• Lessons About Salt and Health

    Posted August 13, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    The Idea Salt Is/Isn’t Bad For Your Health Depends On What Your Definition of Is Is.

    Do you find yourself reaching for the saltshaker and then deciding not to salt your food because scientific reports say not to?

    Join the confused.

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  • The Baking Soda Cure-All Redux

    Posted August 11, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    It tastes salty.  It is in your kitchen.  And it’s dirt cheap.  And it’s threatening Big Pharma?  What is it?

    Just tell your doctor: “Hold the steroid shots, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers.  I’ll take a quarter teaspoon of baking soda straight up with water.” Could Big Pharma be brought to its knees by sodium bicarbonate pills?

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  • Is There An Alternative To The Over-Drugging Of American School Children?

    Posted August 9, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are well known.

    Symptoms of ADHD

    Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions

    Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span

    Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings

    The fidgeting, forgetfulness and lack of attention have certainly been evident in my own son along with symptoms of dyslexia.

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  • DENTAL DOGMA: Did The Dental Profession Just Admit Toothbrushing And Flossing Are Ineffective?

    Posted : by Bill Sardi

    So the makers of non-fluoride toothpaste have so riled the dental profession that it was forced to make a statement.  The news headline said: “Toothpaste WITHOUT fluoride: Dentists urge people to stop ‘ridiculous’ trend as they warn ‘brushing alone is note enough’.”

    Uh, say again?  We’re wasting our time brushing our teeth with non-fluoride toothpaste if we want to prevent cavities?  (Toothbrushing has some obvious effect in reducing plaque and maybe even restoring whiteness.)

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  • Vitamin C Addresses The Cause Of The Severe Form Of Macular Degeneration, But Will It Ever Be Recommended?

    Posted August 5, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    It’s bad enough that the slowly progressive form of macular degeneration robs seniors of their central vision that hampers reading and TV viewing and forces the use of magnifiers.  Fortunately, side vision remains.  There is no effective treatment for this form of the disease that is commonly called dry macular degeneration (no swelling or hemorrhage).  But then the disease can turn worse as blood circulation to the back of the eye is impaired and the compensational growth of new blood vessels to provide oxygenated blood rapidly invade the visual center of the eye (macula) that can result in permanent legal blindness (worse than 20/200 vision).  This is commonly called wet macular degeneration.

    To put a halt to the invasive blood vessels (called neovascularization or angiogenesis) eye doctors inject chemicals that block the growth of the new blood vessels.  The medicine blocks growth factors from triggering the outcropping of these new blood vessels.  These needle injections are needed every 30 days or so and are quite effective.  However, about 15% of these cases fail to respond to the medicine and progress to legal blindness.

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  • Hospitals Are Making A Killing On Poorly Nourished Patients As Insolvency Of Medicare Part A Looms

    Posted July 8, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    It is intuitive that nutritional status at hospital admission predicts the outcome of treatment and length of stay.  Yet too many older patients are over-drugged and undernourished on the day of their admission to the hospital and not only experience more complications and hospital-acquired infections, but by conservative estimation spend an extra costly day or two in the hospital.

    If nutritional assessment and corrective therapy were to be instituted upon hospital admission and reduced hospital length of stay by just 1 day, it is estimated in this report that practice would save $73 billion to Medicare Part A.  That represents 24.5% of the $293 billion of Medicare funds spent on hospitalization (Part A).

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  • Why Is Modern Medicine Aiming To Reduce Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease With Expensive Gene Editing Technology When Fish Oil, Antioxidants & Metal Chelation Are More Effective & Economical?

    Posted July 2, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    In 1993, in what was called “the most important finding that’s ever been made in the study of Alzheimer’s disease,” investigators reported a variation of the APOE gene, a protein that transports cholesterol throughout the human body, drastically increases risk for this memory-robbing brain disease.  The APOE gene provides instructions for making a protein called apolipoprotein E.  APOE regulates the clearance of beta amyloid brain plaque, which is a common hallmark of age-related brain disease.  Carriers of the APOE e4 gene in their brain cells are at such an increased risk for memory loss that it is called “the forgetting gene.” Carry two copies of this gene and the risk is worrisome.  Look at the risk chart below:

    GENE

    % Risk

    Age of Onset

    No APOE e4

    20%

    84 years

    APOE e4 gene (1-copy)

    47%

    76 years

    APOE e4 gene (2-copies)

    91%

    68 years

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  • GcMAF UPDATE: With A Tried & True Cancer Cure That Activates Cancer-Killing Macrophages Having Been Removed From The Market, Are There Any Natural Alternatives?

    Posted June 4, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    We live in an era of cancer immunotherapy. Oncologists once vehemently denied cancer could ever be overcome by the human immune system. A report in the British Medical Journal dated May 24, 1969 stated: “immunotherapy in patients with advanced disease is doomed to disappointment.”i

    Over 50 years ago, even in the face of Dr. Chester Southam injecting millions of cancer cells into elderly patients (without their consent) to prove the human immune system is capable of resisting cancer when intentionally induced, Dr. Southam was unfairly demonized on ethical grounds and cancer immunotherapy was roundly denounced.ii Yet today immunotherapy is the most promising weapon in the fight against cancer.iii

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  • Low-Back Pain Due To Disc Degeneration Remedied With Two-Year Glucosamine-Chondroitin Sulfate Supplementation

    Posted May 25, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Bulging discs in the lower spine present a common form of back pain that is not easily resolved with surgery. For the first time supplementation with chondroitin and glucosamine is reported to resolve low-back pain, with relief of symptoms starting after 6 months and evidence by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) serving as visual proof.

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  • It’s Time To Substitute Methyl Folate Instead Of Folic Acid In Multivitamins.

    Posted May 20, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Main points

    • Folic acid (vitamin B9) is now being supplied in fortified food and supplements, in sufficient doses to overwhelm the slow gut and liver metabolism of this B vitamin to produce un-metabolized folic acid.
    • Un-metabolized folic acid can also result from a gene mutation that affects 30-50% of humanity.
    • Un-metabolized folic acid has been linked with number of health problems, the most prominent being an undesirable rise in homocysteine levels. Un-metabolized folic acid is linked with mental disorders, miscarriages, strokes, migraine headaches, even a compromised immune system.
    • Folic acid food fortification to prevent birth defects among offspring of fertile women may result in disease substitution rather than disease prevention.
    • Methyl folate is the predominant form of vitamin B9 in the blood circulation and dietary supplements that provide methyl folate instead of folic acid would be less problematic and more appropriate for use by the masses.
    • The stakes are high. While researchers sort out all the data, based upon the best available science, it is best for multivitamins to substitute methyl folate in place of folic acid.

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