Dark Shadows

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Between the headlines heading into a summer weekend, shadows of darkness lengthened. With little fanfare the U.S. Congress voted to pass HR 1599, which was introduced into committee less than six months ago on March 25, 2015, in bipartisan fashion 275-150 with 8 abstentions. The proposed law, officially known as The Safe and Accurate Food…

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Fox News National Radio Tour

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Join me this morning on the following stations if they are in your neighborhood! WOOD Grand Rapids, MI  0706AM ET   WKBN Youngstown, OH 0720AM ET   WHAS Louisville, KY 0806AM ET   WJBO Baton Rouge, LA 0839AM ET   WLAP Lexington, KY 0845AM ET   WWNC Ashville, NC 0852AM ET   WRVA Richmond, VA…

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Dr. Manny and Dr. Mike

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Check out my latest contribution with my friend and colleague, Dr. Manny from Fox News, to his website. Are Gluten-free diets healthier? Dr. Mike’s Article

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Road Trips!

Dr. Mike at the Florida Blueberry Festival

Looking for tantalizingly delicious treats that are also healthy while on the go (yes, it can be done and done well!)? Check out my recommendations on SheKnows.com. I would add to the list there The Mill in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida (200 Central Ave, Ste 100, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701).  

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Genetics and Environment

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A study performed in Denmark was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This research highlights the importance and interaction between our genetics and our environment in terms of the risk of certain diseases like cardiovascular disease and the subsequent effects in the risk of early mortality. Health and wellness, or disability and…

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Inflammation, NSAIDs and Diet

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Dr. Mike on Fox Business; Varney and Company As recounted in the recent video from Varney and Company (play above), the FDA is planning to strengthen the warning labels for all non-aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The accumulated data supports five take away points that the new labeling will reflect: The onset of risk is…

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Come to the Dark Side

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This Fourth of July, the federal government is urging you to consider that S’mores are less. They are recommending that instead of grilling marshmallows, you grill more fruit. While there is no debating that there needs to be more fruit and veg in our current dietary approach; there is something sacrosanct about a little sweet…

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Let the Sunshine In

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Vitamin B3 represents a family of compounds that include niacin. For many years, niacin has been available as an over-the-counter therapy for the treatment of some high cholesterol related disorders. Found in a wide variety of varying foodstuffs, vitamin B3 is critical to a number of important dialogical processes. Now recent research suggested that regular…

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Get A Grip!

Back in the day when men were men, and barnyard animals were nervous, a handshake was a measure of the man. Looking someone in the eye with a firm, strong grip conveyed a sense of purpose, resolution, integrity and honesty. But it also turns out that such amorphous measures of virility and character correlate with…

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And now, from the Land of Oz… the rest of the story.

I am the last person on earth I expected to find writing this piece; even now I find myself in a bewilderment. When I heard about the academic directive calling on the powers that be to throw Dr. Oz to the curb for “repeatedly show[ing] disdain for science and for evidence based medicine, as well…

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