Are Antinutrients Real?

Despite a name that invites skepticism, antinutrients really do exist. So what exactly are antinutrients and…do they  matter? Antinutrients are compounds in food that chemically tie up key nutrients. The result is that fewer of the helpful nutrients are available… Read More

Mind Your Heart

Every once in a while, a new study reveals the science that underlies a great mystery. A new report on the connection between the stress, inflammation, and heart disease does exactly that. A recent paper published in the international journal,… Read More

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Americans have enjoyed a steady decline in out-of-pocket cost of food relative to income. But the true cost of modern food is far greater than the money exchanged at the cash register. Guest contributor: Joan Levin, J.D., M.P.H. The incidence… Read More

Statin Problems? Consider Low Vitamin D

The benefit of statins in high risk patients is unmistakable, but so is the potential for side-effects. In some studies, up to 20% of statin users report adverse reactions, most commonly muscle aches or weakness. There are many reasons for… Read More

You Don’t Have to Wear Your Genes

“If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen.” I’ve heard that more times than I can recall from patients with a family history of heart disease. But, as Gershwin wrote, it ain’t necessarily so-not by a long shot! A recent study… Read More

Mindfulness in Action: A Skeptic’s Story

“The only regret I have is that I didn’t do it sooner” said Marsha, a one-time skeptic and naysayer about mindfulness practices. Her story is a prime example of how you can transform your life – in as little as… Read More

GMO Surprise

With questions remaining about the safety of GMO foods, many well known products are now non-GMO. And that’s a good thing. But there might be one small downside you should be aware of: the impact of non-GMO on vitamin content.… Read More

Gaples Institute Nutrition Conference Reignites the Joy of Medicine

The look of joy on their faces was irrepressible-a sight to behold. The Gaples Institute held a nutrition conference for doctors and nurses. We delved deep into the science and reviewed the key literature. Lots of graphs and tables. But… Read More

Smile Therapy

Why do I feel so happy after Tai Chi class? It’s partly the Tai Chi. But I think it’s more about the smiles. Our instructor, Gordon, has an ear-to-ear, gold medal version. It’s an infusion of good energy. But more… Read More

Can of Confusion

Is a can of tuna on your shopping list? Although choosing a can of tuna appears to be a simple task, the assortment of labels and claims can be bewildering. What do you really need to know? A deep dive… Read More
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