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October 4, 2017

The word doctor comes from a Greek word that means teacher. When dealing with health issues I try to present them in a fashion so that the patient can understand and then determine how to use this information to improve their own personal health. I am not intending to be an alarmist, but this article is very pertinent. Investigative Report: Are You Eating Genetically Modified Salmon? Here’s How To Know I have always pushed a Paleolithic type lifestyle concept, which includes a diet of whole foods, managing altered sleep cycles, and the ability to increase physical activity to a certain level for survival. Packaged and processed food does not improve that diet and further introduces toxins that need to be cleaned up. Chemicals are added, sugar almost always, as well as processed salt. There is a vast difference between Himalayan salt and processed salt. Most sea salts are not worthwhile. Significant differences can be seen whether an animal is farm raised or wild. First of all, sex hormones and growth hormone are given for rapid increase in size in a short period of time. Second, other contaminants may be dissolved in the controlled water environment. Think about the pink color. GMO salmon meat is apparently light colored so it needs to be tinted

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September 28, 2017
   
Cold and Flu Season As we approach the cold and flu season, I see signs in the subway. The flu shot is promoted, but there are many other things promoted to avoid being ill. Push vitamin C. Drink plenty of liquids. Make sure you cover up your mouth and throat when there is a cold wind outside. Don’t go out if your hair is still wet. Use those chemical hand cleansers. Start taking zinc.   Let us review some aspects. This particular article An Innovative Approach to Stopping Colds and Flu points out how certain probiotics can protect the upper respiratory tract. The gut is the nucleus of the immune system with 80% of the body’s lymphatic tissue found in the abdomen. This article presents the concept that certain probiotics can help stimulate the secretion of IgA in the gut. The same opening (mouth and oral cavity) leads to both the respiratory tract as well as the gastrointestinal tract. So this makes sense since IgA will offer protection from microbes

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September 9, 2017

A Few Basics on Fat

  • Many patients are confused by what is a good or a bad fat.
  • Unsaturated spaces on a fat molecule can be oxidized making the subsequent molecule more harmful (inflammation).
  • We do not want polyunsaturated fats processed and oxidized.
  • Saturated fats such as coconut oil and butter are more stable from oxidation and among the healthier oils for cooking .
  • Avocado contains monounsaturated fat and is more stable at a high temperature.
  • A healthy, low-inflammatory  Omega-6 to Omega-3 polyunsaturated diet ratio should be 3:1. Most Americans have a ratio closer to 15:1. Only two fish oil capsules a day are probably not doing any good for most people to improve this ratio if lifestyle is unchanged.
  • Good oils for cooking would be palm and coconut oil, a high grade olive oil, grass fed butter, and avocado oil.
  • Look at Canola.
  • Poor choices for cooking oil are vegetable (corn is bad), canola, cottonseed, safflower, and soybean sources.
  • Carbs make us fat—not coconut oil.

Common oils found in most restaurants for cooking will list canola, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, and vegetable (corn).

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August 12, 2017

Overall health involves balance which includes a chemical and hormonal component and a mind-body connection. As far as prolonging health and longevity, I frequently talk about detoxification since this is very important to maintain balance. Generally with detox I talk about chemical exposure from food and our environment. In addition there is an electromagnetic component to this. As a medical doctor I have seen some health problems develop the past 30 years which may certainly be related to electromagnetic interference.

  1. Sleep patterns are disturbed. This is related to the toxic bluelight from computer and TV screens or your cell phone. Melatonin secretion is affected. The hormone orchestra has several sections. This is one of them. If the melatonin secretion is low it can disrupt aspects of other healthy hormonal sections of the orchestra. The orchestra plays poorly.
  2. Obesity rates are on the rise. Information from sleep studies demonstrate a relationship between sleep problems and obesity. Obesity also relates to a rising lack of physical activity. A sedentary life.
  3. People can have severe, recurrent headaches which I call “text neck.” How about chronic crookedness and hunchback?
  4. I also do joint and soft tissue injections and now have had several patients who needed injections in their thumbs. This can be an overuse condition and I expect

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August 3, 2017

    This was an interesting little piece that came across my desk the other day. There is a practice called iridology the states many diagnostic signs can be seen in the iris of the eyes. So this article looks at the hands. Now I am sure that the palm readers already know what this article states.   How valid is it? I don’t know. Is it clinically significant? Maybe if these physical signs were related to genetics. I am open-minded about this. There are so many things to learn. The most clinically significant way for me is to take time and listen to the patient’s story. A story line in the history along with a careful physical exam can probably give you a diagnosis 85% of the time. Sometimes I also have to see how someone responds after a treatment such as a joint injection. The signs and symptoms are related to wound healing. My surgical career gave a significant background to see how the body heals. I could never have done operations if the patient did not have a means to heal the body. And then I have the natural medicine doctorate in addition to my conventional medicine background. So this gives me two sides of the fence that I can use to help the patient heal.

