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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

Sept Nutrition long notes from Roc
 

Sept Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Happy Labor Day. Here are notes on readings and 2 conferences I read this month. Recall the pace of medical discovery is increasing exponentially, so there are a lot of discoveries I feel are important to mention, as the 1,000 readers of this newsletter are of all ages.
NPR Science Friday 9/7/18 – Osteocalcin, produced to […] Read more »

Medical knowledge doubling faster than most realize

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From the Fickenscher files:  The explosion in medical knowledge is daunting. Last year, more than2.5 million clinical studies were published, and the rate of increase is accelerating. For example, in 1950, it took 50 years for medical knowledge to double. By 1980, that had reached just 7 years. In 2020, the projection for the doubling […] Read more »

Juvenon

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UPDATE 2018: Juvenon is based on the discovery of Dr. Bruce Ames, a US Medal of Science winner and dear friend.  When he fed Juvenon to old rats, they were rejuvenated.  Instead of being tired and stupid, they began running on the wheel and finding their way through mazes like youngsters. Here is a link […] Read more »

A nutrition investigator reader asks ”should I take vitamin supplements?”

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Hi Roc,  so many of your summaries talk about the importance of vitamins & minerals. Yet articles by physicians in the press usually say that they don’t recommend taking vitamins etc. Save your money, they recommend, & just eat good food.  Can you help me understand the different advice?
 
This is a very complicated question, and […] Read more »

Aug 2018 long notes

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Celebrating my 70th birthday with my 7 grandchildren this week! But lots of headlines so here they are.
 
Positive emotions can shrink tumors. (TY WIN) Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have linked positive emotions with cancer remission. In laboratory tests, increased levels of the pleasurable neurotransmitter dopamine helped the immune system to reduce tumor […] Read more »

Aug 18 short notes

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Celebrating my 70th birthday with my 7 grandchildren this week! But lots of headlines so here they are.
Positive emotions can shrink tumors; Who is likely to STAY active for life;   a fascinating story about sleep: npr fresh air;  Lack of sleep and irregular sleep habits may be the prime factors in accelerating (?) Alzheimer’s ; […] Read more »

What to Do for High Blood Sugar

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At the request of a reader, in June, 2018, I did a search of my web site to find articles related to blood sugar, especially how to reduce high blood sugar.  Below are 18 of the most interesting ones I hope you will find worth reading to discuss with your physician.  They have references below. […] Read more »

Fall 18 Linus Pauling Newsletter Notes

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If you only take away one message from this article, it would be this: Eat more broccoli. Please eat more broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, or any other cruciferous vegetable that appeals to you.
It is low in calories, packed with fiber and a variety of […] Read more »

July 18 Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Hope July is wonderful for you.  August 1st I learn if my pre-application for a $1 million DOD grant is accepted so that my team can apply to develop a safe, inexpensive pill that may prevent cancer!
 
Meditation can reduce pain that causes mental and physical harm. Joint inflammation and chronic pain cause fatique and cognitive […] Read more »

June 18 Nutrition Investigator – long notes

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Busy and exciting times for me.  I have just finished leading a team of great cancer surgeons and vitamin C researchers writing a pre-application to the Dept of Defense for a $1 million grant to show that a combination of vitamins C and K3 is likely to prevent the recurrence of non-invasive bladder cancer, and […] Read more »

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