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…

Diversity of Gut Bacteria is a Key to Health

A number of recent scientific studies have concluded that having more diversity in the bacteria in your gut (microbiota) is important for your overall health.  And we tend to lose bacterial diversity in our colons and a number of factors in…

Coffee Drinkers Have Clearer Arteries

We tend to think of coffee as harmful to our health, but yet another study shows the benefits of moderate coffee consumption. A recent study published in Heart, part of the British Medical Journal group of journals, found that those who…

Cancer-Fighting Cruciferous Salad

The following recipe is from the American Institute of Cancer Research web site and it is both healthy and yummy: Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli may be the most famous for its cancer-preventive compounds. Its cruciferous…

Bisphosphonates and Atypical Fractures

          Bisphosphonates are a classification of drugs to treat or prevent osteoporosis and include Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Boniva.  They have been shown to reduce fractures in the short term,…

Using a Green Powder

Is there value in using a Green powder? Can't I just make a green smoothie by putting some green vegetables like spinach into a Vitamix with some frozen fruit? Sure, you can make a great smoothie with just real food and not add any powders…

Statin Drugs Should be Used Sparingly

    Cholesterol lowering drugs like Lipitor, known as statins, are prescribed when patients present with high cholesterol, esp. elevated LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol.  The thought is that they will prevent heart…

Resveratrol has no benefit? Wrong!

Once again we have another study that supposedly shows no benefit to nutritional supplementation.(1) We are told that this should shut the book on the idea that resveratrol supplementation has any benefit. What about the hundreds of other…

Tocotrienols (subgroup of Vitamin E) Have Anti-Cancer Effect

Tocotrienols Have Anti-Cancer Effect  A new study confirmed earlier research and revealed some of the precise mechanisms of how tocotrienols have an anti-cancer effect.(1) Vitamin E is actually a group of vitamins that includes both the…

Probiotics may Assist in Weight Loss.

Recent research indicates that having the right mixture of healthy bacteria (probiotics) may assist in weight loss. The gut bacteria can be grouped according to whether they are firmicutes or bacteroides. Obese individuals have a higher amount…

Safe Grilling

Grilling makes food taste good and is fun to do in the summer, but it may increase the risk of certain cancers. This is because grilling at high temperatures can convert proteins in red meat, pork, poultry, and fish into heterocyclic amines…

Synthetic Folic Acid vs Natural Folate: Does it Matter?

  Unlike natural folates found in foods like spinach, (synthetic) folic acid is not found in nature, but it can be converted in the body into the reduced forms of folate that the body uses in many important processes.  Folates are involved…

Flouride and Neurobehavioral Problems

Neurobehavioral problems such as autism, attention-deficit disorder, and dyslexia are on the rise in children in the US. Could fluoride ingestion be contributing to this? Flouride has been added to the water in many cities and to toothpaste…