Articles Tagged: diet

African Mango: Pros and Cons to Weight Loss

African Mango: Separate the Hype from the Real Pros and Possible Cons

For a while now, many of my patients have asked me about a product called African Mango for weight loss.  They’ve seen it all over the internet, read about it in magazines and heard about it from television talk shows.  It’s touted to significantly reduce body weight, improve cholesterol and blood sugar.  So, I thought […]

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Best Foods For Your Sex Life

The 20 Best Foods for Your Sex Life

You know that you should eat healthy to protect your heart and your health in general.  But, I bet you weren’t really aware that food can also protect your sexual health and boost your sex drive.  That’s right.  Nature contains all the sex-boosting nutrients your body will ever need.  Let me tell you about them. […]

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Save Your Heart: The Key Methods to Keep Your Heart Going Strong

One of the things I frequently hear from patients is, “Dr. Blankstein, what can I do to prevent a heart attack?” They often have the wrong idea that  protecting their heart involves having to learn a lot of complicated nutritional information, follow a low-fat, tasteless, boring diet, perform exhausting exercise and make impractical lifestyle changes.  […]

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Do You Know The Risks of Expanding Fiber Diet Supplements?

I’ve recently been asked about those expanding fiber diet products many have seen advertised on television and the Internet.  The ads claim they cause you to effortlessly lose weight without changing your diet or exercise routine. I’d like to explain the pros and cons of using some of these products and let you be the […]

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Chia Seeds: Health Benefit Pros and Cons

Chia Seeds: Health Benefit Pros And Cons

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 […]

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Top 5 Healthies Cities in America and World

The Top 5 Healthiest Cities In America And The World

Staying healthy is as much a personal effort as it is a community effort. If you’re a person trying to improve your health, it’s easier and more fun if the place where you live encourages you to be fit. Many people don’t like to walk, or bike, along the shoulder of the road, so if […]

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Are super-starches making you fat and sick?

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 […]

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The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Does Your Diet Include The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods?

The New Year is just beginning and many of you have resolved to make some healthy changes in your life.  Some of you may want to lose a few pounds, or plan to get more exercise, which are both important changes to make. However, you may not be aware that one of the easiest, yet […]

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For Men Only: Safeguard Your Health These 5 Ways

Okay, guys, this one is just for you.  A new year is right around the corner and you’ve been thinking about all those new directions you want to go in.  Hopefully, getting and staying healthier is one of them.  If so, I’ve got an early holiday gift – make that 5 early gifts – geared […]

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Red Pepper contains the powerful antioxidant, astaxanthin

Astaxanthin: An Antioxidant With Definite “Star” Qualities

Many of my patients are on the lookout for anti-aging news and products that will help them stay younger-looking, stronger and healthier as they age.  Perhaps you, too, are looking for the best anti-aging products and information you can find.  Well, you’ve come to the right place, as anti-aging medicine is my specialty. I’d like […]

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HCG Diet - Fast Weight Loss, But Is It Safe?

The HCG Diet: Fast Weight Loss – But Is It Safe?

You’ve probably read ads in magazines, or on the Internet, or heard about the HCG diet on television talk shows.  You may have even wondered if you should look into it to lose those unwanted pounds. After all, a diet that promises a 1 lb per day weight loss sounds phenomenal, doesn’t it? If you […]

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High Fiber helps Detox Heavy Metals

Keep Heavy Metals At Bay With These Detox Methods

In prior articles, I’ve talked about the benefits of regular detoxing from toxins that you’re exposed to from multiple sources.  These include the water you drink, air you breathe, the food you eat, chemicals you may come in contact with, medications you take, etc. Reducing the toxic load on your liver – your body’s main […]

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