Apple cider vinegar … for heartburn?
I’ve always thought it sounded counterintuitive to use an acid to alleviate indigestion, but the number of times I’ve heard people treat their symptoms of heartburn with apple cider vinegar is too large to count. So, I decided to look into whether this strategy works, and to do some investigation about the idea behind its use. To my surprise, there is no research published in medical journals that addresses using raw apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, despite widespread use and recommendations from blogs and websites. What is heartburn? Heartburn is most commonly caused by stomach acid contents traveling u...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Folk remedies Health Source Type: blogs

“ I have a wheat intolerance ”
I hear this comment with some regularity when, for instance, someone recognizes me as the author of the Wheat Belly series. This is a step in the right direction. But saying that you have a wheat intolerance is like saying “I have a tobacco intolerance.” The impact of tobacco smoking on health ranges from mild impairment, to incapacitating diseases such as chronic lung disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms, to death. A rare person escapes the ravages of years of smoking, but most people develop at least one, if not half-a-dozen, health problems from cigarettes. And so it goes with wheat: It’s a rare pers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains health Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Here ’s Why You Really Feel Invisible
You're reading Here’s Why You Really Feel Invisible, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “The common denominator I found in every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.” –Oprah Winfrey Your stories—how you look at money, your interpersonal relationships with other people and your belief system—could be the reason why you feel invisible and unheard. Learning the complex relationship between each will help you to become more aware about why you...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benson Wong Tags: featured money and finance self confidence feel invisible pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

MedCline Reflux Relief System: A Medgadget Product Review
Conclusion: Overall, Amenity Health has created a very high quality product in their MedCline Reflux Relief System. It effectively prevents reflux and is, in my opinion, more comfortable than the more traditional wedges on the market. However, higher quality comes with a higher price tag. New users might find it somewhat challenging to adapt to the new sleeping position used with MedCline Reflux Relief System, but once acclimated, those suffering from nocturnal reflux may finally be able to enjoy a peaceful and restful night’s sleep. The MedCline Reflux Relief System is available on Amazon and through the company&rs...
Source: Medgadget - March 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kenan Raddawi Tags: Exclusive GI Medicine Source Type: blogs

Providing Care at 10,000 Feet
Going on a medical mission with the Himalayan Health Exchange to the Himachal Pradesh region of India allowed me to see a part of the world that I had never experienced before. The patient population that we were seeing had very little access, if any, to medical care throughout the year. We had to travel on foot to their villages to provide care because of their remote location. But the trip was quite unforgettable—we spent all our off days hiking through the Himalayas, had night-time views of the Milky Way, and ate more Indian food than we could have ever imagined.The flight from Delhi to Leh was incredible. We coul...
Source: Going Global - February 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Amazon reviews for Undoctored
Here’s a sample of the recent Amazon reviews for my book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor. I am encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive feedback, as we are in a virtual war with Big Pharma, the medical device industry, and the hospital industry, all working around-the-clock to take more money out of your pocket while denying you real health. The powerful and pervasive campaign of misinformation conducted by many people in healthcare is impossible to ignore. Getting the Undoctored message out to the public is more important than ever before. The real tragedy...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol diabetes diy health Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Join the Undoctored Revolution
Let’s take back control over personal health. Share this to expose healthcare for the corrupt enterprise it is. Imagine that you receive a letter in the mail stating “In order to retain your right to freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year every year for the rest of your life.” You would be—-understandably-—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have waged wars to defend, something we now view as a basic right, no financial price required to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanin...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle diy health Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare Source Type: blogs

10 Things to Avoid Before Going to Bed
You're reading 10 Things to Avoid Before Going to Bed, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. After working for the whole day, running from one place to another, handling boss and irritating colleagues, the only thing which can make your day is a good sleep. But good sleep doesn’t mean lying in bed for 9 hours and still feeling exhausted after waking up. A good sleep means that even after taking 6 hours of sleep, you should feel recharged again to work for the whole day. Although there are many things which...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Saurabh64cloud Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement bad sleep benefits of sleep good sleep how to sleep insomnia pickthebrain self-care Source Type: blogs

