While twelve-year-old boys may revel in the sound of their own gas, those plagued by excess gas will find that it is nothing to laugh about. Excessive burping, bloating and flatulence bring distress and discomfort to more people than would like to admit it. Despite the significant problem gas can cause, patients are often told […]
You have no doubt noticed that there are two trends in nutrition these days that are at odds with one another. If you walk down the book aisle at Costco, you’ll see ten books on low carbohydrate diets – Low GI, Paleo, Atkins etc. These diets recommend one eat lots of meat and fat, and […]
Have you ever wondered why the body ages or why you seem to have less energy as you age? It turns out the answer lies deep within the cells in a tiny organelle called the mitochondria. They are the energy producers of the body. They turn our food into the fundamental fuel that drives cellular […]
Kale is my favorite super-food. Here’s a recipe for the ultra-trendy Nacho Kale Chips that make eating kale easy and fun.
Asthma takes away the freedom to enjoy a deep breath. That is something no child should have to experience. Seeing your child struggle to breathe is a heart-breaking experience for parents. Asthma is caused by swelling in the airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles around the airways become tight and the lining of the […]
Older women who take certain types of medication to combat high blood pressure may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study. This August, the prestigious medical journal JAMA reported that women who had used calcium channel blockers for 10 or more years had a higher risk of […]
The list of conditions that are helped by ensuring adequate Vitamin D levels is growing. New research shows that lowered Vitamin D levels can drive blood sugars up to dangerous diabetic levels. The adult type of diabetes is caused by insulin resistance, and low Vitamin D has been shown to inhibit the functioning of the […]
Are all calories created equal? A new study suggests that in at least one important way, they may not be. The New York Times reported on research showing that sugary foods and drinks, bread, and other processed carbohydrates that are known to cause abrupt spikes and falls in blood sugar appear to stimulate parts of […]