September  2006

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Vol. 5, No. 9


 


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Sugar, Coated with Myths

According to the Sugar Association, “Pure and simple, sugar is as perfect as it gets.”1 Eating sugar causes immediate changes in the brain’s chemistry—similar to those seen after the use of narcotics—producing heightened pleasure.2  No wonder people find sweet-tasting foods so irresistible. Of contrary opinion, one leading author believes there are 146 reasons “sugar is ruining your health.”3  I like sugar, so the first message appeals to me, but I also like life and I do not want to risk my health.  So how should I act? |MORE|


The Angioplasty Debacle

With heart disease you face the biggest of all the medical businesses.  In 2001, in the United States, more than one million coronary angioplasty procedures were performed at a cost of more than $30 billion, and more than 500,000 coronary bypass operations were performed at a cost of another $30 billion.1 Assume that your local general hospital derives 80% of its income from heart disease.  The average total healthcare cost after three years is $63,896 for angioplasty (compared to $84,364 for bypass surgery).2  You had best be prepared for some high pressure sales when you become involved with heart surgery—and take all the necessary time to be sure you are making a wise purchase.  My experience has been most patients are misinformed by their doctors about the real benefits and harms of the treatments offered—and all that money plays a big part in the dishonesty. |MORE|


Featured Recipes

  • Sweet Corn Tomalito

  • Vegetable Udon Soup

  • Barbecued Bean Sauce

  • Curried Yam Stew

  • Baked Mexican Pasta

  • Paella

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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?

December
Thyroid Deficiency Strikes One in Six

2006

 

January
Aging in Style

February
Moderation Is Impossible for Passionate People

March
How Foul Is Fowl?

April
Securing Respectful Medical Care

May
The Newest Food-Cure: Coconut Oil for Health
and Vitality

June
Mary's Mini-McDougall Diet

July
Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time

August
Taking Advantage of the Medical Specialist
 

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