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August 1, 2017

Vitamin D is well known for its important role in bone health. However, there are many other aspects regarding vitamin D that give us a wide range of beneficial effects. For one, Vitamin D helps with sugar metabolism. It can improve management of adult onset diabetes. Vitamin D also has a tremendous anti-inflammatory effect. Pushing levels to the higher end can get rid of many muscular aches and pains that are common with aging. Vitamin D can induce a better sleep cycle, probably having something to do with the regulation of the circadian rhythm. For this reason, I always suggest taking vitamin D at bedtime. If you sleep better, a lot of things in your system reset properly. Another trick I learned was its use with SAD (seasonal affective disorder). This occurs in wintertime and some people become depressed because of shorter days. Artificial light does not give us the same stimulus as sunlight. Some of my patients with SAD start to take higher doses of vitamin D3 (15,000 to 20,000 units) beginning in September and continue through the Christmas holidays. Many report a significant benefit with this regimen. How does all this come about? First of all, note that the chemical structure of vitamin D is a steroid ring. Steroid simply refers to the molecular formation. Some bodybuilding street drugs have a steroid ring similar to the sex hormones and, thus, the negative connotation.

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July 26, 2017

Nitric oxide is currently receiving a lot of attention for managing and being proactive with cardiovascular health Enhance Your Endothelial Function and Enhance Endothelial Function And Reduce Arterial Stiffness. A Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was given to three scientists for their research on nitric oxide. The journal SCIENCE once declared nitric oxide the “molecule of the year.” The primary effect is to protect the endothelium or inner lining of the blood vessels. It relaxes blood vessels and may improve high blood pressure. There is evidence showing that it boosts athletic performance. Nitric oxide is involved as far as managing oxidative stress. And, of course, it leads to dilation of veins in the penis, which when engorged leads to an erection. In my opinion, when a guy begins to have some ED issues, I consider that a risk factor for cardiovascular disease VIAGRA and your HEART which needs to be developed further Endothelial Dysfunction Is A Systemic Subclinical Disease and Should Be Treated Before It Becomes Clinical. With thi

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June 15, 2017

This is an example of a very good health practice lemon and himalayan salt. Makes sense and seems easy to do, right? Let me make a point. First of all this is just one item. Adding it to what you are doing may or may not be what you need. You may or may not notice any difference. The key is to obtain an overall roadmap. A recipe, so to speak, can then be set up as far as nutrition and supplements. I have always emphasized the importance of a complete and comprehensive exam at the age of 50 that gathers data to establish a roadmap. This is not the annual physical in conventional medicine. Think of this scenario: A middle-age man (50) comes in with a little bit of a paunch and is asked about his medical health. He states it is pretty good. He goes to the gym. He tries to eat right. As far as medication, he takes something for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, a heart pill, and something for sugar. Oh, a Viagra certainly helps. His doctor told him that all his numbers were under control (whatever that means). I ask you—is this truly healthy? Do you have balance (chemical and hormonal) for the “human machine” to function optimally? The next level in prolonging health and longevity adds physiologic and other data to actually

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May 2, 2017

This is an excellent article (attached article). It really hits the high points.   Many times on paper we are doing the right thing. Practically speaking, it needs to be carried out in the correct manner to achieve the results.   The points that I would like to emphasize are the following:

  1. It is important to have the right preparation for a probiotic. It should contain a lot of the bifido– type bacteria. Yogurt alone is not sufficient.
  2. Review the first chapter of my book and you can see how I explain the concept of prebiotics http://www.thealternativedaily.com/6-foods-digestive-system-loves/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=N140820 . These little guys need to be fed to proliferate.
  3. The next time you are in a Whole Foods store go to the juice bar and try a Kombucha. Remember that fermented foods need to be ingested on a regular basis to achieve the results.
  4. Finally, I like the comment about looking at the consistency of your bowel movement. For example, people may ask “how much fiber do I need to take?” This will vary for everyone and also depends on the overall diet. Basically, if you were in a field your bowel movement should look like a cow pie (coming from

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April 28, 2017

 

First of all, if one follows the whole food concept of no boxes, packages, cans, or bottles then… There, that takes care of food labels. Okay, get started by looking at this article 10 Things That Have Changed On American Food Labels: Will This Help Heal Our Sick Nation? Cans and some bottles are lined with BPA, which has definitely been shown to be toxic and associated with prostate and rectal cancer. Could some of this be the result of cleaning ourselves with toilet paper that also contains BPA? Most plastic containers are terrible. Glass is the best but not always convenient. Then you look at the additives… the so-called preservatives and fortifiers. The first poison is sugar. High fructose corn syrup reeks more havoc on our bodies than any other sweete

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