Test Tube Meat! Are You Ready For This?

Uncategorized Jan 17, 2018
 

        All right, so I'm home on a snow day, so you notice the different office here, but I didn't want you to miss ... Hold on. Let me get rid of something here, but I didn't want you to miss today's video because I think it's an important one for you. Let me just shut that down so it doesn't make any noise.

       Okay, so today, we're talking about what's been termed "clean meat." I'm going to call it "test tube meat" or "Petri dish meat." I guess the question at hand and coming more quickly than we thought is, "Are you ready to eat meat that was grown in a Petri dish in a lab versus grown on an animal?"

         You're starting to see articles come out and announcements be made that we're progressing in that direction, that we're making progress in this, and that we're starting to be able to create animal muscle tissue basically in a Petri dish. They take a small sample of muscle tissue from an animal. They start...

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Calcium, Vitamin D, And Fractures In The Elderly...not worth supplementing?

Uncategorized Jan 17, 2018
 

All right. Happy Monday. Wanted to go over an article I read recently. This one is about vitamin D and calcium supplementation in elderly population in what I would call nursing homes. They call them community dwelling older adults. So I guess the new PC way to say that, so we want to be sensitive. So association between calcium and vitamin D supplementation and fracture incidence in community dwelling older adults. This was in the Journal of American Medical Association, 2017, it looks like December 26th, so pretty recent.

        Interesting article, interesting take home message from it but I kind of think they missed the mark on the way they did this. So here's what they did. They were looking to find out whether or not vitamin D and calcium supplementation either individually or together made any difference in fracture rates in elderly individuals that were not living in their home pretty much. But the way they went about it is they went back through lots of...

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Are you diabetic or hypothyroid? Interaction between thyroid hormone and HbA1c

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 

All right. Today, happy Tuesday, by the way. By this time next week, Christmas will be done. I have a hard time believing that we're actually that close to Christmas. It's 70-something degrees and dreary here in Houston and just doesn't feel at all like Christmas, but Merry almost Christmas.

       Today, I'm going to talk a little bit, as you can tell from the title, about blood sugar and hypothyroidism. Article came out in the January/February issue of the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. The code for it, if you want to look it up on PubMed, the PMC code is 5240076. In this article, they do a good job explaining it. It's a long article, but the actual takeaway from it is fairly short. They took a bunch of people, random, through some testing and basically found that people with a lower thyroid hormone level, people that qualified has hypothyroid, had higher hemoglobin A1cs.

       Let me talk to you a minute about what a...

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Low Fat Diets; new insights from the PURE study

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 

Hey there. All right. Let me get things set up here. Okay. So today we're going to talk a little bit about low fat diets, as you can tell from the topic of this. Recently read an article from Dr. Jill Carnahan. C-A-R-N-A-H-A-N. I saw it published on functionalmedicineuniversity.com. I believe Dr. Carnahan also had the article on her own website so you can find it there was well. But this is all referencing back to a study that was fairly recently completed called The Pure P-U-R-E Study.

         And this was looking at a large number of people, I think 135,000 people in 18 countries and looking at their intake of foods. They looked at fat versus carbohydrate intake and comparing, over a period of about seven and a half years, low fat diets with higher carbohydrate components to higher fat diets with lower carbohydrate components. And then looking at cardiovascular disease, stroke, all cause mortality, which is where they're not really saying that a high fat...

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New Hypertension Guidelines, Are They For Real?

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 
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Heart disease, saturated fat, cholesterol, new opinions

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 

Hi everyone, all right today I want to take a minute and talk to you about an article that I just recently came across. This one is from the British Medical Journal, and it's titled Saturated Fat Does not Clog the Arteries. Coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions.

          Now, to most of my patients, that's not a big surprise, but it's nice to see it actually written openly in something a prestigious as the British Medical Journal. So, when we look at this, I'm gonna go through a couple of quotes from this, this is from ... Oh gosh, now I'm going to butcher their names, Haseem Malotra, Rita Redburg, and Pascal Meyer. So if you want to look it up, this is November 24th, 2017 in the British Medical Journal.

        Okay. So, as we look through this: To spite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary...

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Brain degeneration and infrared light therapy, a functional medicine approach

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 

Hey, guys. All right, so today's article that I'm going to talk about has to do with brain degenerating diseases or conditions, and the effect that infrared light can have on it. Let me give you the reference for the article so you can go find it. I want to make sure the authors get credit for this. It's another interesting one I read that I wanted to discuss with you. This is discuss ... It's called Brain Regeneration: Can Infrared Light Reverse Parkinson's and Alzheimer's? This was published on Green Med Info, and it was by Senior Researcher Ali Le Vere, L-E-V-E-R-E. This was November 21, 2017. It starts out ... For years and years and years, decades, we really didn't think that nerve cells could regenerate.

                             They were considered to be one of the few cell types in the body that just wouldn't regenerate. You were...

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Zinc and recovery from TBI / Concussion

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2018
 

Hi everyone, today's article that we're dealing with ... little bit different where it came from. This actually came from a supplement company that I deal with. One of their authors had written it. But the title is "New Study Demonstrates Zinc Supplementation Improves Clinical Outcomes from Traumatic Brain Injury", or TBI. A concussion as most of us older people would call it. This was posted back on May 5th of 2017. So, any way, I just wanted to talk about a couple things. The study that this article was written about was published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements back in the very beginning of May. The study included 100 participants with severe head trauma, ranging from 18 to 65 years of age. So they had a nice broad spectrum of age ranges. It would have been very interesting if they had enough people to use in the study to divide it into like 30 and under and over 30. But, any way, this ranged from 18 to 65.

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Avoiding Flu & Cold This Season; A Functional Medicine Approach

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2018
 

Hi everyone.

        Alright, so today, no papers. I'm not going over an article today. Today we're talking about not getting sick during cold and flu season. In Houston right now we are kind of in the throws of cold and flu season. School districts are starting to send out notices to parents, keep your kids home if they any signs of having the flu, if they've got fever or chills or nausea, keep 'em home, don't send 'em to school. There's always that temptation to send them because otherwise you've got to arrange child care and you've got to take the day off.

         Once you see those notices coming out, you know that the school districts are seeing significant numbers of kids having the flu, or being absent, whichever. That's going on here where several of the districts around here have noticed that. So we're starting to see people in here, I'm starting to get the emails and the phone calls, "How in the world can I not get the flu?"...

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