Your Guide To Better Sleep Habits
You're reading Your Guide To Better Sleep Habits, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nothing can be more frustrating than laying on bed at night and waiting for sleep that won't come. There are many reasons why you're having a hard time dozing off. You may be suffering from insomnia, experiencing immense stress or practicing unhealthy lifestyle habits. It's also possible that you have an underlying medical condition that affects your ability to get good sleep. According to the sleep experts at National Slee...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: abyleague Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement good habits good sleep health benefits of sleep pickthebrain sleep habit Source Type: blogs

Make a resolution that will change your life forever!
Get ready for a New Year’s challenge that will change your life forever. How many times have you promised yourself to finally lose that unwanted weight? How many times have you failed? This is nothing more than an exercise in self-destruction. This annual ritual results in lowering your self-esteem, not your weight. You can feel good about yourself again. You can achieve a physical makeover that makes you look 10, even 20 years younger without Botox, filler injections, surgery, or without any unwanted health consequences. You can actually enjoy shopping for clothing. You can eliminate the need for a multitude of pres...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Detox Undoctored Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Wheat Belly Challenge Wheat Belly Detox Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise acid reflux blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free health IBS Infla Source Type: blogs

A 30-something woman with chest pain and h/o pulmonary hypertension due to chronic pulmonary emboli
A 30-something woman with known history of pulmonary hypertension due to chronic pulmonary emboli presented with 12 hours of substernal chest pain.Here was her ED ECG:What do you think?This precordial T-wave inversion is typical of right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH).  However, most other features of RVH are not present.  There is an incomplete RBBB, which does support RVH.  But there is no right axis deviation (axis is however borderline at 83 degrees, nearly vertical.  There is no large R-wave in V1.  However, these findings are not sensitive enough for RVH to rule it out.The T-wave morphology, a...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - December 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

Are cultural sensitivities affecting care?
My job as a standardized patient (SP) at several different medical schools means that I spend a lot of time being interviewed and examined by students at every stage of their education. Occasionally, the interview is of such a nature that the SPs are told to dress in a certain “costume” because it signifies to the student that there is something about our cultural representation that affects our medical care. During these encounters, the students are to ask me if there are any cultural or religious beliefs I adhere to that that they should take into account when it comes to my medical care. If they ask this, I ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/esther-covington" rel="tag" > Esther Covington < /a > Tags: Patient Medical school Patients Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Pumpkin Pie
Well, the holidays roll around once again . . . and it’s time for everything pumpkin! Here is a reminder of how us grain-free folk make a wonderful and delicious pumpkin pie that is wheat- and grain-free. Without grains, it does NOT stimulate appetite, does NOT send blood sugar sky-high, does NOT add to arthritis/joint pain, acid reflux, irritable bowel symptoms, leg edema, depression, moodiness, migraine headache, hypertension, dementia, heart disease, or cancer. You can just have your nice big slice of pumpkin pie, even with a big dollop of whipped cream, all without worries. The pumpkin puree poses only a slight p...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis erythritol gluten gluten-free grain-free grains low-carb monk fruit monkfruit natural sweetener stevia undoctored virtue Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes: Healthy Biscuits and Gravy
Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again! The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated here with a delicious gravy that you can pour over freshly-baked hot biscuits. Because it contains no wheat or other unhealthy thickeners like cornstarch made with junk carbohydrates, there should be no blood sugar or insulin problems with this dish, nor joint pain, edema, acid reflux, mind “fog,” or dandruff—–life is good without grains! Grain-free biscuits and gravy are also much more filling than their grain-based counterparts. It means th...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Source Type: blogs

