How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

This point has been argued extensively over the last decade, and recommendations vary greatly. A recent article published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) helps to answer this important question. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and once...
Are You Eating Clean Protein?

Are You Eating Clean Protein?

Not so long ago, we worried about the saturated fat content in many sources of protein. To avoid saturated fat, people ate fat-free foods that were loaded with refined carbs and sugar. As it turns out, the sugar did far more harm than the fat. Now we have discovered...
What’s the Scariest Disease Today?

What’s the Scariest Disease Today?

I often ask my patients what health issue scares them the most. I usually expect them to say cancer or perhaps a stroke, yet the clear majority say that the disease they want to avoid the most is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease begins with brain cell...
DO YOU NEED A FITNESS TEST TO START THE NEW YEAR?

DO YOU NEED A FITNESS TEST TO START THE NEW YEAR?

Just recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) has finally suggested that physicians should start measuring fitness, just like they measure other vital signs, such as blood pressure. So, if your own physician doesn’t measure it, then you should do fitness testing...
Is your multivitamin or your plumbing hurting your memory?

Is your multivitamin or your plumbing hurting your memory?

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is critical at low levels for healthy blood cell formation, immune function, and nerve and bone health. The down side is that it appears to be toxic at high levels, especially when present as inorganic copper. The recommended...
How Is Your Gut Connected to Your Mind?

How Is Your Gut Connected to Your Mind?

Your gut sends messages to your brain like no other part of your body does.  Notice when something isn’t right you get that “gut feeling”. You develop “stomach butterflies” before a first date, or a big interview. How about “stomach rumbling” when you are stressed...