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 June 2004

Vol. 3   No. 6   

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

"Ronnie's long journey has finally taken him to a distant place where I can no longer reach him," Nancy Reagan despairingly said about her husband’s failing mind. "Because of this, I'm determined to do whatever I can to save other families from this pain. I just don't see how we can turn our backs on this." She was referring to the controversial stem cell research for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but she should have been asking the public to learn about practical steps that are already known to stop this disease – specifically, a healthful diet and avoidance...

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The Skinny on Atkins
By Michael Greger, M.D.
When Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution was first published, the President of the American College of Nutrition said, "Of all the bizarre diets that have been proposed in the last 50 years, this is the most dangerous to the public if followed for any length of time.”

When the chief health officer for the State of Maryland, was asked "What’s wrong with the Atkins Diet?" He replied "What’s wrong with… taking an overdose of sleeping pills? You are placing your body in jeopardy.” He continued "Although you can lose weight on these nutritionally unsound diets, you do so at the risk of your health and even your life."

The Chair of the American Medical Association’s Council on Food and Nutrition testified before the Senate Subcommittee why the AMA felt they had to formally publish an official condemnation of the Atkins Diet: "A careful scientific appraisal was carried out by several council and staff members, aided by outside consultants. It became apparent that the [Atkins] diet as recommended poses a serious threat to health."

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Favorite Five Articles
My favorite 5 articles found in my medical journals this past month:
  • Eat Healthier for Better Sex

  • Can't Suck Off the Fat for Better Health
  • Bubbly Mineral Water Reduces Heart Attack Risks
  • Save Your Eyes with a Healthy Diet -- Glaucoma

  • PSA for Early Prostate Cancer Detection Fails Again

Complete Article Here

Featured Recipes
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Baja Vegetable Wraps
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Brownies

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