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Saturated Fat – Is it Now Safe to Eat?

by Max Hammonds, MD Two paramedics stopped for lunch at noon. Matt watched Carl order a large steak sandwich and slather fatty dressing on his salad when it came. “I thought you were on a diet because Doc saw some cardiac irregularities?” Matt asked. “Oh, didn’t you hear the latest?” Carl responded. “We can eat …

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Don’t Be Afraid of Your Food

by Max Hammonds, MD “I’m afraid my food was grown in poor soil and doesn’t have the right nutrition.” “What if my food has been contaminated by pesticides?” “Will I get cancer from my food?” “Did someone irradiate my food?” “Do I need to avoid certain types of food?” These are questions heard by nutritionists …

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New Research, Old Conclusion

by Max Hammonds, MD Cancer is one of the scariest words in the dictionary. No one wants to hear that word – ever, whether referring to themselves or a family member. Yet how do we avoid such an encounter? The rates of cancer occurrence (except for colo-rectal cancer) have continued essentially unchanged for the last …

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Not Everything that Irritates is Gluten

by Max Hammonds, MD The latest “fad” is to eliminate gluten from the diet – everything “gluten” is bad. Note the labels on tomatoes and bottled water: “Gluten Free” as if this is a sign that this food product is healthier than the competition. Truth #1: All tomatoes and all bottled water is gluten free …

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