September 2011 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

What would you do with two extra years added to your life?

Boom — just like that — Clarence adds 730 wonderful days. What would you do with those two extra years? While you’re pondering that, also ponder this: Dr. W.B. Grant of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center in California believes it can be done.

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The love that dare not speak its name: bacon love

A few days ago I told you how the allure of bacon can be so powerful that some vegetarians give in and indulge at times. And for some of those vegetarians, bacon actually becomes a gateway meat, leading them to the carnivore life. … However…there are limits to bacon-love I’ll never understand.

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Reducing drug industry influence at the FDA is much easier than it looks

Three years ago the FDA cracked down on drug industry influence in FDA decision making. Well… “cracked down” might be overstating it. Let’s put it like this: They adopted slightly less generous rules for experts to qualify for FDA panels.

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Getting the Gardasil HPV vaccine debate wrong wrong wrong wrong WRONG!

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. So I must be insane because I keep being surprised to see how the media reports on Gardasil. And what surprised me this time was how wrong they got it when it wasn’t even really the point.

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Here's a way to burn calories you might not have thought of

“Well, complaining about being fat has not helped me lose ANY weight at all. And I’ve been complaining for 3 years! Stupid diet.” My first thought was: Don’t stop complaining. You may be burning off at least a FEW calories. In fact, there’s a little truth in that.

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Here's where people line up to take a ride on the drug roller coaster

So where do people line up to take their ride on the drug roller coaster? I think we have an answer…

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When doctors start prescribing, side effects (and kidney risks) begin to add up

Would you like to go for a ride on the prescription drug roller coaster? No? I don’t blame you — I wouldn’t either. But millions of patients do, whether they really want to or not. Their doctors prescribe a drug for this and a drug for that, and pretty soon they’re riding the ups and downs of unexpected interactions and side effects…which are then often treated with additional drugs.

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