An Open Letter to Dr. John Warner, President of the American Heart Association, on surviving a heart attack
Headlines today announce that the new President of the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiologist Dr. John Warner, has suffered a heart attack, aborted by an emergency stent placement. Typical of the ridiculous attitudes that prevail at the industry-friendly AHA, they Tweeted: “Sending all our love and support to @American_Heart president Dr. Warner as he recovers from a mild heart attack. Heart disease can strike anyone, at any time. That’s why we keep fighting.” If you ignore the nonsense that AHA policy dictates, you can absolutely gain control over cardiovascular risk. But you will NOT find the an...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

The Pharmaceuticalization of Americans: Blood Pressure
News headlines are filled with the new advice from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and other health organizations: 50% of all Americans now have hypertension, given the new target blood pressure of 130/80 or lower, and more Americans therefore require treatment of their blood pressure. CNN reports, for instance: “One in three Americans had previously been diagnosed with the condition, but now 14% more Americans will be diagnosed with high blood pressure. The new guidelines will classify 103.3 million people as having high blood pressure, while the previous guidelines placed only 72...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain-free grains hypertension Inflammation low-carb undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Forever Damaged From An Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine, Help Needed As Jodie ’s Legal Battle Continues
Conclusion We don’t know how many other children were given this experimental vaccine, but Jodie Marchant is the only one known to have survived this and her family is the only family in the world to hold the records proving this vaccine corruption has gone on. In recent times, due to immense pressure regarding informed consent not being provided often enough to parents by doctors, the Supreme Court Montgomery ruling was passed. This ruling will help change the way doctors provide informed consent and should help families receive compensation for their child’s vaccine injury. This ruling might also help the Mar...
Source: vactruth.com - October 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Top Stories truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

Medgadget Visits The Medical Alley Innovation Summit in Minneapolis 2017
MedTech Strategist working together with The Medical Alley Association for the very first time brought their premier innovation summit to Minnesota, a place now considered by many to be the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Over the two-day long event more than 35 start-up and emerging medical companies presented their technologies and devices to representatives of leading venture capitalist and investment banks, and also to large medical device companies. Considering that funding is of major importance to the field of medical innovation, this event gave both investors and entrepreneurs a chance to explore fu...
Source: Medgadget - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kenan Raddawi Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

How Does Low Acid Coffee Help Seniors With Digestive Disorders?
View Original Article Here: How Does Low Acid Coffee Help Seniors With Digestive Disorders? Seniors are prone to many different digestive disorders, but even in spite of these disorders, are probably reluctant to give up their daily coffee habit. Thankfully, there’s a solution which will allow seniors to retain their coffee habit and its proven benefits while avoiding the downsides: low acid coffee. Reduced acid coffee or acid-free coffee is a modern chemical marvel which removes one of the least desirable flavor and health elements from coffee: acid. Acid ruins the flavor of many different coffees and also is the so...
Source: Shield My Senior - October 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Quick and Dirty #3
In view of the many new readers on the Wheat Belly Blog, many of whom have not yet had an opportunity to read the book but are eager to get started, here is the most recently updated Wheat Belly Quick & Dirty summary. It summarizes the essential dietary strategies of the Wheat Belly approach to 1) avoid all products made from high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat that wreak health destruction along with all other grains, and 2) create a diet that is otherwise healthy and appropriate for all members of the family. In particular, I’ve tried to clarify some items that were unclear in previous versions. This is the lifestyle ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Basics: Aren ’ t Whole Grains Good for You?
We’ve been told for decades that whole grains are healthy, healthier than processed white flour products. Is that true? And why does the Wheat Belly lifestyle in which grains, whole and white, are eliminated, yield such spectacular results such as substantial weight loss without limiting calories, reversal of inflammation and many autoimmune conditions, relief from joint pain and acid reflux, relief from skin rashes and water retention, and relief from hundreds of other health conditions—if we are eliminating a necessary nutritional source? You will learn that the entire “eat more healthy whole grain&rdq...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora diabetes Dr. Davis edema energy gluten gluten-free grain-free grains healthcare Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Good News Again
Stable: Since April of 2016 my treatment regimen has been Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and Darzalex (daratumumab), with dexamethasone in the early months. That combination brought my IgG and M-Spike down to the lowest levels seen since diagnosis 14 years ago. M-Spike has not been above 0.5 g/dL since August 2016, and it was 0.5 again last Tuesday. IgG was 536 mg/dL, about where it has been for more than a year. This is wonderful. The Darzalex protocol (with Pomalyst) calls for infusions once per week for 8 doses, then every other week for 8 more, and finally once per month " until disease progression. &...
Source: Myeloma Hope - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux daratumumab Darzalex GERD PET scan pomalidomide Pomalyst thyroid Source Type: blogs

