• Fiber Hailed As Remedy For Wear-And-Tear Arthritis (But Is All As It Seems?)

    Posted May 27, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    A recently published study hails high fiber diets as a preventive for wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the knee.  [New York Times, May 24, 2017; Annals Rheumatic Diseases May 23, 2017] Another recently published study corroborates the association between high fiber diets and reduction in knee pain. [Arthritis Care Research Nov 2016] But is all as it seems?

    Not all sources of fiber are the same.  Within whole grains (rice, wheat, oats) is bran that contains an iron-binding molecule called phytate or IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate).  It is this molecule that controls the iron-induced inflammation in joints.  Patients with arthritis of the knee are more likely to have high iron storage levels (as measured by ferritin; 20-70 is normal range).  In one study patients with arthritis knees had a mean ferritin level of 273-655. [Scandinavian Journal Rheumatology 2010]

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  • Don’t Let Modern Medicine Bury You In Your Grave Just Yet!

    Posted February 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Getting behind the curtains on the stage of modern medicine like I do, one gets the distinct impression that people are just being allowed to die on time for the benefit of life insurance companies and/or to fulfill covert population control agendas.

    Modern medicine prescribes replacement thyroid, estrogen, and insulin but fails to prescribe another important hormone, leaving millions of senior Americans with a weak immune system and vulnerability to infection and cancer. The only proposed remedies are stem cell injections or organ transplants that are expensive and impractical since replacement of this hormone would be universal among adults over age 60.

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  • Who Is In Charge Of Gut Microbes?

    Posted December 29, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    There are a lot of crossed wires in modern medicine these days.  At the speed modern society is moving, futurist Ray Kurzweil says there is an exponential increase in knowledge that means humanity should be able to cure every disease by the year 2030 or even sooner.  [San Diego Union-Tribune]

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  • Ageless Women

    Posted November 21, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, Christie Brinkley, Jane Fonda – they appear to be ageless women.

    At least for females, the quest to remain young cosmetically far exceeds the desire to remain youthful biologically, though the two should not be separated.

    A woman doesn’t have to grow old any longer, at least not cosmetically.

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  • Natural remedies for addictions

    Posted November 19, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    I have often wanted to deliver a speech to graduating high school seniors about the land mines and traps that lay ahead of them.  Alcoholism, divorce (50% now divorced), illicit drugs, even food addiction.

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  • Which is it: more or less vitamin D?

    Posted November 12, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    When an iconic source of information in modern medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, publishes a report saying Americans don’t need more vitamin D, contrary to many other published reports, how is the public to sort out this scientific debate?

    According to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report only 6% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.  The NEJM claims too much vitamin D can lead to a slew of health problem that includes constipation, abnormal heart rhythm and kidney stones.  [New England Journal Medicine Nov 10, 2016]

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  • NY Times article ridicules those who claim obesity emanates from a lack of willpower

    Posted November 9, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Written by the NY Times acclaimed health writer Gina Kolata, an article in the New York Times reports a recent survey reveals three-quarters of participants believe obesity results from lack of willpower and that diet and exercise are in order. [NY Times Nov 1, 2016]

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  • One Nation With Liberty & Marijuana For All

    Posted October 29, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    The movement toward recreational and not just medical marijuana use at the State level is inevitably going to change the fabric of America.

    There were lines of hundreds of people outside pot shops in Colorado when just one herbal product was legalized there in 2012.  In my years in the natural health industry there have been swells of public interest over DMSO, coral calcium, Echinacea, resveratrol, even vitamin C with the publication of Linus Pauling’s book VITAMIN C AND THE COMMON COLD (which by the way resulted in a 300% in mortality from coronary heart disease).  But there have never been lines of customers waiting to buy any dietary supplement as there has been for a single herb — recreational marijuana.

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  • Re-Writing The Human Genome And Implanting It Into A Living Cell Proposed. Prospect Of A Human With Laboratory-Determined Characteristics Is On The Biological Drawing Board

    Posted May 17, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Most of the people on planet earth live on less than $4 a day.  Many are illiterate.  In their struggle to survive, they cannot even fathom what is going on in the elitist genetic laboratories around the world where the quest to develop a genetically perfect human is now on the drawing board.

    Yes, a synthetic human if you will.  Geneticists have already read the human genome but now they want to re-write it.  That is, synthetic genetic information, the entire library of genes called the human genome, would be implanted inside a living cell in the first step toward creating a human being without a biological father or mother.

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  • The New Found Way To Prevent Blinding Cataracts Your Eye Doctor Is Not Likely To Tell You About (Hint: But You Can Get It At Starbuck’s)

    Posted April 15, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    “What’s up doc?” – Bugs Bunny with a carrot in his mouth

    Move over Bugs Bunny.  Your beta carotene-rich carrots which converts to vitamin A in the liver to eventually form rhodopsin, the visual chemical of sight at the back of the eyes, is about to get bumped to second place by a cup of java.

    So far, cataract surgeons, as effective as they are at restoring sight these days with lens implants (even multi-focal intraocular lenses) with 95+% success, have been able to deny eye drops for cataracts are effective at delaying or totally preventing cataracts.

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