Does Snoring Have Any Health Risks?
You're reading Does Snoring Have Any Health Risks?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For a long time, people have categorized snoring as simply a minor health condition that will go away on its own. However, modern research has declared that snoring is not only irritation to the ears and to peaceful sleep but an indication of a number of complaints in your body. People who are overweight, who are regular smokers or have high cholesterol are prone to snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is defi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dylan_moran Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement bodyweight health warnings illness pickthebrain sleep disorder snoring stop snoring Source Type: blogs

What If You Had a Priceless Gift?
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, increased energy, deepened sleep, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

The best gift of all
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle?
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat. On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calor...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat on the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calori...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Diabetes Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Inflammation News & Updates Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

When a cough just won ’t go away
Who has never had a cough? I bet no one can raise their hand. We see this in clinic all the time. But chronic cough— one that lasts at least eight weeks — can be hard for patients to deal with and difficult for doctors to figure out. In the October 20, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, lung experts describe a step-by-step approach doctors can use to help treat patients with chronic cough. Most often a prolonged cough is due to one of the “usual suspects.” But when it’s not, we have a long list of increasingly rarer conditions that we should run through and rule out. If it isn&...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Cold and Flu Health Lung disease Source Type: blogs

National Health Observances for November
There are several days and the month itself dedicated to raising awareness about various health topics in November. From the National Health Observances put together by the National Health Information Center, we have American Diabetes Month, Bladder Health Month, COPD Awareness Month, Diabetic Eye Disease Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Month, National Healthy Skin Month, National Hospice Palliative Care Month, and National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In addition these are special days and weeks in November, ...
Source: BHIC - November 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kay Deeney Tags: General Public Health Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Cruise 2016
The Wheat Belly Caribbean Cruise for 2016 sets sail December 4th through 11th. The time to sign up is now! The cruise includes some glorious Caribbean ports of call, including St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Here is a photo of St. Thomas: There is no shortage of unique eating opportunities here with numerous specialty restaurants. I found the chefs and waitstaff on the Celebrity Silhouette exceptionally accommodating to our dietary needs. This ship is a floating city with numerous swimming pools, walking track, huge exercise facility, cafes, bars, and plenty of other activities. The 2015 Wheat Belly Cruise was a blast and 2...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune cruise gluten grains IBS Inflammation joint pain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Medical errors: Honesty is the best policy
“It’s a definite that you’re all going to screw up, but it’s not a definite that any of you will learn from that,” declared one of our medical school instructors, years ago. “Cultivate the attitude that allows you to own your mistakes, and then, not repeat them.” How common are medical errors? Medical errors are, frankly, rampant. A recent study used data analysis and extrapolation to estimate that “communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, poor judgment, and inadequate skill” as well as systems failures in clinical care result in between 200,000 to 400,00 lives lost...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health care Managing your health care Safety Source Type: blogs

5 Common Mistakes (and Solutions) When Dealing with Kids ’ Chronic Constipation
As a pediatric feeding specialist, my job includes helping kids become more adventurous eaters by working with registered dietitians, physicians and other team members to ensure a child learns to comfortably try new foods. One frequent issue in kids with feeding challenges is chronic constipation. Why? Because picky or selective eaters often food jag on fiberless “kid food” like chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese. Kids—especially picky eaters—need to have regular, almost daily bowel movements in order to feel hungry and increase their desire to try a variety of foods. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologi...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 1, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melanie Potock MA Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Feeding Disorders Source Type: blogs

What PPIs and the Kardashians have in common
The science we conduct often reflects the society we live in. One phenomenon of current society is the rise of the reality television show. Participants are promised instant media fame without having to struggle through acting school. I worry that this has rubbed off on some of the studies we now conduct. Sir Richard Doll and Austin Hill, the architects of modern epidemiology, realized that it was hard for epidemiology to prove or disprove anything. Their studies were driven by clear hypotheses as some took five to 10 years to complete. Furthermore, their landmark paper on smoking and lung cancer devoted over a page of dis...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-paul-moayyedi" rel="tag" > Dr. Paul Moayyedi < /a > Tags: Conditions GI Source Type: blogs

