Health Category

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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why your doctor doesn’t tell you the truth

In many circumstances, you don’t need prescription medication to manage or treat your condition; yet your doctor will tell you that you must take this medication even though there are safe alternatives that can reverse it. I asked my endocrinologist why that is. I asked my endocrinologist: Why don’t doctors tell their patients the truth, […]

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cancer-free patients prescribed chemotherapy

An oncologist by the name of Dr. Fata, told many of his patients that they had cancer even though they were cancer-free. Many of these patients incurred permanent injuries from unnecessary chemotherapy treatments, such as lost teeth, organ damage and some died. Sometimes he told his patients he cured them because of how it felt, […]

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Don’t touch that receipt!

When you shop in a store, that paper receipt is likely to contain hazardous chemicals. Most of these receipts are printed on thermal paper that uses heat, which results in shiny pieces of paper “…coated with bisphenol A or bisphenol S, endocrine-disruption industrial chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin and into the blood […]

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you should re-think taking pain relievers

When most people are in pain, they take an over-the-counter, non-prescription drug, such as Advil, Ibuprofen, or Tylenol. What’s not widely known is that these pain relievers increase the chances of a heart attack, stroke (1), liver damage (2), and interfere with muscle growth (3). It’s not uncommon for people to take pain medication after […]

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High-fat, low-carb diets are bad for bones

High-fat, low-carb diets, like the Ketogenic Diet, are problematic since they can increase bad cholesterol, cause dehydration and digestive issues, and increase the risk of cancers and diseases due to the diet’s restrictions (2). These types of diets are bad for the bones too. High-fat diets decrease bone density because they slightly increase blood acidity, […]

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Prevent Type 1 diabetes by taking this

Getting chicken pox as a child is usually not a big deal, but can be deadly for an adult. I was infected with chicken pox when I was in college (I think I caught it from a contagious child that was brought to the office). I became extremely ill and was in extreme pain. Shortly […]

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