The following articles include a mention or discussion of anti-aging.
Seed Oil Makes Sunburn Worse and Ages Your Skin
Find out why seed oils make sunburned skin more inflamed and how avoiding them protects your collagen and keeps you looking young
Menopause, weight gain, and metabolic health.
Going through menopause is miserable for millions of women. But it can be (almost) a breeze! if you eat to optimize your metabolic health. In fact, while I was living in Hawaii, I noticed a particular group of patients breezed through menopause. Discover their secrets!
Can a low-PUFA Diet Really Increase Your IQ?
Learn how your diet may be affecting your IQ. We used to think that our IQ was fixed based on our genetics. But now we know that just as our genes can change during our lives, so can our neurons.
Is Walking Safe with Plantar Fasciitis?
When active people get sore feet, the diagnosis is often plantar fasciitis and the prescription is often rest. This post describes how, if you have plantar fasciitis and are an active person, staying active might be more therapeutic than staying entirely off your feet.
Is Bone-Building Milk also Good for Joints? Harvard Study Says “Yes!”
Compared to non milk drinkers, those who drank the most milk, had the least loss of joint space by the end of the 4 year study period. Every increase of 10 glasses per week was associated with 0.06 mm less decline in joint space width over the entire 4 years.
Statin side effects: Almost universal and often missed.
One of the most distressing things about practicing medicine these days is the blind faith that most people, doctors and patients, have in cholesterol pills like Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, and Zocor, just to name a few of the most popular. This faith comes not from gullibility, but from carefully crafted drug company misdirection. There’s no…
What are side effects of calcium supplements?
Recent evidence suggests that people taking calcium supplementation are more likely to develop heart attacks, strokes, kidney stones, and painful bone spurs affecting their soft tissues and joints. Learn why this would be and what you should do to keep your bones healthy and strong.
How Your Diet Affects Hormones
The epidemic of obesity is also an epidemic of hormone malfunction, including thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, growth hormone, cortisol, and more.
If you eat a Standard American Diet, not only are your fat-burn enzymes likely to be totally blocked, your hormonal systems fail to communicate properly and the effect is like a kind of accellerated aging.
Menopause Has a Purpose
My thinking on hormone replacement is that if a woman is having uncomfortable hot flashes and can’t sleep, then hormones are likely to help and should be used (preferably natural hormones). Hormones are not a “life extension” tool.
Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Calcium supplements have been found to cause heart attacks. If you have osteoporosis, you may wonder: What should I be doing for my bones?
Osteoporosis Treatment Without Drugs: The Missing Link to Superior Bone Health
Collagen is an overlooked factor in bone health, and a missing food group from the American diet.
Early Puberty: What does it mean for tomorrow’s women?
Abnormal sexual development from unclear cause, environmental changes suspected. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, 1 in 10 girls in second and third grade, of Caucasian descent, showed stage 2 breast development (small mounds of tissue under the nipple area), which is considered the first sign of sexual maturation. This is…
How starting a low-cholesterol diet leads to weight gain
The advice to cut cholesterol almost always leads to eating more carbs, which increases triglyceride and often LDL levels, which leads to being placed on cholesterol pills, which can cause diabetes.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s?
According to a leading researcher of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, Dr. Paul Aisen (photo), our drugs don’t work because doctor’s like me are not prescribing them early enough. But I think doctors should not promote extended use of drugs without proven benefit.
Sore Feet: Are shoes the cause of running pain?
One of the most important overlooked factors in running is that of connective tissue strength.
Does Caloric Restriction Prolong Life?
You may have heard Oprah’s Dr. Oz talking about an amazing new diet that, he claims, might allow us to live 150 years. I noticed that Dr. Oz seemed to be doing his best to highlight the benefits of this diet and downplay any risks, though he wasn’t following the diet himself – and I…
Who Should Get Vitamin D Testing?
We all know our skin makes vitamin D during sun exposure, so you’d think that most of us here in Hawaii would have plenty of vitamin D, right? Wrong. A study done on prototypical surfer-dudes in Honolulu, titled: Low Vitamin D Status Despite Abundant Sun Exposure (Binkely, 2007) found that, amazingly, more than half (51…
Are you looking for the fountain of youth?
Supplement hucksters are never going to stop. But my longest-lived patients are not thriving on supplements; they’re thriving on real food.
The Natural Way To Prevent or Reverse Cancer
We used to think a single cell of cancer was a death sentence. New research shows how a healthy immune system can eradicate cancer cells.
Perfect Health Is No Mystery
The healthiest diets all share four common food categories. And we call these categories the Four Pillars of World Cuisine. In the past, they were part of every successful human culture. This website explores the many benefits of those culinary traditions, and will help you learn to cook the same dishes and enjoy the same, delicious meals that the healthiest people on Earth all do.
Supplement companies want you to belive the antioxidants, flavinoids, and other compounds they provide can only come from their pills. Nonsense.
Vegetable Oil Is Everywhere
Look for vegetable oils on every label. They promote inflammation starting in the gut and extending into the arteries, nervous system, and everywhere else.
Bone Density…What’s It All About?
For years I’ve avoided putting my patients on fosamax and related drugs for “bone health,” because according to the package insert, these drugs don’t make bones healthy. They prevent part of the natural cycle of bone growth, called bone resorption, and by doing so make them denser looking on bone scans. Dense bones might sound…