Build Muscle With Glutamine

Why Build Muscle Mass? One of the most important things we can do for ourselves as we get older is maintain good muscle mass. It not only keeps us looking trim and fit but it helps us do even the simplest daily activities even better. Many of my patients do strength training with weights several … Read more

Is “Frankenwheat” Fueling The Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic?

The FDA’s food pyramid says you should be eating between 6-10 servings of ‘whole grains’ every day.  For many people that translates into several wheat-based products throughout the day like toast or waffles for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, wheat-based croutons on your salad, wheat in soups and other processed foods, etc.  At the same … Read more

Resistant Startch: A New Buzz About Old Foods

You may have heard or read about something called resistant starch and how it may help you lose weight. Not too long ago a well-known Japanese opera star went on television stating that she had lost 15 lbs eating a resistant starch-containing banana every morning. Since then, the “Morning Banana” diet took off as well … Read more

High Caffeine Energy Drinks Could Pose A Health Hazard

Recently a 14-year-old Maryland girl died after drinking 2 Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period.  One 24 oz can has as much caffeine as seven 12 oz cans of regular soda.  That means this girl took in 14 times the amount of caffeine in 2 cans of regular soda in 24 hours.  It was … Read more

Nobiletin: Could It Be A Cure For Type 2 Diabetes?

Several of my patients who have type 2 diabetes frequently ask me what’s new in the treatment of it.  I’m happy to share some exciting news about an ingredient in tangerines called nobiletin that researchers are looking at as a possible prevention and treatment for the disease.  If you’re concerned about controlling your blood sugar … Read more

Heartburn: Put Out The Fire With This Little Known Method

Many people think that their bouts of heartburn are due to high acid foods that they ate recently. While high acid foods like tomato-based dishes and high fat, high sugar chocolate desserts, or yeast containing foods can certainly contribute to the burn – they aren’t the real cause of common heartburn. What many people don’t … Read more

Forget What You’ve Been Told – All Calories Are Not Equal!

Let’s face it.  When it comes to losing weight and which diet will help you successfully achieve that, there’s some pretty confusing information out there.  You may have heard, or read somewhere, that “a calorie is a calorie”.  That’s just not true.  I’ve been telling my overweight patients for years that all calories are not … Read more

Raspberry Ketones Help Fat Cells Shrink

In the last couple of months, several of my patients have asked me about using raspberries for weight loss.  It’s true that ‘raspberry ketones’ has been a popular buzz phrase on television and the Internet as a substance that can, reportedly, actually force your fat cells to shrink and help you lose weight. Raspberries have … Read more

Reap The Health Benefits Of Tiny Marine Plants

Lately, several of my patients have asked me what I think about adding marine phytoplankton – tiny sea plants – to their diets for their reported health benefits.  I tell them that I think it’s a great idea and thought you’d also like to know what marine plants can do for just about every system … Read more

Guard Your Heart, Bones, Memory And Stay Young With Vitamin K2

I frequently discuss the latest vitamin research with my patients to ensure that they are getting the maximum daily allowance.  One of the big “superstar” vitamins that I tell them about is Vitamin D, specifically D3, a powerful, workhorse variant of D. Many patients were surprised to find that their lab tests showed a deficiency … Read more

Stomach Bacteria Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Recently, a patient of mine was noted to have higher than normal hemoglobin A1c levels in her lab studies.  Hemoglobin A1c levels indicates how well your body is using insulin and should be within normal range if you are not diabetic or pre-diabetic. However, she was also complaining of frequent heartburn and stomach irritation, so … Read more

Luteolin – Cancer Protection For Your Colon

I often have a discussion with my patients about the health of their colon.  Why? Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.  The American Cancer Society states we have a 1 in 20 chance of developing colon cancer in our lifetime.  This is likely due, partially, to diets poor … Read more

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