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Posts Tagged ‘dietary therapy

02
Oct

Cardiologist William Davis seems to think so, and has published a book supporting his findings. He says that a protein added to modern wheat, gliadin, acts like an opiate in the body, which can also make wheat and wheat products both addictive and poisonous.

For more, check out this video on CBS News, and/or Dr. Davis’  book here.

15
Feb

From the New York Times:

For the first time since it began issuing dietary guidelines, the government offered new recommendations last month that clearly favor the health and well-being of consumers over hard-lobbying farm interests.

The new science-based Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released Jan. 31 by the Departments of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services, are comprehensive, sensible, attainable and, for most people, affordable. They offer a wide variety of dietary options to help you eat better for fewer calorieswithout undue sacrifice of dining pleasure.

Now it’s up to consumers to act on this advice and put the brakes on runaway obesity and the chronic diseases that cost billions of dollars before they kill.

(Read the rest of this article on the New York Times website by clicking here…)

04
Apr

I wish I had more time to read fiction.  Instead, the time that I do have to read is generally taken with current topics in healthcare so that I can keep up with my patients’ needs. 

One recent read was the poorly-titled but well-written “Anti-Cancer” by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD. 

A research doctor who got cancer himself, it’s an evidence-based approach to keeping oneself cancer-free, primarily through dietary advice, though it has much more to offer.  It’s a quick read, has useful, actionable intelligence, and I highly recommend it to all. 

Check out the author’s story below…

You can, of course, purchase it on Amazon by clicking here (no, I don’t get any kind of commission!).

While focused on food, Michael Pollan, a professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, has been writing about where our food comes from, and what to eat, for years.  His best sellers (much recommended) include “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” and “In Defense of Food,” among other titles.  In the end, his readers have often asked what foods they should be eating.  In response, he has written a quick and easy to digest guide, “Food Rules:  An Eater’s Manual.”  Simple but profound.  Some excerpts may be found in Pollan’s article in The Huffington Post.

If you, the reader, have any recommendations of your own, let us know by posting a reply below…

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