Constipation News

Herpes may be a common cause of chronic constipation and urinary tract symptoms. This month a study shows that infection with herpes viruses causes constipation in mice (Cell Host & Microbe, June 8, 2016). The researchers showed that the herpes ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 18th, 2016
Fructose is the Worst Sugar

The recent scientific literature has many articles showing that sugar added to foods and drinks increases risk for many diseases: • heart attacks (Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci, 2016;53(1):52-67) • diabetes, kidney damage and high blood pressur ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 18th, 2016
Kimbo Slice: How Steroids Harm the Heart

Kimbo Slice was a Bahamian-born American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, street fighter and boxing star who has more than 100 videos on YouTube with millions of views.  On June 6, 2016. he was admitted to Northwest Medical Center in Coral ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 18th, 2016
Salt Intake Can Be Too High or Too Low

A study of 130,000 people from 49 countries shows that severely restricting salt may actually increase risk for heart attacks, strokes and death in both people with and without high blood pressure (The Lancet, May 20, 2016). The article recommends ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 12th, 2016
Intense Exercise Prevents and Treats Diabetes

A review of the world's literature shows that high-intensity exercise, particularly interval training, causes greater reduction in HbA1c in diabetics than less intense exercise (Acta Diabetologica, June 2, 2016, pages 1-13). HbA1c measures cell ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 12th, 2016
Muhammed Ali: Parkinson's Breakthroughs are Coming

Muhammed Ali was honored by presidents and kings as the most famous athlete in the world.  He was an Olympic gold medalist and three-time heavyweight world champion.  His ancestors were slaves in the pre-Civil War South with some Irish ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 12th, 2016
Making Muscles Stronger

If you want to make a muscle stronger, you have to exercise it intensely enough to damage the muscle fibers and when they heal, they will be stronger than they were. You can tell you are causing muscle damage because of the burning you will feel du ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 2nd, 2016
Vinegar to Lower Blood Sugar?

In small studies in animals and humans, vinegar has been shown to reduce the rise in blood sugar and insulin that normally occurs after a meal (Diabetes Care, 2010;33:e27; Agric Biol Chem, 1988;52:1311-1312; Eur J Clin Nutr, 2010;64:727-732). Takin ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 2nd, 2016
Tom Simpson and Heat Stroke

On July 13, 1967, 29-year-old cyclist Tom Simpson died during the Tour de France. At that time he was the best British bicycle racer and was the leader of the British team in the Tour. At the bottom of Mont Ventoux he drank Coca Cola with brandy. ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 2nd, 2016
Jack Lovelock, the Wonder Miler

Jack Lovelock was a poor kid in New Zealand who was so smart and athletic that he won an academic scholarship to high school, was valedictorian of his class, the school boxing champion, the best swimmer and rugby player in his region and a champi ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 1st, 2016
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