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Are you prepared for the "pollen-pocalypse"?

According to some scientists, our warmer planet is going to come with more pollen. And I mean a lot more. Keep reading...

The most critical heart supplement your doctor didn't recommend

It's probably happened to you before. You tell your doctor about the vitamins and supplements you take. And he or she says there's just no proof that they're doing anything for you. (Or worse, they warn you that your supplements might actually be harming you.) Keep reading...

Why TV dinners can double your risk of death

I'd be willing to bet you don't know how much phosphorus you eat. But you should. Because I just found out that more than a third of all Americans eat a diet that's too high in phosphorus. And according to a new study of nearly 10,000 adults, their overall mortality risk is twice as high as people with lower phosphorous intakes. Keep reading...

The simplest way to double your odds of beating cancer

A recent meta-analysis looked at data from more than 4,000 breast cancer patients. Researchers categorized women with vitamin D levels around 30 ng/ml as subjects with high levels. (Not nearly high enough, in my opinion...) Keep reading...

Fish oil could significantly protect against heart disease and artery stiffening

The research I'm about to share with you solidly reaffirms one of my long-held beliefs. Namely, if you take nothing else, you have to take your fish oil. If for no other reason than to make up for the fact that the popular press doesn't. (And when they do, they almost never tell the whole story.) Keep reading...

Slash breast cancer risk with a common sleep aid

A team of researchers recently found that melatonin can slow breast cancer tumor growth in mice. This animal study showed that melatonin supplementation was able to block the growth of tumors and new blood vessels that support tumor growth. (A process known as angiogenesis.) Keep reading...

How your tax dollars are funding cancer and heart disease

When discussing the proposed ban on large soft drinks in NY the underlying sentiment is pretty unanimous. Don't tell me what to do. I have to laugh though, what no one seems to realize is that the government already tells you what to eat and what not to eat. Constantly. Keep reading...

Overweight children face same health risks as morbidly obese adults

New England Journal of Medicine researchers found that American kindergarteners who were overweight in 1998 were four times more likely to be obese by the time they hit high school than their normal-weight classmates. And the larger the child was before kindergarten, the greater his or her chance of becoming obese down the line. Keep reding...

This early morning staple could cut diabetes risk by a third

Researchers found that drinking coffee--even decaf--can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes dramatically. Specifically, this study found that people who drink six cups per day had a 33 percent lower risk of diabetes compared to people who don't drink coffee at all. Keep reading...

Detect 80 percent of colorectal cancers--the very first time--without a colonoscopy

 If you're familiar with my opinions on cancer screening, then you may recall that there's one test I am 100 percent in favor of--the colonoscopy. I know, however, not everyone shares this level of enthusiasm--a lot of my patients included. So when I came across the study results I want to share with you today, I was ecstatic... Keep reading...

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