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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Compliments and condiments

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As was recently covered at the first ever Culinary Rx course in lovely Boulder, Colorado; the main source of unwanted fats in the modern Western diet is not from meats. It is from salad dressings, baked goods, fried foods and condiments. Items like ketchup are often loaded with sugar, salt, unwanted fats and additives. At…

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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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Listen To My Podcast On E-health Radio Network

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Listen to my latest radio interview on e-health radio here! E-health radio link

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Creola…In My Soul-a

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Creola, Creola, Creola for me…Creola in my soul-a…It’s in the food, it’s in the mud… Creola, Creola, Creola for me~ Jimmy Buffett (Creola)   A rare find at the fishmongers is fresh Atlantic creole fish. It’s firm delicious white flesh lies under a beautifully crimson, vibrant fish that runs around 11 inches in length. The Atlantic creole…

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Salt: What the CDC and Dr. Frieden got wrong… and right.

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  Thomas Frieden MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, responded to the latest volley in the ongoing salt battle with a contrary editorial to the Washington Post last week. He was responding to an amazingly revealing article by Marta Zaraska entitled Pass the salt, please. It’s good for you. Frieden characterizes…

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