What can I do to change up the diet?

I had a patient in yesterday and he asked me is there anything he can do with the diet? He has been doing it for three years and he wants to change it up a bit. He said he is strict and says he does not cheat but is there a way he can change it somehow? My response to...

The Key to Chronic Disease

If you are assembling a jigsaw puzzle, but you are not looking at the picture on the box top to see how the final puzzle will look, you will find a number of pieces that don’t seem to fit anywhere. They don’t appear to belong to the portions you’ve assembled so far,...

Age Gracefully — and Slowly

Let’s start off with a simple truth: you are not getting any younger, which is a nice way of saying that you are aging. Not only that, but you are on a collision course where your body will eventually fail — no matter what you do, your declining body will eventually...

A Game Changer Technology

Genetic testing is becoming a vital part of medical science. For medicine, it takes much of the guesswork out of medical care. Specific genetic combinations stored in your DNA cause you to react somewhat differently to the environment around you than any other person...

Your Two Brains

When you talk with someone, how much of your communication comes from the actual words spoken? Social scientists agree that somewhere between 7% and 30% is communicated through the words themselves. A larger percentage is communicated by the tone of voice and the way...

It’s Your Brain, Not Cholesterol

Traffic has changed forever, thanks to communication. In the past, you would start on a road trip, not knowing what traffic jams you might encounter along the way. You might get some idea from local radio as to the state of the major arteries — traffic reports on the...

You are Constantly Reprogramming

There could hardly be greater differences between two U.S. presidents than we’ve seen with President Trump and President Biden. Their policies are almost polar opposites. They don’t appear to agree on any issue. Yet, there is one thing they both agree on with a lot of...

Give this Gift to Your Children

Children are a true gift from God. As with any gift it’s not always as things appear. This divine blessing is sent for one primary reason: to enable you to let go of self and lay your life down for another. Any gift from God needs to be seen as extremely precious to...

Your Brain’s Relationship with Food

During World War II, Europe was heavily bombed, and thousands of children were suddenly orphaned, abandoned, and starving. Some were found and taken to refugee camps to receive food and care. However, the trauma of having faced starvation without knowing if they would...

Brainwaves — predictors of disease

Bands are everywhere. With light, you see seven colors in the spectrum. On your radio is the AM and FM bands, plus there are other special purpose bands. In music, you have the bass, midrange, and treble. To each band we assign a certain frequency range, where all...

Your Brain Controls Your Cellular Health

In the early days of computing, most of the processing inside your new IBM or Apple II was done in one place. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) was doing almost all the work. But as greater speed was demanded, engineers soon figured out that they could split up the...

Fear — the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” This famous statement came from U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Many at that time could not afford the basics of life and they feared what the future would bring. FDR wanted to calm...

Balance is the Best Anti-Stress

What music do you enjoy? What about that music do you particularly like — the beat, melody, vocal, instrumentation? You probably would say that you like them all, and the way they go together to make music. What music can you listen to over and over again and still...

Without Brain Health, You Don’t Have Cell Health

Leonard is driving to work along a familiar route. He is in the right lane, and sees a traffic light at a modest distance ahead just turning yellow, then red, and cars ahead of him are braking. While he is still moments away from reaching the light, it is obvious that...

Don’t pass your stress to your children!

We have advanced far in medical research — so far that we think we’ve got biology mostly figured out. Certainly we know a lot more than previous generations, and the medicine of a century ago is considered the dark ages. With all this knowledge, our average lifespan...

Stress Means Inflammation, Which Means Disease

We try to avoid pain, and we are drawn to pleasure. But we are smart enough to realize that we can’t seek pleasure constantly. If we try to pursue pleasure too often, it eludes us. The more we try for pleasure, the harder it is to maintain. We become insensitive to...

De-Stress With Exercise

When you are stressed, what happens? Your heart races, you can’t think clearly, you try to speed through tasks, you have a sense of urgency or even panic. What is all your increased metabolism being used for? It is geared up for action, so where does that energy go?...

Water — a Vital Path to Health

You know you should drink plenty of water — the message is everywhere. Do you know why? When can you have plenty of water in your body and still be dehydrated? Can you overdo water? And how does it affect health and disease? Our bodies are approximately 70% water....