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

75% of manufactured food products are enhanced with sweetener The purpose of enhancing food products is to drive the brain to want to consume more sugar Sugar works its enhancement in the same area that cocaine and addictive substances do triggering the release of dopamine Increased drive in the brain to consume more sugar can […]

Sugars, Artificial Sweeteners and the Diabetes Epidemic

March 5, 2013

The use of analgesic medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen have been associated with hearing loss in men for quite some time.  In spite of that, this has not been well known or used to caution medication use in the general population.  New data now shows that it is an equal concern for women. A […]

Ibuprofen and Hearing Loss

September 26, 2012

This Time Our Food! Just as has happened with antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, weeds/plants eventually genetically mutate to become resistant to the effects of herbicides.  This should not have been an unforeseen occurrence but rather an expected one.  Nature is immensely adaptable which has been how she has put up with so much […]

Agent Orange is Back

August 23, 2012

Overweight and obesity is adding a huge increased cost to health care.  It should also not also be forgotten that this cost comes with a great toll in human suffering.  Attempts on many fronts to stop and reverse the overweight and obesity epidemic have, to this point, been ineffective.  The CDC recently updated their projection […]

Does the Future Hold a “Fat Food Tax”?

May 31, 2012

Government related guidelines and the problem of obesity It is now anticipated that 42% of the US adult population will be obese by the year 2030 CMS announced that it will not reimburse registered dietitians to provide counseling for obesity any longer There is an old saying for a failed plan that “we have been letting […]

The Obesity Epidemic and Nutrition

May 11, 2012

The list of problems associated with the use of stomach acid inhibiting drugs (PPIs) continues to grow.  The list already contains osteoporosis, increased infection rates, low blood magnesium levels causing heart rhythm abnormalities, muscle cramps, and others.  These adverse effects are really pretty predictable as the acidity in the stomach plays very important roles in […]

Maternal Use of Acid Inhibiting Drugs Linked to Childhood Asthma

May 3, 2012