Which Foods Should I Avoid?

In Defense Of Food

What Is Nutritionism? Recently, I have been reading Michael Pollan’s book “In Defense of Food”. Yes, I know the book has been around for a long time. Normally I read the scientific literature rather than popular health books. However, in the past few weeks I have had a lot more time to read books, so I ...

Relief From Sinus Pain

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Are Spring Allergies Ruining Your Time Outdoors? The lovely month of May!  The air is warm, the breezes are soft, and the flowers are blooming.  We’re surrounded by nature coming alive as animal’s pair-up to again start the circle of life, and it’s all beautiful! Hopefully, you are having the opportunity to go out and enjoy this ...

Preparing For The New Normal

COVID-19

Can Supplements Strengthen My Immune System? The United States and the rest of the world are facing the biggest challenge of our lifetimes. COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of people and decimated economies around the world. As of the publication date of this article we have no vaccine and only one treatment option that appears to ...

Does Fiber Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

Vegan Foods

Start Young And Finish Strong The idea that dietary fiber reduces the risk of breast cancer has been around for a long time. But it is controversial. It has been difficult to prove. Part of the difficulty arises from what scientists call confounding variables. What do I mean by confounding variables? Let me explain. A high fiber diet ...

Does Vitamin D Affect Muscle Strength?

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Why Is Vitamin D Research So Controversial? Most people lose muscle strength as they age, something called sarcopenia. This is not a trivial matter. Loss of muscle mass: Leads to loss of mobility. It can also make it difficult to do simple things like lifting your grandchild or carrying a bag of groceries. Increases your risk ...

Relief From Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery

carpal tunnel syndrome

Natural Relief For Trigger Finger In 1997 I had wrist pain that was so incredibly severe that I couldn’t take my left hand from flat on a table and bring my thumb up to two o’clock.  I couldn’t pick up a pen, never mind write with it, and the pain was like someone was cutting my ...

Omega 3 Supplementation And Heart Disease Risk

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How Can You Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease? I understand your confusion. One month the headlines say that omega 3 supplementation reduces the risk of heart disease. The next month headlines claim that omega 3 supplements are worthless. What is the truth about omega 3 supplementation and heart disease risk? Let me start by sharing the ...

The Effect Of Vitamin D On Childhood Development

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Is Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy? If you are parents, you want the best for your child. It can be nerve wracking when your child doesn’t meet the expected developmental milestones. When I saw a recent study titled “Association of maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children” ( AL Darling et al, ...

Diet And Cancer Risk

Magic Wand

What Can You Do To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer? It seems like everyone has a magic pill, essential oil, food, or diet that prevents cancer. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that all the claims can’t be true. No wonder you are confused. You want to know: Which of these claims are true? ...

Which Foods Affect Stroke Risk?

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Why Is Diet And Stroke Risk So Confusing? One day we are told vegetarian diets reduce our stroke risk. The next day we are told they increase stroke risk. It’s the same with red meat, dairy, and eggs. We keep getting mixed messages. It’s enough to make your head spin. Why is diet and stroke risk ...

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