Tag: lung cancer

Don’t Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit

[Music] when famed surgeon Michael DeBakey was asked why his studies published back in the 30s linking smoking and lung cancer simply ignored he had to remind people what it was like back then we were a smoking society was in the movies it was everywhere medical meetings were one heavy haze of smoke smoking…


How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?

more than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment next size not too little not too much we would have found the safest way to health what does that mean when it comes to water water has been described as a neglected underappreciated and under research…


What Causes Diabetes?

“What Causes Diabetes?” After about age 20, we may have all the insulin-producing beta cells we’re ever going to have in our pancreas, and so if we lose them, we may lose them for good. Autopsy studies show that by the time type 2 diabetes is diagnosed we may have already killed off half of…


Evidence-Based Nutrition

“Evidence-Based Nutrition” Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard of scientific evidence. Half get the active treatment, half get a sugar pill— works great for evaluating new drugs, but a concern is that evidence-based medicine has made a leap from considering randomized controlled trials to be a high standard to being the only standard….


How Not to Die from Cancer

“How Not to Die from Cancer” After Dr. Dean Ornish conquered our #1 killer, he moved on to killer #2. What happens if you put cancer on a plant-based diet? Ornish and colleagues found that the progression of prostate cancer could be reversed with a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors. And no wonder….


The Safety of Heme vs. Nonheme Iron

“The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron” It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to…


Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate

“Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate” High blood pressure is not the only harmful effect of too much salt— it’s also been tied with stomach cancer, kidney stones, bone loss, obesity even, direct damage to our kidneys and heart, but as I reviewed before, there is a consensus that dietary sodium plays…


What Explains the French Paradox?

“What Explains the French Paradox?” The so-called French Paradox is a term coined in the 80’s by three Frenchmen to explain a curious finding. If you chart death from heart attack versus the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol countries consume, there appears to be a straight line. The more animal foods populations eat, the…