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Why do we get fat?

A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine predicts that one in two Americans will be obese by 2030, and one in four will be “severely obese.”  This is the article: “Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity” And the link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1909301 In almost 30 states, the prevalence of obesity will be above 50 percent. No …

Do antibiotics cause autism?

There’s no question that antibiotics are sometimes necessary and even life-saving like we talked about before. But it’s also now well-established that antibiotics can have significant side effects, many of which are mediated by their effect on the gut microbiota.  I have talked about this in the past. For the long-term side effects of antibiotics, …

Is Tamiflu safe?

A Cochrane review of the literature has shown that Tamiflu does not provide any benefit meaning it does not reduce or prevent the symptoms of the flu. “Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in adults and children.” You can find the article at this link: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008965.pub4/full The authors conclude: “Treatment trials with oseltamivir or …

Is intermittent fasting just another fad diet?

We have heard a lot about intermittent fasting over the last few years. Actually, earlier, it was Google’s hottest trending dietary search in 2019, it was the most practiced weight-loss intervention among female physicians, and a new pilot study showed 14:10 time-restricted eating promoted weight loss and metabolic health. You can read more about this pilot study: “Ten-Hour Time-Restricted Eating …