leaky membranes and hyperacidity explain much of why diabetes develops. High levels of sugar are toxic to body proteins. High insulin levels and metabolic syndrome are also reviewed.              

Actos: Can it Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Drugs that increase the sensitivity of insulin in theory should be effective in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes. However, the glitazone drugs have turned out to have serious side effects that limit their use in clinical practice. The drug, Actos, is the one glitazone that could possibly be safe and effective in both the prevention and treatment...

Actos and Bladder Cancer

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Both Germany and France have taken Actos off the market because of an increased risk of getting bladder cancer. The US is taking no action. Global sales of Actos are in the vicinity of $5 billion annually. All three "glitazone" drugs for type 2 diabetes have a poor track record. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because it caused...

The Dangers of Thiazide Diuretics in Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
According to a collaborative study between the University of Texas Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center that was published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society in June of 2014, people over the age of 65 who are treated with thiazide diuretics (such as HCTZ -- which is hydrochlorthiazide -- or Hygroton), are in danger of developing several...

Statins

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  For primary prevention of heart attacks there's no data showing that there's an increase in survival. And there are many side effects of statins that are problematic such as liver inflammation, peripheral neuropathy, muscle inflammation, type 2 diabetes, kidney failure, global amnesia. Lifestyle is still the major way to stop and reverse heart...