~ Well this is pretty much a disaster over at Science Based Medicine, courtesy of a seemingly confused Amy Tuteur, MD. "Longing for a past that never existed"
There once was a time when all food was organic and no pesticides were used. Health problems were treated with folk wisdom and natural remedies. There was no obesity, and people got lots of exercise. And in that time gone by, the average life expectancy was … 35!
It goes downhill from there. The one bright spot is lots of good supporting comments for a paleo approach, including yeoman’s work by reader Alex Knapp. I added my own testimonial as well.
~ I don’t know where Michael Miles came up with the video of the great Weston Price, but he did. Go have a look.
~ As Dr. Eades said in his tweet: "Some patients are smarter than their doctors!" Here’s why.
More than a quarter of new prescriptions are unfilled, especially when the drugs are for symptomless conditions, researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found.
~ I continue to be very intrigued by the connection of sugar to cancer, ketogenic diets as effective treatment, and fasting as a means of protecting healthy cells against the ravages of chemotherapy.
Starvation-dependent differential stress resistance protects normal but not cancer cells against high-dose chemotherapy
Strategies to treat cancer have focused primarily on the killing of tumor cells. Here, we describe a differential stress resistance (DSR) method that focuses instead on protecting the organism but not cancer cells against chemotherapy. Short-term starved S. cerevisiae or cells lacking proto-oncogene homologs were up to 1,000 times better protected against oxidative stress or chemotherapy drugs than cells expressing the oncogene homolog.
If fasting can do that, then just imagine the general therapeutic benefit from regular intermittent fasting.
~ Is a penchant for inebriation behind agriculture and civilization?
~ Jimmy Moore’s long awaited podcast interview with 20-year vegan Lierre Keith is now up. Keith authored the amazing book The Vegetarian Myth, which I highly recommend.