Fatty-Acids

Organic vs. Conventional—Don’t Let the Headlines Fool You

You may have seen the recent headlines that say things like, “Organic Foods Are No Better than Conventional Foods” or “Don’t Waste Your Money on Organic.” This media coverage is fueled by a new study out of Stanford University School of Medicine. After reviewing 17…

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The Truth about Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

Many of my patients and readers have expressed concerns about recent news reports of definitive links between omega-3 fatty acids/fish oil and prostate cancer. This is an example of irresponsible journalism at its worst. There is nothing definitive about this study and, in fact, warnings about the…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Men, if your sexual function isn’t what you’d like it to be, you can take Viagra, Cialis or a related drug—a temporary treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) at best. Or you can make lifestyle changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural treatments for erectile…

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10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe that shelling out your hard-earned cash for their services and solutions is the best way to stay healthy. But when it comes right down to it, it’s the little changes you make in your daily life that have the real power to keep you…

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Help for Hair Loss

One question I get a lot at Whitaker Wellness is whether or not the hair loss treatments out there really work. I understand that losing your hair can be distressing, and I wish there were an easy answer. I’ll tell you right up front that I know of no magic bullet that will restore a full head…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

I want to share an interesting story with you. Jim, a 62-year-old from Tennessee, got a wake-up call when his cholesterol measured in at a scary 288 mg/dL! (Normal is under 200.) Not surprisingly, his conventional doctor was quick to prescribe a cholesterol-lowering . Folks, statins are bad news.…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

Toxins are all around us. They are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. All these chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives can take a serious toll on our health, causing a wide range of problems from asthma and autism to heart attacks and cancer. Now, a new study published in the journal…

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Nurture Your Microorganisms for Optimal Health

In 1676, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the father of microbiology, scraped some plaque off his teeth, peered into a microscope, and discovered “many very little living animalcules.” In 2012, scientists completed the Human Microbiome Project, which determined that our bodies are home to 100…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

As summertime approaches and the days grow longer and warmer, you’re probably spending more time out in the sun. Sun exposure provides a plethora of benefits, including better sleep and a brighter mood. Most importantly, it also gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D, also called the…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

Americans are eating themselves into the cardiac ward, quite literally! Research has shown time and again that saturated fats in meat, whole-fat dairy, and other animal products, and trans-fatty acids found in fried and processed foods have deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system and…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

I know we think of New Year’s as a time to make a fresh start, but in reality summer is an even better time to resolve to improve your health. The weather’s warm, the days are long, and we’re in a lull between holidays—with fewer temptations to overeat. I’ve seen on…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

Few diseases are sadder than Alzheimer’s disease. It’s absolutely disheartening when someone you know and love doesn’t recognize you anymore or loses cognitive abilities. It’s also scary to know that you have a relative with Alzheimer’s because there’s such a…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that can be extremely stubborn. Although it’s most common in children, eczema also affects millions of adults. Fortunately, there are several safe, effective natural treatments for eczema. Because it is linked to an…

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Benefits of Bergamot

When it comes to natural therapies for cardiovascular health and metabolic syndrome, one of the latest and greatest treatments to date is bergamot. What Is Bergamot? If you’re a tea drinker, you’re no doubt familiar with Earl Grey. Its distinctive aroma and subtle flavor make it one of…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

When it comes to coconut oil uses, this fragrant oil is one exceptionally versatile natural product. What else can you eat, rub on your body, use to clean your house, and employ as a medical therapy? Let’s take a look at the many health benefits of coconut oil—and sort out the facts from…

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