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…

L-Carnitine Supplementation Improves Heart Function and Mitochondrial Energy Production

L-Carnitine is a nutrient that is needed by the body to transport fats into the mitochondria where they are utilized to create energy.  L-Carnitine can be synthesized by the body in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lycine and methionine…

Improved Mental Capacity and Long Term Brain Health

How do you keep your brain healthy and maximize your mental capacity as you age?  Some of the following recommendations are from an article in the Jan/Feb issue of Nutrition Action Letter:   1. Manage your blood pressure.  People who…

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a commonly recommended procedure for patients with back pain with or without leg pain (sciatica).  I have personally seen this procedure work effectively in some cases when surgery was being considered as an…

Eating Healthy at Thanksgiving

How to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Thanksgiving Holiday by Dr. Roseanne Dembeck and Dr. Ben Weitz Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t always so indulgent or calorie filled.  It was all eaten over a three day celebration.  It wasn’t until the…

Regular Chiropractic Care

Spinal Tune-ups                                 Many of you have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain, headaches, rotator cuff shoulder problems, etc. Getting the spinal joints…

Vitamin C Helps To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Stomach Cancer

Do we still need Vitamin C?  It hardly ever gets a mention in health news these days.  Whenever discussions of antioxidants occur, more exotic antioxidants like green tea extract, coenzyme Q-10, grape seed extract, pycnogenol, and alpha lipoic…