Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut: Do You Have an Action Plan for a Healthy Small Intestine?

What is Leaky Gut? Leaky Gut is a condition in which wear and tear in the lining of the small intestine causes the lining to be overly permeable. Partially or incompletely digested foods can then penetrate the gut wall. Normally, these foods do not produce a problem in our guts, but a leaky gut lining

Bad Fats

Good Fats and Bad Fats

The Skinny on Fats Fats and oils are part of a healthy diet and play many important roles in the body. Fat provides energy and is a carrier of important nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K and carotenoids derived from vitamin A. But fat can impact the health of our hearts and

Antioxidants

An Apple a Day?

Ever wonder where the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from? Well, there may be some good scientific evidence that this is valid. The results of an animal study published by The American Physiological Society found that Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant present in apples and other fruits and vegetables, may have

Toxic-Free

How Safe Is Our Public Drinking Water?

While a harsh national spotlight focused on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. These water systems, in which lead levels exceeds Environmental Protection Agency standards,

Diet

The Multiple Names of Sugar

Food manufacturers have gotten smarter with the food nutrition facts on the new food labels. Gone are the days when you would see straight “sugar” listed on every sweet tasting ingredient label. Manufacturers are required to place the highest quantity ingredients at the beginning of the list. But, sugar by any other name is still

Diet

Seven Common Lies About Weight Loss

We spend about $30 billion dollars each year trying to lose weight only to find that within two years, almost 98% of those who lost weight have regained it back. Slenderiix from ARIIX is a revolutionary new homeopathic supplement, developed by doctors, that helps you lose weight quickly and safely while allowing you to keep

Digestion

Our Human Microbiome or 100 Trillion Mad Bacteria and I Thought We Were Alone

The Last Frontier In the “Last Frontier” of Medicine, as my Trekkie friends would say, scientists and physicians are exploring how the Microbiome and probiotics play a much larger and more vital role in our health. This role is larger than we could ever have imagined. What is the Human Microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract

Sugar

What Sugar Does To Our Bodies

Each day we see more and more information on the effects of sugar in and on our bodies. Recently I saw several ads claiming that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS, a source of sugar) and table sugar were both safe. However, recently a study was published by a Pediatrician colleague of mine from the University

Vitamins

Vitamins and Minerals: Are they Important for Emotional Balance?

Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals have been reported in people afflicted with mood disorders. Deficiencies of these important vitamins and minerals have been reported because highly processed food is not giving our bodies the protective nutrients because of the way they are processed. In addtion, there is ample scientific evidence that conventional fruits and vegetables

Vitamins

Do We Really Need to Take Vitamins and Minerals (2020)

Doctors have been taught to think that we get all the nutrition our body needs from just eating a balanced diet. That may have been true 50 to 100 years ago, but most of us, today, don’t eat a balanced diet. In fact, most of the food we eat today does not contain the nutrients