Breast Cancer & Birth control; the undeniable link

A few years ago we reported about a landmark Danish study that tracked over 1 million women under the age of 50 in Denmark.  While that study has continued and trails have been updated, new research from that follow up group has show that birth control can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by Read more about Breast Cancer & Birth control; the undeniable link[…]

What the Fructan?

CBC radio reports  that it just might turn out that people with “gluten sensitivities” may actually be able to bring some foods back into their diet, like sourdough bread that’s low in FODMAPs — where they never thought they could before.  A new study published in the journal Gastroenterology suggests another culprit that travels along with Read more about What the Fructan?[…]

Look out! That antacid could be killing you!

A new study shows that popular heartburn drugs could lead to kidney damage without warning.  The potential risk could outweigh benefit of taking the medication according to the Journal Kidney International.:  http://www.kidney-international.org/article/S0085-2538(17)30005-4/fulltext   http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/heartburn-drugs-kidney-damage-1.3994789

Is Coconut oil not safe for you anymore?

Dr. Silverman points out the myths in recent news that misrepresents the detrimental nature of coconut oil. The recent headlines about coconut oil say that because it’s higher in saturated fat than beef or lard, it’s bad for you. “You’ll drastically increase the chances of cardiovascular disease if you eat it because saturated fat raises Read more about Is Coconut oil not safe for you anymore?[…]

Unneeded treatment of breast cancer due to misuse of Mammography

Liz Szabo of Kaiser Health News reports on a recent Danish study:  http://annals.org/aim/article/2596394/breast-cancer-screening-denmark-cohort-study-tumor-size-overdiagnosis that “one in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily.”  The study published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine  has renewed debate over the value of early detection, the misuse of mammography and proper prevention training for women regarding Read more about Unneeded treatment of breast cancer due to misuse of Mammography[…]

Early introduction of peanuts may cut allergy risk in babies: studies

With the tremendous rise in food allergies and intolerance over the last 10 years, new research shows that early introduction may just be what the body needs.   Early introduction of commonly allergenic foods, such as peanuts and eggs, in the diet of breast-fed infants would protect against the development of food allergies. The full Read more about Early introduction of peanuts may cut allergy risk in babies: studies[…]