If you want to protect yourself against heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, fill up on magnesium-rich green leafy vegetables. A study published in the journal BMC Medicine found that people who ate the highest amounts of dietary magnesium had a 10 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, a 12 percent lower risk of […]
When I was Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University—a Seventh Day Adventist school—we were encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle and eat vegetarian at work to comply with the school’s beliefs. Over the years, when friends or patients found out my workplace was a meat-free institution, I was asked the following question time […]
It’s November, so the holiday season is just about here. For a lot of Americans, that means overeating and weight gain. In fact, the average American gains around 5 pounds in the 2 month “holiday eating season.” And in my opinion, that’s not just unhealthy – it’s ridiculous. That’s why I challenge my patients to […]
Although you probably buy seedless grapes to eat, the seeds are actually extremely sought after in the beauty and health world. Why? Grape seed extract, commonly referred to as GSE, contains powerful health benefits. This is why it’s been showing up in nutritional supplements, skincare and beauty products. What’s so great about those tiny seeds? […]
The guys who started the “superfoods” craze have been hyping-up the “health benefits” of goji berries for years. Today, I’d like you to watch a short video I made to help clear up this myth. You see, goji berry manufacturers have made some ridiculous claims about their product. In fact, in 2006 the FDA warned […]
Besides a delicious addition in baked goods, curries, and apple ciders, did you know cinnamon has astonishing medicinal properties as well?