• Mindless Medicine

    Posted May 11, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    How does American medicine shed itself of practices that are no longer backed by science and deal with patient fears and at the same time deal with government efforts to produce more jobs in the healthcare sector?

    How does American medicine shed itself of practices now invalidated by science? With Medicare facing a $23 trillion shortfall there certainly are no funds for extraneous medical tests and treatments that science no longer substantiates.

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  • Few Stop To Bathe In The Modern Fountain Of Youth

    Posted April 28, 2015: by Bill Sardi

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    In 1546 Lucas Cranach the Elder painted The Fountain of Youth. His painting depicted old, hunched over, wrinkly-skinned adults walking unsteadily out of horse-drawn coaches, disrobing and stepping into a pool of water to come out of the pool on the other side as virile, flexible, sharp-eyed, smooth-skinned young people once again.

    Today there is a compendium of science-backed studies that comprise a modern fountain of youth that is slowly being pieced together. But unexpectedly the public is not putting this age-reversing science into practice.

    This lag in putting anti-aging science into practice may emanate from a number of factors.

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  • Sixty Good Reasons Why You Should Be Taking Vitamin C Supplements

    Posted April 27, 2015: by Bill Sardi

  • No On The No Vaccine Exemption Campaign

    Posted April 25, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    The following scenario may not be too far off in the future for American families:

    Knock on front door

    Parent:  Yes, hello

    Uniformed officer:  Yes, we are with the U.S. Vaccination Corps and we need to see your children’s vaccination papers please.

    Parent:  We don’t have them here.  They were lost in a fire at our old home before we moved here.

    Uniformed officer:  Well, we will have to take your children away to a quarantine center where they will be tested for antibodies. Please garb the children in these hazmat suits and immediately present the children in this house for transport to a quarantine center.

    Parent:  Wait.  You have no right to remove our children.

    Uniformed officer: You have no right to expose other children to infectious diseases.  The hazmat team will be here to transport your children to the quarantine center where they will be monitored by board certified doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics.  If you resist, you will be jailed.

    Let’s pray the above scenario never happens in America.

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  • NO STUDY: TAKING TOO MANY VITAMINS MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK

    Posted April 23, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    News headlines say a new study reveals high-dose vitamins, in particular folic acid, may increase the risk for cancer.  [ABC News April 20, 2015; Science Daily April 20, 2015] But wait. There was no new study.  It was just Tim Byers, an MD at the University of Colorado Cancer Center mouthing off once again against vitamin supplements in a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research.  [Colorado Cancer Blogs]

    Dr. Byers has been on this vendetta against dietary supplements for some time now.  [Journal National Cancer Institute May 16, 2012]

    Dr. Byers fails to note the many contrary studies, including the largest analysis among nearly 50,000 individuals that concluded there was no significant increase or decrease in the risk for cancer as blood levels of folic acid rose. [Lancet March 23, 2013]  Even 40 milligrams/day of folic acid over a period of 3.2 year did not produce an increased risk for cancer. [Journal American Medical Assn. Sept 12, 2007]

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  • What To Do After Placement Of Stents In Coronary Arteries

    Posted April 15, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    So you’ve had your heart attack or heart scare and cardiologists have relieved your unremitting chest pain by placement of wire props called stents in any of your four coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygenated blood.

    By now you’ve probably been placed on blood thinners and cholesterol-lowering drugs. But don’t fall into the trap of believing modern medicine’s false paradigm that cholesterol accumulation in your coronary arteries resulted in arterial narrowing and eventually a blood clot that caused your heart attack.

    Before you become cholesterol-phobic it might be time to learn what really caused a blood clot to form in a coronary artery.

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  • Those Acid Stomach Heartburn Symptoms May Foretell A Heart Attack

    Posted April 4, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    The Connection Between Stress, Heartburn, Poor Bile Flow, Elevated Lipoprotein(a), Vitamin C Deficiency And Heart Attack

    For a long time now I have listened to numerous heart attack victims, including a brother and four other male friends, explain symptoms that occurred when they experienced their crushing-chest-pain heart attack. In all these cases it sounded like they were having a gall bladder attack, not a heart attack.

    Their stories were common: chest pain after a meal, strong acid reflux sometimes relieved by antacids and sometimes a history of prior gallstone problems or gall bladder removal.

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  • The Cold Shower, Hot Pepper, Brown Fat Weight Control Plan

    Posted March 24, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Key points

    • In the human body white fat predominates over brown fat by volume. White fat stores energy as triglycerides and is abundant in the midsection and thighs.  Brown fat expends energy in the form of heat and is located in the neck and collarbone area.
    • Brown fat implanted into animals improves their ability to utilize insulin.
    • Brown fat positive subjects don’t gain weight with advancing age.
    • For many years it was mistakenly believed the adult human body had no measurable amount of brown fat. PET scans began to reveal brown fat about a decade ago.  The drawback of PET scans is that they only reveal activated brown fat.
    • Obese individuals exhibit a slightly reduced body temperature during the day compared to lean individuals which results weight gain.
    • More than 60% of the variance in body mass and body fat is determined by brown fat.
    • Cold temperature, insulin, iron, thyroid hormone and adrenal stress hormones (norepinephrine) activate brown fat. Iron deficiency and beta blockers reduce brown fat volume.
    • There are no drugs approved to activate brown fat. A number of nutraceuticals activate brown fat: resveratrol, garlic, capsaicin (red pepper), melatonin, fish oil, curcumin, fucoxanthin from seaweed, green tea
    • The healthy Mediterranean and traditional Japanese diets include foods, spices and teas that activate brown fat.

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  • About That Small Error In Calculating How Much Vitamin D Is Needed

    Posted March 20, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    You could almost hear the vitamin D advocates sigh in disappointment just like you hear the crowd at a baseball game groan in unison when a fly ball drops two inches into foul territory with the bases loaded. That was 2011 when the Food & Nutrition Board set the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D at 600 international units (IU), equal to about 4 minutes of midday sunshine/skin exposure. Many criticisms of that decision followed.

    The RDA is defined as the amount of a nutrient needed to meet the requirements of 97.5% of the population. Two leading vitamin D researchers claim the Food & Nutrition Board’s RDA of 600 IU achieves a blood concentration of 26.8 nanomoles per liter of blood rather than the optimal goal of achieving a 50.0+ nanomole/liter blood concentration, which is the goal for optimal health.

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  • Will Big Pharma Ever Give Up On This Experimental Cholesterol Drug?

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    How many more negative studies before Big Pharma abandons research on a class of cholesterol altering drugs that has been nothing but problematic?

    Over 8 years ago a major pharmaceutical company’s foray into a new class of cholesterol drugs that raise HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the so-called good cholesterol that shuttles cholesterol from the arteries back to the liver, was terminated because raised the risk of heart problems and death. Over $800 million had been spent to research and develop this drug at that time. [Nature Reviews Drug Discovery March 2011]

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