As a marker for the presence and severity of Heart Diseases, total cholesterol and the division of cholesterol into good HDL and bad LDL is out of date. There are at least 8 tests that have higher significance and show better correlation with heart disease.
Contrary to mainstream practice and thinking, prostate-specific antigen, or PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening is no longer recommended. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, published their results in late 2011 which show: moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits! They discourage use of the service. Continue reading PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening
This is part one of a series of articles on healthy gut flora, fungal overgrowth, its connection to Candida Albicans / yeast overgrowth, and the ensuing host of health problems that affect so many of us without knowing it. Bad breath, mood swings, all sorts of digestive issue, asthma, breast cancer and more can be a result. In this part, I go over what can trigger or cause the compromise of healthy gut flora, and what can happen with the ensuing proliferation of bad bacteria in the digestive tract. Continue reading Healthy Gut Flora Compromise and Fungal Overgrowth
In my Why Read Medication Labels article, I told you about the prevalent misuse of over the counter (OTC) medications. Here I spell out some of the most common interactions and possible side effects from OTC drugs. Continue reading Side Effects of the Most Common OTC Medications
Accidental death from drugs, even when correctly administered, is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.! The majority of over-the-counter drugs have been required to carry a “Drug Facts” label since 2002, but most people are not reading them. You’ll be surprised how badly even OTC drugs are being misused. Continue reading Why Read Medication Labels?