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March 03, 2014

"ADHD Does Not Exist"

I don't have a dog in this fight, but the argument here seems persuasive

You may notice that there is something striking about the way we define this “illness”—that is, by its symptoms, rather than its cause. If we were to define a heart attack by chest pain, then the appropriate cure would be painkillers, rather than the revival and repair of the heart. Other examples are easy to find: Nasal congestion can be a symptom of a cold, allergy, or many other conditions, but a runny nose is not a diagnosis. In the same way, the symptom complex associated with the ADHD diagnosis is related to more than twenty medical diagnoses, (from those as mild as poor eyesight, sleep deprivation, and even boredom in the classroom, to more severe conditions like depression and bipolar disorder), that, when treated effectively, can result in the disappearance of the attention-deficit and hyperactivity symptoms.

"Sepsis: A stealthy, sudden killer"

Often flu-like symptoms with elevated heart rate but low blood pressure. Get plenty of fluids and start antibiotics stat. (Go to the ER, preferably of an hospital that knows what it's doing.)

February 26, 2014

"Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?"

NPR reports that there's some reason to think so

Boy, I hope it pans out. We sure could have used a solution for our younger daughter. 

February 25, 2014

Two examples of why reading about health and nutrition research drives me crazy

Up is down, black is white, and . . . 

"When 'good' cholesterol turns BAD: Substance can clog arteries and cause heart disease, researchers claim".

"Antioxidants Could Be Terrible For People Who Already Have Cancer".

February 14, 2014

What should it cost?

"How to Figure Out the Cost of a Medical Procedure Before it Happens".

"How To Figure Out What Your Car Repair Really Costs".

February 11, 2014

"The New Way to Love Food"

Yet another article expounding the surprising advantages of intermittent fasting. With this interesting tidbit:

 “You know, if you look at the most recent data from the Physicians’ Health Study at Harvard, they didn’t find any links at all between fat intake and heart disease or diabetes. If you look at the NIH’s Womens’ Health Initiative study, they’re saying there’s no link between diet and heart disease risk. We might have it wrong. I’m not sure a high-fat diet does lead to heart disease. I think a cluster of factors does – stress, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, but not a high-fat diet in itself.”

Varady earned her doctorate in lipid metabolism, and she remembers that during grad school, “We were always asking, what’s the mechanism between high cholesterol or high saturated fat and heart disease? We could never come up with it,” she said. “I’ve always thought it was strange that I graduated with a PhD in lipid metabolism and couldn’t answer that pretty crucial question.”

February 05, 2014

"Cancer Free: I Beat Prostate Cancer; Mish the Guinea Pig"

Mike Shedlock:

In October 2012 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I am now cancer free. Here is my story, a detailed one, with test results.

Link via Seth's Blog.

February 03, 2014

"A guide to a second medical opinion"

I think for any important medical decision I would try to get a second, and maybe a third or fourth, opinion.

"4 Natural Sweeteners That Are Actually Good For You"

Nice to hear it's "healthy" because I've been quite pleased with Stevia

"How To Win An Argument With A Nutritionist"

A lot of good information here

See also

"How to Lose Fat Fast".

"Why Whole Milk Isn't As Bad As You Were Told as  a Kid".

"The relationship between high-fat dairy consumption and obesity, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease".

"Can exercising for just 60 seconds a week transform your health?"

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