Health Category

It’s not just the elderly dying from COVID-19

Just because you’re not a senior citizen, doesn’t mean you won’t end up in the ER, or can’t die from COVID-19. People of all ages, all backgrounds, and those in great physical condition, have been sent to the hospital and passed away from this insidious disease. No one is immune based on how healthy they […]

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People are bungling social distancing. Are you one of them?

Social distancing is difficult because people are social by nature, and need the touch of others to thrive (1), but during this global pandemic, we need to resist our natural impulses. Social distancing orders were put in place by government officials to slow the number of COVID-19 infections. If too many people get sick at […]

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How to avoid Coronavirus

As of this writing, on March 1st, there are 71 reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and one death in the United States. There have been over 2900 deaths worldwide, with 85,00 cases of this rapidly spreading virus reported to date (source NBC News). There actually could be many more cases and many more deaths due […]

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Your favorite foods contain MSG, which is making you fat & ill

MSG, monosodium glutamate, enhances flavor, so it’s added to a lot of foods. Whenever I ate something with MSG, my throat and ears would itch, and my outer ears would turn bright red. I tried to avoid it whenever possible, but one time, I had soup at a Chinese restaurant, and had to run outside […]

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Should you avoid coffee since it increases blood sugar?

As a type 1 diabetic, making sure my blood sugar is in a safe range is something I have to monitor every day, so when I read that coffee increases blood sugar levels, I wanted to know how much it increased my blood sugar. To find out how much drinking iced coffee increased my blood […]

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why I stopped eating coconut

Coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut milk, and dried coconut flakes contain a substantial amount of saturated fat, which can increase cholesterol. Even though my cholesterol levels are normal, it’s not a good idea to eat products often, that contain saturated fat, so I’ve swapped out coconut milk for almond milk. I try to use olive […]

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Are you inadvertently eating arsenic?

Arsenic is a poison, and it is naturally occurring in the food we eat and drink. Too much arsenic is associated with cancer and death (1, 2). Since rice has a substantial amount of arsenic, I’ve reduced my rice consumption, or I’ll eat white rice instead of brown rice. By removing the outer kernel of […]

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aspirin is not for everyone

Everyone over 40 was told to take baby aspirin daily, but aspirin increasing the risk of brain bleeding. Vincent Bufalino, M.D., cardiologist and spokesperson for the American Heart Association says that “if you don’t have heart disease, it’s (aspirin) not protective.” Even over-the-counter drugs can cause serious harm, so ask your doctor about the side […]

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Steroids for pain? Don’t do it!

When my elbow started hurting I asked my doctor what I should do. He said a quick steroid injection would take care of the pain, but what started out with a little twinge here and there, ending up causing extreme shooting pain. Steroid injections may damage your joints and cartilage, per “…Joseph Herrera, D.O., chair […]

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