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When there’s an iodine deficiency in the diet of young people, it results in hypothyroidism. Iodine is an essential mineral that the human body requires to manufacture thyroid hormones, assist with growth and development, and to manage your metabolism properly. Many common health conditions can be traced to not getting enough iodine in the diet, […]

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You all know I live in Las Vegas, right? And in case you don’t know, I NEVER gamble (except when in traffic, we are all gambling with our lives, right?). Even so, Vivien and I show up at the Bellagio for coffee about once a month and we are always astonished to see folks eating […]

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Every day, scientists and researchers around the globe are discovering more ways to prevent cancer naturally using a combination of food and lifestyle changes. In fact, it’s one of the most incredible benefits of living in our time.  This is an age of scientific, technological, and medical advancements unlike any other period in history. The […]

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Here I am going to share 10 myths of aging. These are false beliefs, often held in place by screwball science (like the cholesterol myth). Ready? Let’s dive right in! Myths of Aging #1 Aging is in your genes. Piffle! American Walter Bruening lived to be 114 years old; yet his parents both died in their […]

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It’s that time of year…when everyone starts making New Year’s Resolutions and panicking about all the things they haven’t accomplished in the year that’s wrapping up behind them. Right now, it’s critical that you start letting go of all the things you “haven’t” done and focus on all the things waiting for you to do […]

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There is a critical problem happening right now that most people aren’t aware of.  There’s an attack on antioxidants.  Before I get into the details, let me say that powerful antioxidants can mean the difference between sickness or health, between early mortality or long life, and between looking older than you are or holding back […]

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Everyone is a tiny bit dishonest.  Each person has a degree of honesty that fluctuates given the situation or party involved.  We call it telling little white lies, stretching the truth, or “being kind” to another’s feelings. If you think you’re 100% honest 100% of the time, you’re not being honest with (or about) yourself.  […]

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I worked for a great surgeon once (great as in: damned good, not as in famous). His name was Arthur Bullough.1 While I was on his firm he became president of the Manchester Medical Society. He had a terrific idea for his presidential address: The Medicine Of History. NOT, please note, the history of medicine […]

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The concept of showing self respect is not a new one.  Several decades ago, a psychiatrist named William Glasser determined that there are fundamental needs that must be met for basic human happiness. The need to love and be loved. The need to feel we are of value, to ourselves and others. He called this […]

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Ever since the unravelling of the human genome, the mechanistic scientists have had a field day proclaiming we are just a bunch of “stuff”, made from an accidental molecule called DNA. It’s all genes is their cry. In fact it’s now proven that genes have very little to do with anything. They switch on and […]

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I hope that you never, ever get a kidney stone!  It’s pain unlike anything you’ve ever felt in your life.  We need to talk about how to get rid of kidney stones because if you have one, you’re going to want it out of your body as fast (and effectively) as possible! 6 Crucial Facts […]

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This is me with my buddy Norman Shealy MD. I was hanging out at his farm in Missouri for a few days. It was good for a couple of old buzzards to chew the fat! That’s an American Holistic Medical Association clasp. Norm founded the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. This is me with […]

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You might think occurrences of parasites in humans is a rare thing – but you would be wrong! I once quoted the National Geographic program “The Body Snatchers” as saying, “Parasites have killed more humans than all the wars in history.” [Season 1, Episode 17] Of all the land mass available on Earth, less than […]

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Everyone knows we should strive to eat 5 or more portions a day of fruits and vegetables, right? Well, be careful! An observational study reported today said that women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth. Of course we […]

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