Silence on the US Front–News Flash of US Research from the UK!

The Missing News Flash

Wouldn’t you know it?! If you had wanted to learn about research done anywhere in the world, including in the US, about the potential harms associated with the low carbohydrate diet, the consumption of saturated fats, the cholesterol that will kill you if you eat eggs, or that you will up and die on the spot from increased dietary salt, look no further: news flash will hit you in the face everywhere you look.

However, if you want to read about research done anywhere in the world, including in the US, about the potential benefits associated with the low carbohydrate diet, the consumption of saturated fat, eating those amazing eggs, or the potential of increased longevity and heart health from increased dietary sodium, look everywhere but in the US for news flash. Continue reading

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Carbohydrate Teaser


So you thought you knew it all about carbohydrates? Maybe not.


In an article published here earlier today, I help you learn a lot more about carbohydrates than what most people know about them. I discuss what carbs are, if we need any and if do do then why, and if we don;t then why not. I also explain fiber, few of the many types of antinutrients in carbs. More importantly, I discuss the differences of macronutrients in terms of fuel versus nutrition and what that means to those wanting to eat right. I also discuss some of the things that are not in carbohydrates, such as omega 3 fatty acids in the form humans can metabolize, and the role of the much glucose we eat on insulin.

I hope it helps you see what carbohydrates really are as opposed what we think they are.

Comments are welcome, as always, and are monitored for appropriateness


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Migraine: What’s Diet Got to Do with It


A month ago I was interviewed by Dr. Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter for the Human Performance Outliers podcast. We discussed migraine, how I see migraine, what it is, what causes it, how to prevent all migraines, and abort some that may sneak through.

Here is the YouTube link in case you prefer to watch it on YouTube.

If you prefer just voice, the original sound recording is here.

If you are a migraineur or know some, please share this video and also my Facebook migraine group with them.

Comments are welcome, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness.


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Carbs, Fat, Sugar, & All That Jazz: A Willett Lecture

I Could Not Believe It

A friend posted a short YouTube clip on Facebook of an answer in response to someone in the audience that one may think was taken out of context. So I asked for the link to the full video, which you find here, only be warned that it took me two days to actually be able to watch this video. I suppose after the short clip the whole world went to watch the video and the NIH website went down as a result. Because of this, I uploaded the video here and added a few comics and emojis starting at about 49-minutes where the question/answer period is:

I watched the video now at least 3 times because I still can’t believe what I am watching and hearing.

So let’s back up: Who is Dr. Walter Willett? And why do we care? Continue reading

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Newsflash & The fallacy Of Percentages

The BBC Announced!

The BBC announced–and continue to announce all over the world–that red meat increases bowel cancer by 20%. Now lets look at the statistics they refer to:

  • “For every 10,000 people in the study who ate 21g a day of red and processed meat, 40 were diagnosed with bowel cancer
  • The comparable figure for those who ate 76g a day, was 48″

And they have a bunch of bacon on the cover… this one:


Image from the article. In case you are not aware, bacon’s first classification is that of processed meat.

To summarize: 40 people eating less red meat out of 10,000 get bowel cancer and 48 increased red-meat-eating people out of 10,000 get bowel cancer. The suggestion is that this is a 20% increased rate in bowel cancer rate as a result of eating more red meat; so the suggestion is that red meat causes cancer. Continue reading

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The Potassium Myth

As some of you who follow my blog know, I specialize in migraines–though this blog is primarily a “resistance movement” blog of sorts. I usually grab a product or a disease or a status and mock what the establishment recommends. This article is slightly different in that I hope to also inform.

What Is Potassium?

Potassium is important in our diet–it is a mineral that is necessary in our electrolyte. If we look at the USDA recommendations for potassium, the RDA is age dependent, but for the average age-group of my readers, it is 3400 mg a day. How much is 3400 mg potassium? Continue reading

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Cymbalta: Hell Trap


I was contacted by a migraine member in one of my Facebook migraine groups (I have two, one is here and the other here. She knew that I often write about medicines (Drugs of Shame series such as on Topamax, Statins, Aimovig, and on SSRIs in general) that harm people. She sent to me a story about Cymbalta. The story was written by one of her friends, who is the wife of the person on Cymbalta. The story was such an eye-opener that I immediately asked if I could publish it. You find the story here.

On the day of the publishing Cymbalta: A Neurological Damage Machine it was shared and read several thousand times. Lots of people take Cymbalta! Don’t take any of your friends for granted and don’t assume that they don’t take it! Please ask and help them see the monster!

Comments are welcome, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness.


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Medical Misinformation–a Letter About Statins

I am member of an email group of scientists, medical practitioners, and some other experts from all over the world–you would likely know most of the names if I listed them. Today I received an email communication that I felt I must share. With the permission of the author, I am copy-pasting it here for those of you interested in the whole truth about statins, research, and academic publications associated with such work. The topic is about misinformation–nothing new to the readers of my pages.

The Letter

Subject: About medical misinformation

There is much evidence that the cholesterol campaign may be the main cause of the crises in the health care system in many countries; not only because of the obesity and diabetes epidemics that started shortly after American authorities without any scientific support had introduced the high-carb low-fat diet at the early eighties, but also because millions of patients and healthy people all over the world have been prescribed a drug with minimal benefit, if any at all, and with many serious side effects. Continue reading

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Does Anyone Need Statins?


Several readers of CluelessDoctors asked me to write about statins. I wrote a complete essay on the subject at here that explains all you ever wanted and deeded to know about statins.

Is there anyone who doesn’t need statins?

Must we take statins? Some researchers and doctors most certainly think so. Some even recommend adding statins to drinking water. This is obviously a rather dangerous proposition. After all, if we really don’t need cholesterol, why does our body make it? And if statins are so essential that they should be in the water to drink by all people in all life stages, then how come that our body didn’t add statin as an essential nutrient as part of evolution?

Can we suffer from statin deficiency?

Continue reading

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