Health & Wellness

Restaurants, Travel, Food & Avoiding Pitfalls

Restaurants, Travel, Food & Avoiding Pitfalls

So I spent 4 days in Portland recently. Amazing city with very cool, eclectic mix of fun things to see and do. I highly recommend a visit. For my business travelers I want to offer a glimpse of healthy survival. Once a gain it is EASY if your vision has been trained to see the good stuff. Ate every meal at a restaurant and was never "forced" to eat wheat or dairy. How is that possible? It's not... [Read more]

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

Margaret came to me at 65 years of age and wanted to change her life. She was tired of feeling tired and knew that her health was taking a nosedive. She had a laundry list of complaints that was growing with each passing year and she feared that her next 2 decades would be miserable if she didn't get things in order. Despite appropriate drug therapy by her primary care doctor her lab numbers were getting... [Read more]

Statin Drugs are NOT the Only Solution to Cholesterol

Statin Drugs are NOT the Only Solution to Cholesterol

The new guidelines offer insight to physicians on how to use statin drugs to reduce heart attack rates. Period. Is it fair to expect more than that? No it really is not. We are not taught anything about nutrition, sleep physiology, exercise physiology or for that matter anything about “health”. What we are taught in medical school is the use of drug therapy to control the symptoms of disease. We... [Read more]

Can you trust what your doctor is being taught? The New Statin Guidelines.

Can you trust what your doctor is being taught?  The New Statin Guidelines.

The new guidelines from the ACC (AmericanCollege of Cardiology) and the AHA (American Heart Assoc.) were just released over a week ago. These guidelines are meant to offer guidance to physicians in their treatment of cholesterol as way to reduce cardiovascular risk. It is intended to be a thorough review of the medical literature and not a political platform. Unfortunately, in the eyes of some people... [Read more]

Why Are GMO Foods So Scary?

Why Are GMO Foods So Scary?

Lets explore what is going on when we ingest GMO foods. Its not just food on its way to becoming poop, there is a lot more happening. To understand it lets first look at how GMO’s are made. So when you think about high tech bio-engineering and gene splicing what picture comes to mind? Tiny precision instruments delicately moving microscopic genes to precise locations? Well, the truth is they use... [Read more]

GMO 101. What are genetically modified foods and how can they affect me?

GMO 101. What are genetically modified foods and how can they affect me?

So what is GMO? You see this in the grocery, in the news and on packages. The letters stand for “Genetically Modified Organism.” You will hear some claim that these are fine, no big deal, its just food. But I want to share with you some of the background story behind GMO’s so that you can decide for yourself if a deeper inquiry is warranted or perhaps strict avoidance is justified. So why... [Read more]

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