Gallbladder removal is the most common elective abdominal surgery in America. Gallstones, just one reason the gallbladder fails, affect 10-15% of Americans, or 20-25 million people. More importantly, why has gallbladder disease risen by 20%+ in the last 30 years?1 In the 1960s, America was told a lie that fat would cause heart disease! Since
You’ve probably heard sugar is bad for you. But, how bad is it, really? Let’s start with the addictive nature of sugar . . . it’s more addictive than cocaine! In one study, animals were offered a choice between two feeding levers: one loaded with sugar or saccharin and the other with cocaine. 94% of
While not all humans are equipped to digest milk sugars, we all have the ability to break down whey protein, the main protein in mother’s milk. In fact, whey protein has recently been found to provide a handful of health benefits as we age. Whey has been shown to support healthy muscle mass and building,
Turmeric has been time-tested and well-studied (boasting over 5600 scientific citations!) to be a powerful agent for optimal health. It is perhaps most well-known for its support of the liver, and as the liver has its hand in nearly every function of the body, turmeric has been found to wear many hats. As a result
Do you crave a sweet, chip, or caffeinated beverage at least once a day? Do you eat snacks between meals to prevent a blood sugar crash? Do you carry extra weight around your belly, hips, or thighs? Do you experience more and more “senior moments” with uncharacteristic brain fog? All of the above are early
What should we eat? In my search to answer what should be a very simple question, I have interviewed best-selling diet authors David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain, John McDougall, MD, author of The Starch Solution, Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, and this week’s podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben
A slew of health concerns can be caused by blood sugar levels. Educating yourself about the ways in which blood sugar affects you is crucial to balancing these levels. Conditions associated with chronically high blood sugar levels include weight gain, cardiovascular and cognitive health, as well as a host of degenerative conditions. Even blood sugars
Could you be prediabetic? According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of America is prediabetic and 90% of them, some 100 million Americans, do not know it.6-8 When researches compared blood sugar of 249 healthy adults in their 60s, there was a significant increase in brain atrophy and shrinkage
Chyawanprash is Ayurveda’s premier superfood, containing over forty herbal constituents that have worked synergistically since early in the first millennium BCE, when the formula was first documented in Ayurveda’s major treatise, Caraka Samhita.
We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
All year long, and especially each winter, I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients with a subclinical protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what to include—and not include—in their diets. But somehow, despite the best intentions, they find themselves crashing due to a significant