Ketogenic Diets

Ketogenic diets are controversial popular diets that can temporarily help you to lose weight by restricting carbohydrates. A keto diet usually restricts carbohydrates that are absorbed only as sugars, and lets you eat lots of fat and moderate amoun ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 17th, 2018
Should Children Have Their Tonsils Removed?

Danish researchers followed nearly 1.2 million children for up to 21 years. Five percent had their tonsils or adenoids removed by age nine. • Children who had their tonsils removed had three times the risk for upper respiratory tract diseases ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 17th, 2018
Neal Boyd, AGT Winner, Dead at 42

Neal E. Boyd was a kid who grew up in poverty in the tiny mid-western town of Sikeston, Missouri, and was raised by a loving single mother. The only recognition he ever got in his early years was for weighing more than everyone else in his school ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 17th, 2018
Cancer Treatment Should Include Lifestyle Improvements (Long)

The recent medical literature shows that certain lifestyle factors are associated with developing prostate, breast, colon, pancreatic and many other cancers and that changing these same lifestyle factors should be part of every treatment for people ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 11th, 2018
The Sad Story of Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard sang together to form "The Carpenters", one of the leading singing groups in the 1970s. When she died of heart failure at age 32, she made the world painfully aware of a disease called anorexia nerv ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 11th, 2018
Cheese, Yogurt or Milk?

Much controversy still exists over whether dairy products are healthful or harmful. However, the recent literature shows that milk is a high-sugar drink, and accumulating evidence over the last few years shows that fermented dairy products such as ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 10th, 2018
Should Runners and Cyclists Lift Weights?

Competitive endurance athletes usually run or cycle very intensely on one day, feel sore on the next day and go easy for that day as they alternate hard-and-easy workout days. Adding strength training to an endurance program markedly increases athl ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 10th, 2018
Otzi the Iceman and the Diseases of Inflammation

In 1991, hikers in the Italian Alps discovered Otzi the Iceman, a man who was preserved in ice after his murder about 5,300 years ago.  He was killed by a hard hit on his head and an arrow through his shoulder when he was about 46 years old. ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 10th, 2018
Long Fasts May Increase Diabetes Risk

At the European Society of Endocrinology meeting in Barcelona (May 20, 2018), a study was presented that found that three months of alternating 24-hours of fasting on one day and eating unrestricted food on the next day caused rats to eat less tota ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 3rd, 2018
FDA Warns Not to Use Sunscreen Pills

There are no pills or capsules that you can take to prevent the sun from damaging your skin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to several companies illegally marketing and selling pills claiming to prevent skin damage f ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 3rd, 2018
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