Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Obesity is long-lasting and has persistent and negative health effects, attributable morbidity and mortality, and social and economic consequences that can impact a child’s quality of life. Because obesity is a chronic disease with escalating effects over time, a life course approach to identification and treatment should begin as early as possible and continue longitudinally through… Continue reading Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Prenatal concerns

Important: The list of concerns, below, is, by no means, exhaustive. And, because I am not a licensed medical service provider, some references here may also be flaky. The prenatal period is so important, I get the willies every time I post here. Use the information here only as suggestions to mention to your doctor… Continue reading Prenatal concerns

Preventing Cancer

DNA (family history) is not destiny. vitamin A breast cancer prostate cancer Carrots and yellow veggies: carotene gets converted to vitamin A. adiponectin vs. pancreatic cancer be slim and avoid diabetes almonds α-ketoglutarate (AKG) can inhibit carcinogenesis induced by oncometabolites or hypoxia by activating enzymes from the 2-OGDD family (2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases). Exogenous AKG exhibited anti-tumour… Continue reading Preventing Cancer

Cancer causative stuff

Common Stuff that Causes, and Increases the Chance of, Cancer Here are seven dietary factors that may increase the risk of cancer. abdominal fat acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol): shown by the VITAL study of 62,841 men and women aged 50 to 76 years may increase the chance of liver cancer may increase the chance of blood… Continue reading Cancer causative stuff

Blood Pressure Control for Longevity and Long-Term Cognition

Medical News Today explains blood pressure. Two doctors explain how to measure blood pressure at home. Suggestions for treatment for extremely high blood pressure is here. The hazards of high blood pressure There is a a broadly linear relationship between blood pressure reduction and lower risk of dementia, regardless of which type of treatment was… Continue reading Blood Pressure Control for Longevity and Long-Term Cognition

Asthma prention and treatment

Asthma prevention: indoor air quality is a concern, as is outdoor air pollution – even a low levels alcohol caution minimize dietary alkylphenols, mostly by avoiding seafood antibiotic caution apples, more astragalus bleach is a lung irritant – there is other alternatives boswellia (frankincense) broccoli vitamin C, more calorie restriction, more carotene – cooked with… Continue reading Asthma prention and treatment

Caveats

A BIG FAT list of CAVEATS Take all of this blog with the proverbial grain of salt. Randomized controlled trials (the “gold standard”) are not applicable to all interventions. Expanding definitions of disease are worrisome. Especially irreproducible are any claims in the realm of psychology. Are psychiatric diagnosis even useful? Psychiatry and psychology journals can… Continue reading Caveats

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