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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

A reader tweets, “I lost 30 lbs. on The Blood Sugar Solution program. Now, I am following the guidelines from Eat Fat, Get Thin for the next 30 days. NO sugar/carbs – all veggies, proteins, good fats – but seeing much slower weight loss this time.”

Weight loss plateaus are a very common and frustrating issue. When I am working with someone who is having trouble losing weight, despite doing . . .

Thermography: Breast Cancer Detection + Better Risk Assessment

Thermography: Breast Cancer Detection + Better Risk Assessment

What is thermography? Thermography is a state-of-the-art, and potentially life-saving, method of detecting cancer by using thermal imaging. The technology used to perform thermograms is considered one of the most reliable for risk assessment and detection, especially in the case of breast cancer — as opposed to potentially cancer-causing mammograms.

A Short Primer on How to Lose Weight — What to Eat and When to Eat

A Short Primer on How to Lose Weight — What to Eat and When to Eat

Here’s a startling truth. I can make you fat. Actually, I can make anybody fat. How? I simply prescribe insulin injections. Giving people extra insulin leads inevitably to weight gain. In type 1 diabetes, when insulin levels are extremely low, patients lose weight no matter how many calories they eat. Give insulin — gain weight. No insulin — lose weight . . .

Do Mammograms Cause Cancer?

Do Mammograms Cause Cancer?

Breast cancer now affects about 1 in 8 U.S. women at some point during the course of their lifetime. The Breast Cancer Organization estimates that as of early 2016, approximately 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S alone. Although survival rates for breast cancer have gone up in recent decades, screening options remain a very controversial issue.

A Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity: 10 Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off

A Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity: 10 Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off

You don’t need experts to tell you we have a big fat problem, but obesity statistics are more staggering than you might imagine. The latest information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) shows 39.6 percent of Americans are obese. Overall, there are over 100 million obese people in this country.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Added Sugar Is Hiding in 74% of Packaged Foods

We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it’s also found in many savory foods, such as bread and pasta sauce. And some foods promoted as “natural” or “healthy” are laden with added sugars, compounding the confusion. In fact, manufacturers add sugar to 74% of packaged foods . . .

What Is Frankincense Good For? 8+ Essential Oil Uses & Benefits for Healing

What Is Frankincense Good For? 8+ Essential Oil Uses & Benefits for Healing

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, and boosting immunity. And what about frankincense oil for cancer? Yes, it’s even potentially helping to fight cancer.

10 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer

10 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer

“I’m at high risk for breast cancer based on my genetic history,” writes a longtime reader. “What advice do you have to prevent it, or if someone has it, to potentially reverse breast cancer?”
Recently I discussed how traumatizing receiving the news that a loved one or even yourself has cancer can be, and then provided five strategies to reverse or prevent cancer.

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? What You Need to Know

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? What You Need to Know

Do cell phones cause cancer? As with any type of science looking at this type of issue, it’s going to take decades to come to a definitive conclusion. Meanwhile, though, more and more studies are painting a picture suggesting that cell phone radiation is not completely safe and could very well be carcinogenic.

Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Cancer Risk

Top 10 Tips to Cut Your Cancer Risk

You’ve probably heard people talk about how there’s a cure for cancer but “THEY” (insert your favorite conspiracy-theory villain) are keeping it from you.

That’s actually half true, in a manner of speaking. There is a “cure” of sorts called prevention and/or risk reduction — but no one is keeping it from you. Cancer researchers have in fact been shouting it from the rooftops for years . . .

5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

“Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients.The problem is that conventional medicine protocols have a lot wrong when it comes to cancer.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms + 10 Natural Ways to Help Cancer Treatment

Prostate Cancer Symptoms + 10 Natural Ways to Help Cancer Treatment

About one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The risk for developing prostate cancer is greatest for men over the age of 65, especially those who African-American. In the United States, second to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men.

HIV Vaccine Elicits Antibodies in Animals That Neutralize Dozens of HIV Strains

HIV Vaccine Elicits Antibodies in Animals That Neutralize Dozens of HIV Strains

An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys that neutralize dozens of HIV strains from around the world. The findings were reported June 4th in the journal Nature Medicine . . .

The Paleo Diet for Cardiovascular Disease

The Paleo Diet for Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (which includes coronary heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, and stroke) is our number-one global killer. Approximately 84 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease with approximately 610,000 deaths annually from heart disease alone.

Top 12 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Top 12 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Cancer is recognized worldwide to be a major health problem affecting millions of people each year. More than 1 million people in the United States alone get cancer each year, and as of 2009, a total of 562,340 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in the United States yearly. The good new is there are certain foods — so-called cancer-fighting foods — that can help combat cancer.

8 Steps to Reversing Diabesity

8 Steps to Reversing Diabesity

Last week I began a discussion about a modern epidemic, a deadly disease that one of every two of you have, a disease that’s making you fat, sick, and will kill you, but 90 percent of you don’t even know you have it.

