Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Truth About Clinical Studies

I would highly recommend the book Tarnished Gold: The Sickness Of Evidence Based Medicine by  Steve Hickey PhD . This book takes apart the notion that clinical studies as done by pharmaceutical companies are the gold standard of testing. From the history of how they were developed by attorneys to offer legal protection to pharmaceutical companies to how you never see drugs against each other...only placebo( or nothing...it is better than doing nothing). It totally changed my view of how I look at medical and health information.

Here is a link on Amazon to buy and a short review :


THe Truth About Red Meat and L-Carnitine Being Safe

 Yet another flawed study about red meat being dangerous and L-carnitine causing heart problems !!! If people would stop lumping all sources of meat together it would be clear that certain types are actually good for you. I have personally taken pretty high levels of carnitine and have more energy and a higher metabolism.......glad I dont listen to studies in the media too often :)