Which is better for your heart? Low Carb versus Low FAT

April 5, 2014 by  
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The more we study the more we find that our ancestors where a lot smarter than we are. Being a Caveman means you eat what the good earth provides which is meat and plants. There was no grain, no bread, no processed foods, no high fructose corn syrup and certainly no genetically modified foods. In […]

Restaurants, Travel, Food & Avoiding Pitfalls

February 5, 2014 by  
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So I spent 4 days in Portland recently. Amazing city with very cool, eclectic mix of fun things to see and do. I highly recommend a visit. For my business travelers I want to offer a glimpse of healthy survival. Once a gain it is EASY if your vision has been trained to see the […]

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

February 2, 2014 by  
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Margaret came to me at 65 years of age and wanted to change her life. She was tired of feeling tired and knew that her health was taking a nosedive. She had a laundry list of complaints that was growing with each passing year and she feared that her next 2 decades would be miserable […]

Let’s Go to the AIRPORT for Some Healthy Food!

January 27, 2014 by  
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That’s right, I said airport. Many of my patients have heavy travel schedules and I commonly hear the response, “Well it’s impossible to eat healthy when you travel.” I typically just take a deep breath and simply try to absorb the expressed frustration but after years of these deep breaths I now have to explode […]

Statin Drugs are NOT the Only Solution to Cholesterol

January 21, 2014 by  
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The new guidelines offer insight to physicians on how to use statin drugs to reduce heart attack rates. Period. Is it fair to expect more than that? No it really is not. We are not taught anything about nutrition, sleep physiology, exercise physiology or for that matter anything about “health”. What we are taught in […]

Can you trust what your doctor is being taught? The New Statin Guidelines.

January 14, 2014 by  
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The new guidelines from the ACC (AmericanCollege of Cardiology) and the AHA (American Heart Assoc.) were just released over a week ago. These guidelines are meant to offer guidance to physicians in their treatment of cholesterol as way to reduce cardiovascular risk. It is intended to be a thorough review of the medical literature and […]

Look Mommy! It’s the Vegetable Truck!

July 3, 2013 by  
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Those are words that make a mother smile.  I have spent the past several years wondering how I would ever get my daughter to eat vegetables.  I know that many parents have the same concerns.  Baby food is easy.  Infants seem quite pleased to slurp green bean puree from little spoons.  Then we move to […]

Get Rid of Unwanted Belly Fat in the New Year!

July 3, 2013 by  
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So maybe you have been doing the right things…you have been eating more fruits and vegetables, you have cut out the sweets and the bread, and you have even been drinking more water, but you still have extra weight around your middle.  What are you missing?  Why won’t doesn’t your waist ever shrink?  You keep […]

Food = Mood

July 3, 2013 by  
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I want to share a quick story about a woman I met today who came to me with severe depression as a result of a series of tragic events that have occurred in her life. As we talked for more than an hour I kept seeing a recurrent theme. Her mounting health problems had begun […]

How to Get Your Kids (and adults) to Eat Vegetables

July 3, 2013 by  
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News flash – vegetables are good for you. Yet many Americans eat little to no vegetables. Even people that like vegetables often tell me they only get 2 to 3 per day. This article is not about scolding you about your lack of vegetable consumption. But lets be realistic and admit that if our kids […]

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