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May 18, 2015
Dear Steve, 

that a ground-breaking study in The Journal of Cell Science indicates that by eating a chlorophyll-rich diet (i.e. green veggies), mammals can capture specific wavelengths of sunlight radiation that will translate into increased energy within the powerhouses of the cell known as the mitochondria?

While it was always thought that only plants had the ability to convert sunlight into biological energy, the fact that mammalian mitochondria can also capture light and turn it into energy from eating chlorophyll-rich plants is mind-boggling.

For those public health experts who tell us to stay out of the sun at all costs, what say you now?

SCHEDULING NOTE: Summer can be very busy for us because kids of all ages are out of school. Many parents bring their kids in summer because there is more time to implement dietary changes before going back to school. Don't wait until the end of the summer to get your kids' dietary lifestyle in order!  

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
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Online Self-Diagnosis Misleads
Bonnie: Researchers from Queensland University of Technology's Information Systems School found major search engines were providing irrelevant information that could lead to incorrect self-diagnosis, self-treatment and ultimately possible harm. Ya think?


In some cases, I spend a good portion of my consultation time dispelling myths clients have discovered on the Internet. Don't get me wrong, information is great. It just depends on where and from whom the information comes from.


The researchers showed participants medically-accurate images of common conditions like alopecia, jaundice and psoriasis and asked what the participant would search for in an attempt to diagnose it. Only about three of the first 10 results were highly useful for self-diagnosis and only half of the top 10 were somewhat relevant to the self-diagnosis of a certain medical condition. 


In addition to getting the wrong advice which can be potentially harmful for someone's health, those seeking to self-diagnose online sometimes experience "cyberchondria," where subsequent searches could escalate concerns. For example, if you search for the symptoms of a bad head cold, you could end up thinking you had something far more serious, like an issue with the brain, especially because the way the search engines work. Pages about brain cancer are more popular than pages about the flu so you are driven to these results.


If you already have a diagnosed illness, some of the information on searches is sound. I cannot say the same about information about certain eating styles, food intolerances, yeast overgrowth/candida, and dietary supplements, to name a few.


The moral here is that if you trust the knowledge of your health professional(s), that is usually your best bet.

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