Archive for November, 2010

Alzheimer’s Disease…Have We Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is often called the most common form of dementia.  All dementias are characterized by a progressive loss of mental functions.  Since 1906, AD has been considered to be a distinct form of dementia distinguishable from all other dementia by certain structures found in the brains of sufferers.  Although this has been the conventional wisdom among neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and others medical professionals, a new breed of scientists are challenging that notion.  The conventional theories about AD may be trying to treat the wrong issue. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid Getting Sick, Naturally

Posted on 14. Nov, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Exercise, Nutrition, Preventive Wellness, Vitamin D

Despite all of the tremendous medical advances of the last century, strategies to fight the viruses that cause seasonal flu and the common cold remain largely unchanged.    There are no cures for either which makes prevention all the more important.   Last year, we suffered through the first flu pandemic in 40 years courtesy of a new and very different flu virus named H1N1. Although there are thousands of fatalities attributed to the flu every year, getting a cold is usually less serious though still very unpleasant.    What are your options besides just rolling the dice and stockpiling Kleenex? Read the rest of this entry »

Does Hormone Therapy Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted on 13. Nov, 2010 by drebanks in Bioidentical hormones, Blog, Cancer, Women's Health

Women reading laptopOver the last decade, the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been questioned in the media, in medical journals and in doctor’s offices across the country.  Unfortunately, the discussion is usually over-simplified and delivered to the public in sensationalized sound bites.  Without even getting into the scientific controversy, we can apply some rudimentary logic to the discussion.  If human hormones are the major cause of heart disease and breast cancer in women, wouldn’t you expect to see the greatest incidence when hormone levels are the highest?  For women, that would be their teens and twenties; a time when both breast cancer and heart disease are distinctly uncommon.[i]  But, when hormone levels decline at and around menopause, the incidence of both rises dramatically.  Perhaps there is more to the story than the sound bites suggest. Read the rest of this entry »

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