Question: I have #lupus. When the National Weather Service reports an unhealthy Air Quality Index, stating that people with chronic conditions such as asthma use caution, do those cautions include me for having systemic lupus? Answer from “The Lupus Encyclopedia” Don Thomas, MD: In my opinion, “yes”. In recent years, there have now been several studies showing the adverse effects of pollution on lupus. SHARE with everyone who has lupus The Lupus Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore tracked specific weather and environmental conditions such as pollution, ozone concentrations, temperature, wind speed, humidity, and barometric pressure before flares. They found that different environmental conditions were associatedRead More →

It’s true that most of the science indicates that, in general, avoiding high meat consumption, and especially processed meat such as bacon, hot dogs, and sausages, is associated with reduced risk for major diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, even overall mortality. Not all studies agree on the benefits of an outright vegan diet, though – some (including a 2019 review article) found no risk difference between vegans and omnivores for total heart disease and all-cause mortality risk. A recent study, looking at a large cohort – the EPIC Oxford study – even found a higher incidence of stroke in vegans and vegetarians than meat eaters. Source: Diet Wars –Read More →

“If you take nothing else away from this page, at least listen to this: humans are much, much more genetically diverse than most of us realize, and one person’s success as a vegan doesn’t guarantee your own. You may be truly physically incapable of absorbing or converting certain nutrients in their plant form. Your health history, your gut ecology, your medical conditions, and even what your mom ate while you were gestating all influence your current nutritional needs. Veganism is a modern experiment—a dietary situation humans have never before faced—and its full repercussions are still unknown. Trouble thriving is not a personal failure. As much as veganismRead More →

EXCERPT “Yet, since the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s, the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, more than 500 studies, have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating. Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions: “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.Read More →