Kidney Disease From Pain Killers

You've probably been told that over the counter pain killers, esp. NSAIDS, like ibuprofen, and Tylenol, are extremely safe.  Well, not exactly.  More and more evidence has been accumulating over the last few years about how dangerous these…

Fish Oil Increases Effects of Weight Training

A new study documents the beneficial effects of fish oil supplements for elderly (average age 64) women who are also engaged in a strength training program.  This adds to the growing list of impressive benefits of fish oil supplements. (Rodachi…

Eating multiple small meals

I advocate eating a small meal or snack every 3 hours or so throughout the day. This allows blood sugar levels (and insulin levels) to stay more consistent through the day and reduces the carbohydrate cravings that result from big dips in blood…

The Plastic Code

The Plastic Code   Plastic bottles and containers are categorized based on what they are made of and how they can be recycled. This is given a number contained in a triangle on the bottom. This code allows us to know which ones are unsafe…

Reduce Toxins in Your Home

We should reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals in our homes, since these chemicals may cause birth defects and increase our risk of chronic diseases such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, diabetes and cancer.  In addition, many of…

Prescription Drugs Kill

For the first time in history in the United States, drugs exceeded car accidents as a cause of death in 2009.  ( see http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-drugs-epidemic-20110918,0,3886090.story)  This increase in drug deaths is fueled mainly…

Portfolio Diet Reduces Cholesterol

A new paper in JAMA demonstrates that placing individuals who have high cholesterol on a  diet that includes .94 grams of plant sterols/1000 calories, 22.5 grams of soy protein/1000 calories, 9.8 grams of viscous fibers/1000 calories from oats,…

Fiber Reduces Breast Cancer

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating more fiber reduced the risk of breast cancer.  This is because women who eat more fiber have lower circulating levels of estrogen, which reduces the risk…

10 Months of Chiropractic Better than One for Chronic Back pain

A new paper in the prestigous journal Spine found that patients with chronic low back pain (pain for six months or longer) experienced greater improvement after one month of chiropractic manipulation (3 times per week for 4 weeks) followed by…

Multivitamins Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A recent paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Multivitamin use and the risk of myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort of Swedish women) demonstrated that women who took a daily multivitamin/mineral had a 27% lower risk…