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Recent guidelines have been established to reduce what is now perceived as the greatest dietary threat to our health, sugar intake.  Guidelines from the FDA, WHO and American Heart Association all have settled on an intake of no more that 50 grams per day for adults and substantially less for children.  For a perspective on […]

Guidelines Have Little Impact on the Love Affair with Sugar

October 14, 2020

Making our liver human foie gras If you were fructose or the food industry that loads us up with fructose, you would be having a really bad year.  The reasons for our increased fructose consumption are that it increases the drive to the brain center which controls our eating behavior and it is inexpensive.  Most […]

Fructose

September 2, 2020

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disorder of nerves within the body, particularly in the legs/feet and arms/hands.  Symptoms include: Loss of sensation to touch, vibration, and temperature Intense pain called neuropathic pain Muscle weakness. The various symptoms relate to the degeneration of different types of nerve fibers within the nerve; motor fibers in the case […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

August 20, 2020

We Regret to inform you they failed Broad agreement by experts on any subject rarely occurs.  It has occurred on one subject, our children’s nutrition. That is good, as broad agreement often leads to definitive opinions about a solution.  The opinion has been for the past 20 years that children’s nutrition has been subpar and […]

The Latest National Children’s Report Card on Nutrition

August 17, 2020

The Beet Root In a recent blog I detailed a newer study looking at a beet extract supplement, A-F Betafood® to restore normal gallbladder function.  This is the result of phytonutrients dense in beet, betalains and betaine.  Gallbladder disease now affects 25 million adults and often results in surgery and $6.2 billion in annual costs […]

More Research on a Nutritional Superstar

August 4, 2020

Vegan is not what it used to be A vegan diet has historically been associated with healthier eating.  This, however, may be less accurate now than it has been in the past.   It seems that the vegan diet has changed gradually in an unfavorable way with the progressively higher intake of industrial plant-based meat and […]

The Unhealthy Vegan

July 29, 2020

The American Heart Association did a dramatic policy shift a few years ago, changing the dietary recommendations for the prevention of heart disease.  The long touted low-fat diet was out and replaced with the recommendation of a lower carbohydrate diet with very restricted added sugar.  This was based on a growing body of evidence that […]

It is Tough Breaking Old Habits

January 2, 2020

I tip-toe into this blog wanting to not seem like I am blowing my own horn.  Actually, I see it as a “teaching moment”. Talking with patients about the impact of lifestyle improvement they often ask me if I do that.  Regarding factors that are common to good health my answer is “of course”.  As […]

Do I Do This?….of Course

October 22, 2019

Lifestyle and Health Outcomes Risk of Chronic Disease Studies showing life expectancy to increasingly change based on how healthy your Diet and Lifestyle is   I was honored recently to have been invited as a guest to the Sixth Annual Whole Food Symposium at the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center.  The center is part of […]

The Best Science on the Impact of Food on our Health

July 11, 2018

Research is convincing that the U.S. environment can play a big part in allergies Data shows that children between ages 0 to 17 years of age born outside the U.S. and moved here developed allergy rates 3 to 6 times higher after 10 years of U.S. residence The U.S. food environment also plays a huge […]

Is Our Environment and Lifestyle Causing Allergies?

April 22, 2013