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  • Commented on Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Control Do Not Preserve Cognitive Function in Diabetes
    Some now call Alzheimer's "type 3 diabetes"; see the NY Times article: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/bittman-is-alzheimers-type-3-diabetes/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 . After you read that you might be interested in coconut oil as an alternative fuel for brain cells instead of glucose, as type 2 diabetes is...
  • Commented on Underutilized Antiviral Flu Drugs Could Save Children's Lives
    Right on, JB. I haven't looked myself, but I bet, as has been my experience in the past, if all the studies were examined, you wouldn't find ONE that examined vitamin D deficiency as a factor in the causation or...
  • Commented on 839 Health News Update
    Hi Samantha, The determination of your father to do the right thing by his patients and his willingness to explore unconventional treatment options when conventional options fail was exceptionally courageous and admirable. You have good reason to be proud. We...
  • Commented on Blood Pressure Pill Proved Deadly
    Hi D. R., Dr. Stephen Sinatra wrote a great book on cardiomyopathy titled: "The Sinatra Solution". See if your local library has it. Beyond that, you might find it of benefit to explore: omega-3 fish oil, vitamin D, vitamin K-2,...
  • Commented on Fighting Fungus in Sensitive Places
    Hi Tracy, I couldn't find the original post that mentioned corn starch, but your comment sure rang a bell with me. In my case, I had always used vasaline to lubricate my anus after every bowel movement to keep my...
  • Commented on Cascara Sagrada Use May Lead to Laxative Dependence
    Hi Akt, Here is an update on my current status regarding constipation. Since my last post, my constipation had come and gone without me being able to discern why. About 3 months ago a friend suggested that sucralose might have...
  • Commented on Aspirin Vs. Cancer: What Are We Waiting For?
    Whoops, I gave the wrong source for my quote: "Black stool usually means that the blood is coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine....
  • Commented on Aspirin Vs. Cancer: What Are We Waiting For?
    I take 1/2 of a 325 mg tablet of asa/day to reduce my risk of cancer. I'm 68, male, and am aware of the risk of bleeding ulcers. So I keep an eye out for black stools as an early...
  • Commented on 894 Heart-Healthy Choices
    Hi Gwen, Arthritis is an inflammatory condition. Omega-6 oils and insulin are inflammatory. Omega-3 oils are anti-inflammatory. About 8 years ago I had arthritis in my shoulder and hand. What completely relieved my arthritis since then was following the recommendations...
  • Commented on 894 Heart-Healthy Choices
    Peppy wrote: "I notice more folks zeroed in on the olive oil but when reading the study the nut added group actually had slightly more favored results which knocks in the head all the extremely low fat heart diet book...
  • Commented on Are Calcium Supplements Killing People?
    Regarding the post from MJM, I totally agree. When speaking of calcium metabolism, the first consideration is: how much calcium is in the diet? The next consideration is: how much of that calcium is actually absorbed from the gut? Vitamin...
  • Commented on 863 Overcoming Digestive Disorders
    I'm 67 and I occasionally have reflux at night. I find sucking on a decorative glass "wafer drop" (about as large as a nickle and 1/4 inch thick) produces enough saliva to eliminate my discomfort. I believe the slightly alkaline...
  • Commented on 845 Aspirin Secrets Revealed
    ANOTHER home run! Congratulations Terry and Joe. I also thought you did a great job of keeping the information translated to "plain English". I'm concerned about prostate cancer as I have the precursor: benign prostatic hyperplasia. Wanting to know the...
  • Commented on Many Ways to Fight Shingles Pain
    I doubt this will make it past the screener, but here goes anyway. You say you continue to take meds which are not solving your problem(s). A more natural approach might work better. Things I've tried which I believe are...
  • Commented on 839 Health News Update
    Dr. Knutson recommends putting Vaseline or cooking oil on the wound for the first day or day and a half (to allow for the bleeding to stop), and then adding the sugar (three or four parts sugar to one part...
  • Commented on 826 Asthma
    The bonus interview with Dr. David Hahn was outstanding. It should not be overlooked by anyone interested in asthma. I would dearly like to know what the relationship is between asthma,vitamin D, and mercury. If it is true that mercury...
  • Commented on Fish Oil No Help against Postpartum Depression
    Since when is reducing the risk of pre-term delivery by HALF not a significant benefit? It sure sounds like a significant benefit to me. Sincerely, Russ...
  • Commented on 780 Cancer and the Immune System (Archive)
    Bravo, Terry and Joe. Along with your shows on vitamin D, this series on Cancer and the Immune System is at the top of my list of Most Important Shows. For those of your listeners who may have overlooked it,...
  • Commented on 757 Anti-Cancer
    Hi Sybil, You would probably find the anti-cancer cookbook "Cooking with Foods That Fight Cancer" by Richard Béliveau of interest. An expanded version would be useful. In any case, it is a great starting place. Sincerely, Russ...
  • Commented on 757 Anti-Cancer
    Haysam, I went to DR. S-S site and I was concerned that the recommendation there for vitamin D to prevent cancer was way too low, imho. Here are YOUR recommendations: " * For most people suffering from cancer, heart disease,...
  • Commented on 759 Health News Update
    At 55:00 Helene asked a question about "the glycemic problem" (whatever that is), spinach, collard greens, and iron thickening the blood. Terry responded as though Helene had asked about vitamin K, and not iron, which is quite logical, and considering...
  • Commented on 758 Sinusitis
    So, Upper Respiratory Infection is NOT affected by vitamin D levels?! How come the question was never asked? For those who wish to know more about vitamin D here is the best source of info I have found in one...
  • Commented on 751 Coley's Toxin, Cancer and Immunology Archive
    Congratulations, ANOTHER HOME RUN! Along with vitamin D, probiotics, bacteriophage, foods that fight cancer, and now Fever Therapy, cancer is on the run. I don't recall a show on Iodine, is that next? Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sincerely,...
  • Commented on The Common Cold: an Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure
    Why is there no mention of Vitamin D as a way to prevent the common cold? My understanding is that there is a lot of evidence supporting the idea that Vitamin D would qualify as an "ounce of prevention". Would...
  • Commented on Kids and Grown-Ups Missing Out on Vitamin D
    Hi PJ, Did you Doc tell you that your body would use at least 4000IU/Day (from all sources) if it could get it? If you are overweight, you will need even more. What is your 25(OH)D level? How much are...
  • Commented on Sleeping Well Without Pills
    PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: DR. HOLICK'S LECTURE IS INTERESTING, AND HE IS A LEADING EXPERT ON VITAMIN D. BUT THE DOSE YOU ARE TAKING IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE USUAL RECOMMENDATION. The reason for my high dose is that I want...
  • Commented on 743 Saving Your Skin
    Dr. Steve Feldman wrote: "...I can say that some thinning of the skin is normal with aging. The use of topical cortisone medications (especially the stronger ones) can thin the skin, too. There's not much that helps..." When I was...
  • Commented on Sleeping Well Without Pills
    I'm 64 too. I have recently started taking 15,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. I've been very impressed with how much longer and sounder my sleep has been, as well as my urine flow. If you are afraid of overdoing...
  • Commented on Iron Supplements vs. Restless Legs
    I strongly recommend that you read the book "Iron and Your Heart" by Randall Lauffer. Too much iron is a very dangerous thing, which is fully explained in the book. Sincerely, Russ...
  • Commented on Should Men Shave Armpits to Avoid B.O.?
    From my perspective there is no need to shave my armpits and doing so may in fact be detrimental to my method of controlling underarm odor. I was very happy to stumble across the recommendation of using vinegar as a...
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