Building Your Dream Body

Health Alert 18 Today is the first in a series of letters designed to teach you what I know about transforming your body into a healthier and more attractive shape. You probably have a certain image of yourself you would like to attain. You would like to transform your physique. Perhaps it’s a masculine chest and arms, perhaps shapely hips. …

Dangerous with Age

Health Alert 17 Did you know that the same medication that you’ve been taking for years could be slowly poisoning you? As you age, your ability to tolerate medication changes. Your body recognizes medications as foreign substances and tries to remove them. For most medications, your liver first “detoxifies” the drug then your kidneys excrete this metabolite in the urine. …

Sometimes … Size Does Matter

Health Alert 16 Tens years ago, when ordering fast food, the clerk used to ask “Would you like fries with that?” But now the question has changed to “Would you like to super-size you order?” This is slick marketing. Apparently, many Americans have answered yes. More than half of American adults are overweight. And 50 million of those are obese. …

How Much Do You Need?

Health Alert 15 You are faced with a dilemma every time you shop for an herb, vitamin or nutritional supplement. You find what you are looking for and there on the shelf sets bottle after bottle of different amounts of the same supplement. How much do you need? I encountered this problem recently. Imagine what you would do if it …

Is Your Sexuality Safe from Gender-Bending Chemicals?

Health Alert 14 You probably already know that pollutants can put you at risk for cancer. Now there is a new threat from environmental pollutants. One that threatens your sexual health. The World Health Organization is scheduled to release a report this month on a newly categorized health threat called endocrine-disrupting chemicals or EDC’s. These EDC’s are spilling into the …

Who Made You Fat?

Health Alert 13 Today I want you to decide to do one simple thing to improve your health. If you are like most Americans, it may be the most important thing you can do for yourself. That one simple thing has to do with starches. You may have heard the news of the most recent groundless lawsuit. An obese New …

Common Supplement Linked to Cancer

Health Alert 12 There is recent evidence linking chondroitin sulfate – a popular arthritis supplement — and prostate cancer. I’m writing today to clarify the issue. The thinking for taking chondroitin for arthritis goes something like this. When you have arthritis your joints get inflamed. The inflammation damages the cartilage in your joints. When the cartilage (normally smooth) is roughed …

Why Should You Take Supplements?

Health Alert 11 So you eat your vegetables, you don’t smoke or drink to excess. You avoid junk food and you exercise. So do you really need to take vitamins? You’ve heard the arguments pro and con. You’re probably ready to throw your hands in the air and conclude that no one really knows. Before you do, look at some …

If You Are Man, You’re Born with a Problem Waiting to Happen

Health Alert 9 Last time I mentioned that there were 400,000 surgeries on the prostate every year. Today I want to look at the most common problem with the prostate – and one thing you can do to prevent being one of those surgical statistics. Prostatic problems are an epidemic in this country. Swollen prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) …

The Birth of a New Specialty – Will Your Health Care Be Affected?

Health Alert 8 This year over 200 doctors endured the winter snow to assemble in Denver, Colorado for an historic meeting. They met to take an examination for accreditation by a body most Americans have never heard of. They took the first ever board exam in holistic medicine. Holistic medicine has a different philosophical approach to health care. Instead of …