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ADHD Diagnoses In Children Up 66 Percent

ADHD Diagnoses In Children Up 66 Percent

Commented May 20, 2012 at 11:11:02 in Parents

“Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD are probably multifactorial in origin. Many risk factors are in play although there is a lack of agreed upon unified framework.

The increasing number of kids being diagnosed is a cause for concern although "overdiagnosis" may be part of the problem. It is my hypothesis supported by indirect and circumstantial evidence that at macro-level an altered gastrointestinal system and its milieu including intestinal bacteria, digestive processes and nutritional deficiencies is at the core of the problem, whereas mitochondrial dysfunction may be a unifying factor at cellular level. Such a mitochondrial dysfunction is related predominantly to factors, likely dietary, enviroemental, toxic or infectious etc along with immune dysfunction that alters the regulation of expression of genes involved in mitochondrial respiration.

Implications of increasing diagnosis including possibly "overdiagnosis" as well as lack of identified core problem leads to the use of a variety of diverse therapies that are frequently a bandaid rather than addressing what might be a hitherto undefined core problem.
In addition, a propensity to jump to pharmacologic therapies with suboptimal supportive evidence may expose kids to drugs with potential for long term harm.

I must admit however that jury is still out for direct cause-effect evidence on my hypothesis (my 2-cents) and only time will tell.
http://goo.gl/84WUl

Rachel Mcgilvery on Apr 3, 2013 at 02:25:49

“We always enjoy your " indirect and circumstantial evidence" Anil”
Got Allergies? Natural Ways To Ease Skin Problems

Got Allergies? Natural Ways To Ease Skin Problems

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 21:03:58 in Healthy Living

“Another option to consider may be coconut oil. It has been demonstrated in animal as well as human studies to repair skin faster via multiple pathways including antioxidant as well as antibacterial. Based on its healing properties, it and has been suggested as part of proactive treatment in atopic dermatitis. http://goo.gl/bDJKs
Autism Prevalence: Study Shows 1 In 88 Kids Has The Condition

Autism Prevalence: Study Shows 1 In 88 Kids Has The Condition

Commented Apr 1, 2012 at 19:01:18 in Healthy Living

“The exponential rise in autism is alarming. The current CDC study does appear to put to rest some opinions questioning whether the increase in prevelance is actually real. Cynics will continue to doubt.

Inability to explain the rising tide of autism based on what we know thus far suggests that some as yet unidentified factor/s may be at play. Or perhaps we are not looking at the picture correctly. It is interesting that most of the money spent on autism research has been spent on exploring genetic factors while only a small fraction has focussed on environmental issues.

Theories on causation of autism abound. In this context, please allow me to present my hypothesis which is based on indirect circumstantial evidence only.

The major question is whether changes in brain morphology and function of autism are primary or secondary? My hypothesis implicates gastrointestinal system alterations as potential factors underlying rising autism. A disordered gastrointestinal system e.g. permeability, altered digestive genes and micronutrient malabsorption, gut associated immune system, gut bacteria, enteric nervous system may affect the central nervous system.

Invoking the gut at the core of the disorder may provide a unifying framework for explaining autism and its multiple diverse manifestations. The range of presentations of autism may vary based on the qualitative and quantitative differences of the digestive factors involved. Only time will tell whether I am right.
http://wp.me/p1WoF9-19

AutismNewsBeat on Apr 10, 2012 at 23:14:46

“Anil, do you know what "exponential" means? It appears not.”

Yankeegirl1 on Apr 2, 2012 at 15:00:27

“Dr. Martha Herbert a Harvard University neurologist and autism researcher who recently wrote a book called "The Autism Revolution" said the brain's of children with autism are structurally normal ("not malformed") but the brain is irritated. She said kids can improve. She said the inflammation in the brain needs to be calmed (she says "calm the chaos"). So it seems that if the inflammation can be addressed then ut could help our children function better. Dr. Herbert was interviewed today for a story called "Can Autism be Reversed" (see link) on Fox news where she talks about brain inflammation.

