Broken bones, kidney failure, pneumonia – is it time to wean off your stomach pill?

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Drug makers are in the business of selling drugs, not helping you get off of them. But the dangers of long term acid-reducing drugs for reflux puts millions of patients at risk for kidney damage, hip fractures, and pneumonia, to name a few of the nas...

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Foods — Not supplements — Give You Nutrients for Better Health

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

A new study has demonstrated that getting adequate nutrients from real food promotes health, unlike most of the same nutrients taken merely as supplement tablets. Researchers at Tufts University used nutritional survey answers from over 27,000 sub...

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Exercise Makes You Smarter

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

If you want to be mentally sharper, then get off the couch and exercise! Yet another study has found that physical fitness correlates with cognition. In a new study of over 1,000 young adults (mean age about 29 years), the distance covered in a 2-...

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Nutritional interventions shown to be valuable in serious bowel diseases, despite your doctor’s contrary advice.

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Low inflammation foods, probiotics, and a couple of well-known nutritional supplements really do help the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study reports on a detailed review of scientific evidence weighing the value of non-drug inter...

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Ketogenic Diet May Prolong Life by 10 Years

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

A ketogenic diet (very high fat/low carb) prolongs life, improves memory and muscle strength, and reduces tumor incidence, at least in lab mice. A new study from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine adds to a growing quantity of evidence that the k...

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Common Food Additive in Gum, Candy, Bread, and Toothpaste Wrecks the Gut

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

A new study shows that titanium dioxide in the form of tiny “nanoparticles” is damaging to the gut lining. Nanoparticles are a billionth of a meter in diameter. (A strand of human hair is 100,000 nanometers wide.) Titanium dioxide nanoparticle...

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Over-prescription of These Dangerous Drugs Is Rampant

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Acid reducing drugs (so-called proton pump inhibitors - PPIs) cause premature dementia, heart attacks, pneumonia, and brittle bones, yet they are market blockbusters - ranking as the number 3 in drug sales in the US and costing over $14 billion. Thei...

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Good Bacteria Protect the Gut From Bacterial Invasion

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) have recently been found to have antibacterial action in their own right. Many are familiar with probiotics being used to restore useful organisms to the gut that were the unintended victims of antibiotic drugs. But n...

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Gut Health is Key to Preventing Parkinson’s Disease

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

New research shows the immunity cells originating in your gut are constantly scavenging the body for nerve cells with defective parts. Inside all cells are sub-microscopic energy-producing units called mitochondria. When mitochondria are dam...

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