October 2012

Genetically Modified Foods - Do You Know What You're Eating?

The Biggest Food Fight Ever – What Side Are You On?

For nearly 2 decades, since 1996, GMO (genetically modified organism) foods have been part of your food supply. Some groups that include doctors, nutritionists, and social activists feel these foods are not Mother Nature made creations.  However, at this time there is insufficient long-term research data to know if these foods are unhealthy for consumers. […]

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Get Fit Now To Stay Healthy As You Get Older

Get Fit Now To Stay Healthy As You Get Older

I’ve always recommended that patients can change their fitness levels at any age by exercising more and eating nutritionally optimal diets. And now, recent research shows that there’s an even greater benefit of becoming physically fit by middle-age (45-65) and I’d like to tell you more about it. Midlife Fitness Can Ward Off Diseases of […]

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compounding pharmacies

Would Tighter Regulation Of Compounding Pharmacies Have Averted The Meningitis Tragedy?

To date, the ongoing meningitis outbreak from contaminated epidural steroid injections has left 23 people dead and hundreds infected with varying side effects. Before it’s over, up to 14,000 people could be affected.  The tragedy has put a spotlight on a little-known, or understood, problem within the pharmaceutical industry – that of the autonomy of […]

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Low Testosterone and Alzheimer's Connection

Part II: The Low Testosterone And Alzheimer’s Connection

In Part I, I told you about the things that can increase a woman’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and, how, women can be more adversely affected.  In Part II, I’d like to talk to you about the health and lifestyle issues that increase a man’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and some surprising conclusions […]

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Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak 2012

Hold The PB&J: Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak In 19 States

Many of my readers are peanut butter lovers and you may be too.  That’s why I wanted you to know about the current salmonella tainted peanut products outbreak that, as of October 16, has sickened 35 people in 19 states.  If you typically buy peanut butter from Trader Joe’s or consume other peanut-containing products bought […]

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Help Preserve Your Bone Health

These 4 Things Can Help Preserve Your Bone Health

Like many of my patients, you may be wondering what you can do to keep your bones stronger as you get older.  If so, you might be interested to learn about new research in four different areas that answer that very question.  Let me explain. Watch the Salt and Save Your Bones (and Kidneys!) As […]

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Alzheimer's Disease, the toll on women is greater

Alzheimer’s Disease Part I: Is the Toll On Women Greater?

In this two-part series on Alzheimer disease, I would like to make my readers aware of the different risks that affect women and men.  In part I, I’d like to talk primarily to my female readers about the hormonal and nutritional issues that put women at risk for Alzheimer as well as how the disease […]

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Probiotics Aid Digestion As Well As Prevent Cancer And Diabetes

Probiotics Aid Digestion As Well As Prevent Cancer And Diabetes

In several of my previous newsletters, I’ve told you about the benefits of taking probiotics to aid in digestion.  Now, I’d like to tell you about another benefit of taking probiotics  – helping to prevent cancer.   Here’s how. Probiotics Suppress Bacteria and Inflammation You may recall my telling you previously that after age 30 your […]

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Heartburn Knockout Method

My Hearburn Knockout Method When my patients come to me with chronic heartburn symptoms, I first try them on my heartburn knockout regimen and see how they respond.  Usually their symptoms disappear within a few days.  If so, I know that their heartburn symptoms were likely due to a common cause of heartburn – Candida […]

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Protect Your Skin From The Sun With Delicious Foods

Protect Your Skin From The Sun With Delicious Foods

Even though fall is just around the corner, many of you live, or will be visiting, parts of the country where it’s summer year round as far as sun exposure and your skin is concerned.  Like my patients, you’ve likely read, or heard about the controversies of using sunscreens that you apply to your skin […]

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Heartburn: Put Out The Fire With This Little Known Method

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 […]

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Rare Fungal Meningitis Linked To Epidural Steroid Injections

Rare Fungal Meningitis Linked To Epidural Steroid Injections

In case you may have missed it on the news I’d like to tell you about a serious and concerning health issue. If you, or a loved one, has received an epidural steroid injection for back pain in the last month, you will want to check with your doctor immediately.  A possible contamination of drugs […]

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