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Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

Discover and follow some simple food safety tips from Dr. Julian Whitaker to ensure you get the most benefit from your diet.

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/21/2014

Most people know it’s best to avoid sodas because of the sugar and artificial sweeteners they contain. But another dangerous ingredient lurks in soft drinks.

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The Power of Pumpkin

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Pumpkins have been used as food for at least 14,000 years, and the seeds have a host of medicinal benefits since they are a great source of key vitamins and minerals.

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The American Psychiatric Association is now calling caffeine withdrawal and intoxication mental illnesses. Folks, this is crazy. Research shows coffee and caffeine provide numerous health benefits.

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Smart Summertime Grilling

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Picnics and barbecues are a summertime ritual for many, but did you know that cooking food on a grill may increase your risk of cancer?

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Discover how a fructose-free diet, as suggested by Dr. Whitaker, could help you avoid serious health conditions, including Alzheimer’s, cataracts and diabetes.

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Blueberries protect your vision, keep your memory sharp and, now, help prevent falls, according to a new study. Resveratrol may be the key. Learn more about the blueberry's latest super health-protecting feat.
 

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10 Healthy Snacks You Won't See Advertised on TV

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Packaged products are cheap to make and sell—and the companies that make them don’t care what they’re doing to your waistline or your health. Here are 10 better snacks to keep on hand that will improve your health.

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Over 4,500 studies have documented the remarkable benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in the oils of the fatty fish that inhabit the cold waters of Alaska, Norway, and other areas.

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Is Organic Worth the Cost?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I’m often asked if buying organic produce is truly necessary and worth the cost. My answer is that I believe organic food is superior from both an environmental and nutritional point of view. 

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Solving the Sugar Wars

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Avoid sugar (sucrose) and artificial sweeteners and use natural alternatives such as stevia and xylitol instead.

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If barbecues are a summertime ritual for your family, consider this: Your meals may increase your risk of cancer.On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing an easy, delicious recipe you can try on the grill—so check back then!

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Weak? Dizzy? It Could Be Dehydration

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Water is required for the distribution of nutrients, electrolytes, hormones, and other chemical messengers throughout the body, as well as the removal of waste products. It is also an important structural component of skin, cartilage, and other tissues.

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When it comes to supporting healthy blood sugar levels, the first thing you need to become aware of is how quickly your body breaks down certain foods into glucose. Here's how to do that.

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Organic Beef: Try Some for Dinner

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The meat from organically raised cattle—especially those that are exclusively grass-fed—is much leaner than that of feedlot cattle, and it has less saturated fat and more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

On average, Americans only consume three servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And that’s a crying shame. Study after study reveals that people who regularly eat five-plus servings of nature’s bounty enjoy several health benefits. 

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Going out to eat can be a real treat. You don’t have to cook, you can opt for dishes you wouldn’t normally make at home, and it’s nice to get out every now and again. But if you’re not careful, you may be getting a whole lot more than you bargained for.

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Foods with a high glycemic index enter the bloodstream quickly, prompting a rapid rise in blood sugar followed by an equally dramatic drop a few hours later. Fueling your body with these quick-burning carbohydrates can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and irritable.

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