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Any dr read this destroying the myth about testosterone replacement and prostate cancer
by abraham morgentaler, md, facs introduction by william fa?
Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?
Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more
MyNetDiary is great: I personally use and recommend to my patients - mynetdiary as it has one of the most extensive databases available. If the food item is not included in the database you can enter the information, take a picture of the front and back of the item and it will be added to the database. For those patients with pcos or diabetes they have an excellent version focused on tracking carboydrates. ...Read more
Is there merit in dr caldwell esselstyn's program for reversing heart disease ie a plant based diet with no added oils or fats?
Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more
It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more
Adding coconut oil to diet helps to treat alzeimer's (according to book by dr. Mary newport). Do any healthtap doctors agree with this treatment?
Yes: It's a good free service. If you use the info correctly, it could help with weight loss. Remember the site is sparkpeople.Com, not spark.Com. Spark.Com is a dating site. ...Read more
Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?
Neurologist david perlmutter in his new book "grain brain" says to eliminate whole grains and fruit from my diet to avoid alzheimer's. Should i?
Grain Brain: Grain brain contains some life changing ideas. Whether you adopt all the suggestions depends on your clinical status. Staying off wheat is probably a good idea for most of us -- other grains like amaranth, quinoa, etc are better. If you're Insulin resistant at all, you might need to be careful of very sweet fruits that increase your blood sugar. Berries, apples, etc are less a problem. ...Read more
Read label: Oat is gluten free if grown in a gluten-free environment- far from a wheat or barley field. The gluten in oat is from contamination and not inherent in oat itself. If quaker's oat 's label did not mention gluten-free then you should not touch it unless you get a reply from quaker that this product is made from gluten-free oat. ...Read more
What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!
Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more