Reality Health Check

Beat COVID-19 from within

You might hate to admit it, but COVID-19 remains a top health challenge. Especially when it comes to transmission—and symptoms of long COVID. But exciting research continues to emerge… And recent findings suggest the key to warding off an infection could “live” inside you. Build an internal wall As I’ve said many times, your gut […]

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A billion-dollar mistake

Chemicals. Plastics. Pollutants. I’ve discussed their threat to our health more times than I can count. But in case you aren’t yet convinced… An analysis reveals exposure is a MAJOR contributor to the overall disease burden in the United States… To the tune of $250 billion! Dangerous chemicals Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are of course linked […]

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Sense of serenity: UNLOCKED

Let’s see a show of hands for how many people AREN’T experiencing stress… No one? That’s what I thought. (If you’re one of the very few, please write in and let us in on your secret!) But with that in mind, let’s find a path to serenity… Powerful botanical remedies The two botanicals I want […]

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Did scientists just stumble upon a BIG dementia clue?

Neurodegenerative diseases include different types of dementia, like Alzheimer’s, as well as Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), Huntington’s, and more. None of which have a cure. See, in these disorders, brain cells ultimately lose function and die. It’s a leading cause of physical and cognitive disability around the world, with incidence rates seemingly increasing. But scientists […]

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Take a STEP toward better health

At this point, you already know that regular movement is critical to good health. But in my quest to make good health attainable for anyone… at any age or fitness level… I’m excited to share the results of this feel-good study. Because it really puts YOU in control of ROBUST health benefits. Add some speed […]

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What your gut NEEDS

It’s no surprise that gut bacteria have taken the world by storm. They’ll turn out to be the KEY to most health outcomes, if we can only figure them out. Of course, science likes to pose one singular question of one thing at a time—and that’s difficult when it comes to our guts, which host […]

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Childhood obesity is a GROWING threat

As you many know, I was an obese child and adolescent. And I still have the psychological scars to prove it. That’s why the first book I ever wrote was, Feed Your Kids Well. (Click here to learn more.) My goal was, and still is to this day, to help nurture kids with food from […]

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Ward off a deadly heart attack without drugs

Did you know that 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a heart attack each year? Not to mention, nearly 20 percent of those patients will have a second one within the subsequent five years. So, in lieu of American Heart Month, let’s talk more about getting your heart in tip-top shape—especially if you’re a heart […]

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SAFE and EFFECTIVE Alzheimer’s treatment? (Finally!)

Most of us will know or love someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It’s a devastating condition that slowly steals one’s independence, memories, and identity. So, finding ways to help AD patients (and their caregivers) is imperative. And, according to a new study, this non-drug therapy could work wonders… Troubling symptoms AD doesn’t just affect memory. […]

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Don’t miss these early warning signs of MS

I don’t know why I don’t write about multiple sclerosis (MS) more often. My first cousin has MS and lives in a wheelchair, so I know firsthand how debilitating the condition can be. But since it’s something that often flies under the radar until it’s too late—when symptoms are apparent, it’s often because the disease […]

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HALT cognitive decline with a daily multivitamin?

Data suggests that 70 percent of supplement users take a daily multivitamin. Do you? If not, you might want to reconsider. Because research reveals this safe and simple pill-popping habit could work WONDERS for the aging brain… Bringing YEARS of cognitive decline to a screeching halt. Promising, recurring evidence Perhaps you remember a past Reality […]

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A waistline-destroying, highly ADDICTIVE habit

As I hinted about yesterday, our food supply plays a MAJOR role in our alarming obesity rates. The evidence is real, and there’s just something about ultra-processed foods (UPFs) that can sabotage even the most valiant weight-loss efforts. So, in your quest to leave some of those extra pounds in the dust for GOOD, consider […]

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Overweight and feeling helpless? Let’s talk!

I think most people who struggle with their weight can relate to the war that goes on in their head about food. I’ve written about this on many occasions. Most recently, I discussed the new wonder drugs of weight loss and their amazing ability to dial down the “food noise.” As an “overweight” person—yes, even […]

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“Energy drinks” are NOT for children (WARNING)

Sometimes we all struggle to find daily motivation… And that can be especially true during the dark days of winter. But no matter the cause of these feelings of fatigue, there’s one thing I never condone at ANY age… Reaching for a so-called “energy drink.” Troubling effects among adolescents I often preach about moderation. But […]

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We took cold and flu season for granted

It’s funny in an ironic way… we kind-of took cold and flu season for granted before COVID-19. I mean, yes, people have always dreaded these seasonal threats while striving to prevent (or overcome) them. But now, after so many unfortunate deaths during the pandemic, science is looking at the common cold and flu through a […]

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Mind-body technique healed 80 percent from trauma!

