As a breast imaging specialist who has been reading mammograms for almost 20 years, I am bombarded with questions by patients and friends about the Canadian National Breast Cancer Study, published on February 4 and now widely disseminated in the U.S. media. The study concludes that mammography and its goal of early detection has no benefit. However, this conclusion has
“You’re fine” is what every woman wants to hear after her mammogram. But in 20 percent of those cases, they aren’t fine at all – cancer is there, but undetected by the exam. Octava Pink, a new blood test that confirms true negative results, will give women more certainty about their results. The test, approved in Europe, is about to undergo a second major
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few decades, you must have heard about the “evil” that is carbohydrates (aka “carbs”). Made popular by, among others, Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1960’s, and the “South Beach Diet” in the early 2000’s, the basic premise of this “nutritional truth” is that the consumption of carbs promotes
Starting the day with good breakfast is really a good idea. When you start your car every morning, you make sure that the car has gas. I propose that your breakfast is like putting gas into your car’s engine. You may have heard the old saying, “Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at supper.”
Your body and brain need good
Senior Associate Member at University of Oxford
Power, especially absolute and unchecked power, is intoxicating. Its effects occur at the cellular and neurochemical level. They are manifested behaviorally in a variety of ways, ranging from heightened cognitive functions to lack of inhibition, poor judgment, extreme narcissism, perverted behavior, and
“Why doesn’t he think like me?”
“How can she not see that she’s wrong?”
“How can they be happy living like that?”
I’m sure you or someone you know may have had thoughts like these at one time or another. I’m sure it’s only natural. After all, we must all believe in our own actions if we are to be content within our own
When I was a physical therapy student, I did a rotation at a New York City hospital. As a Midwesterner, this was particularly exciting. I had the opportunity to work in THE CITY and the added perk of treating some of the feistiest elderly ladies Manhattan had to offer.
Part of my role as a physical therapy student was to evaluate their posture. Most
We were told to avoid coconut oil like the plague. Now it sits proudly on the shelf, often near the olive oil. We were warned it could lead to a variety of negative health consequences. What happened?
In some cultures, coconut oil has been used as a primary dietary staple as far back as one can research. South Pacific Islanders and Polynesian communities have
(JNS.org) Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer according to a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent.
“We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to
It has been unusually cold these past few weeks. Even though the temperature is below freezing, I see children and adults who are not dressed appropriately for the weather. Why is it so important to stay warm?
Our bodies need warmth to process food, to eliminate waste and to provide good flow in the lymph system to keep our immune system strong. We lose the
The Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS), published last month in the British Medical Journal and widely circulated in US Media, concluded after 25 years that the death rates from breast cancer were the same in women who were screened with mammography and those who were not. They also concluded that 25 percent of the cancers found from screening
Each year, the final week in February is designated as Eating Disorder Awareness Week as promoted by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA.) NEDA is a wonderful non-profit which provides tremendous support, education, and services to those suffering, their loved ones, and those who wish to learn and be involved. In fact, my first involvement in the eating