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 October 2004

Vol. 3   No. 10   

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

Glenda writes: “Now, at age 45 and undergoing a rather early natural menopause, I had a ‘dexa bone scan’ to check my bone mineral density (BMD), which yielded the diagnosis of osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis.  That very day I went to the ob/gyn doctor to discuss my "treatment options," which I have been told are medications.” 

Glenda is yet another victim of the “Broken Bone Businesses” – a conglomerate of pharmaceutical companies, medical instrument manufacturers, “consumer organizations,” and misinformed, but well-meaning, doctors who spread fear by targeting women’s worries about aging...

Complete Article Here


Tea Time Increases Life Time

Tea is the most popular beverage in many parts of the world and levels of consumption are increasing.  Historical records show that the enjoyment of tea goes as far back as 5000 years ago in China.  This stimulating beverage remained an important part of the cultures of China and Japan for thousands of years, and was finally imported to Europe in the 1500s.  Not until the early 1600s, however, did tea drinking become popular in England and America.

Complete Article Here


Thanksgiving Planning by Mary McDougall

This is the time when I begin to plan my Thanksgiving menu.  We usually have a large crowd of friends and family with us every year to celebrate, and my menu doesn’t vary much from year to year.  Many of the recipes that are a tradition in our home I have shared with you over the past several years, either in one of the cookbooks or in a newsletter.  The following recipes will be part of our holiday meal again this year.  The starred (*) items are ones I suggest for a basic meal plan, and then add as many more dishes as you feel your Thanksgiving dinner needs to fit your celebration.

Complete Article Here


Featured Recipes

  • Creamy Pumpkin Soup

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Rich Brown Gravy

  • Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin

  • Cranberry Sauce

  • Elephant Garlic Spread

  • Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Wicked Chocolate Pie

Complete Recipes Here


Meet Dr. Henry Heimlich

At the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend
January 28 to 30, 2005

“There are only two people I have ever met who I could hardly wait to hear the next word they spoke.  One of them is Dr. Heimlich.”
                                                            John McDougall, MD

Henry Heimlich, MD is a friend of the McDougalls, he has attended the McDougall Live-in Program, and has been a guest on the TV show, “McDougall, MD”

Complete Article Here


Open Letter from Michael Greger, MD

Response to a Threatened Atkins Lawsuit

In an attempt to silence criticism about their low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, the Atkins Diet Corporation has threatened to sue me for defamation.  My attempts to educate public about the very real dangers associated with their diet are on my website at...

Complete Article Here



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