High-Intensity Interval Training Can Increase Injuries

A recent study shows that people who use high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are far more likely to become injured than people who use less intense exercise and that the highest injury rate from interval training is in men at ages 20 to 39, the

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Fitness for Cancer Patients and Survivors

In October 2018 I reported on a huge study from the Cleveland Clinic that showed exercise reduced death rates from all causes during the 21-year study period and that those with the highest levels of fitness had the lowest death rates. Most dramati

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Peter Sellers' Many Heart Attacks

Peter Sellers was a very talented British film actor, comedian and singer who could copy different accents so effectively that he often played several different roles in the same film. He was nominated three times for an Academy Award, and four t

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Earl Thomas Conley and Cerebral Atrophy

Earl Thomas Conley was a country music singer-songwriter who during the 1980s and 1990s had 24 Top-10 country singles including 18 that were Number One.  Only Alabama and Ronnie Milsap had more number one hits during the decade.  

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Colon Bacteria

If you have rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of arthritis, anti-inflammatory lifestyle habits should be an important part of your treatment program. For many years, exercise has been recommended as part of the treatment for rheumatoid arthrit

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Fiber, a True Superfood

Hundreds of studies done in the last 15 years have shown how your microbiome (gut bacteria) helps you to retain your health (Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 2019;49(5):506-515), and that what you eat determines the ratio of healthful to harmful types of ba

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Jack Lemmon, American Icon

Jack Lemmon was an actor who starred in more than 60 films, won two Academy Awards and was nominated eight times. He was born into a wealthy but abusive family and died at age 76 from complications of colon cancer that had spread to his bladder.

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High Blood Pressure and Colon Bacteria

The recently published CARDIA Study shows that having certain types of bacteria in your colon is associated with having high blood pressure (Hypertension, Mar 25, 2019), and that you can lower blood pressure by improving the proportion of healthful

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Even Occasional Meat May Be Harmful

Strong data associate eating red and processed meats regularly with increased risk for heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, some types of cancers and other diseases, but until now we had no good data to show whether eating small amounts of

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Barry Marshall, from Quack to Nobel Prize

I love stories about quacks who become prophets. Medical breakthroughs are often made by doctors who were first ridiculed by their peers.   In 1983, Barry Marshall and John Warren presented a paper to the Australian Gastroenterological S

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