The Prebiotic Fiber Test
If you have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea within the first hour of initiating prebiotic fibers to cultivate healthy bowel flora, it is highly suggestive of a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. Confirming, then correcting, SIBO will then be a crucial issue in your full health recovery. Failure to correct SIBO can result in greater risk for type 2 diabetes, increased triglycerides, higher blood pressure, emotional disturbances, autoimmune conditions, and increased risk for diverticular disease and colon cancer. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune Dr. Davis grain-free grains Inflammation prebiotic probiotic resistant starch sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

You can actually look younger within the first week
Once you make the decision to completely remove grains from your diet, the inflammatory effects of grain proteins are eliminated. In a very short period of time—-usually within the first week—-you can begin to see a change in your appearance. You will see the difference when you look in the mirror as well as when you step on the scale. Your face will begin to look younger. Poor choices in food have the potential to cripple health, whether in the form of hemorrhoids or ulcerative colitis. As you will see, many, if not most, of the health conditions that make us reliant on the healthcare system are caused by the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Sugar Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Wheat Belly Challenge anti-aging antiaging Dr. Davis edema facial change gluten-free grain-free In Source Type: blogs

Doctoring Between The Lines
I don't know about anyone else but I have a primary care and then an oncologist, breast surgeon, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, pain management, orthopedic surgeon, meds therapist, social worker therapist, dentist, and periodontist. They all have their own specialties and focuses on specific portions of my body. But I swear they like to color outside the lines.Last week my rheumatologist started commenting on my regimen to control my acid reflux from my hiatal hernia. How does heart burn relate to my rheumatoid? And why did I need to explain it to her?In the past six months my pain management doctor has been messing with...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - August 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: being a patient doctors Source Type: blogs

Why is magnesium so important?
One of the six core strategies in the Undoctored Wild, Naked, and Unwashed program for health and weight loss is restoration of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is alarmingly common in today’s world. Why? Our reliance on filtered water that has had all of the magnesium removed, the reduced content of magnesium in modern crops, and the widespread use of proton pump inhibitors—-drugs prescribed to treat acid reflux and ulcers while reducing magnesium absorption. Remember those darned phytates in wheat and other grains that bind magnesium and other positively charged minerals in the intestinal tract, preventing ab...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle a fib constipation Dr. Davis grain-free grains health healthcare heart rhythm hydrochlorothiazide kidney stones oxalate sudden death Source Type: blogs

Doctors are in the way of progress. And thank God they are.
Yesterday was the perfect storm. The combination of articles printed over the weeks seem to give me a morose outlook on the medical profession. Article 1: A specialist had reasoned the medical world was in shambles because “specialist” try to rule the world with unnecessary obscurity. His example was acid reflux and how addressing it was a failure in delivering simple remedies. My throat was bitter with betrayal. Article 2: An insurance company threatened to set an example with a new policy to deny payments for ER visits if a visit was deemed unnecessary as “a primary doctor could have addressed the probl...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jean-robey" rel="tag" > Jean Robey, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Health Should Be (Almost) Free
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 60-year-old woman with substernal chest pain
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-week history of substernal chest pain. The pain is dull, nonradiating, and unrelated to activities. Sometimes the pain is worse after eating spicy foods and can be occasionally triggered by emotional stress. She has not had shortness of breath or weakness. She is moderately active, walking a mile each day. She generally eats a “healthy heart” diet but has never had her lipid levels evaluated. She has never smoked cigarettes. There is no family history ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Heart Source Type: blogs