Shout Out to Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry and DW Man of the Month Pat Terry
The following BuzzFeed News post was published on August 20th, 2016. In it, our very own Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry and Man of the Month Pat Terry, both receive some very special recognition. And we are very proud to share it here! This Guy Swallowed Parasitic Worms On Purpose — Then Became A Published Scientist Sean Ahrens, who has tried just about every treatment for Crohn’s disease, ingested parasitic worm eggs as a last resort — and just wrote about it for a prestigious medical journal. posted on Aug. 20, 2016, at 10:06 a.m. Stephanie M. Lee BuzzFeed News Reporter   Sean Ahrens S...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

All Good News
Friday, August 19, 2016: Wednesday I brought a Mayo Clinic blood draw " kit " to the local clinic, where they drew the blood and shipped it overnight back to Mayo. Last evening the results showed up on Mayo's patient portal, and I'm happy! Since early April my treatment regimen has been 2 mg of Pomalyst every day, with infusions of Darzalex every week and then every other week, currently with 12 mg of dexamethasone (DEX) on the weeks between Darzalex infusions. During that time my IgG and M-Spike dropped about 20% per month until a month ago, then leveled off. Wednesday's results confirmed that IgG and ...
Source: Myeloma Hope - August 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux angina colonoscopy daratumumab Darzalex DEX dexamethasone IgG M-Spike myeloma Pomalyst Source Type: blogs

Is your doctor guilty of treating grain consumption?
Jennifer shared these comments about her husband’s early Wheat Belly transformation: “My husband found your site a while back while doing research into symptoms he’s been experiencing for years. After following your advice with food, the doctor visits have stopped and I have a normal husband back. “Prior to meeting him, he has always had issues with his weight and gut. He would exercise to the point of passing out and it just wouldn’t go anywhere. When I met him 5 years ago, he was jogging every night and exercising. He just couldn’t get the flabby stomach to go away and, every time the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 4, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories abdominal distress diabetes gluten grains headache IBS Inflammation obesity overweight Source Type: blogs

Pfizer: Another Settlement Down
This article goes through the case, the settlement, and what it means for the future. Our readers may remember the “agreement in principle” reached between Pfizer, Inc. and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to settle the qui tam case with Wyeth, LLC. That agreement was recently made official by the parties, with the settlement being signed, sealed, and delivered on April 27, 2016.  As a refresher, allegations were made by Lauren Kieff, a former hospital sales representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and William St. John LaCorte, a physician, that Wyeth engaged in healthcare fraud fr...
Source: Policy and Medicine - July 22, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

Monkey Pie
  Ever have a slice of monkey pie? No? Well, that’s good, because there is no such thing, at least not in our part of the world. And it would be weird if there was. It would be contrary to instinctive notions, eating a creature similar to humans. You wouldn’t eat human pie and, for similar reasons, you wouldn’t eat monkey pie. Would you agree that every creature on earth, human and otherwise, follows an instinctive dietary program?     This toad is an insectivore, consuming flies and grasshoppers in order to survive. Nobody had to tell this toad that flies are delicious. Properly nourished...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle adaptive evolutionary gastrointestinal gluten grains Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Smoke low-tar cigarettes? The fatal flaw in logic of nutritional studies
Just because something bad is reduced or eliminated in cigarettes, it should not logically follow that cigarettes must now be good, right? Low-tar, filtered cigarettes may be less harmful than full-tar, unfiltered cigarettes, but still contain heavy metals like mercury, lead, and cadmium, as well as nicotine, naphthalene, arsenic, formaldehyde, ammonia and other toxic compounds. Low- or no-tar does NOT mean healthy. This may seem obvious, but it is surprising how many people—physicians and dietitians included—fall for such flawed logic when applied to nutrition. We saw this play out in yet another flawed analys...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle barley corn epidemiological gluten longevity rye white flour whole grains Source Type: blogs

Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications
Credit: Thinkstock   Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food. But what if long-term use of some of these common medications can lead to serious health problems?   An eye-opening study from Houston Methodist asked that very question, and found that chronic use of the commonly used heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Pfizer/Wyeth Settlement Finalized and Signed: States Net Millions
The Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently entered into a settlement of a quit tam lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. and Wyeth, LLC. We previously wrote about this settlement back in February, when an "agreement in principle" was reached between Pfizer and the United States government. As a refresher, allegations were made by Lauren Kieff, a former hospital sales representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, and William St. John LaCorte, a physician, that Wyeth engaged in healthcare fraud from 2001 to 2006. These allegations covered two medications, both commonly used to treat acid reflux disease, Pr...
Source: Policy and Medicine - May 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

Janet’s impressive Wheat Belly recovery
Look what Janet accomplished in one year living the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “Left at 53 with acid reflux for 10 years, asthma, allergies since 13 (on 4 meds daily), inflammation, joint pain from RA [rheumatoid arthritis], 50 pounds heavier at size 14. Always wheezing, so no energy. “Right at 54, no acid reflux, no asthma, no allergies, no meds, no inflammation, no joint pain, 50 pounds lighter at size 4, full of energy and walking 10-20 miles a day because I can.” Losing 50 pounds is no small matter. But being freed of all her health problems—gastrointestinal inflammation, airway and sinus inflammati...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux asthma autoimmune gluten grains Inflammation Rheumatoid arthritis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Lynn’s facial redness gone in 3 days on the Wheat Belly Detox!
Lynn shared her “before” and “during” photos, just 3 days into her Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox experience. “This is how much my skin redness has calmed since starting my Wheat Belly Detox 3 days ago. I was always getting asked if my blood pressure was up. I have always had great blood pressure, so that was never the issue. However, I never understood why my face would get red like this. Then I noticed it was especially after I ate. “The ‘before’ pic was taken during Christmas time, therefore the redness isn’t from sun but from the wheat and grains. Also both pics are witho...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle facial change gluten grains Inflammation redness skin Source Type: blogs

You might be a Wheat Belly when . . .
Alright: Stifle your guffaws, because this is serious stuff. We all know that consumption of modern wheat and grains is associated with an astounding list of health problems, such as acid reflux, joint pains, behavioral and learning difficulties in children with ADHD and autism, depression, eating disorders like bulimia and binge eating, diabetes and pre-diabetes, and on and on. But the signature abnormality, the one clear-cut red flag on the surface: the infamous wheat belly, the probuterant “love handles” or “muffin top” that hints at underlying visceral fat, a hotbed of inflammation. So how might...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains health Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Stephen’s return from the medical quagmire
Stephen shared his 60-day Wheat Belly experience: “Started Wheat Belly 60 days ago after a major health crisis. I found out I had type 2 diabetes 2 and very bad cholesterol. My numbers 60 days ago were: cholesterol 189, triglycerides 475, LDL could not be measured as it was so bad, HDL was 32. Two weeks ago: 20 pound weight loss, wearing a 15.5-inch neck size shirt compared to an 18. Triglycerides 79, LDL 25, HDL 40, cholesterol 81. “I was first told on January 24, 2016 that my glucose level was 157. Forty five days later, my average glucose was 107 when measured by my diabetes counselor by downloading the data...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories cholesterol diabetes gluten grains HDL statins triglycerides Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Better DEX Experience
Three weeks ago I whined mightily about taking DEX.  The worst problem was acid reflux the second night after taking it, but there were other issues too.  I'm happy to say that I have had better experiences since then. Acid reflux: Lots of good people offered great suggestions regarding the heartburn (acid reflux).  This formula has worked for three weeks in a row.  After the worst heartburn of my life, now zero heartburn: I take the 40 mg of DEX with food at the Sunday evening meal, and the reflux happens (happened) Monday night. No food at all in the last few hours before going to bed Monday night...
Source: Myeloma Hope - April 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux DEX dexamethasone GERD hearatburn Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture Notes
Jackie Doyle Used Japanese moxa did lots of ear stuff circled the dragon put needles in wrist heart 6, master of the heart (pericardium) -7, lung 9 (I think this it) Jiang- Did lots of command points, used governor vessel-20 (he always takes this) Stacy Roman – Morgantown yin tang and Bl 2 for headache One treatment Stacy gave me was CV 17 CV12 CV3 LI4 Liver3 GV20 KI3 St 44 Large intestine-4 and Stomach-44 bilaterally for frontal headache (very effective) Kidney-3 bilaterally for general tonification and energy Stomach-25 and Ren-6 and Ren-9 (conception vessel) for energy, tonify lower Jiao and helps out bladder Ren-...
Source: Inside Surgery - April 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

