April 2021 / 68 posts found

You shouldn’t fear fats and oils—these are a functional medicine doctor’s 5 healthy favorites

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We’ve certainly come a long way since the ’90s—and not just because someone figured out how to milk oats and almonds. By now, virtually all healthy eaters have come around and accepted that some types of fats (namely, unsaturated ones) are full of nutritional benefits. (Ketogenic dieters live by this principle.) As with any food group, not all unsaturated fats are created equal; some are more nutrient-rich than others. To help healthy eaters know which ones are the best of the best, author of Food: What The Heck Should I Cook? and functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman, MD, named his […]

CDC tells people over 60 or with chronic illnesses like diabetes to stock up on goods and buckle down for lengthy stay at home

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Many Americans will be exposed to COVID-19 over the next year or so with many people in the U.S. getting sick, a top CDC official said Monday, recommending that people over 60 and anyone with chronic medical conditions buckle down for a lengthy stay home. “This virus is capable of spreading easily and sustainably from person to person … and there’s essentially no immunity against this virus in the population,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call, citing World Health Organization data that studied more than 70,000 […]

The obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testing | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Maths quiz. If you take a Covid test that only gives a false positive one time in every 1,000, what’s the chance that you’ve actually got Covid? Surely it’s 99.9%, right? No! The correct answer is: you have no idea. You don’t have enough information to make the judgment. This is important to know when thinking about “lateral flow tests” (LFTs), the rapid Covid tests that the government has made available to everyone in England, free, up to twice a week. The idea is that in time they could be used to give people permission to go into crowded social […]

Toronto police will not stop random people, vehicles under new Ontario coronavirus restrictions | CP24.com

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Toronto police say they will not be performing random stops of people or vehicles under Ontario’s enhanced public health measures. Ontario introduced sweeping new restrictions Friday in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province’s third wave. One of those measures includes more power for police where officers can legally stop individuals on the street and in vehicles and question their reasons for leaving their homes. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones laid out the new rules yesterday saying that it is “imperative” that residents only travel outside their homes for “permitted purposes only.” Those who will not comply […]

Ashwagandha, Herbal Supplements, and Store-Bought Capsules

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In this herbalist’s opinion, store-bought capsules are not your best option. There are more appropriate routes of administration. In a recent Facebook post, I asked those using ashwagandha as a nutritional supplement to reconsider the use of store-bought capsules, trying an ashwagandha tincture instead. Through a series of private messages and emails, I discovered many were using capsules for supplementation; and, everyone wanted to know why capsules weren’t the best means of oral intake. Instead of answering everyone individually, I realized an educational opportunity for the community existed. I’m addressing that need through this blog. Realize a full understanding of […]

Functional medicine (FM) quackery dissected in the mainstream media

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I’ve frequently written about something that its proponents call “functional medicine” (FM). It’s a “specialty” that’s become very popular among alternative medicine practitioners (e.g., naturopaths love it), as well as medical doctors who have fallen under the spell of “integrative medicine,” in which alternative medicine quackery is “integrated” into conventional medicine. Two questions always see, to come up when I consider FM. The first is: Just what the heck is FM, anyway? It’s a question that has puzzled not only me, but others who were examining implausible health claims years before I became interested in them, even as far back […]

Doctors suggest link between Covid-19 and diabetes | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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A cohort of scientists from across the world believe that there is a growing body of evidence that Covid-19 can cause diabetes in some patients. Prof Francesco Rubino, from King’s College London, is leading the call for a full investigation into a possible link between the two diseases. Having seen a rise in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in people who have caught coronavirus, some doctors are even considering the possibility that the virus ‒ by disrupting sugar metabolism ‒ could be inducing an entirely new form of diabetes. Rubino first realised the possibility of a link during […]

Darren Moore: Sheffield Wednesday manager suffering from pneumonia after contracting coronavirus | Football News | Sky Sports

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore is suffering from a bout of pneumonia after contracting Covid-19. Moore had missed three games in charge of the Owls because of a coronavirus infection but returned to the dugout for the club’s 2-0 defeat to Swansea City earlier this week. “I have developed pneumonia as a result of COVID-19, with blood clots on the lungs and extreme discomfort,” Moore said. “I am gutted to be away but I understand the situation and the course of action I must take.” Darren Moore has suffered a setback after his recent contraction of COVID-19 that will dictate […]

Covid’s ‘deadliest place on Earth’: Inside South Africa’s Eastern Cape where one in 300 people killed by coronavirus | ITV News

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Video report by ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine It’s a cruel irony that the people most in need of coronavirus vaccines are among the hardest to reach. When it comes to Covid-19, South Africa’s remote and scenic Eastern Cape is the deadliest place in the world. According to the South African Medical Research Council, at its height back in December, the illness killed one in 300 people here and 40% of those tested had Covid. To blame are poverty, limited health services, and the fact that it was in the Eastern Cape that the highly-contagious South African variant […]

Dherbs – Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox

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Q: I was wondering in your list you include foods that are classified as acidic (AC). I thought we were to avoid acidic foods so we can stay alkaline or do we need some acidic foods? I am guessing that there is a better explanation but please let me know. My partner and I have changed our diet after watching your videos and Dr Sebi’s video and we are very curious about this. I TRUST YOU READ MY ARTICLE THAT COVERS THESE FOODS BELOW. BELOVED, ACID FOODS ARE NOT BAD (UNHEALTHY) AND IN FACT YOU NEED SOME ACID FOODS TO […]