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GABA: A Natural Anxiety Treatment

…long lines at the airport, and family members (you know the ones) who add a bit of unwelcome drama at holiday gatherings. There’s no question about it, the holidays can take a toll on our health—physically and emotionally. A Natural Anxiety Treatment One of the best natural anxiety…

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Opinion Piece Is Just the Latest Example of Fear Mongering

…synthetic rather than natural vitamins—this is especially important when it comes to vitamin E and beta-carotene * Most of the vitamins in question were given in isolation—in other words, participants did not receive the vitamins along with their naturally-occurring compounds that…

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Seven Supplement Facts You Should Know

…health, it’s critical to maintain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phtyonutrients. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a question about supplement facts? You may also be interested in: We Need to Act NOW to Save Nutritional Supplements! Defy Aging with Resveratrol

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Dateline NBC’s Supplement Report—Was it News or Politics?

…ingredient, but they also failed to notice that some nutrients listed on the label were completely absent from the formulas. There’s no question that there are shoddy companies and unreliable labs out there, but they shouldn’t be allowed to taint the entire industry. Yet, this…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

There’s no question that even hearing the word stroke can be scary, but unfortunately it’s a very real risk. Every year more than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke (technically called a cerebrovascular accident), and strokes are the third-leading cause of death in this country. For the…

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Natural Night Vision Aids

There’s no question about it, night vision can become a real issue as we age. In fact, I wish I had a nickel for every patient who’s told me that he or she can no longer drive at night. But if you ask your eye doctor about it, chances are you’ll be told it’s a normal part of…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

There’s no question that the most powerful tool in my medical practice is a healthy diet, but it can also be the most difficult therapy to implement. We’ve all had the experience of getting to the end of a long, busy day when we realize we have no idea what we’re going to make for…

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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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Protect Yourself From Prescription Medication Errors

…prescription drug looks different from previous times you’ve taken it, or if you’re unsure about the dosage, don’t hesitate to question the pharmacist. * Check prescription drug labels for your name, and be sure the dosages and drug names match what you’ve written down. Now…

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Food Safety Tips

…right direction. As for alternatives, there’s always cast iron, stainless steel, and aluminum, but food sticks to them like crazy and some question the safety of the small amounts of metal they leach into food. That’s why I recommend using nontoxic, nonstick cookware instead. One option…

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5 Ways to Improve Libido—In Women and Men

…affects not only libido but all aspects of sexual function. Similarly, while some physicians scoff at the concept of male menopause, there is no question that testosterone production slows down around age 40 and steadily declines thereafter. There is also no doubt that this is a primary reason many…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

…grains has been documented to lower the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and cancer, the widely touted health benefits of milk are questionable at best. In fact, dairy products have been linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, cancer, allergies, and diabetes. The association with…

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Unnecessary Surgery Part 3: What to Do If Surgery Is Unavoidable

…to pineapple. In Summary I hope I’ve made it clear through this Unnecessary Surgery blog series that many recommended operations are of questionable necessity and that, without exception, natural therapies are incalculably safer. That’s why you have to take charge of your health. Get…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

…affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may answer that question. Finnish researchers measured levels of sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) and testosterone in 702 middle-aged men who had no blood sugar…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

…affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may answer that question. Finnish researchers measured levels of sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) and testosterone in 702 middle-aged men who had no blood sugar…

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Natural Mosquito Repellents

…the chemical-laden bug sprays, think twice. Many contain DEET (diethyltoluamide), which may keep mosquitoes away but at a price: Its safety is questionable, especially for young children and older individuals. Instead, here’s what I recommend as natural mosquito repellents: * Take vitamin B1…

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The Truth about Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

…prostate cancer have had inconsistent results; whether the findings reported in this latest study will be repeated in future research is open to question. * There have been many previous epidemiological (population-based) studies linking fish oil and prostate cancer risk. They tend to show that fish…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

…rather than a psychological cause, and the likely culprit is atherosclerosis—you’re just not getting enough blood to the area in question. To improve overall circulation for erectile dysfunction treatment, follow the Whitaker Program of a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and take…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…undeniable. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular forms of this healthy beverage. Iced Tea Health Benefits I’m often asked the question, “Is iced tea good for you?” In short, yes it is. Good thing since 85 percent of the tea consumed in the United States is iced.…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…are associated with fatigue, loss of muscle mass and increase in body fat, mental and physical slowdown, and frailty. This leads to an obvious question. Could replenishing carnitine stores with nutritional supplements delay or reverse some of the adverse effects of aging? L-Carnitine Puts Pep in…

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