Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

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Non-Dairy Rice Pudding

Since it’s made with maple syrup, this dessert satisfies a sweet tooth without raising blood sugar. I like to make it with Saigon cinnamon for its cholesterol-lowering abilities, but regular cinnamon is fine, too. This dessert can be served warm | Read More…

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Weight Loss Won’t Come Through Gimmick Diets

Have you heard of, or even tried, any of these? The cabbage soup diet, the ice cream diet, the baby food diet, and even a cotton ball diet — and yes, it’s just what it sounds like, as well as | Read More…

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Mushroom Barley Soup

With no fat or cholesterol, but plenty of other nutrients – including cancer-fighting polysaccharides – mushrooms are an excellent addition to any meal. Barley, meanwhile, provides protein, fiber, and substances useful for regulating blood sugar. I like to make a | Read More…

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

I’ve never understood why some people turn up their noses at Brussels sprouts. They’re flavorful and loaded with nutrients, including protein, folate, fiber, iron, and potassium. This simple recipe highlights their distinctive flavor and takes only minutes to make. The | Read More…

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Butter and Saturated Fats are OK to Eat

Are you confused about fat? If so, you’re not alone. After being demonized for decades, saturated fat is coming off the nutrient supervillain list. And that’s good news for you! As our nation’s long war on fat winds down, experts | Read More…

Chicken Mango Salad

Chicken Salad with Avocado and Mango

Take advantage of summer’s abundant fresh greens with this light and luscious salad. Greens are excellent sources of folate and vitamin C. Chicken adds a protein boost, while mangos supply antioxidants. Last but not least, avocado provides some much-needed good | Read More…

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Cure Acidosis and Inflammation, Root Causes of Disease

During the twenty-plus years I’ve been a practicing physician, I’ve seen quite a few patients who were frustrated with their doctors’ failure to help make them well. Tired of misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments, they come to me with a wide | Read More…

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Glycemic Index Helps Manage Blood Sugar

If you or someone you know is diabetic or has problems with weight or blood sugar management, you’ve probably heard of the glycemic index (GI). The glycemic index is an objective way to measure the impact of various carbohydrates on | Read More…

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Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has become famous in the grain world for its high levels of both fiber and protein. If you’ve never made it, quinoa is a breeze. Simply cook it like rice, following the instructions on the package of | Read More…

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Alcohol Hurts Your Health

Looking for one simple thing you can do to minimize your risk of being diagnosed with cancer? Stop drinking alcohol in any form. That’s not just my advice. Earlier this year, a World Health Organization (WHO) report announced that when | Read More…