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Lifestyle Changes

Why I Created Invigoral-Chapter 4

How Does a “Steel Trap” Mind Evaporate into an Unresponsive Mist? A Quick Tour Through the Gray Matter How many neurons are in the average brain? Hint: if you were to count one neuron per second, around the clock, it would take over 2,720 years. Researchers tell us there are about 86 billion neurons and 84…

How Carbohydrates, Stress And Pesticides Contribute To Cancer

Cancer rates have skyrocketed, we are seeing cancers in younger and younger patients every year. It has become the new normal. While many experts will tell you if you live long enough you develop cancer, it wasn’t always like this. The focus in mainstream medicine is to state cancers are unrelated to each other and…

Got Energy?

Everyone likes to have good energy. What often attracts people to others is energy: positive energy, “a good vibe”. We are all packets of energy, and what we pick up on when we meet others, is how they make us feel. Feeling good mentally, physically and spiritually is the biggest attractant we have. How do…

My New Store

For all the readers out there familiar with my blog, you know that I have kept this site committed to being an informative, knowledge based site. It will stay that way. For those of you who are interested in what products I use in my personal skin and health care, I have started the online…

The Benefits of Coconut oil and Other MCT Oil

While I am not into fad diets or dieting, I do support creating the right diet for individual metabolic needs. Over the years I have used virgin coconut oil in patients with everything from seizure disorder to metabolic syndrome and cancer. The benefits of virgin coconut oil are many: production of ketones due to the…

Why Gluten Might be a bad Choice for Everyone

I introduced readers to Zonulin a few entries back. To recap, Zonulin is a protein made by our bodies that creates loosening of tight junctions such as those in the gut, brain and testicles. The tight junctions control transportation of molecules across junctions. An example is the prevention of food particles in the lumen of…

The Skinny on Large Cholesterol

We are bombarded by commercials about statins to lower cholesterol levels. We’re made to believe that cholesterol is a bad thing and needs to be reduced as much as possible. Numerous studies show the benefit of a healthy cholesterol profile. In fact, a recent study looking at muscle mass gain from exercise, showed that those…

Why Raw Food

Here is a link to one of my recent lectures on cooking, food preparation and avoiding toxic compounds formed from high heat cooking. This lecture delves in toxic compounds that are created by cooking at high heat and explains where AGE s come from and how they affect blood vessels and organs. The lecture also…

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

The latest fad in dieting has been the HCG diet. In addition to taking or injecting HCG, patients eat a 500 calorie a day diet. The biggest problem with this is it’s a DIET! According to the American Obesity Association,the failure rate for dieters is well over 95%. This is based upon research they published…

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Many patients come to my Evanston office expecting me to perform repeated sessions of lipodissolve for their weight problem. I won’t and I don’t. Lipodissolve is a localized fat loss procedure, not a weight loss procedure and is inappropriate as a treatment for obesity. The exceptions are that I will treat a buffalo hump, double…