Want to Burn Away Those Excess Pounds? Heed This Lesson From the Afghans…

Reprint from Dr Mercola

Physician Kevin Patterson noticed something during his work as an internist-intensivist at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Afghan soldiers, police and civilians he treated had very different bodies from those of the Canadians he treated in his home country.

The organs of the Canadians, Americans, and Europeans he treated were encased in fat. Afghan civilians and soldiers had little or no fat or adipose tissue underneath the skin. Patterson has become convinced that the effects of urbanization are making people everywhere in the world both fatter and sicker.

According to NPR:

“[Patterson] explains that the increase in abdominal fat has driven the epidemic of diabetes over the last 40 years in the developed world — and that he’s now seeing similar patterns in undeveloped regions that have adapted Western eating patterns.”


NPR March 24, 2011

Maissonneuve November 15, 2010

Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

The disease pattern Dr. Patterson discusses in his article Diseases of Affluence published last year in Maisonneuve, is essentially what I’ve been writing about for the last decade. The modern Western diet, high in fructose, grains, and grain-fed, pesticide-laden and hormone-laced meat, is the primary driving factor behind the skyrocketing incidences of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  Continue reading “Want to Burn Away Those Excess Pounds? Heed This Lesson From the Afghans…”

Do You Practice These 4 Habits of Some of the World’s Healthiest People?

From Dr. Mercola:

Eating a “Mediterranean diet” could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Scientists believe that a Mediterranean-style diet has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on your body. Continue reading “Do You Practice These 4 Habits of Some of the World’s Healthiest People?”

Treating Joint Pain with Physical Activity, Self-Management Programs

By Lia Steakley

From Medical news and conversation from Stanford School of Medicine

Many of us, myself included, have been told it’s best to put fitness routines on hold and take it easy when faced with joint pain. But now it seems sitting on the couch and waiting for the pain to dissipate may not be the most effective treatment, especially when the diagnosis is osteoarthritis. Continue reading “Treating Joint Pain with Physical Activity, Self-Management Programs”

Intravenous Vitamin C As Cancer Therapy


Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, April 14, 2011

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Scientists have long studied the effects of mega-doses of vitamin C to treat a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Research documents vitamin C as one of the best antiviral agents available. Vitamin C has been shown to neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins, and to enhance host resistance, greatly augmenting the immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections. Most importantly, there is extensive published research demonstrating vitamin C’s anti-cancer properties. (1) Continue reading “Intravenous Vitamin C As Cancer Therapy”

Inver Grove Heights Middle School Students Become Natural Chefs

Excerpt from invergroveheights.patch.com

A group of 13 Inver Grove Heights Middle School students gathered after school in a classroom at Simley High School Wednesday afternoon, filling the air with – of all things – the pleasantly appetizing smell of cilantro and other fresh vegetables they had just cut. Continue reading “Inver Grove Heights Middle School Students Become Natural Chefs”

The silent epidemic

The silent epidemic

Excerpt from Saipan News

This year I will qualify for senior citizen discounts at the theater, which means I’m officially an old person. However, my goal is to stay mentally and physically young as long as possible. In order to do that, I’ve started researching information to help achieve optimal health and I recently found an interesting article about Kevin Patterson, a former CNMI physician, and his new book Consumption. Continue reading “The silent epidemic”

Not Very Natural Fries: A New Taste Sensation

By Suzanne Boothby

Reprint from EmpowerHER

In the new Wendy’s commercial for its Natural Cut Fries with Sea Salt, the company features happy, healthy, beautiful actors enjoying themselves in a sunny outdoor environment munching away on the fries. The voiceover says “we believe our new natural cut fries just taste better.” Continue reading “Not Very Natural Fries: A New Taste Sensation”