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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 . 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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March 30, 2017

Let me start out by asking you what is “busking?” Think about it while you read the rest of this. Water makes up 99% of the molecules in our body and represents 70% of body weight. Dehydration discusses the balance of salt and water and its effect on health. Lemon water is another that I published recently that addresses water and electrolyte balance. There is no question that water provides a balance for metabolic functions in our body and plays a major role in our health. Many degenerative and chronic conditions can improve with the administration of good water. It can improve neurocognitive function. Good water can reverse some of the effects of toxins in our environment. What makes up good water? First, think about content of water. Industrial waste and agricultural chemicals can affect underground sources of water. Obviously, some chemicals are extremely dangerous. With many others, however, while benign in small amounts, the deleterious effect comes with accumulation over many years. These substances include the heavy metals cadmium, mercury, lead, and arsenic. There are many chemicals used in the production and processing

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March 27, 2017

A patient sent this to me and it really lit a spark The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape. The guy in this video has the answer. He has hit on some real keys to longevity. Yes, there are accidents or maybe exposure to a toxin that causes a gene mutation and cancer that shortens our life. We just do the best we can but with certain basics this stuff works! Let me review a little bit about the Paleo concept. Remember, this involves Paleolithic man and his lifestyle. Even though the environment has advanced technologically, our basic DNA has not. Genetically, we function best in a different environment than present society offers. First, there is the whole food concept. Paleo man had no processed food. Fat was a major energy source. Do not be afraid of good fatsthere is no problem. Quite the opposite. Packaged and processed food has poor nutritional value, and added preservatives may be potentially damaging to our health. With aging, there needs to be a conscious increase of protein intake in the diet to maintain and increase lean muscle mass. Even though the dinner plate looks full with enough protein, more may be needed. I also agree the food pyramid is upside down. Second, think about sleep patterns. What did Paleolithic m

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March 14, 2017

    Many of us have memories of college days and catching a quick meal or snack. After that, the days of raising kids and there just wasn’t time to fix food properly. Besides, we were taught that this was all healthy food, processed and packaged for our convenience. This can be expanded further than Ramen noodles to anytime we eat outside the home and have no control over source and preservatives that may be added. In the Top Reasons To Stop Eating Ramen Noodles, just peruse this article and then think about how many times every day we are exposed to chemicals. What I want to convey is that there are many things in our lifestyle that cause a premature decline in hormones and alter chemical balance. You can accept premature aging as a result or you can try and stay ahead of it. I am happy to talk with you at any time about any specific aspects related to your program.  

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March 9, 2017
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