May Newsletter

Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

…you have seen news reports on a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that calls into question the safety of niacin. While this may have been a well-run study, the conclusions everyone seems to be drawing from the results are based on several false presumptions. First, this study…

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

In the May issue of my newsletter, Alternatives, I answered a question from a reader about whether or not I have changed my views on aspirin, considering it has been found to prevent heart attacks, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Not to mention, millions of people regularly use aspirin and other…

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Muscle Cramps May Signal a Trace Mineral Deficiency

…I’m not getting any younger—and I’m finding that I need to adjust my health routine to accommodate that fact. A few months ago in my print newsletter Alternatives, I wrote about some changes I’ve started making. One of them was to more closely watch my consumption of minerals, particularly trace…

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A Yogurt a Day Keeps the Fat Away

I've discussed many times in my newsletter and on my blog and website how important beneficial bacteria and microfloral balance are to your overall health. Now, yet another study confirms an additional benefit to probiotics--fat reduction. The study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods, found…

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Detoxify the Body for Bone Health

…body uses to keep pH within a very narrow range (for most people 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly alkaline). As I've written in my Alternatives newsletter, eating a diet high in acid-forming foods can pull minerals out of your bones. I recommend cutting out foods such as sodas and "white" foods—white…

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