Announcing the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox BOOTCAMP
JOIN ME FOR A NO-HOLDS-BARRED, TOP-TO-BOTTOM 1-DAY WHEAT BELLY 10-DAY GRAIN DETOX BOOTCAMP AND BOOK SIGNING Because the Wheat Belly Detox Challenges have been such HUGE successes, I am launching a series of Wheat Belly Detox BOOTCAMPS, intensive one-day workshops that pack the entire Detox program into a single day, to be conducted around the country. Here is what the Bootcamp is all about:   The Wheat Belly Detox Bootcamp distills the wisdom of all of the Wheat Belly books and lessons taught by NY Times best selling author, Dr. William Davis, and learned by millions who have adopted this approach–incorporating ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Detox Bootcamp Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Depression diabetes Dr. Davis edema energy fatigue gluten-free grain-free health Inflammation joint Source Type: blogs

The History of the Undoctored Program
When and how did the seemingly unconnected strategies of the Undoctored lifestyle come together? The Undoctored strategies, when practiced all at once, have the power to reverse coronary plaque, type 2 diabetes, acid reflux, IBS, fibromyalgia, many autoimmune diseases, some forms of chronic pain, as well as accomplish substantial weight loss without effort. But how was this all pieced together? Here, I recount the process that led me down this unexpected road. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over health–but don’t count on the doctor or healthcare syste...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis fatigue gluten grains health Inflammation joint pain Thyroid vitamin D Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

A Primer For Conservatives: Health Insurance is not Really Insurance
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD Is health insurance a plan to help healthy people mitigate against an unexpected illness, or an income subsidy to help the sick pay for medical care? Conservatives ought to have a clear answer to that question. Not long ago Congressman Morris Brooks from Alabama did not and found himself on the receiving end of liberal ridicule. By suggesting that those who take better care of themselves should pay lower health insurance premiums, Brooks implied that health insurance is indeed a type of insurance arrangement. After all, the risk adjustment of premiums is a practice proper to all other kinds of insurance...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Bail reform matters. A physician explains why.
The young woman in my clinic, whom I’ll call Nicole, was 8 months pregnant with her third child. It should have been a joyous time — but she was in a county jail. Nicole was awaiting trial for a misdemeanor, and while a judge had set bail, she couldn’t afford to pay it. I’m a public health researcher and physician in the Los Angeles County Jails, the largest jail system in the country.  I met Nicole when she sought out a doctor to treat her acid reflux.  Yet, mostly I just listened as she shared with me how much she missed her children. Sadly, Nicole’s story is all too familiar. Cont...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lello-tesema" rel="tag" > Lello Tesema, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

Chest Pain Diagnosed as Gastroesophageal Reflux
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; background-color: #fefefe}A 50-something male presented to a clinic for one day of intermittent substernal chest and jaw pain. He had had several episodes of pain since onset; it was described as pressure-like and lasts about 5-15 minutes and resolves spontaneously. He had been pain free for about an hour.  He had some " pre-diabetes, " but no h/o hypertension, no known family history of heart disease, and he smokes about 1-2 cigarettes per day. An ECG was recorded:The computer read:Normal ECGWhat do you think?Smith ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - May 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

Paging Dr. Google
“Did you consult Dr. Google?” If your doctor asked you this question, he/she does not understand that you have the potential to obtain answers SUPERIOR to answers the doctor provides. This is because you have access to all the same information as the doctor does. You have the ability to discuss and collaborate on health questions with thousands of people. You now have access to an emerging world of health tools that allow you to track health measures and impact them. You have more health power in your own hands than anyone ever before in the history of the world. Yet the paternalistic, “I’m the do...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune blood sugar collaboration constipation diabetes diy health diy healthcare heart disease hypertension IBS Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

