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…

Endometrial Cancer Update

A recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund (1) found that both obesity (body fatness) and a high glycemic diet increase your risk of endometrial cancer.  A high glycemic diet (a diet containing foods that cause a quick spike in your…

Do Omega 3 Fats Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

The short answer is No!!!  Omega 3 fats from fish and fish oil have been shown in numerous (hundreds) scientific studies to be associated with decreases in various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer of various types. …

Acetyl Carnitine as Cancer Adjunct to Reduce Peripheral Neuropathy

Some of the more effective chemotherapeutic drugs produce the negative effect of peripheral neuropathy--damage to the nerves of the arms and legs with symptoms that include tingling, numbness, and burning pain in the hands and feet, as well…

Pain Relievers Are Not The Answer

A recent Los Angeles Times article (3-29-2013) reports the rising rate of death from prescription drugs in the United States, specifically from overdose due to pain relievers like Oxycontin and Vicodin.  Deaths due to overdose of these drugs…

Chiropractic Care For Sciatica

What is Sciatica? This refers to inflammation of  the sciatic nerve and it can cause significant pain in the lower back and down your leg. The nerve starts in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the leg to the foot. It…

Organic is Best

You may have heard that organic is not worth the extra cost because the nutrient content is not much different and organic is not 100% organic anyway.  It's just a scam, so just buy your vegetables and fruit from Costco or Wallmart in bulk…

What About the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet (aka, the Caveman diet or the Stone Age diet) is very popular these days, esp. among the nutritionist/nutritional doctor community and there are lots of articles and books out promoting this way of eating as the healthiest.(1,2,3) …

Nutrition Benefits Cancer Patients

A recent study(1) has found that cancer patients who received individualized nutritional counseling while undergoing conventional treatments had a higher quality of life, less radiotherapy toxicity, and a better long term prognosis.  Patients…

To Cheese or Not to Cheese, That is the Question

To cheese, or not to cheese, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of saturated fats, Or to take Arms against a Sea of carbohydrate troubles, There has been a recent trend in the nutrition…