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, 28
2012

Doug Kaufmann's response to news headlines,
Study okays drinking during pregnancy

A study released by Danish researchers on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Study finds drinking up to 8 glasses of wine has no effect on child's development.

Jun, 28
2012

Fibromyalgia - Know This

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Doug Kaufmann talks about Fibromyalgia

Jun, 27
2012

Cheese and Dairy Products

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Milk isn't what it was 50 years ago. An array of synthetic hormones, anti-biotics, and an unnatural diet given to dairy cows have turned cow's milk into a chemical soup whose health benefits have been widely debated. New Zealand has even gone so far as to ban rBST, the hormone used to make cows produce more milk. Of course, we are still using it in the USA, purportedly to increase milk production, but we don't need more milk! 

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Jun, 27
2012

Spelt, Quinoa and Sprouted Grains

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The basis of the Phase 1 diet is no grains, potatoes, corn (which is a grain, not a vegetable) or sugar. Giving up grains is the toughest part of the diet for most people, which leads many to look for alternatives to the grain products they miss so much. Among those grain alternatives are spelt and sprouted grains. 

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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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Jun, 27
2012

Oregano Fixed My Stopped Up Nose

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause I usually don't get sinus or allergy problems. They only time I have ever struggled with air contaminants was while snow skiing in early spring. On the slopes I was fine, but back in town (which was hovering around 40 or 50 degrees), my eyes watered, my nose stopped up, and general misery ensued. Lately, I've been eating less than optimally, working a lot, sleeping not nearly enough and forgetting to supplement. Four days ago, sure enough, the same misery I experienced in that damp, mountain town returned with a vengeance. 

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