Health Issues

Health - Food - Science - Community

Health Concerns about Dairy Products

Health Concerns about Dairy Products
According to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, "Many Americans still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks." A few of the risks associated with dairy consumption include an increased incidence of cancer, heart disease, acne, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Have you found a link between dairy and chronic pain? I've suffered from foot pain, mainly my left foot around the inner ankle, f... Read More
Tuesday, May 10 2016 09:00
Linda Carney MD
Hi Amy, Thanks for your question, and for sharing your experience. Yes Dairy is linked to pain of many types, especially chronic.... Read More
Tuesday, May 10 2016 13:52
  8769 Hits
  2 Comments

High Blood Pressure: A Symptom, Not a Disease

Continue reading
  14159 Hits
  0 Comments

Is Your Food a Medicine or Poison?

Is Your Food a Medicine or Poison?

Every meal we consume affects our health either in a positive or negative way.  If our diets consist mainly of heavily processed foods and animal products, rich in saturated fats, oils, salt and sugar, we are creating an environment that encourages chronic degenerative disease.

Continue reading
  6992 Hits
  0 Comments

Fighting the Blues With Greens?

Continue reading
  5330 Hits
  0 Comments

A Child Needs a Healthy Diet to Build a Healthy Brain

A Child Needs a Healthy Diet to Build a Healthy Brain

The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health published a recent study that followed the diets of nearly 4,000 children from birth to over eight years of age. The study found that "Toddlers who ate a nutrient-rich diet full of fruits and vegetables had higher IQ scores when they reached 8 years of age compared to the toddlers who consumed processed foods full of fat and sugar. The foods that the toddlers ate had a dramatic long term effect on their brain function."

Continue reading
  4585 Hits
  0 Comments

Nutrition Instead of Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Nutrition Instead of Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases afflict more than 23 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of death for women under the age of 64. Prescribing drugs that suppress the immune system is the most common approach used for treating autoimmune conditions. These powerful drugs, however, come with serious side effects. These drugs can increase the risk of lymphoma, leukopenia, cancer, liver disease, and fatal infections. Thankfully, studies have shown that nutritional excellence can be used as an effective and safe treatment for autoimmune conditions, without the side effects from potentially dangerous drugs.

Continue reading
  9227 Hits
  0 Comments

Obesity Trends Animation Placed on Newly Launched DrCarney.com Site

Obesity Trends Animation Placed on Newly Launched DrCarney.com Site

We are greatly saddened by the increasing obesity trends in America knowing that obesity is a precursor to unnecessary disease, suffering and premature death. Millions of people are effected! After clicking through the Obesity Trends slides from the CDC one can only wonder where we will be ten years from now. It is scary to think about. That, coupled with the increasing tendency for medical care to be rushed, if available at all, and we can see a time of great suffering coming on the United States that will be unprecedented. When we lose our health we have pretty much lost everything.

Continue reading
  5260 Hits
  0 Comments

Protein Overload

Protein Overload

A whole-foods, Starch-Smart® diet supplies more than enough protein to meet our daily requirements. "Protein Overload" is an excellent article written by Dr. John McDougall. He explains that "A little protein is good, but more is not better. Protein consumed beyond our needs is a health hazard as devastating as excess dietary fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, almost everyone on the typical Western diet is overburdened with protein to the point of physical collapse. The public has almost no awareness of problems of protein overload, but scientists have known about the damaging effects of excess protein for more than a century." 

Continue reading
  17573 Hits
  0 Comments

Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths

Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths

Soy has been a controversial topic, especially on the internet. Much of this inaccurate information "lacks responsible scientific integrity," and has been generated by the president of a popular foundation that promotes lard, organ meats, raw milk, and butter as being healthy, nutrient dense foods.

Continue reading
  9699 Hits
  0 Comments

Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs
Seventy percent of office visits involve prescription drug therapy. Tens of thousands of patients die every year due to unintentional drug overdose, drug interactions, or from the side effects from these drugs. Since the majority of today's office visits reflect lifestyle driven diseases, many of these visits/prescriptions could be reduced or even eliminated if the...
Continue reading
  4181 Hits
  0 Comments

Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest

Continue reading
  12421 Hits
  0 Comments

Can Lack of Sleep Actually Cause Me to Gain Weight?

Can Lack of Sleep Actually Cause Me to Gain Weight?
Going to bed two hours before midnight offers numerous health benefits. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is that it can help us to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Joel Fuhrman's article, Can lack of sleep actually cause me to gain weight? highlights a study which concluded that sleep deprivation alters hormones which can lead to an...
Continue reading
  5788 Hits
  0 Comments