From the Desk of Spencer Thornton, MD
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alheimers (a form of dementia).
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Why do you think some doctors in America hand out medicines like candy? Why else? Money! And where does the money come from? Insurance companies? Well, sometimes, but don't forget the drug companies that pay off the physician shills who push their pills.Who do you think is behind the ads that tell you to “ask your doctor about…” These are ads paid for by Big...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
It’s cold and flu season, and once the symptoms hit, you feel listless, hoping that the disease will pass quickly, and run to the pharmacy to get medicine and a box of Kleenex. Even a cold that lasts just a few days can leave you weak for a week or more after the symptoms are gone, interfering with your activities. Fortunately, you might be able to relieve a cold in as little as 24 hours by following this guide.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
In the study of ageing principles, we’ve learned that ageing should not be feared, but embraced. However, certain conditions sometimes associated with ageing must be addressed. Alzheimer’s disease is one of these.The fear of Alzheimer’s is almost as disabling as the disease itself. Many signs of ageing (particularly memory problems) are taken as signs of ...
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
In our study of pro-aging principles we have looked at a number of factors influencing longevity, including lifestyle choices (smoking and alcohol use) and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
When I think of all the people I admire, Norman Lear is at the top of the list.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
When we think of pro-aging principles we want to consider those things that impact our health most often. A little study reveals that some of the things we take for granted can have major effects on our health. Sugar is one of these. Take a look at any ad for breakfast cereals or soft drinks and you will see a startling and shocking picture of just how sneaky certain food companies are when it comes to concealing the amount of sugar (cane or high fructose corn syrup) they add to their products, many with bogus health claims.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Alzheimer’s is the current lay health writer’s subject du jour, which is both good and bad. The good pro aging news is increased public and government awareness about the need for additional Alzheimer's research funding.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress. The first thing I’ve learned is that fatigue is in the mind. I’m not talking about tiredness. Tiredness is the feeling you have after prolonged or stressful activity of any kind. I’m talking about the attitude of fatigue. You know, the “I just don’t have the energy for it” kind of attitude. It’s a type of depression.