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Heart Health

Will gut bacteria protect your heart and brain?

Will gut bacteria protect your heart and brain?

Exciting new research shows that the healthy bacteria in your gut (your microbiome) enhance your health in many ways. We all have more bacteria in our intestinal tract than we have cells in our bodies. If you have the right intestinal bacteria they: lower inflammation...

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Valentine’s Day Foods that Will Boost your Romantic Pleasure

Valentine’s Day Foods that Will Boost your Romantic Pleasure

Would you like to learn about foods that will improve your romantic life? Then keep reading! We’ve all heard of the aphrodisiac powers of oysters and chocolate. Old wives’ tales? Well, not really.  The keys to enhancing romantic and sexual performance in men and women...

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The Health Benefits of Drinking More Tea

The Health Benefits of Drinking More Tea

Tea has been used for over 4700 years and is likely the healthiest beverage on the planet. Because it is loaded with antioxidants, tea can biochemically slow some aspects of aging. The EGcG (catechin) compounds in tea help maintain calorie burning, and have been shown...

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The #1 Food Goal for 2015!

The #1 Food Goal for 2015!

The beginning of the New Year is “the” most popular time of the year to start a new eating plan. There are dozens of new weight loss books on the market, with enough conflicting ideas to make it challenging to know where to start. Let me make it easy by suggesting...

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How Much Protein Do Older Adults Need?

How Much Protein Do Older Adults Need?

I’m writing this from the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition in San Antonio, Texas. I presented data from my clinic on nutrients that help you shrink arterial plaque. One of my favorite presentations at the meeting was on building muscle mass by Elena...

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Is a Paleo Diet Good for Your Heart?

Is a Paleo Diet Good for Your Heart?

For some of you this may come as a surprise, because, YES! A Paleo Eating Plan can be very good for your heart. The #1 cause of heart disease is not about eating fat, nor about your cholesterol level. You should know that the #1 cause of all cardiovascular disease is...

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Which Diet Is Better for Weight Loss, Low-Carb or Low-Fat?

Which Diet Is Better for Weight Loss, Low-Carb or Low-Fat?

The news media has highlighted a fascinating study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that compared  Low-Carb with Low-Fat Diets. It is terrific  that they measured weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors. Of course, the media only got the message half...

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Q&A Answers!

Q&A Answers!

You asked the questions and I have the answers!   Click Here to listen to the answers from the great questions you asked. If your question didn't get answered, I will do another Q&A session in the upcoming months, keep an eye out for my emails and blog posts. Once...

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3 Ways Fish Oil Can Benefit Your Health

3 Ways Fish Oil Can Benefit Your Health

  Balanced Blood Sugar: An off-kilter blood sugar causes intense mood swings and increases risk of diabetes development. Taking fish oil supplements daily can level out your blood sugar, to decrease these risks. Better Brain: Fish oil supplements increase DHA...

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Five Tips to Select Good-Quality Salmon

Five Tips to Select Good-Quality Salmon

I enjoy fresh, delicious wild salmon, and I can’t stand the fishy smell of most salmon sold in stores. Salmon is loaded with healthy, long-chain omega-3 fats and protein. Yet, these fats are very delicate and easily damaged. Not only do rancid omega-3 fats taste...

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3 Foods that Will Help You Keep a Healthy Heart

3 Foods that Will Help You Keep a Healthy Heart

Yogurt – Eating yogurt helps fight gum disease. What does that have to do with your heart? Well gum disease raises a person’s risk for heart disease, so keeping your gums healthy is also important for your heart. Beans – Beans are a great way to help with heart...

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3 Reasons to Protect Your Heart Health

3 Reasons to Protect Your Heart Health

  Proper Waste Removal: Our hearts pump blood throughout our bodies, which in turn carries nutrients to our organs and disposes of toxins and waste. When heart health suffers, toxins build up in the body. If left untreated, these toxins can cause uncomfortable...

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What Type of Wild Salmon Should You Select?

What Type of Wild Salmon Should You Select?

I am returning home from my annual Alaska salmon fishing trip with my two sons, Lucas and Marcos, plus one of my patients and friend, Tim. We had an awesome three days of fishing and bringing home 325 lbs of vacuum-packed, flash-frozen salmon, with a touch of halibut....

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What’s the Best Diet: Mediterranean, Paleo or Vegetarian?

What’s the Best Diet: Mediterranean, Paleo or Vegetarian?

I attended an awesome meeting this past week in San Francisco. This nutrition conference was hosted by the Institute of Function Medicine-my 21st annual meeting with this organization over the last 23 years. Even my wife, Nicole, attended, which was lovely for me as I...

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Increase Vitality and Energy In Your Life

Increase Vitality and Energy In Your Life

Discover how to boost your vitality. Vitality is the energy that emerges from within, filling you with passion, health, and well-being—who doesn't want more of that? Signs that your energy needs a boost: You need an alarm to wake in the morning You need caffeine to...

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12 Steps to Raise Testosterone Naturally

12 Steps to Raise Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone improves not just your sex drive, but it also enhances exercise drive, energy for work, mental sharpness, muscle repair, and revs your metabolism to help with weight control. Although improving testosterone levels has not yet been shown to increase...

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