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Do We Do Too Many Angioplasties and Stents?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Most angioplasties and stents used to treat acute heart attacks or unstable angina in the US are necessary and lifesaving. We know that these procedures are not indicated for people with coronary artery blockages who are stable; only about 3% benefit from these invasive procedures compared to medical treatment alone using pharmaceutical drugs. There is also a...

Healthy Restaurant Eating with Ed Bauman

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
  Finding a restaurant with healthy food is not easy. Because Americans eat out so often, we need accountability from restaurants. Ed is consulting with restaurants and certifying those that have certain standards. Ratings are based on freshness, local and natural, organic, and affordability      

How Well Do Menu Labels Work?

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements regarding posting information about calories, fat, and sodium content. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July of 2012 that looked at the impact of menu labels in King County, Washington...

McDonald's in Pediatric Hospitals: What is the Message?

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  Follow the dollars and you'll understand why this has happened. Today's medicine does not appreciate the value and importance of good nutrition. Mainstream medicine doesn't practice nutritional medicine, not even GI MD's.        

Melatonin and Exercise Help in Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  Research from Barcelona on mice with genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's Disease showed that a combination of melatonin and exercise lowered their risk for developing the disease. This combination protected the brain from oxidative stress and from excesses of amyloid and tau proteins. It also improves energy production in the brain, which is...

Nutrients that Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  MIT studies have shown that a combination of choline, uridine, and DHA can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer's disease by stimulating the growth of new synapses. About 40% of patients who consumed this cocktail improved on a test of verbal memory. It does not work on moderate or severe cases. There are several other approaches...

Should Calorie Counts Be Posted on Restaurant Menus

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
When calorie counts are posted we tend to consume fewer calories. Legislation passed in NY and should be in California soon to require posting. Super-size me has become the norm and we must stop this.

Urban Agriculture is Necessary

submitted by: admin on 09/29/2013
According to an article published in the September-October 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, it is becoming more commonplace for the best restaurants to farm their own produce and pick it the same day it is cooked! This "urban agriculture" is taking off in many progressive cities. With this activity comes a responsibility to learn...

Wellness City Challenge with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Nutrition is essential for wellness. There are three simple dietary rules to follow that are critical for health. Walnut Creek is setting the example of what a city and county can do to help our kids get and stay healthy.