Food Fights: Yogurt

For quite some time, I have been telling my patients that the food industry falsifies information to sell their junk. One of the biggest offenders is the yogurt industry. While yogurt, originally a porridge-like gruel concocted by Russian peasants, is very healthy, in its modern incar
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Christmas, Magic, and Health

We may have reached that sad time in my daughter’s life when she stops believing in Santa Claus. Last Christmas she put us on notice that my handwriting on her presents was suspiciously similar to Santa’s. Her passage away from magic may have been accelerated by Miley Cyrus and her bo
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Vitamin D Controversy

After a flurry of articles singing the praises of vitamin D, we are now seeing the expected backlash of reports urging caution in supplementation. This is as science should behave. As always, I expect “truth” to be found somewhere in the middle. So, if you rushed to supplement high do
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Cancer? Take 2 Aspirins and Call Me in the Morning

You have probably heard that aspirin now lowers the risk of several cancers. This is all well and good. Unfortunately, the researchers in the Lancet study did not elaborate like an Integrative Physician or any common sense person would. Surely you agree that the fact that aspirin—an a
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Freedom

I just got done reading the book FREEDOM by Franzen, who was featured as a cover story by TIME magazine. The book was a #1 bestseller for a few weeks; but, I am not recommending it, unless you enjoy pain. Rather, let me give you the wonderful pearl in it, or, the “pony under the pile.
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WICKED meets MEGAMIND

As a Cold War child, I rebelled against the Black and White world that shaped Baby Boomers’ attitudes and thinking. “Either-Or” thinking has its merits and ardent proponents, to be sure. I do see how some issues require such approach. Some of you no doubt feel that ALL iss
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Suspicious of C.O.P.s

As previously reported here, cholesterol is a benign molecule in charge of repairing cell membranes (which are 80% fat) and hence the lining of arteries. Cholesterol is also vital to synthesize hormones. Unfortunately, while busy working to patch up our leaky arteries, cholesterol has
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Moneymaking

Some of you may be struggling having lost your job; your suffering is more troublesome to me when I contemplate why our economy is so messed up. Before you read on I must warn you that I am neither Republican nor Democrat. As an Independent and as a self-professed Integrative thinker,
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