How Does Your Gut Microbiome Impact Your Risk for Heart Disease

There are hundreds of recent studies showing that the microbes (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) living in your gut impact your health. The right microbes benefit you, the bad ones cause you harm. You have trillions of diverse microbes (with 10 times more DNA than the...
Should You Start Eating Chilled Potatoes for the Resistant Starch?

Should You Start Eating Chilled Potatoes for the Resistant Starch?

Lately, I’ve heard a variety of health experts suggest that it’s healthy to eat potatoes if they are first cooked, and then refrigerated. Let’s break down this claim, and see how much holds true. First, let’s address resistant starch. Resistant starch is starch that...

Why Does Gum Inflammation Cause Heart Attacks & Memory Loss?

The gum surface area of your mouth is about the same size as the surface area of your arm. If your entire right arm had a red rash, you would notice and seek medical attention, yet too often I see patients who don’t even notice when their gums are red and inflamed....
Is Mercury Hurting Your Brain?

Is Mercury Hurting Your Brain?

Mercury is a common element on planet Earth, and it is concentrated in coal. As the planet burns coal to generate 40% of the world’s energy supply (over 4 billion tons per year), we release thousands of tons of mercury into the atmosphere and as a result, mercury...
Do You Need to Detox?

Do You Need to Detox?

Spring is in the air. Is it time for spring cleaning in your home?  At least once per year, my wife and I go through the spice drawer, check out cooking oils in the pantry, look at condiments and jars in the refrigerator, and throw out items that are old and/or...
What foods should you buy organic?

What foods should you buy organic?

Nobody will likely tell you to consume more pesticides, yet every single day, the average American eats foods that are sprayed with these nasty chemicals. The questions I get often from my patients about organic foods and pesticides are, “what should I buy organic?”,...