Jun, 28
2012

Supplements - What is the Source?

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The other day, I picked up a dietary supplement from a chain drugstore touting itself as an "effervescent health formula." (Side note, the author had to look up the definition of effervescent.) It was accompanied by the FDA disclaimer found on most supplements, stating that, "This product has neither been evaluated nor tested by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease." 

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Jun, 28
2012

Old Adages and Nutritional Wisdom

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Happy Halloween everyone! I thought I'd give you a break from dispensing candy to trick-or-treaters and give you some Phase 1 food for thought. (Hmmm… that sounds like it could become a regular column title. I'll have to see if Doug has trademarked it yet…) 

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Jun, 28
2012

Confusion Abounds

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause One of Doug's favorite sayings is an appropriate title for this post. I was trolling through Yahoo! news this afternoon and found two articles with seemingly conflicting conclusions on the same disease - prostate cancer. Never mind the fact that cancer in general is poorly understood, and even after decades of research, billions of dollars and countless lives have been lost to this disease, modern medicine seems to be no closer to finding a cure than they were when they started. The fact that these two posts showed up in the same news feed on the same day underscores the confusion that still surrounds disease. 

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Jun, 27
2012

Black Beans, Tortillas and Salsa

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause In Texas, we love our Mexican food. Growing up in my family, Mexican food wasn't called Mexican food, it was just called food. We ate it all the time! Much to my disappointment, I learned that corn chips were definitely not on any of Doug's diets. A lot of the food I had grown up eating wasn't on Phase 1 or 2 because many Mexican dishes are loaded with corn, corn breading and rice. No queso, no chips, no sopapillas - I was really bummed out.

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