Jouvé – The New Toxic-Free Anti-Aging Skincare

Many of you, my friends and colleagues, know that I am on the Wellness Council for a nutritional Supplement company that has a scientifically-based nutraceutical line which is produced in a Drug-Level Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility. I have been in this industry for a long time and have seen and reviewed all of the

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"Weighing" in on Obesity

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the US Federal Drug Administration both declared obesity a “disease.” Doctors and researchers have known for some time that obesity has a morbidity (causes other diseases) and a mortality (causes death). So how prevalent is obesity and how dangerous is it? The following facts adapted from the World


How much water should you drink daily?

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question, right? I’m not only a physician, but also a physiologist. The answer to this question is not simple. There are no easy answers. It also depends on who you ask. Research studies have produced many recommendations over the years, but in truth, your

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Drug-induced nutrient depletion may be one of the most significant side effects that people are not aware of when they take prescription (and some over-the-counter) medications. So the question is how many people are at risk of developing drug-induced nutrient depletion (DIND)? With nearly one billion office visits in the US alone, more Americans than


Take Supplements During Cancer Treatment?

Recently, I was asked if it was safe to take nutritional supplements while undergoing cancer treatment? The answer is not so simple. I answered this question with yes and no! The reason I “hedged” is because some supplements might interfere with chemotherapy, while others may help the body defend against tumors. Some doctors say patients


How Important is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) or Ubiquinone – What Is It? Coenzyme Q10, also known as Co-Q10 or ubiquinone, is found in the mitochondria of all cells. It is naturally made in our bodies using the same pathway as the production of cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10 is found in most body tissues with the highest amounts in the


Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

Is bottled water safe to drink? Recently, a good friend and fellow medical school classmate, Dr. Kaaren Douglas, M.D. ( send me a link to a recent bottled water recall. We’re told that tap water isn’t safe, so drink bottled water. But recently, Niagara Bottling issued a voluntary recall of its bottled water products after


Fat Soluble Vitamins – When to Take

When I was in medical school, we would ask our attending physician teachers if it was necessary to take vitamins every day. We were told that supplemental vitamins were not needed since all the vitamins we needed, including the fat soluble ones, were already in our food. What we now know is that this was


Is Bottled Water Good or Bad?

Bottled water is more expensive than tap water The amount of bottled water we buy every week in the U.S. alone could circle the globe five times! It is estimated that in the United States alone that we purchase somewhere between a half a million to a billion bottles of “bottled water” each week. Considering


PRIIME Essential Oils

The Story Behind PRIIME Essential Oils During the Summer of 2015, ARIIX will release four blends of essential oils under the name of PRIIME. The philosophy of these blends is that “PRIIME belongs neither to the world of essential oils nor to the world of traditional healing.” PRIIME is dedicated to the best of both