politics

Death by Food Pyramid

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Today I want to talk to you about Death by Food Pyramid, the long awaited new book by Denise Minger (more about her in just a moment). Full disclosure—I don’t sell this book on my website, had nothing to do with it’s production, and have never even met the author (though we’ve exchanged maybe two […]

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Jenny McCarthy Thinks Vaccines Cause Autism? Not so fast…

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OK, so what do you know about Jenny McCarthy? People who read People  (sorry, I couldn’t resist..) will know all about her Playboy years, her failed relationship with Jim Carrey, her years on MTV and all the other assorted TMZ fodder— but I’m not talking about that stuff. I’m talking about her views on autism. […]

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Rogue Nutritionist in the Raw

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In previous blog posts I pointed you to a controversial new documentary titled Heart of the Matter that included a few brief quotes from me. Those little snippets are actually excerpts from a 24 minute interview by the producer of the film. Here is the full unedited version of the interview if you want to […]

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New Guidelines for Statin Drugs: Watch and Decide!

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On Tuesday, Nov 12, two of the nations leading heart organizations—the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology– released new guidelines on the use of statin drugs for the prevention of heart disease. The new guidelines—about which more in a moment—are a giant step forward towards the goal of having every American over […]

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Controversial New Heart Disease Documentary Comes Under Attack

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Do you have any interest in heart disease, saturated fat, cholesterol or statin drugs? Because if you— or anyone you know or love—is affected by any of those topics, there’s a documentary I really want to urge you to watch. And by the way– the Australian heart establishment lobbied like crazy to keep this from […]

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Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C » Tweet

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A Moving Apology From a Mainstream MD

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Dr. Attia was a mainstream surgeon who swallowed all the mainstream stuff about diabetes and obesity until he received an unexpected diagnosis that changed his life. Although the realizations that he comes to—the weight gain is driven by hormones, not calories, and that diabetes and obesity are metabolic diseases of carbohydrate metabolism—is stuff the folks […]

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Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements and Prostate Cancer

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Reviewing the new study that’s been widely reported as showing fish oil supplements increase the risk of prostate cancer puts me in mind of a recent review of a Kenny G album: “There’s a lot to criticize in the music of Kenny G. For example, everything.” I found that pretty amusing. This study? Not so […]

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Don’t Take Your Vitamins!

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts”. But he didn’t live in the modern age of internet 3.0. Thanks to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, we now have so many facts available to us that anyone with an agenda can carefully select […]

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The Dirty Little Secret About Diet Research

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Let’s face it: most diet research sucks. There, I’ve said it. Now I’ll show you why. To do so, we have to briefly—and, I promise, painlessly- discuss one or two fundamentals of research design. Only then can you truly know how misleading, inadequate, often irrelevant and sometimes dangerous much of the nutrition research you hear […]

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The Carnitine Controversy: What Does That New “Red Meat” Study Really Tell Us?

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It hasn’t been a great week for carnivores. A new study found that an amino acid-like compound found in red meat transforms into a heart-disease causing chemical called TMAO, which, researchers now theorize, is probably the real reason red meat is bad for you. The good news is that researchers are finally coming around to […]

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Soda and the Nanny State

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On Tuesday, March 12, on the day before it was scheduled to go into effect, a state judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on jumbo-sized sodas, triggering a paroxysm of editorials about the nanny state and the future of civilization. OK, everybody, let’s take a deep breath. I hate the […]

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