The last time we met, Dear Reader, before I high-tailed it on out of the blogosphere for the summer, I introduced you to Lilly and her thyroid woes. Below are her original thyroid studies that she obtained from her primary care doctor and brought to our first meeting.
June 10, 2013 – I want to introduce you to an exquisite book that I’ve been reading. It’s called Almost Finished. It’s a memoir by Justine Bowen-Jones. Justine lost her father to pancreatic cancer when she was six years old. Before he died, her father– poet and English professor Jim Bowen–wrote her letters to accompany her through her life. This book contains his letters and her responses.
What do Al Roker, country singer Josh Turner and pregnant “celebutant” Kim Kardashian have in common? If you head over to www.glutenista.com, you will learn that they are all eating gluten free. As is Lady Gaga. She’s apparently “gluten free by choice.”
I had the flu last week. Here’s the e-lament I managed to tap out on my phone in a shameless plea for sympathy: “I am so sick it hurts to pee or breathe or think or move my eyes.
For the Twelve Days of Christmas My True Love Challenged the Conclusion of the 2012 JAMA Meta-Analysis
On the first day of Christmas, my true love pondered: Of all the supplements out there, fish oils are one of the best accepted and most widely used because the research on it is so plentiful
Identifying and treating the underlying cause of imbalance, which in this case was gluten sensitivity, contributed to improvements in blood pressure, weight and GI function and coincided with a measurable improvement in hearing.
Potassium: The Little Element that Could (significantly reduce the cost of the global medical crisis)
Spring has sprung, the flowers are out, and if you’re not planning and planting your garden, stake out your local farmers’ markets. Of the myriad reasons to do so, chances are extremely high that you need some potassium.
Look Closely: What are your risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome? (Hint: If you don’t think you have any, think again.)
I recently returned from a remarkable trip to Hong Kong, teaching about the global epidemic that is metabolic syndrome. Asians are developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes at rates nearing the West.
“The fact that many fish [in the ocean around Fukushima, Japan] are just as contaminated today with cesium 134 and cesium 137 as they were more than one year ago implies that cesium is still being released into the food chain.”
There’s no disputing these guys are homely at best, hideous at worst. They’re wrinkled, beady-eyed, hairless (except for whiskers), subterranean rodents with massive protruding front teeth.