• Lack Of Vitamin A May Be Overlooked Root Of Tinnitus And Hearing Loss

    Posted May 21, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Nutritional supplementation may play a preventive, therapeutic or even regenerative role when hearing loss occurs. Frequently doctors are remiss in making nutritional recommendations. It is now a common practice for physicians to address every disease as if it were a drug deficiency in the face of published reports showing nutritional imbalances are at the root of most chronic diseases.

    For example, confronted with a case of sudden unexplained loss of hearing, physicians impulsively inject steroids that have been shown to work no better than an inactive placebo. [Archives Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery June 2007] Yet there are valid nutritional approaches to emergent cases of hearing loss, as explained below.

    Read the whole post »

  • Read 279 Mindless News Reports About Resveratrol And Wine at Google News.

    Posted May 17, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    You can read them all — all 279 of them at GoogleNews. Modern medicine can release falsehoods against one of the most promising dietary supplement ingredients and the news media will propagate it without question.

    It’s obvious the nation’s health reporters mindlessly parroted the press release emanating from Johns Hopkins Medicine that errantly claimed the red wine molecule resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trol) was of worthless value in reducing overall mortality among senior adults living in a wine-making region of Italy over a period of 9 years. Over 279 news reporters never doubted what researchers said. They just re-wrote the news story and hurried it into publication.

    Read the whole post »

  • Predictable: Modern Medicine Errantly Claims Asthma Deaths Are A Result Of A Drug Deficiency, Not A Nutrient Deficiency

    Posted May 9, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    “Hundreds of deaths could be prevented” says the headline published at the UK’s online TELEGRAPH health home page.  “Asthma sufferers are dying needlessly,” says health editor Laura Donnelly.  Two-thirds of the deaths from asthma including almost all of those involving children could have been prevented with use of stronger-dose steroid inhalers.  Health authorities called it a “frankly horrifying” blunder.  Lower-dose inhalers were used because they were more economical.  A leading physician said it was “a tragic waste of life,” and added that all patients should have access to high-quality care.

    However the problem may be rooted in lack of proper nutrition, not in a drug deficiency.  The medical literature is replete with reports showing vitamin D deficiency increases the severity of asthma attacks.  [Hospital Pediatrics Oct 2013; Indian Journal Pediatrics Nov 6, 2013; Respiratory Research Feb 22, 2013]  Vitamin D can be used without the withering of bone, cloudy cataracts and depressed immune system that result from chronic used of steroidal drugs to control asthma.

    Physician indifference and ignorance are to blame for these avoidable deaths.  ©2014 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.

  • Health Practices: Are You Living In The Past?

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    Suddenly there are a plethora of recent reports that indicate many of the common health practices promoted in recent decades have been a giant misdirection.  Let’s examine some of them:

    Still take an aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack?

    Like millions of Americans are you still taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent blood clots from forming in your coronary arteries that supply your heart with oxygenated blood?

    Read the whole post »

  • Most Long-Lived Men Will Die With But Not Of Prostate Cancer; Then Why Do 30,000 Men A Year With Prostate Cancer Succumb To Their Malignancy?

    Posted May 8, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    In all the years of saying most men die with but not of prostate cancer, no one comes to the fore to explain why 30,000 men DO succumb to this disease annually. While the most common type of prostate cancer is slow growing and not life threatening [Group Health], men live in fear they will be among the 30,000.

    There are an estimated 2.5 million men in the U.S. living with diagnosed prostate cancer, whatever that means. About 233,000 new cases will be diagnosed and ~30,000 will die of the disease annually according to the American Cancer Society.   [American Cancer Society]

    Read the whole post »

  • The End Of All Chronic Age-Related Disease

    Posted May 2, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Modern medicine is so taken over by commercial interests, ranging from the delivery of healthcare in the clinic to the research labs at the National Institutes of Health, the regulatory agencies like the FDA and public health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, all used to give a third-party government stamp of approval to a self-serving profession that is called “the best healthcare system in the world.”

    In reality the U.S. has the most technically advanced disease-care system in the world.  It is not committed towards promoting health but rather to delivery of repeated treatment to allay symptoms rather than address underlying causes of disease.

    While the life expectancy in some backward nations exceeds that of the United States it never dawns upon the public that they are being gamed to ensure Big Pharma and Big Doctor has a steady flow of patients to treat.

    Read the whole post »

  • News Report Says Mixing Dietary Supplements With Drugs Could Be Dangerous. But Public Isn’t Buying It This Time

    Posted May 1, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    A third of Americans are mixing dietary supplements with their prescription medications.  [Reuters News April 29, 2014; Journal Academy Nutrition & Dietetics April 4, 2014]]

    Should that be alarming?  No more than they drink grapefruit juice with their medicines.  But the news headline prompts undue alarm.  And the public isn’t buying it this time.

    Some herbal molecules like those found in grapefruit juice do contain molecules that inhibit the liver detoxification of drugs.  There are a number of liver enzymes (known as cytochrome p450 enzymes) that normally dull the effects of drugs.  But molecules like those found in grapefruit juice inhibit these enzymes and make the drugs more powerful.  That might be beneficial, but in the case of blood pressure-lowering drugs, it might result in blood pressure dropping too far and the patient experiencing transient dizziness.

    Read the whole post »

  • Home Remedies: Got Flax?

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    Flaxseed is a popular health food.  It is available as raw seeds, crushed seed (flax meal, since raw seeds will not yield nutritional value, however you can crush your own seeds in a coffee grinder) and pressed flaxseeds to produce flaxseed oil.

    Flax provides three primary classes of nutrients: 35-45% omega-3 oils (70% alpha linolenic fatty acid, the richest source in nature); protein 20-30% and fiber 28%.

    Flaxseed is also loaded with an array of vitamins and minerals and is a rich natural source of phytate (IP6) as an antioxidant mineral stabilizer.  Barlean’s flaxseed meal (Forti-Flax) provides a complete list of the nutrients provided in flaxseed.  Flaxseed is also the richest source of phyto-estrogens called lignans. [Voprosy Pitania 2012]

    Read the whole post »

  • Should Calcium Supplements Be Prescribed For Osteoporosis Prevention? A Strong Vote For NO!

    Posted April 30, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Dr. Ian R Reid of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, writing in the Journal of Bone Metabolism, asks an ongoing question in medicine: should it continue to be assumed that supplemental calcium slows the loss of bone during the osteoporotic years and prevents hip fractures?

    That assumption, says Dr. Reid, has prevailed since the 1960s.  Dr. Reid says that recommendation “has now changed dramatically.”

    Read the whole post »

  • Is It Time To Replace Blood Pressure Drugs With Nutraceuticals? One Doctor Thinks So

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    The April issue of Pharmacy & Therapeutics offers a wonderful interview with Mark Houston MD regarding nutrition and nutraceuticals to replace prescription drugs.  Dr. Houston summarizes hypertension as a battle between angiotensin II and nitric oxide, the former promoting excessive constriction of blood vessels with accompanying inflammation and arterial plaque and the latter being its antithesis, dilating blood vessels, inhibiting blood clots and controlling blood pressure. [Pharmacy & Therapeutics, April 2014]

    Some of this report may be better understood by physicians versed in the medical language, but the list of nutraceuticals that can potentially replace anti-hypertensive drugs is priceless.

    Read the whole post »

« Previous Entries Next Entries »