In short, probably not. For years we have thought that our “sedentary lives” have been a major contributor to our ever increasing obesity epidemic. In fact, obesity is much more related to the foods we eat, and much more related to quality rather than quantity. It may be hard to believe, but
We “know” a lot, and most of it is nonsense. Empowering a person to take action on faulty knowledge is a really dumb idea.
A recent report found that U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait have inhaled microscopic dust particles laden with toxic metals, bacteria
In recent years, American “health experts” have searched the world over for health enhancing super foods from other cultures. In my opinion, there is actually a health danger in recommending culturally-developed foods in isolation, while ignoring
Unfortunately, this post is not very optimistic. My personal opinion is that the medical community gets an astounding amount of basic health information wrong, and that the situation will continue to get worse as time goes on. We are a society that
One factor to consider regarding walking barefoot outside on soil is that it provides an electrical contact between the person and the earth. Wearing shoes/socks acts as an insulator,
One of the few potentially useful government funded medical research projects is the Human Microbiome Project.
We do not have a “health care” system. At best, we have an illness maintenance system that is unsustainable because too many people repeatedly need to use it.
Bromine flame retardants (PBDEs) are in virtually every commercial product containing plastic or fabric – drapes, pajamas, bedding, cell phones, sofas, chairs, pillows, computers, etc. Bromine is also used as a dough conditioner in bread, and is an ingredient (brominated vegetable oil) in some soft drinks.
I believe M.D.s literate in the use of iodine would list iodine deficiency as one of the major causes of thyroid nodules and subsequent cancer. They have been testing iodine levels in thousands of patients, and found most to be deficient. They have also found that the conventional wisdom regarding iodine is mostly wrong.