Reality Health Check

PREDICT dementia 13 years prior? (Wow!)

I firmly believe that it’s better to know you have a disease—or a higher risk of one—as early as possible. This knowledge provides you with more time to adjust to a smarter lifestyle that will benefit you in the long run. Or at the very least, to organize a caregiving plan, whenever necessary. Well, researchers […]

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The ONLY diet plan you’ll EVER need

Have you had a chance to review the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best diet plans? This year, they ranked 24 diets to help people find a plan that meets their goals. And they sorted them into categories like… Easiest diets to follow… Best family-friendly diets… Best diets for diabetes… How […]

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Can a CARB destroy CANCER?

I often get asked about resistant starch… also known as fermentable fiber. It’s a carb that skips digestion in the small intestine… and instead ferments in the large intestine. There’s been some buzz that it aids in gut health—and you know how important that is to overall health. But for me, resistant starch is a […]

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REVEALED: Dietary secret SAVES your brain

I often say that the earlier you start doing something about your health, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Consistency is key. And it will provide big payoff. Now, new research highlights how this dietary secret—which you should start incorporating as early as possible—might just SAVE your brain. Boost your cognition Researchers […]

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Eating MORE improves DIABETES?

Tell me… Would you rather eat as many calories as you want—and feel satisfied after every meal… Or restrict your diet to certain foods that always leave you wanting more? I know which one I’d choose, time and time again. But if that sounds too good to be true, listen up. Because my favorite “diet” […]

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Reigning VICTOR for heart health [must-read]

Having a healthy heart is important. Otherwise, you’re facing lethal health risks—heart attack, stroke, and more. Of course, when it comes to protecting your heart, the mainstream has it all WRONG. Study after study shows the top drug prescribed by cardiologists—statins—has more risk than benefit. Instead, a more natural approach is taking the crown. Exciting-yet-unsurprising […]

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How MANY meals for better health?

I have never believed in the old adage that the healthiest way to eat is to enjoy six small meals a day. It just never made sense to me. And nowadays, plenty of research backs me up. Of course, I also hate when researchers jump to conclusions and say things like, “individuals eating only one […]

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The No. 1 healthy habit HIJACKER

New year, new you… right? So far today, you’ve worked out, had a healthy breakfast, and a satisfying lunch. Yet, your mind keeps wandering to those leftover Christmas cookies or mouth-watering, indulgent leftovers… You hold strong and eventually make a dinner that meets all of your nutritional needs. Even still, you can’t seem to shake […]

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Low-carb diet REVERSES life-altering disease?

I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to train in London—it forever changed the way I practice medicine. While the National Health Service (NHS) is far from perfect, they at least look for ways to decrease the cost of healthcare. And I’ve taken that lesson to heart. I’m also especially grateful to […]

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Burn fat EASIER (no “fuel” required!)

Tell me… do you eat before a workout to “fuel up?” If you answered “yes,” you’ll want to listen up. Because a recent study revealed how you can DOUBLE your body’s fat-burning potential… no “fuel” required! Exercise before breakfast In the first phase of this study, researchers asked 12 sedentary and overweight or obese men […]

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Is this recommendation for middle-aged women NECESSARY?

Did you know that every single study in circulation—every report and guideline—has to be watered down into clear messaging that supports 300 million different Americans? The problem is, our population is diverse. And individual health concerns are unique. So you can imagine how difficult it is to bottle up reams of research on any one […]

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How many cups of coffee for MAXIMUM benefits?

Coffee lovers everywhere… rejoice! According to a new analysis, that steaming cup of joe can keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) at bay and boost longevity—compared to avoiding it. Of course, there are some caveats. I never encourage you to indulge in the season’s guiltiest pleasures, like peppermint mochas and sugar cookie lattes. The artificial sweeteners and […]

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END long COVID fatigue (and more)

It’s estimated that 25 percent of everyone who gets COVID will also get long COVID. This is when symptoms persist for months, if not years. That’s one in four victims! I’ve written about the depth of this problem in previous e-letters. And I’ve touched on how you can help protect yourself. But now, an exciting […]

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AVOID this dietary trend (warning)

It’s almost time to refresh, refocus, and reset our habits. Because with each new year, people set new resolutions—and look forward to the year ahead. And while I encourage you to make healthy eating a priority in 2023, there’s a trend I must warn you about. It’s something that’s growing in popularity. Indeed, there are […]

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Is “too much” exercise risky?

I’m always talking to you about exercise. (And nagging those of you who don’t do anything to do something!) But what about the other end of the spectrum… Is there ever a case where you’re exercising too much? Well, as we approach a new year and analyze our lifestyle habits, let’s talk about a “sweet […]

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DROP this habit to DEMOLISH dementia risk

Dementia costs our healthcare system billions of dollars. And it costs many seniors their independence… livelihood… and, of course, precious memories. In fact, of all chronic diseases associated with aging, dementia is one of the most dreaded. But what if I told you there was something YOU could do, starting TODAY, to lessen your risk […]

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SHIELD your loved ones from early-onset cancer

More young adults (under 50) are being diagnosed with cancer than ever before. And I can already guess what you’re thinking… Perhaps we’re catching these cancers earlier because of improved screening. Well, that’s partially true. But it certainly can’t account for the dramatic rise of early-onset cancer diagnoses across the board. Because the truth is, […]

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Live LONGER after a breast cancer diagnosis (simple!)

