Grape Nutrient Extends Life

Health Alert 135 You’ve heard that red wine is good for your heart. A molecule in red wine reduces inflammation in blood vessels. This same molecule also blocks inflammation of lung disease and cancer. Even more promising – it slows aging. In this letter you’ll see what I mean by that. I’ll also show you why this nutrient, resveratrol, is …

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 …

‘Do-It-Yourself’ Health Checks

Health Alert 70 At home pregnancy tests, glucose tests, and blood pressure equipment have become popular in the past couple of decades. You may not know that many more tests are now available for home use. You can efficiently monitor several important aspects of your health in the convenience of your home. These tests should not take the place of …

The FDA Changes Your Food Labels

Health Alert 97 This month the FDA announced that food labels must list trans fats. Trans fats are a by product of food processing. They are in many “low fat” foods such as crackers, breads, and cereals. After years of preaching the benefits of these low fat foods, we now know that trans fats are worse for your heart than …

It’s OK to Be Sweet

Health Alert 137 You know carbohydrates can be fattening. But, contrary to what most of my patients have been told, the risks versus healthy benefits of carb foods are not related to their sweetness. Many carbohydrates spike your blood sugar and stimulate your body to produce insulin. This insulin then causes you to build and store fat. Do it for …

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 …

My Choice for Health Screening

Health Alert 71 Would you like to know what your “labs” show? You can do them on your own now if you like. Yes, you can receive quality, affordable, and accurate laboratory screenings. You don’t have to wait at your doctor’s office. This service is just phone call or mouse click away. I have been urging you to take a …

Low Fat Lunacy

Health Alert 101 Could you use a little help staying trim and lean? My first rule if you are trying to lose body fat is – Ignore the low-fat advice. Do you still believe low fat is your weight loss answer? Another study reveals that this is simply not true. The University of Cincinnati study concluded that patients on a …

Fat Cats

Health Alert 138 Visit any vet and you’ll notice Fido and Fluffy are getting fat. The pet food companies have an answer: low-fat dog and cat food. Problem is – this will only make your pets fatter. Today, you’ll learn about new trends in diet pet food. If you have a portly pet, I’ll tell you how the same principles …

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 …

High Fat Diet Eases Arthritis Pain

Health Alert 73 A high fat diet can actually diminish arthritis pain. In past Health Alerts, I’ve talked about some of the reasons why low fat diets are no good. A new study has prompted me to add another reason to my list. Problems Caused By Low-Fat Diet Inability to absorb vitamins Likeliness to consume more carbohydrates Avoidance of important …

Make Your Own Health Decisions

Health Alert 102 Forget HMO’s, co-pays, referrals, dangerous prescription drugs, and unnecessary operations. Many Americans have had enough. They are rejecting this insurance and drug company domination of their and their doctor’s choices. Many of you have written to me with a new interest in alternative medicine. In this letter you’ll read how the surge in alternative medicine could affect …

Your New Year’s Resolution

Health Alert 140 Did you make a resolution for the New Year? I was surprised to read that by today, the 5th of January, more than half have already broken theirs. Today I want to talk to you about a resolution to improve your health in 2004. Why make a resolution about your health? There are two immensely important reasons. …

Before You Go Under the Knife

Health Alert 22 New studies have shown that two surgeries done on many thousands of people have a similar problem. The problem is – they don’t work. Have you ever been advised to have surgery? It can present a dilemma. On the one hand, you want to take action and do what is necessary to preserve your health. On the …

Reprogram Your Genes and Reverse Diabetes

Health Alert 75 You can reverse diabetes. Recent gene research has revealed that diabetes is not an irreversible genetic disease. Diet, physical activity, and environment can change the way that your genes act. In this letter, I’ll show you that it’s possible to reverse diabetes through diet. Everyone is born with a distinct set of genes. But, how you use …

What’s In Your Water?

Health Alert 108 Do you fear drinking water from the tap? Do you think the solution is to only drink bottled water? Well your fear may be unfounded and your solution is not guaranteed. The quality of tap water varies from location to location. Some communities enjoy safe and palatable water straight from the tap. Furthermore it is estimated that …

Protect Yourself from Modern Poisons

Health Alert 141 Purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. They have become a major threat causing cancer and chronic disease. By middle age the average American has 5 to 10 pounds of these toxins in his cells, tissue, and organs. Many of you have asked me about the best way to remove these hazards from …

Try a Delicious Alternative

Health Alert 25 The scientific community is finally coming around to the idea that the Mediterranean tradition of eating is not only easy and delicious but also the best way for you to protect yourself from heart disease. It’s not a new plan. This plan has been around for centuries. There are no special pre-packaged foods to buy. There are …