Category Archives: Disease

Posted on April 11, 2017

  Finally: An Explanation of Autism   I have reprinted an opinion piece from The New York Times. It traces a significant part of the autism epidemic to inflammation of the immune system. The same system that fights infection attacks … Continue reading

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The Wrong White Crystals

Posted on March 6, 2015

The Wrong White Crystals: Some Insights into Salt and Sugar The Bad News on Bread?   Writing about the American Diet is maddening. Not a day goes by that a remarkable insight, announced one day, is refuted the next. These … Continue reading

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Meat, L-Carnitine, and Heart Disease

Posted on June 5, 2014

I.  Welcome to the Microbiome Science is full of surprises. Right about the time we developed radio telescopes that can look back 15 billion years to the origin of the galaxy, we discovered that the galaxy we can see is … Continue reading

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The Denmark Lookback

Posted on June 2, 2014

Last year, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for the treatment of an increase in the risk of heart disease with statin lowering drugs like Lipitor. The previous guidelines (Adult Treatment Panel Guidelines (ATP … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women – What is Old is New Again!

Posted on November 9, 2013

The WHI (now over a decade old) remains the largest randomly controlled trial of women’s hormonal medicines. The original publication of WHI identified increased risks of breast cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease associated with hormone therapy. These findings flew in … Continue reading

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Arthritis Drug Reduces Lung Cancer Risk; One Step Closer to a Unified Theory of Aging?

Posted on November 9, 2013

The M.  D.  Anderson Hospital reported that Celebrex, an arthritis medication, reduced precancerous markers in smokers.  Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York confirmed similar results. Neither study was structured to see if Celebrex reduced lung tumors (that takes 10+ years).  However, experience with lung … Continue reading

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