Category Archives: Health and Diet

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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Oatmeal – Nutritious and Delicious

Posted on January 25, 2017

Oatmeal for Winter 2016 – 2017 Annual Update   Dr. Nadelberg and I frequently speak of mixing and matching foods to make balanced dishes. Consuming hearty foods is superior to counting calories or trying to stay on restrictive diets. Hearty … Continue reading

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Light Pollution

Posted on December 28, 2016

Sometimes that Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train The Effect of Light at Night on Health We just experienced the longest night of the year (Winter Solstice). We shorten the night with electric light. It is … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports on Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous

Posted on August 16, 2016

The Good   In its September 2016 magazine, Consumer Reports has an extensive review of dietary supplements. They present a very good history of the supplement industry, which got its impetus from Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, and his … Continue reading

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“Truth” About Supplements?

Posted on January 25, 2016

WGBH Frontline Slams Supplements   There are many ongoing controversies about the use of supplements and their effects on people’s health. The supplement industry in the United States could best be described as a bazaar with various companies hawking their … Continue reading

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Just the Flax and Nothing but the Flax

Posted on October 2, 2015

The benefits of flaxseed have been described for decades. Flaxseed has a very hard husk and contains several oils. If you eat flaxseeds whole, they will pass through undigested. In practice, the seed is crushed and the oil is harvested. … Continue reading

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Death by Breakfast

Posted on August 8, 2015

After the enthusiastic response to my oatmeal recipe, I thought I should counter with a breakfast warning. Most of you have been deafened with recommendations to “eat fruits and vegetables,” however not all fruits and vegetables are equal. Here is … Continue reading

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How to Make it Through Sinus Season

Posted on March 6, 2015

How to Make it Through Sinus Season – 2015 Update Dr. Katz   In addition to the instructions below which will help you with keeping your sinuses healthy throughout the winter, this year’s update has some encouraging news from the … 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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