Dark Chocolate Improves Athletic Performance

Consuming dark chocolate improves athletic performance. It was found that when consuming 40 g of dark chocolate daily, amateur cyclists were found to use less oxygen when when riding at a moderate pace for 20 minutes. These cyclists also traveled…

GALLBLADDER DISEASE

This is the outline of the summary of gallbladder disease that I prepared for our Functional Medicine Discussion Group meeting on 3/24/2016. It is intended primarily for Functional Medicine doctors and practitioners.   GALLBLADDER…

Fish Oil Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in Obese Women

A new study published in Cancer Prevention Research found that women who were obese and who took 4 gms of fish oil per day had a lower risk of breast cancer.(1) This study looked at women who had an increased risk of breast cancer due to increased…

Low Magnesium Increases Heart Disease

We have known for many years that magnesium is one of the most important minerals for our health, including our heart health. A new study has found that those who are at low risk for heart disease but who have low serum magnesium levels, are…

Have Gas and Bloating or Abdominal Discomfort? You May Have SIBO.

If you have been suffering from intestinal gas or bloating or discomfort or flatulence or diarrhea or constipation, there may be a solution.  There is a disorder of your intestinal tract that may explain your symptoms that can be tested…

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, (brief overview for doctors)

 Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Definition: This condition is defined by excessive amount of bacteria in the small intestine, esp. the type of bacteria normally found in the colon.  The small intestine is supposed to be relatively…

Healthy Eating Lowers Risk of Dying After a Heart Attack

Healthy Eating Lowers Risk of Dying After a Heart Attack I know this may not seem like a surprise to those of us who are big believers in nutrition and healthy lifestyle, but it was a surprise for researchers. While it is generally acknowledged…

Higher Omega 3 Levels Associated with Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Higher Omega 3 Levels Associated with Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer  Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer and little is known about how to prevent it or effectively treat it.  A new study found that Japanese men…

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a great recipe to add to your Thanksgiving meal. The brussels sprouts are roasted at a high temp so that wonderful caramelization develops and they're so fast and easy to make. Halfway through baking, flip them over and drizzle with…

FDA Strengthens Warning that NSAIDs, like Ibuprofen and Naproxen, Can Cause Heart Attacks and Strokes

We have heard for a number of years that COX2 inhibitors like Vioxx and Celebrex create an increased risk for heart attack or stroke and this is why Vioxx was taken off the market in 2004.  However, now it has become apparent from the recent…

Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Thanksgiving dinner wasn't always so indulgent or calorie filled.  It used to be eaten over a three day celebration.  It wasn't until the mid-late 1800s that the meal became a national past time, when it was declared a national holiday by…

Patients with Crohn's Disease Show Improvement with Vitamin D Supplementation

Vitamin D gets my vote for the nutrient of the decade with it being linked in research to an amazing amount of positive effects in the body, including reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, infections, promoting DNA repair,…

Resveratrol Reduces Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

A new randomized clinical trial published in Neurology found that when patients with Alzheimers's Disease were given resveratrol twice per day, they had improvement of at least one significant biomarker, indicating less disease progression than…

Chiropractic For Headaches

A patient recently approached me at the gym and said that his daughter had been suffering with a headache for over a week. The pain was excruciating. Her medical doctor had been prescribing various pain medications, which were not helping.…

High-Protein Chicken Salad

High-Protein Chicken Salad Ingredients 1 pound (454 grams) cooked chicken breast or rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 4 cups shredded) 1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/2 medium red onion or 60 grams) 1/2 cup diced apple (about 1/2…