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Archive Category: General Health

Sugar Also Reduces Absorption of Nutrients

April 10th, 2017

Please read the attached article regarding sugar and how it reduces our ability to absorb certain nutrients. This is just another reason of many to avoid sugar consumption–like we need more reasons! I will never forget skimming some eclectic nutrition books when I was in medical school–I ran across a book from the late 1800’s in which the author was railing that “artificial sweetener” was going to be the bane of human health. I scratched my head wondering what “artificial sweetener” he could be referring to at the turn of the century–you guessed it, SUGAR. For more current information, please also watch “Fed Up” which is currently available on Netflix. Stick to fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth! And maintain a vegetable-based diet with healthy protein and fat sources. To your health!!

Eat More Vegetables–Yes, Research is Supporting This!!

March 21st, 2017

Not that we need more research to know that we need to eat our vegetables, but just in case you want some encouragement, please read the attached article! ūüôā

Lyme Disease On the Rise

March 21st, 2017

Increasingly, we are hearing more about Lyme disease–in particular, the chronic effects of Lyme infection. Here is a recent article about the increase in Michigan as well as a link to reducing your risk of a tick bite. Unfortunately, we often are never even aware of getting a tick bite and many never experience the classic “bull’s eye” rash, either. In addition, there are many other tick-borne infections that are typically not even tested. If you have concerns, please schedule an appointment for evaluation and to discuss assessment and treatment options that might be appropriate for you.

Obesogens May Be Thwarting Weight-Loss

January 13th, 2017

For so many of us, weight loss is becoming more and more difficult and obesity is on the rise. A very real culprit may be hidden “obesogens”. Xenoestrogens have long been known to increase risk of weight gain and difficult weight loss. Avoiding plastics and parabens can help–see the attached article for more information.

Leaky Gut Testing

October 21st, 2016

If you suspect you may have “leaky gut”, these testing options may help guide treatment. Often, however, clinical treatment (without testing) is very effective and saves the cost of the testing. Please schedule an appointment to determine best treatment approach for you.

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Vitamin D May Help Reduce Risk of ADHD

October 20th, 2016

A recent study reports a reduced risk of ADHD in children whose mothers who took Vitamin D during their pregnancy. This is wonderful news! But note that the mothers were being monitored. Please do not simply supplement vitamin D without having your levels checked. There are risks to bone health in particular if someone is over-supplementing. I monitor serum calcium and Vitamin D25OH, as well as parathyroid hormone and Vitamin D-1,25diOH if indicated.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Peace–For Your Health

October 11th, 2016

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, I hope you can enjoy some peace today. Our health requires it. Take deep breaths, enjoy the sunshine, go for a walk, and plan on quiet time.

Peace in Autumn

Peace in Autumn

Industry and Research

September 23rd, 2016

So, you’ve probably seen a lot lately in the news about the sugar industries “skewing” of research results–just remember that other industries are just as connected to research. Check out this article. AND keep in mind that we have wonderful food available in our groceries: vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, poultry. Enjoy your healthy diet!!!

How The Impact of Sugar Has Been Down-Played

September 14th, 2016

Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLD¬†nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the publication date, scratched my head, and read on, wondering what “artificial sweetener” this could be. It was CANE SUGAR!!¬†Please read the attached article and watch the Fed-Up movie.

FDA Bans Ingredients in Anti-bacterial Soaps

September 13th, 2016

Finally!! The FDA has ruled that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than good ol’ soap and water and has banned “19 active ingredients — including the most common, triclosan and triclocarban — ¬†in¬†liquid soaps, bar soaps and other items.” Read more here.

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