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Michelle shared her 30-day progress pictures after starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “This is Day 1 and Day 30 eliminating the wheat. Same time of day, fresh out of the shower, exact same lighting, and I promise, that is not a tan, it’s the middle of winter in Philly. I’m obese and was diagnosed with NAFLD, but thanks to Wheat Belly, I’m well on my way to finally getting healthy. “I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days and am off all of medication for GERD. I truly believe that it was wheat making me sick.” Michelle’s facial changes are subtle, but there is most definitely a differe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 27, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux esophagitis facial change fatty liver gerd gluten grains Inflammation NAFLD Source Type: blogs

Looks what 30 days of Wheat Belly did for Michelle
Michelle shared her 30-day progress pictures after starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “This is Day 1 and Day 30 eliminating the wheat. Same time of day, fresh out of the shower, exact same lighting, and I promise, that is not a tan, it’s the middle of winter in Philly. I’m obese and was diagnosed with NAFLD, but thanks to Wheat Belly, I’m well on my way to finally getting healthy. “I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days and am off all of medication for GERD. I truly believe that it was wheat making me sick.” Michelle’s facial changes are subtle, but there is most definitely a differe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 27, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux esophagitis facial change fatty liver gerd gluten grains Inflammation NAFLD Source Type: blogs

Cathy’s latest Wheat Belly update
You may remember Cathy from a prior Wheat Belly Blog post when her facial transformation reflected a dramatic reversal of facial edema and inflammation. She recently provided an update with the “before” and 15-month “after” photos above. Again and again, you will see that, if people stay on course on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, they do not regain the weight, they do not reacquire inflammation, they remain free of all the health problems associated with prior grain consumption, such as diabetes, skin rashes, acid reflux, IBS, emotional ups and downs, leg edema, migraine headaches, high blood pressure,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial change gluten grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Dementia from PPIs: A hypothesis that may have led to gastrointestinal bleeding
Over the past week, while covering the inpatient gastroenterology service, we cared for three patients who were hospitalized with gastrointestinal bleeding who were found to have large, potentially life-threating, stomach ulcers. All three of the patients had abruptly stopped their acid-suppressing proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication in the preceding 1 to 2 weeks.  With PPIs being a primary therapy for gastroesophageal reflux and ulcer treatment, why would these patients have stopped their PPIs without medical consultation? Unanimously, they had all heard on the news that a new study found that PPIs might cause dem...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Meds GI Source Type: blogs