"Can Autism be Reversed?" - Dr. Martha Herbert interviewed

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1542765826001/can-autism-be-reversed/?playlist_id=87485
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Children With Autism Could Benefit From A Gluten-Free Diet, Say Experts

Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 14:15:41 in UK Lifestyle

“Gluten free diet is somewhat difficult to manage, but its even more difficult in those who are vegetarians. Unless properly managed, those on gluten free diet may be consuming high fat, low fiber diet and have increased risk of micronutrient deficiencies.

However, these issues are not insurmountable even in case of vegetarians. Based on my expertise as gastroenterologist and nutritionist, I recommend that the subject learn about the various issues and alternatives and if possible involve a dietician in nutritional planning to make sure that subject achieves full and complete nutrition while consuming gluten-free diet. http://goo.gl/fn0sO

lele23 on Jun 1, 2012 at 15:48:57

“I would imagine that the diets of GF nonvegetarians are more likely to be high in fat and low in fiber than those of GF vegetarians, since that is the case with the nonGF veg and nonveg populations.”
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Tips for Breastfeeding: What Every Expectant Mom Should Know

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:52:47 in Healthy Living

“In addition to building an emotional bond, breast milk is a rich source of nutrition especially providing enhanced immunity to the baby. Unfortunately, some mothers are unable to undertake this because of variety of health considerations. Milk banks provide an attractive option in such cases although concerns have been raised about them and needs to be mindful of them. http://goo.gl/tHlGY
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Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Importance of Gut Health

Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 23:07:12 in Healthy Living

“All probiotic bacteria are not similar in their effects. Similarly all yogurts are not created equal. Although created with live cultures, the bacteria may thereafter be killed in processing to improve shelf-life thus losing many of the beneficial effect.

Some yogurts have the two standard strains of bacteria in perhaps the minimum required strength in order to qualify for the Live Culture seal. However, just these two strains in those numbers are unlikely to have any significant probiotic effects.

Many people buy yogurt assuming it is vegan. Check the ingredients. They may contain fish as well as beef, pork etc in the form of gelatin.

As a general rule, I usually recommend yogurt that has multiple strains of probiotic bacteria. These brands usually have much higher number of bacteria than minimum required and thus more likely to have probiotic effects. I must however point out that some brands do have only one probiotic strain with proven benefits.
http://goo.gl/qHMIR
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Putting Taste in Vegan Cooking

Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 22:12:03 in Healthy Living

“One additional component that I would suggest for the list is turmeric, the so called curry powder. It is also referred to as the "Golden Spice" for its culinary as well as medicinal properties recognized for thousands of years in the Eastern cultures. To top it all, it has been an integral part of religious ceremonies in India.
It has protective properties not just against gastric ulceration but human data indicates its benefit in ulcerative colitis. Preclinical data suggests that it is a liver-protective agent with healing properties against fatty liver and viral hepatitis. It protects against experimentally induced pancreatitis in animals. It is frequently used as a hair dye as well as part of antiacne application.
Its mechanism of actions include anti-infectious, antiinflammatory, antimalarial antineoplastic and antiangiogenic properties.
http://goo.gl/86MlV
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How Eating Probiotic-Rich Can Protect You From Heart Disease

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 23:51:00 in Healthy Living

“Numerous studies indicate beneficial effects of probiotics in a variety of diverse disease states throughout the various systems of the body.

However, one must exercise caution since the word "probiotic" is frequently thrown around as if it is monolithic. In fact, probiotics are like antibiotics. Not all antibiotics fight against all types of infections. Likewise, the beneficial effects of probiotic in any particular disorder are specific to the specific bacterial strain used and are dose dependent.

Studies also suggest that the descriptions provided by manufacturer regarding the bacterial strain and strength may sometimes be erroneous. Even pathogenic strains have been detected on occasion.

So when buying a probiotic formulation, be sure to buy the correct bacterial strain for your particular disorder and of correct strength from a reputable manufacturer. Multiple-strain formulations may have better chance of success.

Another fact to be borne in mind: Probiotic bacteria usually do not become permanent inhabitants of the gut, so you have to keep taking them. In order to mantain a steady state in gut, I recommend twice a day dosing schedule.
http://goo.gl/qHMIR
Turmeric Extract Could Prevent Heart Attacks In Bypass Patients: Study

Turmeric Extract Could Prevent Heart Attacks In Bypass Patients: Study

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 12:50:16 in Healthy Living

“It is indeed gratifying to see studies like this albeit small that confirm the health benefits attributed to turmeric. In addition to its cooking as well as religious uses, turmeric has been known as "Spice of Life" since ancient times because of its numerous health benefits that have been confirmed in invitro studies as well as in animal studies.

