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News Category: Diet
Group of different types of edible nuts ready for snacking

Prolon: The Fasting Mimicking Diet

Fasting has pervaded cultures for millennia. Why? Well, it was not some sort of cruel and unusual punishment inflicted upon the masses by a shaman. And although its integration and practice were deeply tied to religion, likely it was by virtue of its salubrious benefits that fasting “stuck.” People just felt better when they fasted. And there are reasons for this. Firstly, in the fasted state, bec…

News Category: Nutrition
blood suger reader and person testing drop of their own blood for glucose levels

Serious Glucose Tracking

For years I have been talking about the importance of blood sugar control in the context of age-related disease. I spend hours speaking about it in my lectures and even more time counseling patients in clinic about the dangers of elevated blood sugar. Chronically elevated blood sugar accelerates the aging process and predisposes you to a whole host of diseases: cancer, diabetes, hardening of the a…

News Category: Health
"Just Say No" words spray painted on a brick wall

Just Say No. I Repeat, Just Say No…

In the context of last week’s post, I submit to you the following summary of a study published in the latest volume of Spine (2014;39:1433-1440). Summary of Background Data: Guidelines advise against MRI for acute uncomplicated low back pain, but is an option for persistent radicular pain after a trial of conservative care.  Yet, MRI has become frequent and often nonadherent. Methods: A longitud…