More Evidence of Statins’ Negative Side Effects : Fatigue and Loss of Energy

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

The Devil’s Pills: Statins and their horrible side effects

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

Canada’s Food Guide: Then and Now

Canada's Food Guide: Not heavy on grains.

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

Reverting Back to the Ancestral Diet: An Inuit Case Study

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

Taking the Red Pill: Or Reading Taubes’ “What if it’s all been a Big Fat Lie?”

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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?”