“The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes”

Dr. Jason Fung sums up 2 of the big myths about type 2 diabetes and presents an hour long lecture going into more detail (which I recommend watching for those interested in this subject): At the Intensive Dietary Management Clinic we treat many people with type 2 diabetes.  Patients often come to our clinic with two …

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Quick notes on the new Tamoxifen study

I decided to check out the headlines for the newly released Tamoxifen study. They were predictably embarrassing, and a suitable lesson on why news coverage cannot be considered a trustworthy source on scientific research, especially involving health and medicine: “Tamoxifen dramatically lowers incidence of breast cancer in high-risk women, study shows” “Tamoxifen linked to lower …

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ProPublica: The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

It was common for health care providers to withhold information about medical mistakes. Only 9 percent of patients said the medical facility voluntarily disclosed the harm. When officials did disclose harm it was often because they were forced to. Nine percent of respondents said the harm was only acknowledged under pressure. Apologies were infrequent. Only …

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Suggestions for Nutritional Therapy Practioners

I’ve talked with many NTP’s about what I’ve learned so far from my clinical practice. All healthcare practitioners should continue to learn and adapt to the conditions they see in their clients and adopt better strategies for improving health. This article should not be taken as any sort of absolute truth but some directions that …

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Day 3 Notes from the 2014 NTA Annual Conference

Disclaimer: I did my best to take notes at the NTA conference but there may be errors in either my comprehension or transcription of the points presented. I am publishing these without any commentary on my part and these do not necessarily represent my beliefs. TJ Johnson, MES – Sustainability of Local Food Systems Deanna Minich, …

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Day 2 Notes from the 2014 NTA Annual Conference

Disclaimer: I did my best to take notes at the NTA conference but there may be errors in either my comprehension or transcription of the points presented. I am publishing these without any commentary on my part and these do not necessarily represent my beliefs. Michele Simon, JD, MPH –  How They Lie-The Underhanded Tactics of …

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Day 1 Notes from the 2014 NTA Annual Conference

Disclaimer: I did my best to take notes at the NTA conference but there may be errors in either my comprehension or transcription of the points presented. I am publishing these without any commentary on my part and these do not necessarily represent my beliefs. Julie Matthews, CNC – Nourishing Hope for Autism Beverly Teter, PhD …

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The New Yorker: The Scientist Who Took on a Leading Herbicide Manufacturer

Syngenta, one of the largest agribusinesses in the world, had asked [Dr. Tyrone Hayes] to conduct experiments on the herbicide atrazine, which is applied to more than half the corn in the United States… When Hayes discovered that atrazine might impede the sexual development of frogs, his dealings with Syngenta became strained, and, in November, …

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