Experimental evidence indicates it has beneficial properties against peptic ulcers, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, alcohol induced liver injury, viral hepatitis and pancreatitis.

Human studies suggest benefit in ulcerative colitis as well as post-renal transplantation. Mechanism of health related actions include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, H2 receptor blocker, COX-2 inhibitor, antineoplastic by causiung growth arrest and apoptosis of tumor cells, antiangiogenic, glucose regulation and insect repellant properties.
http://goo.gl/86MlV
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Autism and Genes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 14:10:13 in Healthy Living

“I concur with the basic premise of the comment that too much empahsis has been placed on the genes themselves while much is unknown about the gene regulatory influences that have impact on the expression. I wish more money and resources were spent on this issue. A vacuum in knowledge to fully explain the exponential rise in autism has resulted in a plethora of hypothesis ranging from reasonble to outrageous (depending on one's perspective). Increasing evidence (albeit indirect and circumstantial) points to altered gut/digestion and nutrition as being playing a key role in pathogenesis.

So what is the gut-autism connection? Our digestive system and nutrition is not what it used to be. Numerous changes have occurred in our life style, nutrition as well an environment in times.
Rapid urbanization with fast paced life places has dramatically altered enviroment around us as well as nutritional intake that bear to semblance to the past. Frequent use of medications especially ones toxic to gut like nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) even when not needed damage the gut.

All such changes of recent times have modified our gastrointestinal physiology, the intestinal bacterial patterns and this may be at the heart of many of the chronic diseases suffered today. Studies supporting the concepts include those demonstrating altered gastrointestinal permeability (leaky gut) as well different patterns of bacterial flora as compared to non-autism controls. Whether studies like these reflect cause-effect relationship or an epiphenomenon remains to be established.
http://wp.me/p1WoF9-19
6 of the Healthiest Fish... And 6 Fish to Avoid

6 of the Healthiest Fish... And 6 Fish to Avoid

Commented Mar 31, 2012 at 12:15:17 in Healthy Living

“High omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) content of fish is cardioprotective. The beneficial effect of fish intake can be seen with as little as 1 fish per week, and higher amounts offer even greater protection.

However, average American seafood consumption is frequently less than what would be expected to confer maximal health benefits. The benefits of fish intake are tempered by the concern over mercury intake and potential for neurotoxicity and feto-toxicity.

The good news is that mercury content of all the fish is not the same. Even females of childbearing age and nursing mothers may enjoy 1-2 seafood servings every week by being selective.

We can be selective about what fish we eat to lower mercury risk. The mercury content of predatory fish is much higher because they eat other fish and indirectly attain much higher levels mercury than the fish at the lower end of the food chain. Thus sardines, salmon, and shrimp have less mercury content than the predatory sharks, tuna, sword fish and orange roughy.

Even more importantly, the farmed fish have the lowest mercury content while providing the perhaps similar benefits although that has been questioned in some cases. For example, some farmed fish like tilapia and catfish may have higher omega-fatty acid profile may be pro-inflammatory, sadly it is the cheaper ones! http://goo.gl/i0skr

jmak118 on Mar 31, 2012 at 12:59:10

“farmed fish... catfish imported from china are raised in huge cesspools of human waste. know your farm. a popular national store markets lovely fresh farm raised atlantic salmon. the wonderful color is an ingested chemical.”
Homeopathy Vindicated as Cost-Effective by Swiss Government

Homeopathy Vindicated as Cost-Effective by Swiss Government

Commented Mar 25, 2012 at 22:40:09 in Healthy Living

“As is evident from the comments above, homeopathy continues to generate passionate debate while claims of its efficacy continue to defy biological plausibility.

