Many of you may not have known much about chia until it became a household word about a decade ago when chia “pets” were everywhere. Remember those terra cotta plant holders in the shape of an animal that grew chia plants out the top of the head? Chia seeds have actually been around since the … Read more
You may be eating it every day in the foods you love and not be aware that you’re getting one of Nature’s best disease fighters around – IP-6 fiber. Recently, research has shown that this dense fiber may soon be put to use in the fight against breast, prostate and colon cancer as well. Let … Read more
I know you want to keep your weight in a healthy range just because it makes you look and feel your best. But did you also know that keeping a healthy weight will also help prevent the serious complications of obesity, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease? It’s true. By keeping a healthy weight … Read more
Like many of my patients you may want to do your best for the health of your heart (and the rest of you) and yet may be confused about which foods are the best. You might think that to protect your heart you have to forgo all your favorite foods for a bland and boring … Read more
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
Lately, several of my patients have asked me about adding flaxseed to their diets. They’ve heard a lot about the important health benefits of Omega-3 fats and that flaxseeds are high in these good fats. While I agree that adding Omega-3 fats by adding flaxseeds to your diet is highly beneficial, you also need to exercise a little caution in doing so. Let me explain.
Of course I don’t need to tell you that fresh fruits and vegetables play a vital role in healthy eating habits. At the very minimum, you should eat five servings of produce each day. Seven is even better, and nine is really great. The reason fruits and vegetables are so important is that they are packed with micronutrients that help your body to support specific systems.
Unfortunately, the typical American diet is sadly devoid of fiber. And if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from gas, constipation, and bloating the lack of fiber could be placing your health in risk. Not eating enough fiber could be the catalyst to many serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
My patients and I are lucky. We live in an area surrounded by the ocean and several big lakes. Not only is it a beautiful environment but it is home to one of the best foods you can eat, fish, which is abundant here. There are many great fish restaurants in this area that are … Read more
Several decades ago, many doctors were fairly in the dark about the role that diet played in human health. In fact, most doctors received little education in nutrition and the role that vitamins and minerals play in staving off disease. Doctors were taught to focus on treating the symptoms of disease rather than preventing the … Read more