A study of over 25,000 Dutch adolescents concluded that skipping breakfast is a significant risk factor for developing obesity. Also shown as risk factors were alcohol consumption and lack of exercise. Let’s just start with breakfast….in Chinese Medicine it is said that one should “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. […]
Wow! Amazing. There was an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2005 that demonstrated how you can reduce your chance of death by 50%! Why haven’t the pharmaceutical companies caught wind of this major breakthrough yet??? Knowing how to cut your chance of death in half cannot be held […]
I just had another patient this week telling me that they avoid eggs because their cholesterol is high. I hear it so often that I find myself explaining over and over that eggs are an incredibly nutritious food and that they have little effect on increasing small particle LDL. There are a plethora of research articles referenced below showing that […]
In 2004 there was a JAMA article concluding that the Mediterranean diet and moderate exercise can reduce your chance of death by 50%. An article just released in the Archives of Internal Medicine did a similar study with a U.S. population and found a reduction by at least 20% with a Mediterranean diet alone. You can find a link to […]
Low Vitamin D levels associated with Greater Pain and Slower Walking Speed in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Here is another study showing that low vitamin D is associated with some common disease. Amazing. Soon we’ll find out that global warming is caused by low vitamin D levels.
The clinical status of patients with knee OA is primarily predicated by their level of pain and their muscle function. Recent studies have shown that vitamin D influences both musculoskeletal health and neuromuscular […]
Folic acid has been added to our white flour, wheat flour and other grain products for about 10 years to offset the poor diets of potential mothers as it was proven last decade that low folate levels at conception can cause neural tube defects (NTDs). Certainly it has been shown to be very beneficial as folate supplementation has considerably reduced the number of […]
Can you believe it? It happened. I posted in the Spring about an outrageous USDA ruling that now requires all almonds to be pasteurized. However they can still be labeled “raw”. That is NUTS! I always have my patients soak their almonds as it makes it more digestable and the proteins more bioavailable. Thus healthier and better nutrition.
Unfortunately as of this past September 1st […]
It is important to know our suppliers. Just because something says ‘organic’ doesn’t really mean it is made with organic standards. Case in point is the Horizon’s organic milk that is sold under various labels at Costco, Walmart etc. They’ve been accused of using conventional cows in their lots as well as not allowing the cows to pasture which is required by organic standards.
Keeping abreast with current research there was a recent study showing that organic meat and dairy foods led to higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). It is known that grass-fed animals have higher levels of this important fatty acid than do conventional meats of animals stuck in a farm lot. (more…)
There have been numerous studies recently about the benefits of organic foods. Here is another reason to avoid big-agro cattle farming from the University of Minnesota…..
Routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock may be contaminating the environment