Bernhoft and colleagues examined evidence for effectiveness of homeopathy and found many "high-quality pre-clinical and clinical studies" proving positive effects of homeopathy. However, the definition of "quality" depends upon who is looking at them realizing that the overall quality of studies in alternative medicine is no worse than those pertaining to Western Medicine based on objective criteria. They report that 20 of 22 systematic reviews demonstrated at least a trend in favor of homeopathy with five of the studies demonstrating definitive evidence for effectiveness of homeopathic treatment.

In contrast to the above positive observation, a negative meta-analysis by Shang and published in Lancet. along with an editorial on the lack of benefit of homeopathy caused quite a furor with equally passionate and perhaps antagonist letters to the editor in many peer reviewed journals critical of the study along with the journal for its editorial decrying homeopathy.

Sir William Osler once said, "medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability." We as physicians prescribe medications for which there is no FDA determined efficacy about 50% of the time. In my opinion, while more data on role of homeopathy in medicine is sorely needed, the reported positive health benefits seen in favor of homeopathy may not entirely be placebo effect and should not dismissed summarily. http://goo.gl/q54fn

ChristyRed on Mar 27, 2012 at 00:20:15

“The link noted above in anil minocha's post contains malware.”
A Nation in Need of Vitamin D

A Nation in Need of Vitamin D

Commented Mar 10, 2012 at 14:07:27 in UK Lifestyle

“Vitamin D deficiency is common if not a rising epidemic in the U.S. and the people with less of sunlight exposure are especially at risk. There is some controversy as to what level of vitaminD constitutes a normal, in part related to lab variations.

Recognition that vitamin D is involved in numerous diverse metabolic actions in the body has prompted me, as a gastroenterologist and nutritionist, to routinely recommend a vitamin D level check for most of my patients. I usually prescribe vitamin D supplements to patients not just with "low levels" but also in patients with low normal levels of vitamin D and monitor the vitamin D status therafter as appropriate. http://goo.gl/soYZi
Cranberries Aren't The Magic Bullet For UTIs: Study

Cranberries Aren't The Magic Bullet For UTIs: Study

Commented Jul 31, 2011 at 11:05:30 in Healthy Living

“There are no magic bullets, cranberry or antibiotics. While the headline from the study is that use of broad spectrum antibiotic produces greater reductions UTI than cranberry capsules over 1 year, that is not the entire story.
Notwithstanding the fact that the study design was somewhat tilted towards antibiotic because of bioavailability and other pharmacologic issues, it does not necessarily answer the question whether women should switch from cranberry to antibiotic since over 90% of E. coli bacteria in urine were resistent to the antibiotic at 1 year.
It is conceivable that the results may be reversed in favor of cranberry if the study was extended over a much longer term, say 3-5 years. On top of that, we do not know how the disruption of intestinal microbial balance by antibiotics use would affect overall health. http://goo.gl/3XZ7v
Does Posting Calories Really Change How People Eat?

Does Posting Calories Really Change How People Eat?

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 13:47:45 in Healthy Living

“I concur. Knowledge is power and sunlight is a great disinfectant. We should be realistic that posting calories can not make measurable impact instantaneously, but over time, I believe (and hope) that the effect will be significant once a critical mass is reached.
Even change of attitude by one person at a time creates the potential for peer-pressure. When even one person in the group eating out is paying attention to the food constituents and calories, others are likely to take a moment to think.
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”
Processed Sugar: How Bad Is It?

Processed Sugar: How Bad Is It?

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 11:18:52 in Healthy Living

“The passionate response and the wide diversity of comments generated by this article reflects a combination of fluidity of scientific "facts" and that we are all hard-wired in our own ways of lifestyle including dieting, our thinking as well as how we interpret the literature. Contradictory responses not withstanding, Dr. Chopra deserves credit for this well done article and provoking people on all sides to express their thoughts.
It is no secret that spike in obesity is associated with increased consumption of refined sugars. While having breakfast at a local eatery I saw many people using several teaspoonfuls of sugar per cup of coffee. And they were not restricting themselves to just one cup of coffee either.
Above not withstanding, how much of the disease that can be attributed specifically to fructose sweetener use is debatable. At the same time, I doubt many of us going to rush into paleo diet anytime soon. The rational approach might be to excercise moderation. http://t.co/p4dCgS6

forestnfama on Jul 10, 2011 at 18:54:56

“Anil.....you should look closer at the issues and history concerning fructose. There is a enormous amount of evidence and data showing its ill affect on society...”
Olive Garden Nixes French Fries, Milkshakes On Kids' Menu