Brittany freed from IBS and nearly 40 lbs on Wheat Belly
Brittany shared her wonderful “before” and “after” Wheat Belly experience: “What Wheat Belly has done for me over the last year and a half: 210 lbs/171 lbs. “As long as I can remember, I have suffered from IBS. At 23, I had my gallbladder removed and then suffered IBS-D [irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea]. I figured out how to survive on coffee alone throughout the day to avoid clients listening to my grumbling tummy as I clipped away at hair. “My mom turned me onto Wheat Belly. She swore it would ‘fix’ my stomach issues. She was right. I can eat! I can eat during ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux facial change gluten grains IBS Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Elaine’s transformation started with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox
Elaine was one of around 20 people who came to New York City in 2015 to start the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, the initial test panel of volunteers described in the book. A year has now passed since that experience. Here is Elaine’s update: “Here it is: 1 year wheat-, grain-, and sugar-free. I never took actual ‘before’ pics, mostly because I really didn’t think that giving up all the low fat, fat-free, ‘healthy whole grains’ would make a difference, and that this lifestyle was something that I was going to stick with. Well, I was certainly wrong. “The weight loss is curre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux anxiety diabetes facial change pre-diabetes sinus sinusitis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Whining About DEX
Dexamethasone (DEX) is a part of many myeloma regimens - my doctor says "everything works better with DEX."  I've taken it before, and not liked it then, but this most recent experience is something new indeed. Sunday night I took the "usual" 40 mg dose, ten little 4 mg tablets, at bedtime.  In the past this has worked OK for me because the DEX doesn't interfere with my sleep that first night.  And it didn't interfere Sunday night, I slept well.  Monday, then, was "DEX day," full of energy, as if 200% caffeinated all day.  I got a lot done, including an energetic 4-mi...
Source: Myeloma Hope - March 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux DEX dexamethasone GERD hearatburn Source Type: blogs

He couldn’t eat, drink or work. And doctors couldn’t explain his searing pain. - The Washington Post
Kim Pace was afraid he was dying. In six months he had lost more than 30 pounds because a terrible stabbing sensation on the left side of his face made eating or drinking too painful. Brushing his teeth was out of the question and even the slightest touch triggered waves of agony and a shocklike pain he imagined was comparable to electrocution. Painkillers, even morphine, brought little relief. Unable to work and on medical leave from his job as a financial consultant for a bank, Pace, then 59, had spent the first half of 2012 bouncing among specialists in his home state of Pennsylvania, searching for help from doctors w...
Source: Psychology of Pain - March 16, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

DATA SIMPLIFICATION: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Over the next few weeks, I will be writing on topics related to my latest book, Data Simplification: Taming Information With Open Source Tools (release date March 17, 2016). I hope I can convince you that this is a book worth reading. Blog readers can use the discount code: COMP315 for a 30% discount, at checkout."A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." -Baltasar GracianPeople confuse shortening with simplifying; a terrible mistake. In point of fact, next to reifying pronouns, abbreviations are the most vexing cause of complex and meaningless language. Before we tackle the complexities of...
Source: Specified Life - March 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: abbreviations acronyms complexity computer science data analysis data repurposing data simplification simplifying data Source Type: blogs

Safe sex on weekends only
“I think totally eliminating wheat is too hard! What if I cut back, say, 80 or 90%? Can I still get most of the benefits?” The short answer: No. Let me explain. If you cut back on sugar by 90%, you obtain 90% of the benefits, right? 90% less weight gain, 90% less insulin provocation, 90% less dental cavities, etc. Simple arithemetic. But, as with many things in this wheat- and grain- distorted world, that simple arithmetic does not hold with cutting back. Instead, a bizarre calculus of metabolic distortions apply because of several long-lasting effects of modern semi-dwarf wheat and other closely related gra...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 9, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux aging cataracts gastrointestinal gluten glycation grains heart disease IBS Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Is Your Antacid Medication Ruining Your Gut?
Proton Pump Inhibitors are a class of Antacid Medication that are so common and considered to be so safe that they were even declassified as prescription drugs and are now available over-the-counter so that anyone can use them if they happen to have heartburn. With names like Omeprazole, Nexium, and Prilosec, the ‘little purple pill’ is advertised everywhere on billboards and TV ads with barely a mention that their might be consequences to suppressing stomach acid. There are consequences of any Acid Reflux Medication, however, like the Side Effects of Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors can lead to oste...
Source: Immune Health Blog - March 2, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kerri Knox, RN Tags: Digestive Health Infections Source Type: blogs

The Grain Deficiency Syndrome
Beware the dreaded Grain Deficiency Syndrome. This is what will happen to you if you eliminate wheat, corn, and other grains, the foods that the USDA and U.S. Dept of Health and Human services tell us, through their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to eat more of, every day, every meal and snack. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association also all agree: Terrible things will happen to you if you eliminate grains. You will develop Grain Deficiency! So what does the Grain Deficiency Syndrome look like? Like any other syndrome, you can recognize this conditio...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 1, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Inflammation minerals vitamins Weight Loss wheat deficiency Source Type: blogs

