Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

The randomized trials of vitamin D and cardiovascular disease and diabetes have been, in general, quite inconsistent and inconclusive. Whether the trials are of vitamin D alone or of vitamin D plus calcium, the results have been mixed and generally neutral and null, not showing a clear association. So until we have more evidence from … Continue reading Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

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“I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

Gluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: !!!Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comGluten causes gastrointestinal symptoms in subjects without celiac disease: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol.  2011; 106(3):508-14; quiz 515 (ISSN: 1572-0241)Biesiekierski JR; Newnham ED; Irving PM; Barrett JS; Haines M; Doecke JD; Shepherd SJ; Muir JG; Gibson PRMonash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.OBJECTIVES: Despite … Continue reading “I told you…” Dr. Rutledge

High-dose vitamin B therapy dangerous

High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease Patients on high-dose vitamin B therapy had significant worsening of kidney function, and twice as many heart and stroke incidents as patients taking a placebo.Amplify’d from http://www.davita.com High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease Study … Continue reading High-dose vitamin B therapy dangerous

The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad

The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad Keys to both Health and Many DiseasesAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govPhysiol Rev. 2010 Jul;90(3):859-904.Gut microbiota in health and disease.Sekirov I, Russell SL, Antunes LC, Finlay BB.Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.AbstractGut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length … Continue reading The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad

Antidepressant SSRI’s associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

SSRI use is associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Here's a list of antidepressants SSRI 's and their brand names: citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Emocal, Sepram, Seropram) escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro, Cipralex, Esertia) fluoxetine (Prozac, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Fluctin (EUR)) fluvoxamine maleate (Luvox, Faverin) paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Aropax, Deroxat, Paroxat) sertraline (Zoloft, … Continue reading Antidepressant SSRI’s associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

NO SODA POP!!!

NO SODA POP!!! Sugar-sweetened beverages, a major source of fructose, raise serum uric acid levels and are associated with an increased risk of gout, hypertension, and diabetes.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govKidney Int. 2010 Apr;77(7):569-70.Sugar-sweetened beverages and chronic disease.Curhan GC, Forman JP.Channing Laboratory and Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. gcurhan@partners.orgComment on:Kidney Int. 2010 Apr;77(7):609-16. … Continue reading NO SODA POP!!!

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) not very effective

Diet and exercise interventions to reduce obesity are potentially cost-effective but have a negligible impact on the total body weight-related disease burdenAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govInt J Obes (Lond). 2011 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]Cost-effectiveness of diet and exercise interventions to reduce overweight and obesity.Forster M, Veerman JL, Barendregt JJ, Vos T.The University of Queensland, School … Continue reading Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) not very effective

Tanning Bed maintained normal vitamin D

6 months of UVB treatment, her serum 25(OH)D level was maintained in the normalAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govGastroenterology. 2001 Dec;121(6):1485-8.Treatment of vitamin D deficiency due to Crohn's disease with tanning bed ultraviolet B radiation.Koutkia P, Lu Z, Chen TC, Holick MF.Vitamin D, Skin, and Bone Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany … Continue reading Tanning Bed maintained normal vitamin D

Liver disease + Diflucan may be Dangerous and in rare cases deadly

Essentially all of our patients suffer from fatty liver disease Liver disease + Diflucan may be Dangerous and in rare cases deadlyAmplify’d from health.groups.yahoo.comRe: [Mini-Gastric-Bypass] One week out Essentially all of our patients suffer from fatty liver disease Liver disease + Diflucan may be Dangerous and in rare cases deadly Bad Idea: "Per thrush, when … Continue reading Liver disease + Diflucan may be Dangerous and in rare cases deadly

Celiac Disease By Todd Cutler

Amplify’d from http://www.clinicalcorrelations.orgCeliac disease is a unique autoimmune syndrome in that the environmental antigen, gliadin, has been identified and treatment involves avoidance of that precipitant. Gliadin is a digested fragment of gluten, a storage protein present in wheat, barley and rye.[4] In susceptible patients, the enzyme tissue transglutaminase (TTG) induces deamidation of gliadin peptides, initiating … Continue reading Celiac Disease By Todd Cutler