A recent novel pilot study appeared in my inbox recently. It addressed a topic that I don’t often write about, but I should… Mind-body medicine. While some may find this flaky, in my view, there’s never been a better time to discuss its potential benefits. Especially for one mental health condition that can be quite […]

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DIRE impacts of sleep apnea [MUST-READ]

Sleep apnea. Most people dread this diagnosis because its treatment isn’t well-tolerated. But when left untreated, research reveals its effects can be DIRE. Fatal effects I’m sure you’ve heard about the link between sleep apnea and snoring. But did you know this condition has also been linked to smaller brain volume? That’s because sleep apnea […]

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Dangers of low testosterone in WOMEN

Let’s talk about testosterone. Many people immediately turn to men’s health when we talk about low T. But both men and women produce testosterone (as well as estrogen). And yes, maintaining healthy levels is important for both sexes. In fact, if you’re a woman, low T could be downright dangerous… Heartbreaking reality Low T can […]

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Breast cancer risk factors SWIRL all around us

It’s an unfortunate statistic: one in eight women in the U.S. will get breast cancer. But consider this… Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are everywhere… not only increasing risk of cancer, but also low testosterone in men, obesity, and much more. Plus, research unveils yet another breast cancer risk factor that SWIRLS all around us… It’s in the […]

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Ignored SENSE increases DEMENTIA risk?

One of our five senses is often overlooked… Sitting on the backburner until it’s too far gone. But ignoring it could impact many other facets of health… Even increasing risk of dementia… A clear, strong link I’m talking about hearing. As I’ve reported before, many primary care physicians skip right over a hearing test during […]

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Fructose’s CLEAR link to disease

I just love when science gets all science-y over a very simple concept. Case in point: A recent article suggests fructose causes more metabolic disease than sucrose when humans consume too much of it. Well, DUH! But let’s take a closer look… Sinister sugar switch Metabolic disease refers to a group of risk factors that […]

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The most ACCURATE way to measure blood pressure (important!)

It’s routine procedure to take a patient’s vital signs anytime they’re in a medical environment. And that should always include blood pressure (BP) readings. But did you know research suggests a BETTER way to capture that important BP metric? This new-and-improved method could even offer early detection of hypertension among healthy adults. Stand, don’t sit […]

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EFFORTLESS colonoscopy prep? (No way!)

January is a good time of year to line up all your routine check-ups. And that includes finally scheduling that dreaded colonoscopy. You know, the one you’ve been putting off for all of 2023! So, to help you follow through, allow me to offer some news that will help take the prep work from gritty […]

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[ALERT] The FDA banned WHAT?

I always try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. But I really don’t understand why people buy and eat the things they do. Despite inherently knowing these foods can’t possibly be good for you, many opt to consume them anyway. I mean, don’t the colors and ingredient labels on these items give you […]

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Could your STATIN cause diabetes and blindness?

Let’s talk about one of my least favorite medications out there… Statins. Not only do they cause harm to our brains, muscles, organs, and more… But for DECADES they were prescribed for all the wrong reasons, giving Big Pharma a big WIN. Of course, now, patents are waning. So, clinical trials are underway to see […]

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[ALERT] Two pancreatic cancer warning signs

No one wants to ever be diagnosed with the “C” word. But unfortunately, the odds are sometimes stacked against us. And when it comes to pancreatic cancer, the fight for your life is particularly immediate… and brutal. So, let’s talk about TWO early warning signs of this dangerous disease. Watch out for these distinct changes […]

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Marijuana OUTPERFORMS sleeping pills? (No way!)

CBD (cannabidiol) has changed the way I practice medicine. Luckily, I’m also a licensed physician in the state of California. So, I have decades-long experience working with both CBD and its cousin, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)… Which is more commonly known as marijuana, pot, or cannabis. Now, while some of you reading this undoubtedly live somewhere without […]

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Simple secret UNLOCKS the path to longevity

If your New Year’s resolution includes getting healthier and living longer… I may just have the solution for you. And rest assured, it’s really quite simple. I’m NOT talking about those off-the-wall approaches—odd devices, injectables, miracle creams, pharmaceuticals used for off-label purposes… Because the reality is, the path to longevity ISN’T complicated (or expensive). When […]

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Reach your 2024 weight goals by SLEEPING? [Must-read]

Happy New Year! Let’s kick 2024 off with some good news… Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with sleeping—yep, you read that correctly—could be the KEY to reaching your weight goals this year. (Huh!?) Here’s everything you need to know… Move, stand, sleep… just DO it! In a new analysis that looked at associations between behavior […]

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Inflammation shapes your body… AND your mind

Did you know there’s an “invisible” condition that could be responsible for nearly anything that ails you? In fact, inflammation has been linked to three in five deaths worldwide… As well as a driving force behind almost every chronic disease you can think of. That includes one mood-altering condition that affects millions of people globally—and […]

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Time-tested HOME remedies ease COVID-19 symptoms

The “tripledemic” is upon us again. That’s what health “experts” call cold, flu, and COVID-19 season. (Though maybe it should be considered the quadruple-demic, with the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, too.) Nonetheless, these viruses all have one thing in common: they cause miserable symptoms that leave victims hunting for anything that can […]

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