There’s no such thing as a safe energy drink

I’ll just come out and say it: “All things in moderation” is a big fat lie. Some things in moderation — like alcohol or low-sugar fruits — are perfectly acceptable. Healthy, even. But there are also some things you just shouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. Not even in moderation. Not ever, in fact. And […]

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Think twice before you pop that little purple pill

There’s a very common belief in America that a pill can fix anything. We want to put forth the least amount of effort, with no consequences. But that’s just not realistic. For instance, some people with diabetes believe they can overindulge whenever they want — they just have to take more insulin or blood sugar […]

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Coffee and tea: The cautions and benefits

Tuesday’s conversation about the benefits — and drawbacks — of raw food reminded me of another interesting article I came across recently. It focused on coffee. And although I don’t drink it, it’s, of course, one of the most popular healthy “vices” amongst both my readers and patients. And what better time to share it […]

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Pain-eliminating secrets straight from your kitchen

I had to laugh when I saw a recent article in my inbox. So let me just give you the headline, and then I’ll skewer it: “Clinicians Hungry for Education on Diet for Pain Management” Oh, so NOW mainstream doctors are interested in knowing more about the widespread health benefits provided by proper nutrition?! (After […]

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The dirt on raw food diets

For as long as I’ve been practicing medicine, raw food has always been a topic of great interest to both me and my patients. But as with most “alternative” fascinations, it’s taken a good three decades to work its way into mainstream health conversations, and into most folks’ sphere of awareness. You can probably credit […]

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