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bullet Issue 253...December 2014/January 2015....23rd Year

EDITORIAL
THIS MONTH's TOPICS
At the End of 2014: Where Do We Stand?
General approach to prevention and avoiding harm
Specifics. The big four chronic diseases of aging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive problems and Alzheimer's disease

Curcumin in the treatment of various diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic or lupus-related kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Major depression
  • Wound healing
  • Ophthalmology
  • Reduction of C-reactive protein
  • Conclusion

What causes Alzheimer's disease and what can be done about it?
A novel approach to reversing cognitive decline
References

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE READING LIST
  • The Disease Delusion. Conquering the causes of chronic illness for a healthier, longer and happier life.
    by Jeffrey Bland, PHD
    HarperCollins, New York, 2014
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  • The Autism Revolution. Whole-Body strategies for making life all it can be.
    by Martha Herbert, MD with Karen Weintraub.
    Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014
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  • The Wahls Protocol. How I beat progressive MS using paleo principles and functional medicine.
    by Terry Wahls, MD with Eve Adamson.
    Avery (Penguin Group), 2014
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  • Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Natural treatment for dyspraxia, autism, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, depression, schizophrenia.
    by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
    Medinform Publishing, Revised Edition. Cambridge 2010
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  • Ultra-prevention.
    by Mark Hyman, MD and Mark Liponis, MD
    Scribner, New York, 2005
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THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 252...November 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Alcohol, red wine and diabetes. Good, bad or indifferent?
      Risk of developing type 2 diabetes and indicated actions
      Newcastle 800-calorie diet eliminates metabolic syndrome
      How well do flu vaccines work? The Fall campaign is in full swing
      CDC reports influenza outbreak in vaccinated population
      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 251...October 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      The Newcastle diet and the reversal of type 2 diabetes
      • Case histories collected by the Taylor's group in Newcastle
      • Case history from the UK
      • A personal case history
      Sodium, cardiovascular events and mortality. The debate heats up.
      NEWSBRIEFS
      • Mortality associated with the three common surgical options in early breast cancer
      • Comparison of named diets for overweight and obese adults
      • Childhood infections related to breastfeeding for at least 6 months
      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 250...September 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      The bacteria we host, and how these friends are at risk
      • The human microbiome
      • The antibiotic dilemma
      • How babies establish their microbiome and what can happen
      • The impact of Caesarean section birth
      • Extent and duration of antibiotic damage to the gut microbiota
      • Dysbiosis and cancer
      • Autism and the microbiome
      • Probiotics, an obvious solution
      • A radical approach to restoring the normal microbiota of the gut
      • The future
      What is the etiology of type 2 diabetes, that is, how and why does it develop?
      References

      RESEARCH REVIEW:  The crisis in psychiatry
            By William R. Ware, Ph.D.
      • Introduction
      • The diagnostic bible and overdiagnosis
      • The National Institute of Health drops a bomb
      • Drug treatment for mental disorders
      • A contrary view of psychiatric drugs
      • Tardive dyskinesia
      • Forensic issues
      • Discussion and conclusions
      Bibliography
      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 249...July/August 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Problems with diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism
      Rapid detoxification simply with an organic diet
      Consumers Union takes a position on Alzheimer's medications
      Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis progression
      Statins for everyone?

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 248...June 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Autism rates skyrocket
      Environmental toxins, prescription drugs and the risk of autism
      Sluggish cognitive tempo - A new mental disease
      The downside of aggressive breast cancer treatment in individuals with favourable prognosis
      The Tamiflu saga
      Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events
      Who should be treated for low testosterone?

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 247...May 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Salvestrols - An Update
      • Case studies with long follow-up
      • Results reported at Orthomolecular Medicine Today meeting
      • Final comments
      The Health Benefits of Saunas
      • Saunas for treating heart failure
      • Saunas for peripheral arterial disease
      • Elimination of environmental and dietary toxins
      • Hypertension
      • Other benefits
      • Risks of saunas
      New hope for peanut allergy sufferers

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 246...April 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Toxins and the developing brain
      • The big picture
      • The developing brain is uniquely vulnerable
      • Recently recognized and other neurodevelopmental toxins
      • The bottom line
      Environmental factors affecting incidence of autism and intellectual disability
      Pesticide toxicity studies done on the wrong product
      Acute kidney injury, a serious adverse effect of coronary catheterization

      NEWSBRIEFS
      • A heart intervention factory (Cath Lab) exposed by Bloomberg News Reporting
      • Testosterone therapy and risk of cardiovascular events
      • Preventing stroke among the elderly
      • Coffee, yogurt and risk of developing type 2 diabetes

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 245...March 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      Detoxification
      • Toxins and chronic illness
      • The toxic zoo
      • Avoidance of toxins
      • Detoxification interventions
      • Chelation
      • Protocols for which there is no evidence
      • Conclusions and the future
      Blood pressure increases in early adulthood predict subclinical atherosclerosis in middle age
      Cardiovascular mortality risk associated with added sugar

      NEWSBRIEFS
      • Mercury in skin-lightening products
      • Elevated blood pesticide levels and the risk of Alzheimer's disease
      • Genetically modified corn, rats and tumors. The Seraline study saga

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

    • Issue 244...February 2014....23rd Year

      EDITORIAL
      THIS MONTH's TOPICS
      The winter campaign in the war on supplements. Multivitamin-mineral supplementation
      Vitamin D and health. A significant attack
      Vitamin D, an early predictor of multiple sclerosis activity and progression
      Are there healthy obese individuals?
      Atherosclerosis and the ancient mummies
      Increased risk of diabetes associated with statins

      NEWSBRIEFS
      • The ADHD epidemic keeps rolling along
      • Curcumin successfully treats rheumatoid arthritis
      • Lifestyle and prevention of cardiovascular diabetic complications. Another failure

      References

      THE AFIB REPORT

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