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Thyroid Deficiency Strikes One in Six

Hypothyroidism is the most common of all the “hormone diseases,” yet most people who have it are unaware.  The test for this deficiency is simple and almost painless, and the treatment is effective, safe, and inexpensive. Left unattended, a subtle malfunction could mean heart disease and an earlier death.  With only a slight decrease in thyroid hormone activity there are no symptoms; however, because this gland affects the function of almost every tissue in the body, severe deficiency can cause coma with multisystem failure. |MORE|


Lessons to Be Learned from the “Fiber Not a Cancer Stopper” Story

With few exceptions, every news service throughout the Western world told people what they wanted to hear: “Well, scientists now find that there may be no need to "rough it" after all… For most of us, there seems to be no benefit for loading up on rough fruits, beans, and vegetables.”  These welcome comments were based on a December 14, 2005 article by Yikyung Park in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This article and the accompanying media coverage provide some excellent examples of how the truth can be distorted to support people’s gluttony and avoid arousing their feelings of guilt. |MORE|


Jay Gordon, M.D., F.A.A.P., I.B.C.L.C.

In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City.

Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for twenty years. |MORE|


Featured Recipes

  • Ventana Lentil Stew

  • Saffron-Spiked Moroccan Stew

  • Tortilla Soup with Crispy Strips

  • Vegan Tamales

  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
2004

January
Protein Overload

February
Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

March
A Natural Cure for Depression

April
People – Not Their Words – Tell “The Carbohydrate Story”

May
The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

June
Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

July
Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

August
A Cesspool of Pollutants

September
What Next, Bill Clinton?

October
Resisting the Broken Bone Businesses:
Bone Mineral Density Tests and the Drugs That Follow

November
Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

December
Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint

2005

January
Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

February
The McDougall Program Cures People;
The Risk Factor Improvements Are Incidental

March
Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

April
Soy – Food, Wonder Drug, or Poison?
Making the Change to a Healthy Lifestyle Work in Your LIfe

May
Sunny Days, Keeping Those Clouds Away…

June
Acrylamide Poisoning

July
The Annual Physical Exam – A Ritual to Be Avoided

August
Beneficial Bowel Bacteria – Our Neglected Friends

September
Could it be Celiac Disease

October
How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor — If You Must

November
The Gluttony Pill—Can Scientists Successfully Imitate Nature?

 

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