By Dr. Georgene Collins
The blogosphere is abuzz since the American Medical Association made a landmark decision to label obesity a disease in June. Although new for the AMA, other professional organizations previously considered obesity a disease. For example, Medicare removed language from its operations manual in 2004 that obesity was
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People who stayed physically active into old age tended to have larger brains than those who did not exercise in the study, published today in the journal Neurology. The brain typically shrinks in late adulthood, and this shrinkage is believed to play a role in age-related memory decline. The
Intestinal permeability, or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is receiving increasing attention as the hard-to-deal factor in patients being treated for food intolerances. Hyperpermeability is also associated with Coeliac disease, alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, atopic eczema, chronic giardiasis and intestinal candidosis. It has long been known that fibre in the diet is important
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