Don’t Say Breastfeeding is Natural…………What?!

An article written in the journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that physicians should avoid using the term 'natural' when talking to new moms about breastfeeding. The authors of the article write, "we are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the 'natural' way to feed infants. This messaging plays into [...]

By |2016-07-12T14:50:00-04:00July 12th, 2016|Dr. Morningstar, Food for Thought|0 Comments

PreFrontal Cortex Decay is the Death of You!

The Prefrontal Cortex in the human brain is that portion of the brain that makes us, us. It's what separates us from other animals. It's what allows us to contemplate the meaning of life. It allows us to weigh the benefits and risks of our choices, and even consider our own mortality. Through poor diet, [...]

Nutrients Can Change Genetic Expression

The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]

Endometrial cancer and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption

Information sourced from NEJM Journal Watch:   Endometrial Cancer: Another Reason to Limit Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Soda   Regardless of body-mass index, women who drank sugar-sweetened beverages had excess risk for estrogen-dependent endometrial neoplasia.   Although the link between obesity and endometrial cancer is well established, how might intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) affect risk [...]

By |2014-02-05T12:17:11-05:00February 5th, 2014|Cancer Therapies, Dr. Strauchman, Food for Thought|0 Comments

Stress May Be a Large Risk Factor in Men

Stress is no good for anyone to endure but now may be a risk factor in diabetes in men.      Chronic Stress Raises Diabetes Risk As if a lowered immune system, shrunken brain and premature aging weren't enough, a new study is showing another potential health effect of too much stress: a higher risk [...]

Hearing Loss May Herald Cognitive Decline

In that dementia and its characteristic cognitive dysfunctions are projected to double every 20 years due to the aging of the worldwide population, identifying the factors in understanding the pathways of this decline are reemerging as a public health focus.  Frank R. Lin, from The Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health (Maryland, USA), and [...]

By |2013-01-30T12:19:22-05:00January 30th, 2013|Doctors, Dr. Morningstar, Dr. Strauchman, Food for Thought|0 Comments

Tomato Juice Decreases Inflammation

Rich in lycopenes, a potent type of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, tomatoes have been shown by a number of previous studies to improve antioxidant defenses and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases. Mahsa Ghavipour, from Tehran University (Iran), and colleagues recruited a group of overweight and obese women, average age 23 years, for a study [...]

By |2012-11-26T09:26:07-05:00November 26th, 2012|Dr. Morningstar, Dr. Strauchman, Food for Thought|0 Comments

Epidural steroid injections may increase spine fractures

At NASS 2012, Shlomo Mandel, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Bloomfield Hills, USA, stated that epidural steroid injections are associated with an increased risk of vertebral fractures.  Mandel told delegates that a prospective observational study by Al-Shoha et al (Spine 2012; epub), of which Mandel was a co-author, showed that a single epidural steroid injection [...]

Fish Lowers Stroke Risk

Wild-caught “fatty fish” such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout – is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a compound that has been linked in previous studies to cardiovascular benefits, particularly benefits for reducing coronary heart disease risk.  University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA) researchers completed a meta-analysis of 16 published studies involving [...]

By |2012-11-16T17:20:03-05:00November 16th, 2012|Doctors, Dr. Morningstar, Dr. Strauchman, Food for Thought|0 Comments
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