Cancer Is Not a Disease

I read an odd article on the internet recently, suggesting that cancer is not a disease. The article is entitled “Dispelling the disease myth“. I really wouldn’t have bothered if it hadn’t been written by a colleague of mine, Dr. Thomas Lodi. He is an oncologist and runs an alternative cancer treatment center in Arizona. Among the … Read more

A Woman With High Cholesterol

Sandra is a 53 years old high school teacher. She is married and has three children. She has enjoyed good health all her life. There is no history of any serious illness. She was admitted to hospital once, when she was 13 years old and had to have an appendectomy. She smoked cigarettes for a few years, … Read more

Should I Take a Cholesterol Lowering Drug?

“Doctor, should I take a cholesterol lowering drug?” Although it sounds simple, it is one of the most difficult questions I face in my office.  “What are the risks?” “What are the side effects?” Will I have to take it for the rest of my life? Patients are often anxious to know the right answers. … Read more

The War of the Diets – Low-Carb or Low-Fat

The war of the diets - low carb or low fat

There is an ongoing war in the world of diet and nutrition. I call it the war of the diets. This war started many years ago and there just appears to be no end to it. Both sites are blaming each other for a huge number of casualties. Like in so many wars before, it is … Read more

The Case Against Saturated Fat

Common knowledge is something we all regard as plain truth and does not need to be debated or discussed. Go for a walk on a rainy day and you’ll get wet. Staying for too long in the sun will make your skin burn.  Drinking coffee before you go to sleep may keep you awake. Smoking may … Read more