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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

Proton pump inhibitors are one of the most broadly used types of drugs with over 15 million adults using them by prescription and many more using OTC forms.  As their use has become more long-term for many, several adverse effects have been associated including fractures, pneumonia, Clostridium difficile diarrhea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), hypomagnesemia, […]

Yet Another Precaution with Proton Pump Inhibitors

December 4, 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

The Brain is highly affected by food and is sensitive to what we eat Immune reactions against food can alter cortisol levels and brain activation levels When the brain is abnormally activated over an extended period of time, it will “learn” that activation pattern Having a continued alertness response in the brain eventually becomes anxiety […]

Food Sensitivities and Anxiety

March 5, 2014

Grain consumption has significantly increased in most diets which can cause difficulty in the brains ability to produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is thought to be involved in depression, anxiety, and some eating disorders It appears that the common grains in the western diet interfere with tryptophan blood levels and […]

Grains, Our Brains and Depression

September 12, 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

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is becoming one of the most common problems in modern society. It is estimated to have increased 50% in the last decade alone. The most commonly prescribed drug for GERD was the third largest selling drug in 2011 at $6.2 billion. The explosive increase in GERD strongly suggests that it […]

Natural Reflux Disease Relief May Actually Work Better

December 5, 2012

We seem to be in an epidemic of high LDL or bad cholesterol. It seems that very few adults reach age 50 without being afflicted with this plague. How far away can laws be requiring beginning a statin drug before qualifying for Medicare? There are several qualifications about cholesterol’s “plague” status that cholesterol has obtained.  […]

When GMO Grains Raise Bad Cholesterol

November 20, 2012

It Could Be Gluten Sensitivity Chronic migraine headaches are common and can be very disabling. Some new data has found a rather striking relationship between gluten sensitivity and these headaches suggesting that this relationship should be explored in anyone with these headaches. A study done jointly at Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine […]

Chronic Migraine Headaches?

November 7, 2012

The omega-3 fatty acids impart significant health benefits from lowering blood triglycerides and raising good cholesterol to reducing inflammation We make very little omega-3s ourselves How to make sure you get enough omega-3 fatty acid The Omega-3 fatty acids impart significant health benefits from lowering blood triglycerides and raising good cholesterol to reducing inflammation.  The […]

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Mercury Dilemma of Fish Oils

October 17, 2012