Want to know what is really Sad? Antidepressants only treat symptoms and cause massive
Daily snippets for December 06, 2013:
Lifestyle: Welcome to Obamacare: Connecticut physicians got an early taste for Obamacare recently when two
different commercial insurers offering to be in the state exchange sent letters proposing reimbursements that
discount up to 40% of physician fees. This offer comes after many years of no increases for doctors and they are not
happy because the new exchange plans will work more like Medicaid plans to cut rates. Most physician practices
don't need more patients and don’t even want more patients and could decide not to join exchange networks. Of
course, this leaves patients using the emergency department and avoiding care in physician practices. Industry
experts fear that there may be difficulties collecting out-of-pocket charges from exchange enrollees.
Food and Nutrition: As if I haven’t already harped enough about gluten! Researchers at Mayo Clinic have
shown how consuming gluten in the diet can modify the intestinal bacteria to increase rates of Type I Diabetes. A
gluten-free diet dramatically reduced the incidence of Type I Diabetes in non-obese Type II diabetic subjects to
protect against Type I Diabetes. But when researchers added gluten back into the diets, it reversed the protective
effect the gluten free diet provided and caused Type I Diabetes numbers to again rise. Researchers concluded that
dietary interventions may be crucially important in protecting against the development of Type I Diabetes. Can I hear
a “Well, Duh”?
Medical Madness: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used for the treatment of reflux esophagitis in infants -
even when infant symptoms are not even related to reflux. A recent study took infants with the diagnosis of reflux and
gave one group PPIs and the other group, a placebo. The overall effectiveness of PPIs compared to placebos in
infants was a close 14% for both groups… Reflux episodes in both groups reduced at basically the same rate; a
lousy 14%. Let me state this another way - DON’T LET THEM PUT YOUR INFANT ON MEDICATION! The side
effects of the PPI medications often cause - guess what? Reflux esophagitis… Try some ginger tea instead of
medicine on your reflux baby.
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: One out of seven women will develop breast cancer during their
lifetime. Many studies have found a strong association between thyroid abnormalities caused by lack of iodine and
breast cancer. A mere 30 years ago, iodine consumption was much higher and only one in twenty women developed
breast cancer. In Japan, the breast cancer rates are well below the US rates. This is because they consume lots of
seafood, kelp, and other iodine-rich foods as a regular part of the diet. The average intake in Japan is about 12 mg
(12,000 mcg) a day. Now look at Americans who get about 50 times less iodine than Japenese in their diets. If you
are not getting at least 12mg of iodine/iodide a day, you are falling behind. If you are deficient in iodine (90% or
more of Americans are), it will take more than 12mg a day for a few months to catch up.
Daily HealthTrivia: Multiplying trivia: Prescription painkiller drug poisonings have increased by 300% in the
last three decades.
The First Rule of Happiness: Life needs both meaning and purpose. Meaning is finding out your gifts in
life. Purpose comes in giving them away.
Quotable: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Old Chinese Proverb
Laugh About It! “What if our packaging was totally easy to tear open - unless you had a cut finger?" ~ said by
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