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Making a Case for ‘Other’ Milks

While I was growing up, my father made sure that I didn’t eat too many dairy products. He was a doctor and he felt that the saturated fats in animal products were best enjoyed in moderation. To this day, I don’t really drink milk. Luckily, there are a lot of milk alternatives out there for drinking, pouring over breakfast cereal, and using in recipes. Let’s explore them.

Foods That Keep Those Joints Jumpin’

Spring is here, the days are longer and it’s time to get active. My busy schedule makes it challenging to find time to exercise, but luckily the weather in Southern California makes it easy to get outside year-round.  Lately, I have been swimming almost every day and taking walks whenever I can. If the thought of picking up that tennis racquet or tying on those hiking boots makes you dread achy knees and shoulders, start thinking about how what you eat can help protect your joints and other moving parts.

Kitchen Herbs And Spices Are Powerful Antioxidants

Like most of my patients, you’ve probably heard or read about the importance of getting enough antioxidants

Blood Sugar, Hypertension and Your Brain

Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is always beneficial to your health, no matter what age you are.  It decreases your risk for other obesity-related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name just a few.  But, if you’re middle-aged, ages 40 to 64, there’s one more reason for keeping your weight, and your blood sugar levels normal – protecting your brain health as you get older.  Let me tell you why… These 2 Numbers Can Predict Your Brain Health As You Age If you’re middle-aged and you came to me for a check-up, I would first want to […]

Glucosamine: Not Just For Joints – It Could Extend Your Life

I learned about some pretty exciting research findings the other day. The implications of it may break new ground in both anti-aging medicine as well as diabetes and joint health. Seems that a decades-old joint supplement has been given new life by Swiss-German researchers. In addition to its already known, and well-accepted, ability to help arthritic joints, new findings show that glucosamine may help diabetes.  But that’s not all. Let me tell you about the even more amazing properties of glucosamine. I know you’ll be as excited as I am. Glucosamine:  Protects Joints, Helps Diabetes…Extends LIFE As unbelievable as that […]

What’s Missing From Multi-Vitamin Supplements?

The primary reason that people take dietary supplements is to obtain concentrated doses of beneficial nutrients that are found in fruits and vegetables.Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables dramatically lowers the risk of degenerative disease.

Benefits of Calorie Restriction without Chronic Hunger

The most significant anti-aging discovery in history was made in 1935. In that year, rats fed a calorie restricted diet achieved radically-extended mean and maximum life spans, along with a delayed onset of age-related diseases. Since this finding was published 75 years ago, dozens of experiments in mammals have validated that undernutrition without malnutrition induces profound anti-aging effects. Not only do calorie restricted animals live much longer, but they remain far healthier than normally-fed controls. When a group of humans consumed a similar calorie restricted diet, their conventional blood markers of aging (excess glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL) plummeted to much lower levels. In the most significant finding to date, two groups of […]

4 Uncommon Ways To Protect Your Heart

Like many of my patients, you’re thinking more about ways you can prevent, or improve, heart disease. And, you’ve been pretty good about using the most common ways:  Diet, exercise, controlling weight and better managing stress. But, there are also 4 off-the-radar things you can do to protect your heart. Some of these you may already be doing every day and others may surprise you… 4 Uncommon Ways To Protect Your Heart If you’ve read my newsletter articles regularly, you’ve learned a lot about how to protect your heart through the most commonly used methods.  You may have also learned […]

Got Sore Joints? 2 Nutrients Can Help

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” couldn’t be more true in regards to your bones or joints. That’s why I’ve been telling my older patients to pay more attention to their diet to preserve their joint health and stay active.  This is backed up by recent research that has shown that certain dietary factors play a bigger role in aging joint health than previously thought. Specifically, there are 2 joint-powerhouse nutrients I’ve been telling my patients to add to their diet.  Here’s why they’re so helpful in keeping older joints moving and pain-free. #1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Carry More Weight […]

The Real Spice of Life

The modest ginger root, curcumin, is demonstrating in the lab exactly why traditional healers have used it for thousands of years. Curcumin, an ancient spice in the ginger family, also known as turmeric root, is gaining plenty of attention for its positive impact on a number of ailments. It is shining as an antioxidant, for example, as well as for its beneficial effects in prohibiting tumors, for its anti-inflammatory properties, and even for its ability to retard some of the progress of the virus that causes AIDS. This sounds like a lot of claims for a seemingly unpretentious kitchen spice. But, […]