Paid to Lie

Health Alert 114 I once went to see the Miami Dolphins at Joe Robby Stadium in style. Pfizer bought me box seats complete with all I could eat and drink. So of course, I ate and drank a lot. But I felt a little guilty and I’ve never done it again. I worried that I might be influenced to write …

Is That Salmon Safe to Eat?

Health Alert 146 Many of you eat fish because it helps prevent heart disease, but did you know there are health risks associated with eating certain types of salmon? According to a new study published by the journal Science, farm-raised salmon contain higher cancer causing pollutants compared to salmon caught in the wild. Today, you will learn the health risks …

Which Antioxidants Do I Take?

Health Alert 36 Patients often ask me, “Doctor, which vitamins do you take?” This is what I tell them: • I have taken a multivitamin every day for 30 years. • Periodically, I have to change the formula that I take. The adjustments reflect changes in the science of nutrition and preventative medicine. • The most important change in the …

SARS: Media Drama or Hazard to Your Health?

Health Alert 81 You are 300 times more likely to die from malaria than SARS. The ill-used media has caused Americans to panic over this new disease. SARS or severe acute respiratory syndrome has been a principal insert on every newscast. Anchors continue to report, with frenzy, of new cases of this illness. Unfortunately, sometimes the media dramatizes these situations. …

The Seed You Need

Health Alert 115 Would you like to safely reduce your risk of both heart disease and cancer? Not to mention lessen the symptoms of inflammatory disease and menopause. Then this little brown seed may be for you. It’s also chalked full of essential oils that your brain, heart and skin can use to stay in first-class condition. I’m talking about …

Good Breakfast / Bad Breakfast The Misguided Breakfast Advice Continues

Health Alert 148 “Cereals are bad for you.” With so much positive press for cereals, this statement shocks my patients. They sometimes stare in disbelief waiting for me to admit that I’m only joking; but it’s no joke. Cereals will make you fat. They’re not good for your heart. They won’t lower your cholesterol. For several decades, ads touting cereal …

You Should Know … Before You Eat Steak

Health Alert 49 The meat you are eating may be giving you health problems. It has the wrong kind of fat that’s unhealthy for your heart. But, contrary to what you hear, this is not because it’s red meat. In fact, I regard some beef as among the healthiest of all foods. Today I’m going to show you how to …

Your Plan of Action

Health Alert 83 Do you want to lose that spare tire? Would you like to overcome your high blood pressure? Regain the strength and stamina of your youth or reverse your diabetes? Wake up feeling like a million bucks? I have seen each of these happen many times. Your personal health transformation can become a reality too. It depends not …

Cure Constipation and Stay Regular Without Laxatives

Health Alert 116 The human diet has been chalked full of fiber throughout our entire history. Only recently, with the advent of modern foods has fiber been removed from our food. And that’s a problem. You need fiber for optimal health. We can prevent cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol with a bit of fiber each day. Today, I’ll show you …

Are Your Supplements Dangerous?

Health Alert 149 I hear it often repeated that supplement safety can’t be trusted because they are not regulated. Doctors often tell their patients to rely on prescription medication instead. Yet prescription medications cause an estimated 100,000 deaths and 2.2 million adverse reactions each year.1 Reported supplement related deaths account for a dozen or so. Many herbs have stood the …