Olive Garden Nixes French Fries, Milkshakes On Kids' Menu

Commented Jul 9, 2011 at 16:45:30 in Home

“Without getting into the issues related to the overall menu or alternate options at Olive Garden or any other restuarant, as a nutritionist, it is my opinion getting rid of French Fries from kids' menu is a step in the right direction. BTW, the new dietary guidelines suggest that French Fries should be offered only to a limited extent as part of school lunch menu.
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”

TheBlondeRaven on Jul 11, 2011 at 21:02:00

“I think the rest of us know that french fries aren't a diet staple even though we're not nutritionists.”
Obesity Rates Still Rising

Obesity Rates Still Rising

Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 19:05:44 in Healthy Living

“I have noted the replies to my comment, points well taken. I guess I deserved the shallacking for not addressing the many important issues raised especially self-/individual responsibility. Over the years, I have been disillusioned in my ability to get overweight people to lose weight. Obesity has adverse affects not just on the obese individual but the whole society. As such, I tried to focus on some of other potential targets for intervention. Still, everyone made very good points and those are obvious targets, and I commend them for putting my comment in proper context.
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”
Obesity Rates Still Rising

Obesity Rates Still Rising

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 18:36:38 in Healthy Living

“Healthy food is expensive, information content about nutrient content in foods is sparse or in fine print, refined sugar and the carbonated beverage consumption is rising, and at the same time dietary guidelines are frequently a result of compromise between science and business. And then we wonder why obesity is rising.
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”

Anil Minocha on Jul 8, 2011 at 19:05:44

“I have noted the replies to my comment, points well taken. I guess I deserved the shallacking for not addressing the many important issues raised especially self-/individual responsibility. Over the years, I have been disillusioned in my ability to get overweight people to lose weight. Obesity has adverse affects not just on the obese individual but the whole society. As such, I tried to focus on some of other potential targets for intervention. Still, everyone made very good points and those are obvious targets, and I commend them for putting my comment in proper context.
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”

linmarco on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:43:47

“What you say is true but dying is more expensive. I'm a type 2 diabetic who had to learn to get used to consuming healthy foods along with the different taste. That was eighteen years ago and I'm glad I made the change.”

Streamline on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:37:37

“Healthy food is NOT expensive. Vegetables and grains are not expensive and never have been. And that's what's missing from the diets of too many people. But you DO have to take the time to shop for them, wash, cut, and prepare them. Heavens! Who wants to do that?!! It's more about immediate gratification than anything else.”

garylee123 on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:24:34

“Congratulations!!!! That info just ruined a $43 million government grant. Do you REALLY need nutrient content to know what you are eating?”

Jimmy Aiden on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:18:14

“It doesn't cost any money to go for a walk/jogging...eating less is pretty cheap.”

Dora The explorer on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:11:49

“Sorry Anil, but the first four words of your post could not be more WRONG! Healthy food such as fresh fruit and vegetables, and foods that are not prepared by manufacturers for convenience consumption are SIGNIFICANTLY LESS EXPENSIVE than the processed, chemical laden poison and garbage that most uninformed consumers purchase today. If you purchase and consume food products that are as close to their natural state as possible - like the way they come out of the ground for example - you will find that your diet will improve dramatically. All of the processed foods that Americans gorge themselves on add almost ZERO nutritional value, but significantly increase the cost to the consumer. One of my guiding principles for shopping for food is quite simple: If it's bagged or boxed - ie processed - don't buy it! Try it and it might just work for you. And I NEVER drink ANY carbonated soft drinks or sodas.”

Bianca S on Jul 7, 2011 at 19:03:25

“Seriously? It is mandatory to have nutritional content on foods, from dairy, cereal, cookies, pop, bread,condiments, fast food etc. There are also tons of online sites which state restaurant food breakdown and which foods to choose over others. It is everywhere.
Ironically the only foods that don't have the 'nutritional' content are the actual nutritious food like loose produce at the supermarket.”
Autism Spectrum Disorder Therapies: Effective Behavioral Approaches For Autistic Children (VIDEO)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Therapies: Effective Behavioral Approaches For Autistic Children (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 09:15:25 in Healthy Living

“The causation of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) appears to be multifactorial with critical interaction between environmental factors and the genetics which then leads to multitude of variable manifestations in the patients. Healing of such complex disorders also needs to target the root causes while helping via behavioral therapies.
In the context of non-genetic factors, the role of gut bacteria and "leaky gut" have received a lot of attention. Clostridial spores have been implicated. There is limited data that antibiotics may affect the symptoms seen in ASD.
Similarly, there is evidence that patients with ASD may have abnormally increased intestinal permeability allowing potentially unwelcome substances access into the body blood stream and brain. Limited data indicates that use of exclusion/eliminations diets is helpful in ameliorating the manifestations of ASD. http://goo.gl/dRoFR
Anil Minocha, Shreveport”
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Sugary Drinks Make You Crave More Calories, Study Shows

Commented Jun 12, 2011 at 12:46:42 in Healthy Living

“Increasing use of sugar containing beverages is in part related to the rising tide of obesity over recent decades. These are source of empty calories and drinking water instead might be better option for health.”
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Tips for Breastfeeding: What Every Expectant Mom Should Know

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:52:47 in Healthy Living

“In addition to building an emotional bond, breast milk is a rich source of nutrition especially providing enhanced immunity to the baby. Unfortunately, some mothers are unable to undertake this because of variety of health considerations. Milk banks provide an attractive option in such cases although concerns have been raised about them and needs to be mindful of them. http://goo.gl/tHlGY
10 Food Pyramids From Around The World

10 Food Pyramids From Around The World

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 13:01:43 in Home

“The governments across the world are valiantly trying to get their citizens to eat healthy so they can be healthy. Practicing in Sherevport, La, I find that just like most other parts of the world, people are getting fatter despite all these well-intentioned advice and guidelines even though sometimes flawed due to business and political intrusions. As the saying goes, you can take the horse/camel etc to the water, you can't make it drink.”

solinkaa on Jul 10, 2011 at 04:32:44

“People are getting fatter because the well intentioned advice is wrong and has been wrong for years! Moderation is all very well, but telling people to go hungry, for instance by telling them to eat fat free and subsist on salads? There are some vitamins and minerals which are only soluble in oils, for instance calcium, so a fat free milk or yoghurt has zero nutritional value, and even less if it is sweetened. If people go hungry, of course they will reach for sweet snacks between meals. Doctors who know about biochemistry will tell you to ditch fat free, cook at home, limit your fruit and fruit juice intake (sugars), limit your sugar intake overall, and basically cook tasty meals at home and eat until you feel satisfied. And then train yourself to abstain from snacks, which is much easier once you are actually well fed. Also, many people don't know how to recognise hypoglycaemia and sensitivity to sugar. They literally can't stop eating because of these conditions, which can be debilitating, and go on to obesity and diabetes unless managed properly.”
Fueling Resistance: Rx. for Trouble

Fueling Resistance: Rx. for Trouble

Commented Jun 7, 2011 at 19:16:01 in Home

“Bacteria inside our gut are like a microuniverse within us and plays an important role in maintaining a healthy state . Alterations in this milieu have potential to lead to sickness. Practising as physician and nutritionist in Shreveport, La, I find that just like in most other places, people are consuming foods exposed to antibiotics along the food farming/processing chain. This has been implicated in alterations in gut bacteria with potential for diverse range of chronic ailments. http://goo.gl/IXbCw
Anil Minocha, Shreveport, La”
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The Food Pyramid We Really Need

Commented Jun 4, 2011 at 12:01:27 in Healthy Living

“As a nutrionist I agree that the pyramid scheme had long outlived it stated purpose/goal, one that few understood. Plate system is a Huge Step forward, something that is very intuitive and self-explannatory with a better chance of success. Your piece is very funny yet provides good alternate options! I live in Shreveport, LA where overweight problem is rampant. I will try both the plate and your idea with patients and students, a kind of belt suspender approach.
Anil Minocha MD, Shreveport, LA”
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