Can Your Antacid Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?
Can your antacid really cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Recent research suggests that, indeed, proton pump inhibitors, some of the most common drugs for reducing feelings of heartburn, can cause an increase in the ‘beta amyloid’ deposits in the brain that are indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is in addition to some of the other serious Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects, like osteoporosis, magnesium deficiency and  heart rhythm problems; Antacid Medications can Even Ruin Your Gut. These problems can occur even when these heartburn relieving drugs are taken for short amounts of time. All too of...
Source: Immune Health Blog - February 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kerri Knox, RN Tags: Brain Health/ Neurologic Digestive Health Vitamin B12 alzheimers disease causes cause alzheimer's disease cause of alzheimers disease causes of alzheimers omeprazole side effects proton pump inhibitors proton pump inhibitors cause alzhei Source Type: blogs

Can Your Antacid Cause Alzheimer ’s Disease?
Can your antacid really cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Recent research suggests that, indeed, proton pump inhibitors, some of the most common drugs for reducing feelings of heartburn, can cause an increase in the ‘beta amyloid’ deposits in the brain that are indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is in addition to some of the other serious Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects, like osteoporosis, magnesium deficiency and  heart rhythm problems; Antacid Medications can Even Ruin Your Gut. These problems can occur even when these heartburn relieving drugs are taken for short amounts of time. All too of...
Source: Immune Health Blog - February 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kerri Knox, RN Tags: Brain Health/ Neurologic Digestive Health Vitamin B12 alzheimers disease causes cause alzheimer's disease cause of alzheimers disease causes of alzheimers omeprazole side effects proton pump inhibitors proton pump inhibitors cause alzhei Source Type: blogs

Can Your Antacid Cause Alzheimer ’s Disease?
Can your antacid really cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Recent research suggests that, indeed, proton pump inhibitors, some of the most common drugs for reducing feelings of heartburn, can cause an increase in the ‘beta amyloid’ deposits in the brain that are indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is in addition to some of the other serious Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects, like osteoporosis, magnesium deficiency and  heart rhythm problems; Antacid Medications can Even Ruin Your Gut. These problems can occur even when these heartburn relieving drugs are taken for short amounts of time. All too of...
Source: Immune Health Blog - February 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kerri Knox, RN Tags: Brain Health/ Neurologic Digestive Health Vitamin B12 alzheimers disease causes cause alzheimer's disease cause of alzheimers disease causes of alzheimers omeprazole side effects proton pump inhibitors proton pump inhibitors cause alzhei Source Type: blogs

Crohns disease cured . . . by a chance encounter at the airport
I posed this question recently: Given the extravagant health successes people are experiencing by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle, are we on the dawn of an age of self-direction in health? If doctors misdiagnose/misclassify our acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, intractable constipation, migraine headaches, chronic sinusitis, asthma, depression, binge eating disorder, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and hundreds of other conditions, which we then reverse on our own with the lifestyle changes we introduce . . . who needs the doctors? Christine provided her perspective: &...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 18, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grains microbiome nutrients self-directed health undoctored Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Self-Directed Health?
Director chair, film slate and load horn. Here’s a proposal for you: If, by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, a long list of conditions are reduced or reversed at no risk, almost no cost, reversing even chronic and potentially fatal conditions . . . does that mean that the notion of self-directed health might be on the horizon, i.e., putting control over health back in our own hands? I think it does. No, we will never implant our own defibrillators or take out our own gallbladders. But so many chronic health conditions afflicting modern humans recede that I believe that it is entirely reasonable to start talking a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle arthritis autoimmune diabetes eating disorder gluten grains Inflammation joint Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox: A Life-Changer
Here’s another brief excerpt from the new Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox book. Followers of the Wheat Belly lifestyle quickly learn that this is not just a means of losing 30 pounds without effort. It is a simple way to regain health in so many ways, ranging from relief from migraine headaches, to reversal of skin rashes and joint pain. No organ system is spared the ravaging effects of wheat and grains; no organ cannot show improvement by removing them. Sit down, grab a handle, and strap yourself in: you are going for the ride of your life, a roller coaster of emotional and physical turbulence with a few yelps, na...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 11, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux Detox energy fatigue weight loss gluten grains IBS Source Type: blogs

