Trans-Fat: The Epic Saga


No one over 60 will ever forget the Chiffon Margarine commercials where Mother Nature herself is taken in by Chiffon’s butter like taste. She is peeved and the commercial closes with an enraged Mother Nature causing lightning strikes and saying, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”MotherNature

It turned out that ‘Mother Nature’ wasn’t fooled at all. By 1980, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the main ingredient of margarine, and otherwise known as trans-fat, had been implicated in a long list of health risks. It increases risk for cardiac disease by decreasing the size of LDL particles.

We Are Part Neanderthal – But Which Parts?

 OUR ANCIENT PASTGirl-neanderthals

JUST WHO WERE THE NEANDERTHALS?  These people left Africa 200,000 years ago. They were very similar to modern humans, with a somewhat larger, but differently shaped brain. They thrived all over Europe and Asia until our arrival 50,000 years ago. 10,000 later years ago, they were gone, or were they? Recent very clever DNA sequencing has concluded that non-African humans share 1-4% DNA with the Neanderthals. There is one and only one way to ‘get’ DNA.

Ezetimibe, a Bad Drug, is Promoted as a Breakthrough

Eezetimibe should be banned, Is Spun as Breakthrough by Drug Company

They managed to get the New York Time to go along with it, sort of…. “…a large study has found thatStatin_Risks_(6941350219) another type of cholesterol-lowering drug can protect people from heart attacks and strokes. The finding can help millions at high risk of heart attacks who cannot tolerate statins or do not respond…” [emphasis ours]

Tainted Supplements Still Available

Supplements Loaded With Banned Drugs Stull Available After FDA Recall


For JAMA, (Journal of the American Medical Society – October 23).

A group of doctors from Boston decided to look into a variety of over the counter supplements that the FDASupplementsBanned had recalled because they were adulterated with ‘banned pharmaceutical ingredients’. So they bought the supplements from the usual providers to see if the banned substances had been removed. They bought some from online retailers and some straight form the manufacturers sites. On average, their purchases

Starch is Bad for Diabetics, Why is it Recommended?


Some things make me want to scream. From the British National Health Service web site we have:

“The important thing in managing diabetes through your diet is to eat regularly and include starchy carbohydrates, such as pasta,….”

Do these people live in a parallel universe? Type II (adult onset) diabetes is, very simply, an inability to metabolize excess amount of carbohydrates, specifically glucose.

Best Diet for Peak Health

How to Figure Which Diet Is Best ForYou

Ms. Q. T. from Wyoming writes: Which is best: The Paleo Diet or the Mediterranean Diet? I have tried both. I couldn’t see much difference.

You are really asking several questions at once.

First of all, there is no ‘best’ diet. Everyone is too different for that to ever be the case. Some people are fine with starch, others get sick and put on weight. The only way to determine a person’s ideal diet is to measure their various health Mikenumbers (glucose, insulin, cholesterol, etc.), and make dietary alterations based on that. Then measure again, and perhaps adjust again. I, for instance, can’t drink alcohol, but my wife’s metabolism, very different than mine, is fine with it.

Quantitative Medicine FAQ


The Theory and Practice of Peak Health

Quantitative medicine is the practice of determining and modifying your health guided by direct measurement of Mikemeaningful biological markers. Everyone is different. The best diet is unique to each of us. Diet markers must be directly and precisely measured. If your health is good then your measurements (mostly blood tests) will be good as well. If you can maintain these ideal measurements (and most people can if they set their mind to it) you will be healthy,will age slowly, and will be at low risk of degenerative diseases such as cancer, adult onset diabetes and heart disease.