Make that change — it could save your life

It’s February 23rd… do you know where your New Year’s resolution is? Let the record show that I’m only half joking here. Because for all the good intentions set on the first of January, most people have given up on their resolutions entirely come Valentine’s Day. And chief among these are commitments to get healthier […]

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The Mediterranean secret to cancer survival

I’ve been talking about the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet for nearly as long as I’ve been in practice. My two biggest diet book successes were both variations on that theme — that a diet rich in fish, vegetables, olives, and macadamia nut oil (with a limited intake of sugar and processed foods) is […]

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The brain-based booby trap that’s keeping you fat

As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t often write about animal studies. Not because this research isn’t valuable. But because, without clinical evidence to back it up, it just doesn’t mean much for actual human patients. I do make exceptions for certain studies, though — usually when their findings confirm what we already instinctively know to […]

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There’s no such thing as “safe” pollution

It never ceases to amaze me that so many people still think they live in an insulated bubble. That they exist in a magical place where even though they do horrendous things to the environment, day-after-day, it’ll somehow never affect them. The reality, of course, that the world does not work this way… not does […]

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A happy childhood starts at the dinner table

Often, it’s the little things in life that have the most profound impact on our health. But when we spend so much time seeking out newer, cutting-edge shortcuts to fix our problems, it’s easy to miss the solutions that have been sitting right in front of our faces. For this reason, I think it’s important […]

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