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
You’ve likely heard the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep”? Well, that’s true for cosmetics you may use to affect the way your face looks on a temporary basis. But, true skin beauty (and youthfulness) is a natural result of skin health and skin health is a sign of overall general health. It makes sense, … Read more
You likely know that you should get the health benefits of more fish in your diet. It’s a primary source of Omega-3 fatty acids and I frequently recommend my patients and readers get 2-3 servings per week. Yet, eating only 1 serving of fish per week can still reduce your risk of these diseases. You … Read more
I want to tell you about an amazing substance that helps prevent a vision problem associated with aging – ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration. Over 9 million Americans over the age of 40 already have symptoms of ARMD which, next to cataracts, is the second highest vision stealer. Yet, ARMD can be prevented if you … Read more
In Vision Part I we talked about the role a special antioxidant, carnosine, plays in improving cataracts – the number one cause of vision problems in people over-age 60. Here in part II, I want to tell you about another amazing substance that helps prevent another vision problem associated with aging – ARMD, or age-related … Read more
Many of my patients are adding good Omega-3 fatty acids to their diet every day. Hopefully, you are too! I have been recommending Omega-3’s for many years to boost their cardiovascular and brain health. However, in the last year or so, I’ve also been telling my patients another important reason to be taking Omega-3’s – … Read more
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
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
You might be thinking you’d like to give raw food diet a try. Why not? Even if you don’t know exactly how to begin to prepare raw foods, you can ease into it by following some very simple recipes. I suggest you begin by trying a few recipes you can do in your own kitchen without purchasing a high tech blender or dehydrator. I have chosen a few simple recipes that you can try using nothing more than a household blender and a chopping block. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Heart disease and related cardiovascular diseases claim nearly half a million lives in this country each year. There’s no wonder why doctors and medical researchers have grasped onto a pharmaceutical to fight this killer. Statin drugs like Lipitor are the most-prescribed drugs in the country.
It’s amazing, isn’t it? How messages stick with us even after they’ve been proven false? I see patients every day that still buy into the low-fat dieting myth. We stop eating many of our favorite foods. Steak, for instance. A low fat diet will take you straight down the path toward weight gain and chronic disease.
Back in the 90’s there was no question about “fats”. Simply all fats were bad for you. And because of the lack of research in this subject matter, most doctors probably instructed you to stay away from them.
But with new studies being performed things have gotten a little more complicated these days when it comes to the pros and cons of fats in your diet. That’s why I would like to take a few moments of your time to set the record straight.