This disease is diabesity, the continuum of abnormal biology that ranges from mild insulin resistance to full-blown diabetes.

Cancer Treatment Potential of Ironweed Plant

Cancer Treatment Potential of Ironweed Plant

How natural compounds in ironweed plant extract can be used to treat breast and brain cancers is the focus of a five-year $3 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant awarded to a University of HawaiʻiCancer Center researcher.

“It would be life changing for cancer patients if ironweed extract could help fight aggressive types of breast and brain cancers. Since the . . .

The Autoimmune-Heart Disease Connection

The Autoimmune-Heart Disease Connection

Whether it’s through personal experience or something you read in the news, most of us have been shocked by the story of a fit and health-conscious individual who died of an unexpected heart attack in their early 40’s.

Stories like these can be devastating for the deceased person’s loved ones, and they can also be highly alarming.

Coffee Enemas: Can They Fight Cancer & Help Detoxify?

Coffee Enemas: Can They Fight Cancer & Help Detoxify?

You might consider yourself a true “coffee lover”, one who knows all the latest research about coffee nutrition facts and benefits, but would you be willing to try an unconventional way of using coffee to improve your health?

While drinking coffee has its well-documented benefits, that’s not the only way to reap the rewards of this antioxidant-packed beverage.

Heart Health Part II: Sugar, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease

Heart Health Part II: Sugar, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease

Last week, I wrote about the link between autoimmunity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This week, I want to talk about how sugar and cholesterol factor into the equation, and the most helpful tests for determining your risk for heart disease.

For many years dietary guidelines have demonized fat and cholesterol, promoting a diet lower in fat and higher . . .

8 Ways to Fight Diabetes Naturally

8 Ways to Fight Diabetes Naturally

Once a relatively rare condition, diabetes and its complications have become the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 14% of men and 12% of women over the age of 30 in the United States have diabetes, and close to one-third of them don’t even know it. In the United States, there are about 27 million diabetics, and an estimated 171 million diabetics worldwide.

10 Natural Cancer Treatments Revealed

10 Natural Cancer Treatments Revealed

Have you ever wondered how effective natural cancer treatments can be? Around 20 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was crazy for my family at the time because my mom was a gym teacher, swim instructor and was always considered to be “healthy.”

After her diagnosis, she took the advice of her oncologists at the Cleveland Clinic and underwent a mastectomy . . .

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes: Tips for American Indians & Alaska Natives

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes: Tips for American Indians & Alaska Natives

We are American Indians and Alaska Natives, and we have the power to prevent type 2 diabetes. Science has proven that we can prevent diabetes if we lose as little as 10 pounds by walking 30 minutes 5 days a week and making healthy food choices.

5 Tips for a Healthy Summer (and Life)!

5 Tips for a Healthy Summer (and Life)!

It’s hard not to sound shamey, blamey and preachy — three of the lesser-known Dwarves — when you talk about cancer prevention. So many of the culprits that public health researchers point to are baked into our behaviors.

Red meat and starchy potatoes at our meals? A little sunbathing come summer? White chocolate mocha Frappuccino? Surely, that can’t be all that bad, can it?

Skin Cancer Symptoms + Natural Therapies & Prevention

Skin Cancer Symptoms + Natural Therapies & Prevention

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? Each year more than 5 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated and there are more new cases of skin cancer than cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. In fact, over the course of the past three decades, more people have had skin cancers than all other skin . . .

Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause of Heart Disease

Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause of Heart Disease

Cholesterol has become so confusing. The reality is, most of us have little understanding about the cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we previously thought.

Many people still believe that eating cholesterol and fat, especially saturated fat, causes heart attacks and that taking statin drugs provides a powerful way to . . .

Goldenseal: A Natural Antibiotic & Cancer Fighter

Goldenseal: A Natural Antibiotic & Cancer Fighter

Goldenseal is one of the five top-selling herbal products in the United States. Native Americans historically used goldenseal for various health concerns including skin diseases, ulcer symptoms and gonorrhea. Today’s traditional uses of goldenseal have broadened to include the natural treatment and prevention of colds, respiratory tract infections, allergies . . .

Furore Over Black Seed, Honey Cure for HIV

Furore Over Black Seed, Honey Cure for HIV

Can an herbal mixture made predominantly with black seed (Nigella sativa) and honey provide the much sought after cure for the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)?

A study by researchers from the University of Ibadan (UI)/University College Hospital (UCH), published in Journal of Herbal Medicine concluded: “This study concluded . . .

Your Risk of 13 Cancers Is Lower When You Exercise

Your Risk of 13 Cancers Is Lower When You Exercise

You may already know one of the benefits of exercise includes optimizing your body to fight disease. Now, we have very robust, specific evidence showing that a solid prescription of physical activity can drastically lower your risk of 13 different types of cancers! I can’t stress this enough — this is empowering news that we all need to embrace.

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.

But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of . . .


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