The Most Dangerous Foods for Overweight

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A New England Journal of Medicine study (June 23, 2011, pp 2392-2404) found the following foods most conducive to weight gain: FOOD, WEIGHT GAIN IN A 4- YEAR PERIOD: -Potato chips: 1.69 lb -Potatoes: 1.28 lb -Sugar-sweetened beverages: 1.00 lb -Unprocessed red meats: 0.95 lb -Processed meats: 0.93 lb These foods led to weight loss: FOOD, WEIGHT LOSS IN A… Read more »

ADD Responds to an Elimination Diet

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 5% pf children worldwide. It is often diagnosed by teachers who have difficulty managing certain children in class, and leads to the prescription of drugs that alter behavior, particularly stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall. These drugs are addicting, related to amphetamines, and cause physical growth retardation, as well as… Read more »

Impaired Sleep Lowers Testosterone

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Sleep deprivation is epidemic in modern society, and indeed is the most frequent symptom we see in our practice. There is now evidence that impaired sleep lowers testosterone production. (JAMA, June 1, 2011, pp 2173-2174.) Ten healthy young men spent 11 days in the laboratory getting 10 hours of sleep, followed by eight nights of… Read more »

Protect Your Right to Take Supplements

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed restrictions on the use of nutritional supplements that may go into effect on October 1, 2011, unless sufficient opposition is offered. The plan is to classify supplements introduced after October, 1994, as “new dietary ingredients”, subject to expensive and prolonged testing and verification. These restrictions would apply… Read more »