Politically Incorrect Medicine June 2015

“It’s in your head” The high cost of psychogenic attribution People with supposedly unexplained symptoms still may be told “It’s in your head” A reasonable role for statins? Guideline practices miss up to 50% a risk A small number of people are more likely to benefit from the addition of a statin medication Click here for your Politically Incorrect Medicine […]

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Politically Incorrect Medicine September 2013

An up-to-date approach to heart disease prevention Heart disease is our nation’s #1 one killer Mainstream guidelines typically lag many years behind the best scientific evidence. This leads to unnecessary illness and loss of life. Nowhere is this more apparent than heart disease prevention and cholesterol guidelines. As heart disease is our #1 killer,we might want to get the best […]

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Politically Incorrect Medicine September 2012

From the Annals of Narrow Science Fish oil doesn’t work. The proof is in…or is it? Oh really? A recent large scale study from Greece lends itself to predictable sound bite misinterpretation by the usual assortment of medically and statistically illiterate media commentators. Alan Inglis MD Subscribe to read more of this important information. Anti-aging, healthy aging,optimum aging… Notes towards […]

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Saturated fats don’t cause heart disease after all

Oops!  Turns out saturated fats don’t cause heart disease after all . . . How many times have you heard “saturated fat causes heart disease”?  This weakly supported medical dogma has been repeated incessantly over the last 20 years,  to the likely detriment of  our health.  How could this be? More about that in a minute. In the meantime, a recent well-designed study […]

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THE ASPIRIN CONUNDRUM: SHOULD YOU OR SHOULDN’T YOU?

Does a Daily Aspirin Protect You Against Heart Disease? Should you take aspirin to protect yourself against heart disease?  The evidence has never been overwhelming.  Aspirin prevents only one heart attack a year for every 1000 people who take it . . . and causes a similar number of  major stomach bleeds. This slim benefit applies only to people who don’t already have […]

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WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN September 21, 2009

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES – THE HYPOCRISY OF MAINSTREAM MEDICINE We regularly hear from member of the medical establishment and ill-informed media pundits that mainstream medicine is “evidence based” and “scientific”. This is untrue. A great deal of what goes on in doctors’ offices and hospitals is anything but. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this fact. There simply are […]

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WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN August 21, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: STRESS KILLS. WHY DON’T WE HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS? A growing body of scientific evidence shows a clear relationship between stress and chronic illness. Disease states affected by psychosocial stress include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Psychological factors that affect chronic disease states include depression, anxiety, anger and hostility, acute and […]

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