Kids Concussion Symptoms Last 3X Longer Than Adults: Study

Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be aware that… Continue reading Kids Concussion Symptoms Last 3X Longer Than Adults: Study

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Conspiracies, Fat Americans and a Magic Bullet

In this short episode of the Four Pillar Fitness podcast, I share with you some new research into what might just be the “Magic Bullet” for weight loss. But before diving into that, I share my thoughts on: How America looks, circa 1976 and circa 2018. How we got so much fatter and unhealthier. The… Continue reading Conspiracies, Fat Americans and a Magic Bullet

Common Household Cleaners May Damage Kids’ Gut Microbia, Effect Obesity

Years ago, my wife and I became customers of a company called Melaleuca. At the time, we were interested in reducing our exposure to common chemicals, since my wife had just been diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Melaleuca shared information with customers and potential customers about the ingredients in and risks of using most common… Continue reading Common Household Cleaners May Damage Kids’ Gut Microbia, Effect Obesity

Obesity and Asthma

Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those… Continue reading Obesity and Asthma

Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Compare photos of a crowded beach or stadium from 50 years ago to similar photos of today. You’re likely to notice some very stark differences. At least one of them should shock and terrify you. First, you might notice that food and beverages were smaller in the photos of yesteryear, and that fewer people seemed… Continue reading Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Fish Oil During Pregnancy Leads to Bigger, Healthier Children

Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained by an increase in total lean and bone mass at 6 years of age, but with no increase in fat mass, suggest the findings of… Continue reading Fish Oil During Pregnancy Leads to Bigger, Healthier Children

Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted… Continue reading Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke