For The Fourth; 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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Fox News

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In case you missed it, here’s Dr. Mike with Dr. Manny Alvarez doing a health segment on national Fox News!

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The Fallacy of the Calorie

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Read this excellent article on the principles discussed in The Fallacy of The Calorie here

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Inflammatory Links Strengthen

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  A recent study published in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy suggests that “high cumulative inflammatory burden, as reflected by cumulative averages (ca) of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), predicts greater arterial stiffness independent of traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in psoriatic arthritis (PsA).” What the heck does that mean? Previous studies have shown…

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CBS- NYC WFAN

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Join me bright and early at 7am March 29th on WFAN-CBS NYC; the nation’s largest sports talk radio station. I’ll be discussing The Fallacy of The Calorie for the entire hour. Listen live or call in here: WFAN Link

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Movement, not Medicine

All too often the popular remedy remains to pop a pill for what ails us. But taking a medicine is always a risk versus reward exercise; even under the best of circumstances. Supplements, particular natural supplements like vitamins and minerals, are often viewed as an easy fix with zero risk. In the annals of this…

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Inflammatory Data

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Increasingly, diseases once thought disparate in nature are being linked together by the common root of chronic inflammation. Not long ago, an inflammatory joint condition like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was thought to have little to no impact on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease like heart attack or stroke. But continuously such subtle relationships are…

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