Monday, November 9, 2015

A Pancreatic Cancer Survivor's Story

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often taken as a death sentence, but January of 2001, I was introduced to living proof it need not be.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Got Lettuce? The Surprising Nutritional Value of an Undervalued Vegetable

Got lettuce? Most people would be surprised to learn that lettuce is an excellent food for maintaining healthy bones.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Eat Carrots and Tomatoes for Healthy Bones?

We all know about calcium for bone health. But did you know that tomatoes and carrots--especially when added to a healthy green salad--also help build healthy bones?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Peyronie's Disease

From time to time I get questions about alternative approaches toPeyronie's disease, curvature of the erect penis. There are some "natural" approaches, even though most men opt for surgery.  Here's an excerpt from my book, Healing without Medication.

Monday, November 2, 2015

How Good Juices Go Bad

In my post on the real joy of juicing, I explained how juices are a great way to get some of the 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and fruit we need every day to stay healthy. They provide a variety of nutrients without the fuss of buying, storing, and preparing up to 9 different kinds of plant food every day, and the right juices (I'm partial to vegetable juices for this) help control appetite and indirectly control weight. Fresh juices stored properly provide antioxidants that partially cancel out poor food choices. But even a good juice can be bad for you if it's loaded up with chemicals your body just tolerate. Here's what to look for on the label and why.

The Real Joy of Juicing (with a comment on Juicing for Weight Loss)

It has become practically an article of nutritional faith that everyone needs to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. But juicing is the easiest way to be sure you get all the plant foods a healthy body needs.

What's special about juice? It's convenient. It tastes better because more of our senses are involved when we drink juice than when eat chunks of fruit and veggies. It has some special advantages for appetite control and for minimizing fat storage, and the right juices (I'm partial to vegetable juices) can cancel out some of the ill effects of poor food choices.

Orange Juice, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

Is it safe for diabetics to drink orange juice for breakfast? Could drinking orange juice actually lower blood sugar levels?

Like many other foods, orange juice can be extremely beneficial when taken in moderation. Drinking too much juice can cause diabetic complications.

Here's the bottom line from research about coffee and orange juice for breakfast for diabetics: