hot peppers -12/19/19 An Italian study was reportedHereassociated with a 25% lower all-cause mortality for people who eat chili peppers at least four times a week, compared to those who abstain from them completely. The most delicious chili con carne recipe foundHere. Delicious.
Red meat wins (another) truce -11/19/19 Article in the Annals of Internal Medicine,Here, states that modern dietary guidelines are primarily based on observational studies that have limited ability to establish causality. Instead, the authors focused on more controlled studies and found that the evidence that processed or unprocessed red meat causes cancer or other health problems is very weak.
Exercise reduces the risk of heart attack – to a great extent –11/13/19 Of course we all know this, but some studies have shown thatHereseems to indicate a surprising benefit. The researchers followed 1,000 people over the age of 45 for ten years, measuring how well each person maintained their muscle mass. The result was impressive. In the top third group, the heart attack rate was 81% lower than in the bottom third. That's a fivefold difference. So go to the local gym and maintain your muscle mass.
Good news for avocado loversExam 10/14/19Hereclaims that avocado consumption can improve insulin sensitivity and thus help prevent diabetes.
Remember the runners -09/09/19 Study published in the British Medical Journal,Herethat running in any form reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and all-cause mortality by 25-30%. Running is by no means the best form of exercise, but the results are already far better than anything the big pharma companies have come up with.
New blood test predicts breast cancer2019 Featured in Aposter sessionscientists are trying to develop a blood test that can predict breast cancer five years in advance. If it worked, it would certainly change the rules of the game.
Drug marathon increases price 70 times10.02.17 More predation by pharmacists. Marathon has a decades-proven muscular dystrophy drug, deflazacort, and charges $89,000 a year for it. Its price in Europe is less than US$ 1,500 per year. Where are the free market forces? Why don't our elected representatives protect us from this outrageous practice?
Promising new treatment for prostate cancer02/02/17 A new and highly effective treatment for prostate cancer has been reportedHere, the two-year recurrence rate is about 25%. Although it is certainly not a cure, it has the great advantage of having no different effect from all other treatments. Light fibers are inserted into the prostate like a biopsy and a light-sensitive drug is administered. The cancerous tissue is killed and everything else is left behind. Definitely worth a try.
Hypertension in old age halves the risk of dementia01/21/17 ResearchHerefound that people who developed high blood pressure later in life had nearly half the risk of dementia. This is further proof that hypertension has a purpose, and unless it's unexpected, it's best left alone.
Lower stroke rate in older baby boomers; youth revolt–12/09/16 donosi American Heart Association,Here.Many factors can affect work. We assume that there is less smoking among baby boomers and a less healthy diet among young people.
The sugar lobby promotes sugar–11/13/16 Surreal. JAMA reportHerethat the sugar lobby systematically tries to attribute heart disease to something other than sugar. What should they do? It's the sugar lobby. The real question is, "Why did Standard Medicine buy this?"
Zika advance–08/30/16 ReportedHereand elsewhere, two existing (already approved) drugs appear to be effective against the Zika virus. If successful, it will speed up immensely.
AHA limits added sugar–8/17/16 The American Heart Association Prudent Recommendation limits sugar intake for children ages 2-18 to less than 6 teaspoons per day. PaperHere.Best Recommendation: Less than 0 teaspoons of sugar per day for all children ages 0-110.
Calcium supplements linked to dementia–17.08.16 Article in Neurology magazine,Here, associates calcium supplementation with dementia in some groups of women. Worryingly, this group is at twice the risk.
DampingAntioxidants kill pancreatic cancer cells- 7/28/16 Researchers at Cold Springs Harbor Labs found that antioxidants help treat cancer in some cases, and by suppressing the effects of antioxidants, they are able to kill cancer. To combineHere.
High cholesterol has been shown to protect against cancer– 09.07.16 Study presented at the British Cardiac Society conference, linkHereshowed that high cholesterol significantly protects against four common types of cancer: breast, prostate, lung and colorectal. the reasons for this are unknown.
Zinc acetate lozenges shorten the duration of colds– 7/6/16 Zinc for colds is Dr. Mike's favorite remedy. Here's the science that proves it. The study was publishedHereclaims that zinc acetate lozenges shorten colds by three days.
BMJ article: Bad cholesterol is not bad at all– 6/13/16 This is huge. At the BMJ Open,HereA peer-reviewed study found that high levels of "bad" cholesterol, or LDL cholesterol, are inversely associated with mortality. Higher levels = less death. Things are looking good for you. This is the heresy of the first water. Expect a powerful return blow. The lipid hypothesis that high LDL cholesterol causes heart disease is ingrained in the medical community as the eleventh commandment. This has never been proven and kudos to the BMJ for having the courage to publish this article. (We would like to say that we have repeatedly published that the dangers of LDL cholesterol do not exist, but we will be kind and refrain from doing so.)
Stem cell injection Reverse stroke– Reported 6/6/16 at StanfordHere, stroke patients receiving an injectionmesenquimalstem cells directly into the brain, in some cases there was a dramatic improvement. If this research is true, it will be a surprising result. “It wasn't just saying, 'They couldn't move their thumb, now they can.' Patients who used to use wheelchairs now walk," said lead researcher Steinberg.
Bariatric surgery is now recommended for diabetes– 5/26/16 The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other groups now endorse bariatric surgery (gastric stapling) as a treatment for type 2 or adult-onset diabetes (ADOM). We didn't invent this. ReportHere. Of course, the ADA Dietary Guidelines are almost guaranteed to prolong the AODM, so we suspect some strange logic is at work here. To see the Quantitative Medicine method without surgery and drugs, click hereHere.
Low salt content can be dangerous– May 20, 2016 – reports the prestigious British newspaper “Lancet”.Herethat low salt intake is more dangerous than high salt intake. This is obviously heresy and the article, journal and authors have already been condemned and burned at the stake. According to QM, high salt intake is a very secondary factor. In this article, high salt intake is only worse for people with high blood pressure, while low salt intake is dangerous for people with high blood pressure and people with normal blood pressure. Once again, conventional medicine made things worse.
JAMA discovers QM– May 19, 2016 – informs the prestigious American Medical Association (JAMA).Herethat quitting smoking, not using alcohol, and exercising reduce the risk of cancer. While it's great that they've seen the light, or are at least circling around it, hasn't that been obvious over the last 50 years? They only studied white males. Are they preparing us a sequel? Let's summarize: it works for everyone.
Calcium/vitamin D causes stroke or heart attack in all fractures prevented– 12/05/16 A Norwegian study published here states that “our analysis shows that if 100,000 women aged 65 and older ingested 1,000 mg of calcium daily, 5,890 hip fractures and 3,820 other fractures could be prevented. On the other hand, there could be up to 5,917 heart attacks and 4,373 strokes.” A terrible trade-off compounded by the fact that osteoporosis can be easily prevented and reversed without the need for supplements. see postsHere,Here, EUHere
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US– 05/03/16 This is nothing new. Medical errors are the leading cause of death in hospitals and have been a major concern for nearly 20 years. However, the results are published here in the journalBritish Medical Journal.indicates that the problem is far from being resolved. Deaths caused by medical errors account for around 10% of deaths, or about 250,000. According to the article, one of the problems is that adequate records are not kept: deaths are often attributed to something else. Best strategy: Stay away from hospitals.
Big Pharma to the world: take something!– 4/21/16 Here JAMA conducted a study on patients who were intolerant of stains (actually 42%). The “solution” was to give them ezetimibe, a drug of unknown benefit and, in some cases, possibly harm, a drug currently approved for use in a very, very small group of people with unusually high cholesterol levels. Only 27% did not support the drug, so the trial was considered a success. It seems that the pharmaceutical industry stubbornly pushes ezetimibe down our throats. The mere performance of this strange experiment shows an insensitivity and disregard for the patient's benefit, which surprises even us.
Is fructose very dangerous?– 4/21/16 Maybe. At UCLA, we found that fructose is linked to harmful changes in hundreds of brain genes. Press releaseHere.It's a terrible thing and it makes sense. The body does its best to keep fructose from food out of circulation, converting most of it into a concentrated form of glucose called glycogen and quickly removing any excess that enters the circulation. The reason for this fructose aversion is not known, but the above research may provide an important clue. In addition to the main sugar component of fruit, table sugar is a 50-50 mixture of fructose and glucose, much like high-fructose corn syrup, the ubiquitous food additive.
Are proton pump inhibitors being prescribed too often?– 04/15/16 New report by WJournal of the American Society of Nephrologyseems to indicate that prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors, which significantly reduce gastric acidity, aggravates kidney disease. These drugs are widely prescribed and are also available without a prescription. While it's probably safe for short-term use, it appears that long-term consumption could cause problems.
FDA recalls Combo drug- 4/15/16 In a rare flash of common sense, the FDA withdrew approval of a drug called Niaspan, a combination of statins and niacin. Approval was issued in 1997. Given that statins are virtually useless and that niacin actually increases heart problems, you might wonder what they were waiting for. So do we? Could you now consider the rest of the dangerous drugs available? DetailsHere.
