Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

in the keynote address last year the director-general of the World Health Organization warned that we may be facing a future in which many of our miracle drugs no longer work a post-antibiotic era means in effect an end to modern medicine as we know it things has come-to strep throat or child scratch knee […]

The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?

recent studies have shown that higher Mediterranean diet adherence scores are associated with a significant reduction in risk of death heart disease cancer and brain disease but the problem with population studies like these is that people who eat healthier may also live healthier and so how do we know it’s their diet is the […]

Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale

the revelation that fish-oil appears useless and preventing heart disease as I reviewed before in either heart patients or for those trying to prevent heart disease in the first place leads one to wonder how did this whole fish tale begin well the common mythology is that in response to anecdotal reports of low prevalence […]

PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?

“PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?” The Lyon Diet Heart Trial showed that a Mediterranean-type diet could significantly reduce the risk of having a second heart attack, but since many first heart attacks are fatal, better to prevent heart attacks in the first place. But no randomized trial had ever been conducted to test the […]

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

[Music] our purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a fish tail thanks to recommendations like this from the American Heart Association that individuals at high risk for heart disease ask their physicians about fish oil supplementation it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry we now consume […]

Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

“Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection” Earlier this month, a research team at the Cleveland Clinic offered a novel explanation as to why meat intake may be related to mortality. “Numerous studies have suggested a decrease in atherosclerotic disease risk — heart disease our #1 killer –” “in vegan and vegetarian individuals compared […]

Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration. […]

Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?

“Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?” In the landmark Global Burden of Disease study, they compiled the top 20 causes of death and disability. Number one on the list was high blood pressure, two and three are smoke. The number four leading cause of loss of life and health was not eating enough fruit. […]