Vitamin D Helps Protect Women Against Breast Cancer

  We have known for a while that vitamin D is potentially protective against various chronic diseases, like cancer.  And we know that raising your vitamin D levels above 20 or 30 ng/mL, which most labs say is normal, is beneficial.  We…

If You Have Type II Diabetes, What Target for Lowering Your HbA1c Should You Have?

If You Have Type II Diabetes, What Target for Lowering Your HbA1c Should You Have?   There is a debate among experts what target level of Hemoglobin A1C should be your goal.(1)  Hemoglobin A1C, which stands for glycated hemoglobin, is believed…
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Improving Posture for Anti-Aging with Dr. Steven Weiniger: Rational Wellness Podcast 055

Improving your posture is an anti-aging strategy with Dr. Steven Weiniger, who is interviewed by Dr. Ben Weitz.  [If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a rating and review on Itunes, so more people will find The Rational Wellness Podcast]    Podcast…
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Heavy Metal Detox with Dr. Christopher Shade: Rational Wellness Podcast 054

Dr. Christopher Shade discusses how to test for and remove heavy metals from the body with Dr. Ben Weitz. [If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a rating and review on Itunes, so more people will find The Rational Wellness Podcast]    Podcast…

Rational Wellness Podcast 044: Lyme Disease with Dr. William Rawls

Dr. William Rawls talks with Dr. Ben Weitz about Lyme Disease and how to effectively treat it.  [If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a positive review on Itunes, so more people will find The Rational Wellness Podcast]    Podcast…

Improve Your Thyroid Function With Proper Nutritional Supplementation

  Improve Your Thyroid Function With Proper Nutritional Supplementation  Approximately .4% of people in the United States have hypothyroidism, an under-functioning thyroid gland, and an additional 4-8% of people in the US have…

Low Vitamin B6 Status in Kidney Transplant Patients is Associated with Increased Mortality

When functional levels of Vitamin B6 are measured to be lower in kidney transplant patients, they have a higher rate of dying (mortality), particularly due to cancer or infection.  This correlates with other research associating low B6 levels…
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Rational Wellness Podcast 034: Maximizing Fitness with Nutrition with James LaValle

Pharmacist James LaValle discusses how to maximize your fitness levels by following the optimal nutrition program with Dr. Ben Weitz. [If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a positive review on Itunes, so more people will find The Rational…
Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad Ingredients 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is Treatable

  For many years, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has been thought of as a condition that is stress related and can only be managed with drugs that reduce symptoms. But most cases of IBS are caused by an infection in your small intestine, known…

Fish Oil Supplements Help Stabilize Chronic Kidney Disease

Patients with both diabetes and coronary artery disease often develop chronic kidney disease. Increasing levels of a protein, albumin, in the urine is one of the key indicators of the development and progression of chronic kidney disease.…

Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) Not Effective for Those Over 65 Years Old

Statin drugs, such as Lipitor and Pravastatin, have been recommended to prevent heart attacks in patients with elevated cholesterol. Some cardiologists have touted the benefits ot these drugs and have even suggested putting it in the water supply. …

Response to American Heart Association Paper that Saturated Fat and Coconut Oil are Bad

You've probably seen the headlines like "Coconut Oil is Actually Terrible For You" that were seen after the American Heart Association (AHA) paper was published in the medical journal, Circulation, on June 15, 2017 that argues that saturated…

Broccoli Prevents Cancer

Broccoli Prevents Cancer   In the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, a new study shows that sulforaphane from broccoli may have a positive impact on genetics and prostate cancer risk.(1)  Prostate cancer is the second leading…

Removing Toxins With Proper Liver Support

Our modern world is awash in toxins, including heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic), herbicides, pesticides, teflon pans, BPA from plastic, pthalates and sodium laurel sulfate in personal care products, flame retardant chemicals found…