First Oprah tells you to look at your poop and now I am suggesting you should listen to your pee. It may sound as though both Oprah and I need to find a new interest. Now your bodily functions may not be a subject you want to dwell on but they could actually hold the key to your health.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Anish Sheth explains how the color of your urine may indicate if you just need to drink more water or if there is a more serious problem.
Extremely Pale Urine is one of the early signs of diabetes. If you are constantly going to the restroom, your urine has a pale color and a fruity smell, you need to discuss this with your doctor.
Pale yellow Urine or the color of diluted lemonade is a sign that you are getting enough water in your diet and that you are in good health.
Concentrated Urine or Dark means nothing more than you are not drinking enough water.
Florescent Urine only happens when you take vitamin B supplements. Any excess vitamin B in your system comes out in your urine.
Red Urine can mean one of two things; eating too many beets will turn your urine red or you have blood in your urine. The red color from the beets is nothing to be concerned about but blood in your urine is a different matter. Blood may be a sign of kidney stones or certain cancers and should not be ignored.
Dr. Anish Sheth is author of What Is My Pee Telling Me? So if you are not listening to your pee, read Dr. Sheth’s book and learn more about why you should.
The FDA has issued a nationwide alert about more than 70 weight-loss products containing undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients. To read the whole story click on this link http://www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/weightloss_pills122908.html
I once read that we are a nation with a drug problem and it is not from the common drug dealer on our street corners. The AAP is now recommending cholesterol lowering drugs for children a little over eight years of age.
There is a great article by James J. Gormley titled “Dedicated to the Drugging of our Children”. Go to www.supplementinfo.org and click on blog; Read this article, it may save you child’s life.
Dr. Mercola, I love his work. Two of his current articles caught my eye:
“How Many of These Ridiculous Disorders do You Suffer From” and “Black Cohosh May Stop Breast Cancer”.
Go to www.mercola.com, scroll down to Current Health Newsletter, read these and his great health articles.
As a dog owner (three dogs) the latest pet food scare really touches close to home. Dr. Weil has a great tip that will make us all rest a little easier when shopping for pet food. Click on this link http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART02786 to read Dr. Weil’s advice.
This is a must read for everyone from www.mercola.com
Why do drugmakers still defend the use of mercury in their drugs? Click on the link below to read the article.
Hoodia Gordonii, the latest diet pill to help you achieve your perfect weight. If you are now using Hoodia or considering the possibility you should read this review by Cathy Wong.
In November there was a prepublication released of a John Hopkins School of Medicine study to appear in the Annals of Internal Medicine about the possible hazard from the use of vitamin E. Not prepared to take this report at face value I proceeded to investigate further to find out if the whole story had been told. In just a matter of minutes I found report after report on the flaws of the study done by John Hopkins School of Medicine.
This particular study on vitamin E was nothing more than a “meta-analysis”, a study of studies that have already been performed. This type of study is widely criticized because it involves a set of statistically analyses based on manipulations of existing data.
One of the major criticisms of this particular report is that the results are from studies that have been done on those who are already at an increased risk for advanced heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and kidney disease. Synthetic vitamin E was used in this study even though for decades this type of vitamin E has been thought unsafe. Physicians who practice both conventional and alternative medicine (complementary) recommend natural mixed tocopherols which supply gamma tocopherol and tocoriends.
Why synthetic vitamin E is still used in studies is not clear. There are those who think it is because the synthetic form is cheaper and the drug companies may provide it.
As a result of this report it is thought that 18% of Americans are less likely to take vitamin E. Barbara Levine PhD., director of Nutritional Information Center, is concerned that there will be an increased risk in cardiovascular disease, cancers, and aged-related macular degeneration in an otherwise healthy population.
In response to all the attention given to the latest report on vitamin E, the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau (DSIB) has launched a new web site; check out www.vitaminEfacts.org.
Experts like C. Wayne Callaway MD., Internal medicine, Endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition, state that you should not throw away your vitamin E; one study does not prove all the others wrong.