Posts made in June, 2014

Effects of Statins on Energy and Fatigue With Exertion

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Effects of Statins on Energy and Fatigue With Exertion

Effects of Statins on Energy and Fatigue With Exertion: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial   Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD Marcella A. Evans, BS Joel E. Dimsdale, MD Halbert L. White, PhD   Abstract   No drug is without adverse effect potential, and fatigue and exertional intolerance are adverse effects reported by patients receiving statins. Little direct information is available regarding the typical or average impact of statins on energy or exertional fatigue. Although many observational reports have cited fatigue and exertional fatigue with statin use, to our...

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Essential fatty acid metabolism in boys with ADHD

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Essential fatty acid metabolism in boys with ADHD

Essential fatty acid metabolism in boys with ADHD   Laura J Stevens, Sydney S Zentall, John L Deck, Marcey L Abate, Bruce A Watkins, Steven R Lipp and John R Burgess   Abstract   Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the term used to describe children who are inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. The cause is unknown and is thought to be multifactonial. Based on the work of others, we hypothesized that some children with ADHD have altered fatty acid metabolism. The present study found that 53 subjects with ADHD had significantly lower concentrations...

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Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.   Fasano A.   Abstract The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the...

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You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Health | 1 comment

You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

This week I had a conversation with a patient of mine that has Celiac disease and had been fastidious about staying away from gluten. She expressed frustration that she wasn’t getting any better. I asked her about all the foods she was eating, whether she was using using salad dressings with gluten, whether she had gluten in her cosmetics… then It dawned on me. It may be my fault that she’s not improving. There could be gluten hiding in the inactive ingredients of some of her medication. Inactive Ingredients In prescription and many over-the-counter medicines, fillers...

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Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

Antibacterial Hand Soaps with Triclosan

If you’ve ever washed your hands with antibacterial hand soap there’s a good chance you were rubbing triclosan into your skin. The state of Minnesota just signed a bill to prohibit the use of triclosan in most consumer products. There have been a few studies that raise concern for the human use of triclosan in things like antibacterial soaps (one of the most common uses of the chemical).  The American Cleaning Institute had urged the Governor of Minnesota to veto the new bill, saying triclosan has been thoroughly researched and shown to provide important health...

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