June 2020 / 59 posts found

A Disturbing Number of People Think Coronavirus Is Related to Corona Beer

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Last Tuesday, the GoogleTrends Twitter account noted that worldwide search interest for “coronavirus symptoms” had increased by 1,050% compared to the week before. It also listed the top five related searches during the previous 24 hours, which included things like “how to prevent coronavirus” and “how does coronavirus spread.” But despite a seemingly global attempt to get Dr. Google’s opinion on what we should and should not be doing in order to avoid the virus, another popular Google search illustrates that we’re also surrounded by very, very confused people. BoingBoing discovered that in the past few days, there has also […]

Dr. Rick Henrickson on Concierge Functional Medicine for Families

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My guest Dr. Rick Henriksen is a concierge medicine doctor with SteadyMD, my favorite online source of health care for our family. Dr. Rick is also Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban’s personal physician, which means he has an in-depth understanding of how diet affects health and a functional medicine approach to solving health problems. Before coming to SteadyMD, Dr. Rick served on the faculty of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy in the area of health. We’re going to dive deep into the state of health care today and why concierge […]

What to Eat For Snack to Lose Weight

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It’s not just for preschoolers! Snack time is important for adults, too, because it can satiate hunger between meals to prevent overeating and help you lose weight. Snacks can also be a way to get valuable nutrients you’re missing from meals alone. But not all snacks are good ones. We’ve enlisted the expertise of two nutritionists — Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition— to share the perfect equation for how to choose a delicious and filling snack that will help you reach your weight-loss goals. Follow their advice below to start seeing results. Calories Aim for […]

Diabetes: 40 million people will be left without insulin by 2030

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Insulin is needed to treat all people with type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes. The latter form of the disease is strongly linked to lifestyle factors such as obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity. Basu’s team set out to explore how rates of diabetes will change over the next 12 years, namely by how much numbers will rise, in order to predict the amount of insulin that will be needed and whether everyone who needs it will have access. Using data from the International Diabetes Federation and 14 studies to get a picture of type 2 […]

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

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Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned. Dr. Andrew Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said. Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance […]

Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering Zinc | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering  Zinc With the onslaught by COVID and its coinciding onslaught of self-proclaimed excerpts with every opinion under the sun, I choose to respond with a series of research study reports so you can choose for yourself.  Each edition will offer a number of studies describing possible therapies for COVID (or other coronaviruses) under investigation or reported in past research.  As my recent Facebook Live video noted, we do not know enough about this virus to be definite at this time.  I am not claiming any of these are the preventive or curative answers […]

VAT-free starting 2019: Medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension

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The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases – The New York Times

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The public health system, limping along on local tax receipts, kills mosquitoes and traces the contacts of people with sexually transmitted diseases. It has been outmatched by the pandemic. There was no Pentagon ready to fight the war on this pandemic, no wartime draft law. There was eventually a White House Coronavirus Task Force, but it has been led by politicians, not medical experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the great disease-detective agencies in the world, and its doctors have contributed mightily in skirmishes against Ebola, Zika and any number of other health threats. But […]

Neuro-oncology, Functional Medicine, and Medical Cannabis in Brazil | Project CBD

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(This transcript has been slightly edited for linguistic clarity) Project CBD: I’m Martin Lee with Project CBD, and today we’re having another edition of Cannabis Conversations. Our guest is Dr. Paula Dall’Stella. She is a physician in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We’re going to talk about her practice, which involves something called ‘functional medicine.’ So maybe you can explain to us, Dr. Dall’Stella, what is functional medicine and how does cannabis, or cannabis therapeutics, relate to that? Dall’Stella: First of all, it’s a pleasure to be here, Martin, your work in the Project CBD is amazing. Congratulations. Project CBD: Thank you. […]

Pistachios Help You Lose Weight and Benefit Your Nerves, Digestion, and Heart

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Pistachios Help You Lose Weight and Benefit Your Nerves, Digestion, and Heart You like to snack between meals, but that doesn’t really help you towards your weight loss goals. So, what can you do? We have just the thing! Pistachios not only help you lose weight but also benefit your nerves and heart. Because of their nutritional value, you could even call them a “superfood.” Pistachios support your diet istockphoto.com/surapong1974 Many people enjoy pistachios as a snack between meals, but, due to their high caloric value, they also have a reputation for making you fat. However, scientists have found that […]