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Heart Disease and the Role of Dietary Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates Versus Dietary Fat and Cholesterol

I read a fascinating editorial by Dr. Alan Gaby in the April issue of Townsend Letter . This editorial hypothesizes that historically a key...

The Gene Therapy Plan: A Book Review

This book, published in 2015, and written by Mitchell Gaynor, MD, a prominent integrative oncologist is overall a good book. Sadly, the aut...

Vitamin D Update (Part II)

Regarding many epidemiological (population) studies showing a correlation between high vitamin D levels and a lower risk of various disease...

Vitamin D Update (Part I)

One of my favorite columns in Townsend Letter is "Curmudgeon's Corner" by Jacob Schor, ND (doctor of naturopathic medicine). I blogged abo...

Disposing of Unused Medications

This post is a summary of a fascinating Commentary in the February 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine . It is estimated that 10...

HDL Cholesterol: Low Levels are Bad, But Very High Levels May Not be Good

The Medical Matters page of the March 2017 issue of Consumer Reports on Health offers an interesting and somewhat disconcerting perspectiv...

Prescription Medication and Off-Label Use

The article in the February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports "Should Drugs Do Double Duty?" (pages 12-14) prompted me to write this blog, as...

Food Sensitivities, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis

Food sensitivities are distinct from food allergies. Food allergies can cause life-threatening reactions; they can be reliably detected by ...

Calcium Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

The data regarding calcium supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk is conflicting and is not definitive, as cardiovascular outcomes...

Environmental Toxins and the Precautionary Principle

A recent New York Times article published in the December 21, 2016 Buffalo News (page A2) piqued my interest. The article was entitled " ...

Fish Oil and Chemotherapy

One of my favorite columns in the Townsend Letter: The Examiner of Alternative Medicine is "Curmudgeon's Corner" by Jacob Schnor, ND (doct...

Vitamins, Minerals, and Multivitamins - Should a Healthy Person Take Any?

Should a healthy person who eats a balanced diet take vitamins and/or minerals as supplements? This is controversial, in particular with re...

Depression and Fish Oil or Folate Supplementation: The Published Evidence

In 2016 two separate meta-analyses were published in psychiatric journals. The results of these publications were summarized in the Septemb...

Dietary Supplement Safety and the September 2016 Consumer Reports Cover Story

I enjoy reading Consumer Reports each month; I have mixed feelings about the cover story on dietary supplements in the September 2016 issu...

Diabetes and Environmental Toxins

This is a sequel to my blog post of June 28, 2015. There is a provocative editorial by Joseph Pizzorno, ND in the August/September issue of ...

Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Hypothyroidism Treatment
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: DHEA
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Iron Supplementation
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Memory Loss
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Colon Cancer Screening
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Saturated Fat Intake and Health
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Statins
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Shingles Vaccine
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Mental Health for the Whole Child: A Book Review
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Preventing Autism & ADHD: A Book Review
Sanford H. Levy, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M.: Salt and Health