Even your LIVER is fat
Wheat Belly Blog reader, Denise, posted this question: “My doctor has prescribed a low fat diet due to a barrage of tests that ended up showing I have a very fatty liver. I am overweight, have high blood pressure, IBS and acid reflux. In all the reading I have done on here, I keep seeing to add fats . . . healthy ones . . . to your daily eating. How do I eat these and also stick to a low fat diet to please my doctor? I am 59, female, and really need to try to get healthier.” Sorry, Denise, but it’s not your job to please your doctor. It’s your job to do what’s right for your health. Sadly, you...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle carbohydrates fatty liver gluten grains nald Source Type: blogs

Christine’s breathtaking Wheat Belly transformation
This is Christine’s impressive Wheat Belly transformation: weight down 100 pounds over 15 months, back pain, migraines, sinus infections all gone. “This picture of me in the rocking chair was the day I bought your Wheat Belly book. My Uncle had told me about it. I now tell EVERYONE I meet to buy & read it! “My health is amazing. My blood pressure is down and I was borderline diabetic and my doctor wanted to put me on medication. I was suffering SEVERE lower back pain, migraines and suffered CHRONIC sinusitis. “Also, need to add I was exhausted ALL the time and had horrible acid reflux and swal...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories back pain gluten grains Inflammation joint pain migraine sinusitis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

My Children are Vaccine-Damaged; are Yours?
Conclusion A growing number of today’s children suffer from vaccine damage. Most individuals do not make the connection between health problems and vaccines. When asked about the cause of autoimmune disorders, asthma, allergies, diabetes, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, and other common childhood diseases and illness, the majority of health care providers advise patients that the causes are unknown. Doctors, including most integrative physicians, fail to make the connection to vaccines. It takes one moment to permanently damage the health of an adult or child, but t...
Source: vactruth.com - February 5, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Stories autoimmune disorders gardasil HPV Vaccine Medical Authority vaccine injury Source Type: blogs

An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey
Ms. Winfrey, Can you lose weight while continuing to consume bread and other products made with wheat flour and grains? You absolutely can—though it is quite difficult physically and emotionally, requiring monumental willpower, as you already know. But I fear that you have overlooked crucial issues in your campaign for Weight Watchers and the exoneration of bread. You have, unfortunately, propagated some destructive misconceptions. And the people who you have hurt the most I suspect are the people who you would have preferred to help the most. Losing weight by avoiding processed food products made with wheat and rel...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 27, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bread gluten grains oprah Weight Loss weight watchers Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly does not end at weight loss
Misty joins the ranks of people whose physical and facial appearance has undergone a dramatic transformation by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “I have been eating the Wheat Belly way for 2 months. I have lost 18 lbs. I went off blood pressure meds. I was having really bad stomach pains and they have disappeared. I was losing a lot of hair and had a very dry scalp and both have improved a lot. I can tell a big difference in my stomach and legs. I don’t have many ‘before’ pics and the pics I am posting are different angles.The first pic is from May, 2015.” You can count calories or points a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 30, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux bloating gluten grains hair loss IBS Inflammation rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 21-year-old woman with a rash in the lower extremities
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 21-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-week history of painful nodules and a rash in the lower extremities, along with pain and swelling of the wrists, knees, and ankles. She reports a low-grade fever and a 2.7-kg (6.0-lb) weight loss since the onset of symptoms. She has taken naproxen with some relief. History is significant for gastroesophageal reflux disease and acne. Medications are over-the-counter famotidine as needed and minocycline. On physical examination, temperature is 38.2 °C (100.8 &de...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 26, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Rheumatology Source Type: blogs