Natural Health Remedies

Natural Blood Pressure Control

I use a magic number to persuade my patients to get and keep their blood pressure healthy. It’s 5. That’s how many years longer you can live compared to people with high blood pressure. That’s on average, so the healthier you are, the more years you get. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at […]

Best Food Preservation Techniques

Here comes summer and the year’s best fresh foods—organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs from your garden or your local market.  But before you procure a single cucumber, think about autumn and winter—and the best ways to preserve summer’s delicious, healthy delights. Why should you think about dark winter days at this height of the growing […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is said to have boatloads of health benefits. So many, in fact, that our “too good to be true” skepticism kicks in. Stop cancer? Lose weight? Relieve arthritis? Whiten teeth? So, let’s take a closer look at what’s real and what’s hype. Let’s start by broadly categorizing ACV’s three types of […]

Fresh Berry Soup

As it warms up, more fruits are coming into season. I especially love all kinds of fresh berries that are showing up at farmers’ markets. This soup features strawberries, but could be easily adapted for whichever berry is your particular favorite. It makes for a simple, sophisticated dessert or a great meal starter. Ingredients 3 […]

Avoid Dessert for Breakfast

You probably don’t need reminding that Americans, as a whole, consume way too much sugar. All our processed foods, our addictive restaurant meals, and our cloyingly sweet snacks have combined to give us a collective epidemic of blood sugar disorders and obesity. In fact, it’s gotten so bad, that some researchers think obesity and diabetes […]

What are Antioxidants’ Benefits?

Spend any time poking around health sites—or health stores—and you can’t help but be inundated by the tales of antioxidants. Just about every product that claims health benefits adds antioxidants to their list of pluses. But they can be a bit light on the details of how antioxidants really work in the body. And there’s […]

High Quality Supplements Search

I’m very lucky. In addition to helping thousands of people, and doing what I love, I also get to participate in one of the coolest real-world living labs in existence. Every day, I get to see new data pour in. I see scores of patients, communicate with even more, and get near-instant feedback about what […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup is a delicious meat and vegetable soup which is perfect for a hearty meal or, in smaller portions, as an appetizer. Many people make it with home-made meatballs, but this is one meal where I’m willing to sacrifice control for convenience and flavor. Instead of homemade meatballs, I use a locally-produced pork […]

Natural Cholesterol Control

Once, there was just cholesterol. It was believed to make you fat and cause heart attacks, so everyone tried to get rid of it. Now, we know there’s both good and bad cholesterol, so everyone wants less bad, and more good. So how does one accomplish this? Well, there are two kinds of solutions: the […]

Ashwagandha’s health benefits

When Western medicine finally started paying attention to traditional healing cultures, in this case, Indian Ayurvedic practices, ashwagandha’s incredible diversity of talents earned it countless exciting studies—which have proven that this old dog knows lots of timeless tricks: Testosterone booster – by up to 137% in just a few weeks Stress and anxiety reducer and […]

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