By Jane Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News Ballabgarh in northern India has unusually low levels of Alzheimer's disease. More than 820,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, a number that is expected to double by 2051. Is there anything that can be learnt from this region to slow the trend? Enjoying a chat, … Continue reading Indian village may hold key to beating dementia
Ecoanxiety is an emerging condition. Named in 2011, the American Psychological Association recently described it as the dread and helplessness that come with “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future for oneself, children, and later generations.” It’s not a formal diagnosis. Anxiety is traditionally defined by … Continue reading If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef: With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.
BY SHIVAM JOSHI, MD Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most healthful actions you can take, but it carries the very serious and potentially fatal risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Although plant-based diets are full of other vitamins and minerals, they are generally devoid of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is naturally found … Continue reading Why Every Vegan and Vegetarian Needs Vitamin B12
Disease Prevention Eating Right NO ONE WANTS THE CRIPPLING RESULTS OF BONE LOSS, LIKE HIP AND PELVIC FRACTURES. That’s why many drugs are now available to help stave off bone loss in our later years. But did you know that lifestyle choices alone can greatly help? From the physicians and other faculty at the renowned … Continue reading How To Build Strong Bones Naturally
BY DAVID L. KATZ, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all of it expressed by these … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease
Patients – or those who want to avoid becoming patients – must take the initiative to stay informed. The correlations between countless health problems and diet are well documented, yet many medical practitioners are either unaware or fail to communicate this you. Far too often, non-nutritional treatments of dubious effectiveness are recommended instead. The medical … Continue reading Hot Topics
The Grand Prix of Epidemiology -The New York Times The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications For Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health (2005). The China Study In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and his son Thomas M. Campbell, MD, shared the China Project findings along … Continue reading The China Study