This is your gut on Splenda…

By now, you know how I feel about animal studies. Are they useful? As a springboard for future research, certainly. But at the end of the day, their conclusions have limited value to actual human patients. Which is why, in general, you won’t find me reporting on them often. But I’m sure you’ve also noticed […]

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The “heartbreaking” truth about IBD

One point I strive to drive home with both my patients and readers is that the human body is much more than the sum of its parts. After all, holistic health is all about connections — especially between factors that conventional medicine considers largely unrelated. With that being said, the study I want to share […]

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Don’t let “sitting disease” destroy your brain

With the population getting older and living longer en masse, it’s more important than ever to keep your brain active. And in my experience, most patients are eager to follow any advice that promises to keep their minds and memories sharp. I’m really hoping that the news I share today doesn’t come as a complete […]

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The deadly irony of artificial sweeteners

On Tuesday, I shared new research showing that sugary beverages double the risk of heart disease death. I also warned that switching to diet soda wasn’t the solution — in fact, it’s a big part of the problem. Today, I’d like to take a moment to talk about exactly why that is. And I’m hoping […]

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