Flourish Magnetic Device for Non-Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Atresia
The FDA is now allowing the introduction of Cook Medical‘s Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis device as a non-surgical option for treatment of esophageal atresia, a birth defect in which the esophagus is not connected to the stomach due to a poorly formed esophagus. Two catheters with magnetic tips are positioned at the ends of the disconnected esophagus, one delivered transorally and the other via a gastric catheter through the stomach. The magnetic tips pull at each other and eventually push through the tissue to have the catheters meet each other. The child’s natural ability to heal allow...
Source: Medgadget - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Pediatrics Surgery Source Type: blogs

Early reviews of the new Undoctored book
Some early reviews of Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Be Smarter Than Your Doctor are coming in on Amazon. Here’s a sample: DH22: Dr. Davis is hero. Being an MD, I can tell you that the medical profession has unfortunately become an industry. Of course if you get hit by a bus or shot, you need the medical services but regarding treating chronic disease the medical profession falls way short. It is crucial to take responsibility for one’s own health. In general it is all about the diet. The diet is under your complete control I have been on a ketogenic diet for several years and after...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored cholesterol health healthcare Inflammation profit statins Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Enemies of Sleep – Avoid These 5 Foods to Sleep Better
You're reading The Enemies of Sleep – Avoid These 5 Foods to Sleep Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Can't capture that elusive eight hours of sleep?  Waking up in the middle of the night restless?  It may be what you're eating during the day that is stopping you.  Here are seven things that may be robbing you of the sleep you need.  And sleep is crucial for your well-being.  Caffeine.  This may be a no-brainer, but many are surprised by how soon they shoul...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Thompson Tags: Uncategorized bad food choices get better sleep how to sleep better pickthebrain self improvement sleep problems Source Type: blogs

What do you get for your money?
Shouldn’t the most expensive healthcare in the world also buy you the greatest health in the world? If you pay $600-$1500 per month for a high-deductible health insurance policy for your family, does that mean that you and your family will enjoy better health? Because Americans spend nearly $10,000 per person per year on healthcare—-more than any other country on the planet, double the spending of the U.K., Canada, and Australia-—does this mean that Americans pay more and thereby enjoy better health? Less diabetes, less heart disease, less obesity, fewer cases of autoimmune disease, less arthritis, etc.?...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored gluten grains health healthcare Inflammation Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs

How to Relieve Morning Sickness
Congratulations! The early stage of pregnancy is exciting, but may cause morning sickness. Some women never experience it, whereas others can be sidelined by it all day and for many weeks. Whether you’re battling with nausea every day or just occasionally, here are some tips to help reduce morning sickness symptoms: Get plenty of rest. This seems obvious but sometimes we forget to give ourselves the rest we need. If you are having trouble sleeping consider a maternity body pillow that will properly help support your back and stomach. Get up slowly. Avoid moving around straight after eating and don’t be in a hu...
Source: Cord Blood News - April 10, 2017 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: pregnancy pregnancy health Source Type: blogs

Procrustes
Crossposted fromTheFatLadySingsThis morning I read Ragen Chastain ’s latest post, They Want Fat People to Swallow Balloons Now about yet another invasive, potentially lethal weight loss device called Obera. As Ragen explains, Obera is a silicon balloon inserted into the stomach and left in place for 6 months and is promoted as non-surgical, non-invasive (though how having to be sedated in order to have the balloon inserted qualifies as non-invasive beats me), non-permanent, and no incisions. The “non-permanent” part is c orrect because as with any such effort the weight loss is not per...
Source: Jung At Heart - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

H. pylori, a true stomach “bug”: Who should doctors test and treat?
In 1982, two Australian scientists discovered that a certain bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, was a common cause of persistent stomach inflammation and stomach ulcers. This realization revolutionized ulcer treatment. While fairly common, this infection usually causes no symptoms, but it can sometimes lead to ulcers in the stomach or the very first part of the small intestine (duodenum), and to certain types of stomach cancer. There is also evidence linking H. pylori infection to other conditions like iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. The bacteria are thought to spread through contaminated water, vomit, or f...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Infectious diseases Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs

Madeline ’ s Wheat Belly success . . . in a real world
Madeline shared her story on our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page. Her experience highlights many important aspects of this lifestyle, but especially how health can be transformed by sticking to this lifestyle and not being confused by “gluten-free” foods, the misguided advice of doctors, and overcoming stress that is inevitable in everyone’s lives. Her reward? Magnificent transformation in her health and appearance, all achieved by rejecting conventional dietary advice. “I’m posting to show that not everyone looses at the same speed–don’t be discouraged. I l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle asthma diabetes gluten grains skin rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Health should be FREE
Imagine that you receive a notice in the mail stating “In order to maintain your freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year.” You would be—understandably—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have fought wars to defend. We view free speech as a basic right, no big check to write in order to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanings, or income. I believe that same principle should apply to health. Being healthy means living free of common chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, h...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored crowd wisdom health free Healthcare System predatory wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why Wheat Belly and What ’ s Next?
Most of you are very familiar with the Wheat Belly books and philosophies. I called it Wheat Belly because abdominal fat is the signature pattern of weight gain from a diet based on wheat and grains. It is the outward expression of the deep visceral fat encircling the intestines and other abdominal organs that is inflammatory, disrupts hormones, keeps you from wearing a size four bikini, and yields the unsettling sight of middle-aged men with protuberant bellies spilling over Speedos. Wheat Belly conveyed the same lessons that I’d originally learned in the world of heart health, now repackaged to appeal to mainstream...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Health Destruction by Wheat Healthcare system Healthy Eating The Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Why Wheat Belly . . . and what ’ s next?
Most of you are familiar with the Wheat Belly books and philosophies. I called it Wheat Belly because abdominal fat is the signature pattern of weight gain from a diet based on wheat and grains. It is the outward expression of the deep visceral fat encircling the intestines and other abdominal organs that is inflammatory, disrupts hormones, keeps you from wearing a size 4 bikini, and yields the unsettling sight of middle-aged men with protuberant bellies spilling over Speedos. Wheat Belly conveyed the same lessons that I’d originally learned in the world of heart health, now repackaged to appeal to mainstream interes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Health Destruction by Wheat Healthcare system Healthy Eating The Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Giving back control over individual health
The new Undoctored book is scheduled for release this coming May 9th, 2017, a book that shows how you can be freed from the bonds of a predatory, profit-seeking healthcare system.  Here’s a bit more from the book, now available in pre-release.   Undoctored: An excerpt Unquestionably, there are situations in which doctoring and the healthcare system are needed. If you are bleeding, injured, or struggling to breathe with pneumonia, some old-fashioned suturing, bone-setting, or antibiotics can still do the trick. Nobody around here is going to replace their own hip joint or treat a urinary tract infection with...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-Free Lifestyle autoimmune diabetes gluten grains hypertension Inflammation metabolic undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Could Grains Cause Autoimmunity?
The prolamin proteins of grains— the gliadin of wheat, secalin of rye, hordein of barley, and zein of corn— initiate the small intestinal process that cause a perfect storm in our bodies. And they do so in more than one way. You could even argue that prolamin proteins are perfectly crafted to create autoimmunity. Prolamin proteins of grains are masters at molecular mimicry. The prolamin proteins have been found to trigger immune responses to a number of human proteins, including the synapsin protein of the nervous system; the transglutaminase enzyme found in the liver, muscle, brain, and other organs; the endom...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Autoimmunity Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Grains and Grasses Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Success Stories Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: An Excerpt
Here’s an excerpt from my new book, Undoctored: Why Healthcare Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor. In Undoctored, I take the lessons learned from the worldwide Wheat Belly experience and put them to work in a new program that helps reverse hundreds of health conditions–because conventional healthcare has abdicated its responsibility and is no longer about reclaiming health. The Undoctored movement will get you and your family back on track, having cracked the code on health, slenderness, and higher levels of life performance. The book will be released May 9th, 2017, but is available ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten grains health Inflammation recipes undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Some things you might not know about corn.
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America, but corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493, when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing widespread epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs