Current Events, Exercise, functional medicine, VIP Program

Check out The Paleo Summit!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to make a quick announcement on behalf of a friend of mine.  Sean Croxton has just put together a GREAT online event called “The Paleo Summit”.  This will consist of 3 free videos being released each day for 8 days…all dealing with the pro’s, cons, mechanics, and rationale of the Paleo diet.

This is like a graduate course on the Paleo lifestyle!

Eating Paleo basically means that you eat the fruits, veggies, and meats that we were historically used to eating…not all of the grains and processed stuff that we are bombarded with now.

Anyway, if you’ve ever considered “going Paleo” or if I’ve suggested a Paleo or gluten free diet to you, this is an event that you DO NOT want to miss.  The videos are free, but you need to register ASAP…the releases start Monday, February 20th.  Just go to http://www.LearnToGoPaleo.com to register for the Paleo Summit!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Paleo Diet…check out the speaker linup and schedule here.

Current Events, functional medicine, Gluten Free

MSNBC misses the mark on gluten free diet

http://www.DrKrupka.com In an article from MSNBC.com titled “Is Gluten Really Bad For Your Body” posted on 4/22/2011, Karen Ansel, RD discusses the risks and pitfalls of a GF diet without discussing the very real benifits of a GF diet.  Dr. Krupka sets the record straight.  Dr. Krupka practices Functional Medicine and Chiropractic in Houston, TX

Chronic Illness, Current Events, VIP Program

Virus Causes Chronic Fatigue!! Well, maybe…

Have you seen the news today??  NIH, FDA, and Harvard Med school “found that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be caused by a virus”, and maybe not.  Wow, THAT’s conclusive!  For SOME CFS patients, this research is probably right on the money, but for others, it will prove to be another frustrating dead-end.  Watch my video to get some background on the situation, and then let me know what YOU think!

Current Events, functional medicine, VIP Program

BMI report cards? We can do better than that!

There is a disturbing trend these days to start to have the schools track students’ Body Mass Indices (BMI’s) and issue them like grades on report cards. 

Okay, where do I start with this one?  Well first of all, BMI has significant issues and is generally NOT the best measure of health and fitness, or overall disease risk.  Secondly…don’t the schools have enough to worry about without having an additional burden placed on them?  Why don’t we rely on doctors to keep track of health related metrics? 

Hear what I have to say about this in the video below:

And feel free to watch the original segment from FoxNews here:

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Current Events, functional medicine

Cruciferous Veggies are Anti Cancer, AGAIN

Well, if you are a loyal vewier / reader of my blog (and who isn’t, right?) you knew this information quite a while ago when I posted the “Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Workshop” .  This article reinforces the anti-cancer benefits of cruciferous veggies and it’s worth reading and passing around.  Here is an portion of the article, and a link to the rest of it for you:

Now scientists at the Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have even more good news about the health protective power of cruciferous vegetables. They’ve discovered that a substance in broccoli and Brussels sprouts specifically blocks the growth of breast cancer cells.

The new study, published online June 29th in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, involved laboratory and animal studies which revealed an important connection between the natural compound, dubbed indole-3-carbinol (I3C), and a molecule called Cdc25A that is necessary for cells to divide and proliferate. The Cdc25A molecule occurs at abnormally high levels in cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, esophagus, endometrium and colon, and in non-Hodgkin lymphoma; it is also elevated in other diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. The Ohio State researchers made the remarkable discovery that I3C found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts causes the destruction of Cdc25A — and when that molecule is zapped, there’s a sudden halt to breast cancer cell growth.”

Read the original article here!