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Leonard Smith

Blog Entries by Leonard Smith

Have We Been Misled? What You Should Know About Dietary Fats

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 12:14 PM

Have you been given the advice to substitute vegetables oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for animal fats high in saturated fats? Sure you have -- if you have been listening to worldwide dietary guidelines since the 1960s. The basis of this advice relates to studies that found diets...

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Repoopulating the Gut

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 1:43 PM

The story unfolding about Clostridium difficile (C. diff for short) infection is one I pay close attention to. Brenda Watson and I covered the topic of C. diff in our book The Road to Perfect Health. There is no effective treatment for recurrent C. diff infection, which puts...

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Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Gut bacterial balance affects many different areas of health, but one of the most important to consider is the establishment of healthy gut bacterial balance during infancy. This is a topic Brenda Watson and I have covered many times. Brenda has blogged on this topic a few times, and we...

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Gut Health Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 12:45 PM

The gut connection to overall health, a connection Dr. Brenda Watson and I have been exploring and educating about for many years, is growing stronger every day. Week after week, researchers around the world are linking digestive function -- usually gut bacterial balance -- to a range of health conditions...

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Don't Ditch Omega-3s

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 4:56 PM

Mainstream medicine has failed us yet again. The recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discount the ability of omega-3s to lower heart disease risk is already generating headlines such as, "Omega-3 Supplements Don't Lower Heart Disease Risk After All" and "For Heart...

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