Two years ago this week, Dr Kenneth Egol, an orthopedic surgeon at NYC reported on ABC news that during the previous 18 months, they were seeing more unusual bone fractures in patients taking the Merck drug Fosamax. To make matters worse, the drug seems to cause these fractures, and apparently bone fractures occurred while walking and not upon strenuous exercise.
As if it weren’t already, surgery has just become more hazardous to your health. And don’t even consider anesthesia, or the barrels of medication that bombard you before, during and after surgery. Blame has now been placed directly on the knife wielder.
Two new scientific discoveries have made headlines recently. One finds that coconut oil reverses the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease when taken regularly. The other found that curcumin (turmeric) prolongs life and enhances the activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimer’s Disease.
I know that my blogs are rarely read by fruit flies, but tell me why these $5.00 products seem to work so well on a disease that scientists earning $3,500,000 annually cannot figure out.
The opening sentence: “Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way of speeding up the creation of perfect drug combinations, which could help patients recovering from critical health problems such as stroke, heart attacks and cancer.”
26,245. That is the number of times I’ve been asked if mold (fungus) can contribute to a broken thyroid gland, or actually CAUSE low thyroid. Scientific information was scarce 35 years ago, but more and more we are seeing publications that are starting to confirm the results that the doctors and I used to see when helping people with thyroid problems decades ago.