The New York Times had an article yesterday stating the results of a randomized trial that found evidence statins cause loss of energy in people who take them. The people taking statins in the experiment found that their LDL levels Continue reading More Evidence of Statins’ Negative Side Effects : Fatigue and Loss of Energy
A bit of an exaggeration, calling statins the devil’s pills, no? Actually, that was what my mother considered them for the seven years she was on simvastatin Zucor, taking 10 mg of those hated pills diligently and daily, because that Continue reading The Devil’s Pills: Statins and their horrible side effects
Compare and contrast Canada’s Food Guides from 1944 (it was called Food Rules then) and 1992 1944 1992 The biggest difference is that the 1992 version visually demonstrated that the base, or largest component, of a nutritionally balanced meal should be based on Continue reading Canada’s Food Guide: Then and Now
I’ve had so many family and friends raise this question to me that I had to create a post that will answer their questions in one go. I have a feeling this will be the most emailed article to my Continue reading So What Do I Eat on Paleo?
In my last post I mentioned how traditionally, humans evolved on a grain-free, Paleolithic diet consisting of plants (vegetables and plants) and meat. The Globe and Mail had an interesting article a couple of weeks ago outlining the journal of an Continue reading Reverting Back to the Ancestral Diet: An Inuit Case Study
Human beings have been in existence in homo sapiens form for over 2 million years. For 250,000 of those years we evolved into our current homo sapiens form. During this very long era, human beings were hunter-gatherers, hunting animals Continue reading Why You Should Eat Like A Caveman
The chronic diseases riddling my relatives, plus my mother’s physical and mental deterioration, in addition to mine and other people’s struggle with keeping fit, and overlaid with the knowledge that our elders back in the old country were fitter, lived Continue reading Taking the Red Pill: Or Reading Taubes’ “What if it’s all been a Big Fat Lie?”
In every person’s life there comes a moment where they realize the fragility and mortality of their parents. Mine came in March of 2011 when I had a conversation with my mother that shook me to my core. First, a Continue reading I Don’t Remember: Onset of Short-Term Memory Loss
The second factor that helped push me towards an awareness that things were not right was a trip I took in 2010 to California, to visit paternal relatives. It was my first time to that mythical land and I fell Continue reading Blindness! Dialysis! Amputations! Oh My!