Your lifestyle is one of the single greatest ways to stay healthy. After all, most diseases are associated with modifiable risk factors—which are factors you can control. That’s why I love helping my patients improve key aspects of their daily routine… from exercise and diet, to sleep and stress-reduction, and more. And now, research reveals […]

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Avocados: One of the HEALTHIEST foods? (Find out why)

As cynical as I can be sometimes, it’s rather remarkable that we’re seeing so much research on food, exercise, and nutritional supplements. Of course, clinical research starts with a question—and then the study is designed to answer that single question, one way or another. But sometimes, a surprising, new finding emerges. And that’s exactly what […]

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Cold weather BURNS fat?

I have to confess… I hate winter. I hate that sunshine is sparse. And I hate that temperatures are frigid. And if you’re a fellow sun-seeker or beach lover, perhaps you can relate. But—let’s not focus on those chilling thoughts. Because not everything about this time of year is bad. In fact, winter offers some […]

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DELICIOUS diabetic-reversing diet

Did you know you could potentially reverse your type 2 diabetes by eating a luxuriously delicious diet? It’s something I’ve been preaching (and successfully using with my patients) for nearly 30 years now. But of course, since it’s not “mainstream-approved,” like their stupid DASH diet, the naysayers are coming out of the woodwork. And they’re […]

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[Warning]: Terrifying DANGERS of plastic

I was stunned when I found out that any given person eats a credit card’s worth of plastic in just one week. (I would even bet many people consume more than that!) But, what can we expect? Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created is still on our planet today, aside from […]

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Manage anxiety safely and effectively

I’m always warning you about the hazards of chronic stress. Because the fact is, if you don’t deal with the stress in your life, it can (and will) kill you. Of course, I also realize this time of year is stressful. And anxiety-inducing. So, if you, like many others, feel your heart pulsing and anxiety […]

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NEVER overlook your nutritional needs

Proper nutrition is the foundation for a long, healthy life. It can prevent chronic illnesses, including cancer. And it can treat or even reverse others, like diabetes. So, why is it so difficult to get physicians on board with this concept? How hard is it to TALK to patients about nutrition? Case in point: A […]

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POOP: The key to better health?

Here’s a headline I thought I would never see… “Your Poop May Hold the Secret to Long Life.” Not because I don’t believe it—I do. After all, I wrote a book about gut health long before it was popular. But I am shocked that the mainstream is actually considering this as a possibility. Let’s take […]

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LOSE weight, BOOST health (easy!)

When it comes to weight loss, as with most things, you want to keep it simple. But conventional medicine continues to do what they do best… They study something time and time again, which only makes things more complicated. Why provide so much information—and an abundance of choices—when a solution is already clear and concise? […]

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COVID: More SCARY effects

Yesterday I shared some signs of long COVID. Because sadly, some patients are suffering from the aftershocks of their infection for months… sometimes even years. And today, I have more worrisome news to share… COVID could lead to severe, debilitating complications within the first yearof infection. 40 million and counting In a new study published […]

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Suffering from long COVID? You’re not alone

I find it somewhat remarkable how some people have stopped worrying about the virus that keeps on giving… COVID. It’s been a long road to even get to that point. But it’s important to remember the harsh reality that it’s still here. Worse yet, many Americans are suffering from ongoing effects, or long COVID. And […]

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BEWARE: Sweet drinks KILL

Do you drink sugary drinks? Perhaps you don’t, but you know someone else who does? Either way, heed my warning: STOP NOW. Because new research confirms what I’ve been saying all along… Drinking just two or more sugar- or artificially- sweetened beverages daily may raise your risk of DYING from a dreaded diagnosis… One that’s […]

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Hope for healthcare costs? (FINALLY)

It’s rare that we ever get a “win” when it comes to reducing healthcare costs. After all, Big Pharma has very deep pockets. And they lavishly throw lobbying dollars around to distract anyone with the slightest interest in cutting costs. So—you can imagine my surprise that the Senate actually passed some modest drug pricing negotiation […]

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Oldie-but-goodie VITAMIN staves off Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is arguably the most dreaded diagnosis plaguing the nation. And according to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than one in 10 older adults show early signs of the disease. In fact, AD is a slow burn—with brain changes often beginning decades before symptoms really start to rear their head. That’s why I’m always […]

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STOP villainizing salt!

We rarely eat one food at a time. And that’s the biggest problem with nutrition studies—they tend to focus on a single food or ingredient. When in reality, foods contain many different components. Healthy options contain various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and more. Meanwhile, unhealthy foods—packaged, processed, fast foods—contain a plethora of ingredients that even [...]

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