Reality Health Check

New research makes the same old case against PSA

Sometimes, it seems like the ongoing controversy over the risks and benefits of the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test will never end. Case in point: A new review shows that over the course of a decade, PSA screening reduces prostate cancer mortality by only a small amount — but it doesn’t have an effect on overall […]

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Another day, another medical research scandal

You might say that my ideas seem libertarian at times — even bordering on conspiracy theory. But I can assure you that this isn’t a case of pathological paranoia. I’ve just been in this game for a long time… Long enough to know that it’s generally played for only one reason — money. I realize […]

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Dodge cancer by eating an early dinner

The power of your circadian rhythms (or what I like to refer to as your “body clock”) can’t be overstated — whether your goal is to lose weight, dodge diabetes, or ward off a cancer diagnosis down the road. But there’s more to a balanced “body clock” than keeping a regular bedtime. Your mealtimes matter, […]

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New product promises dairy without consequences

Let’s file this one under “you learn something new every day.” And yes, by “you” I also mean me. I’m not ashamed to admit that I do, in fact, continue to learn new things about the world of health on a regular basis. Whether it’s from scanning the headlines for this newsletter, or talking to […]

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The easier way to get better blood sugar results

I have to say, I’m getting pretty sick of the medical establishment’s refusal to understand even basic definitions in the field of nutritional medicine. And I’m even more sick of their attempts to research these concepts, despite their blatant ignorance. The end result is a bunch of poorly designed studies that deliver questionable results. And, […]

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The pill-free trick for beating depression

On Tuesday, I told you about new research suggesting that a simple supplement might succeed where popular antidepressants fail. And honestly, I can’t get enough of news like this — because I couldn’t possibly hate this class of drugs more than I already do… Their risks run the gamut from heart attack to premature death. […]

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The fight for your brain starts in your heart

Your heart health and brain health go hand in hand — it’s a crucial connection I discuss with my patients all the time. And for once, we’re not talking about a link that’s only recognized by the field of integrative medicine. Luckily, even mainstream docs understand what’s good for your heart is also good for […]

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Stop the slow-motion disaster of diabetes

Twenty years. That’s how far in advance the red flags of diabetes start to wave before a full-blown diagnosis. This is the conclusion of new research, which debuted at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). And it’s enough to make you wonder how we’re still in the throes […]

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Are plastics paving the way to the apocalypse?

In all my years of practicing medicine, I’ve found there are only a few things men really worry about when it comes to their health: testosterone, prostate problems, erections, and dying of a heart attack. Obviously, there are a whole host of other concerns worth considering. But those four categories easily bring the most men […]

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The PURE path to heart disease prevention

On what planet is a diet rich in fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy, and unprocessed red meat considered controversial? It boggles my mind that we’re somehow still debating these facts today — despite a whole mountain of evidence to support the wisdom of this way of eating. And yet, when you read mainstream medicine’s […]

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The American Heart Association’s latest deadly recommendation

In yet another example of how clueless the “powers that be” in this country truly are, the American Heart Association (AHA) just released an official statement on low-calorie (a.k.a. artificial) sweeteners. The AHA believes there isn’t enough evidence on the long-term negative effects of artificially sweetened beverages. Not only that, but they say these kinds […]

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Is your probiotic poisoning you?

It was only a matter of time before the backlash against probiotics started. In fact, new research wants you to think your probiotic is poisoning you! According to a new study, probiotic use was linked to significant build-up of bacteria in the small intestine, resulting in disorientation, brain fog, and rapid, significant belly bloating. This […]

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The real cost of those “free” flu shots

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change color… The mornings are crisp and cool… And flu shot propaganda is popping up everywhere you look. The mainstream medicine “powers that be” are so desperate for people to get a flu shot, they’re even giving them away for free! Look, I love […]

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Beware this dangerous, stroke-inducing drug combo

I spent a good portion of my medical residency taking people off of unnecessary medications — and it’s still a primary focus in my practice to this day. So I’ll never understand why mainstream doctors almost never really look into all of the medications their patients are taking to determine if they’re actually necessary. Taking […]

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If your gut isn’t healthy, neither are you

The number of bacteria living in your intestines actually exceeds the number of cells in your body. So it’s important to keep them healthy. That might give you the creepy crawlies, but I assure you — they serve a very important purpose. In fact, science has been showing just how much our guts control everything […]

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