An interesting result about insulin in Alzheimer's disease– 4/13/16 A researcher at NYU's business school has gathered some interesting facts. It is well known that elevated insulin levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease, but the link is unclear. The enzyme that breaks down insulin appears to be the same one that breaks down amyloid beta plaque – the tangled mess that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Schiller's idea is that perhaps all enzyme resources are used up for elevated insulin levels and beta amyoid is not removed. DetailsHere.
Another breakthrough in early cancer detection– 04/08/16 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, have created an optical biosensor for detecting cancer that is a million times more sensitive than previous versions, paving the way for an effective system for early detection of cancer and others This could significantly improve early detection, which is crucial in the fight against cancer.DetailsHere.
Choir singing may reduce cancer– 4.05.16 Researchers in Wales have determined that group singing in a choir improves levels of several anti-cancer hormones and biochemicals. The paper can be foundHere. For the next message, musicJava Jiveshould be in the repertoire.
Coffee reduces colorectal cancer by 50%– 4.01.16 USC researchers report, "We found that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, and the more coffee you consume, the lower your risk." The press release isHere. A drastic reduction of up to 50% was observed. The area has been controversial for 20 years. The cancer prevention mechanism is unknown, although it does not appear to be caffeine, as decaf also works.
A breakthrough in early cancer detection– 29.03.16 UCLA researchers have developed a PET probe capable of producing significantly better images for certain types of cancer. In the case of cancer, early detection is crucial. Clinical trials of the procedure could begin later this year. Other informationHere.
Blondes turned out not to be dumb– 23.03.16 TestHerefound that blondes have a slightly higher IQ than non-blondes. I quote."Blondes have a higher average IQ than women with brown, red and black hair. Blondes are more likely to be classified as geniuses and less likely to have extremely low IQs. It is difficult to predict what researchers will come up with to conduct research. Or perhaps: “Do blondes have more fun?”
Mealtimes are more important than you think– 17.03.16Every traveler knows that disrupting the circadian rhythm – the sleep cycle – is no easy feat. new search forInstitute Weizmannindicates that not only the body is trapped in this cycle, but even our mitochondria. Mitochondria are tiny bacterial cells found in almost all of our cells that convert the food we eat into energy. Apparently, they have time-dependent hunger states, where they are ready and willing to convert food into energy, as well as a drowsy state. This means that eating meals at regular times is more important than previously thought.
Alzheimer's disease and brain research– 17.03.16Almost daily there are reports of discoveries or possible advances in Alzheimer's disease and the brain. There are three such reports today alone, all involving rats, so it's unknown if the results will carry over. There are reports of growth of new neuronsstem-cells, lost memories are reactivatedthe light blinksand increasing available nerve energy by injecting pyruvate, an intermediary in glucose metabolism. A very active area.
Antidepressants increase mortality– 16.03.16 A study from Auburn and the University of Alabama found a slight increase in mortality with second-generation antidepressants.Here.Knowing this will likely offset any antidepressant benefits as well. A much stronger antidepressant, which is characterized by a very strong reduction in mortality, is exercise.
Canadian medicine discovers exercises– 14.03.16 Canadian Medical Associationannounces"Many clinicians and their patients are not aware that exercise treats these chronic conditions and can be just as beneficial as medications or surgery, but often with less harm." In truth. In fact, it offers MANY MORE benefits. A little bit, it's a step towards organized medicine. Next week: hot water.
Exercise reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%– 3.11.16No surprises for us. ButHereanother study shows the most effective way to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Microbe-induced Alzheimer's?– 3.10.16 scientists doreportedthat a virus and two types of bacteria are the main cause of Alzheimer's disease. Microbial association has been (and will likely remain) controversial. However, the causes of Alzheimer's disease are not known.
The magic pill has been announced– 3.4.16 Pharmaceutical companies love drugs for life, and the latest "innovation" combines statins, blood pressure drugs, aspirin and adult diabetes drugs and is called the Polypill. However, none of these four have shown any benefit in terms of mortality and all have serious side effects. But when combined, they suddenly become magical? The idea seems to be to do away with screening tests and blood tests altogether and prescribe this pill to everyone over 50. This idea is so bad that calling it crazy would be a compliment.
Advances in breast cancer treatment– 3.03.16 The new drug combination is very effective against the HER-2 variant of breast cancer. A quarter of those treated experienced a dramatic reduction in tumor size, while another 11% had their tumors disappear completely in less than two weeks. DetailsHere.
TV exposure is directly linked to the ideal slim figure in women– 22.02.16The only real question is, do they pay adults to figure this out? It's a real study. DetailsHere. What will they learn next? How about: Driving blindfolded can increase the risk of an accident.