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New Study Shows Drinking Coffee Prevents Skin Cancer

If you love coffee, here’s another reason to go ahead and drink up. New research shows that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day can lower your risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), one of the most common forms of skin cancer. The researchers analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

Early in my medical career, I realized that everyone, regardless of age, sex, or health status, needed a basic nutritional foundation that provided reasonable (not just RDA) levels of key vitamins and minerals. Because no product like this existed, I formulated the Forward Plus Daily Regimen. My…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

Patients coming to the Whitaker Wellness Institute sometimes express surprise that we serve coffee. Doesn’t it increase the body’s acidity? Aren’t health-conscious people supposed to drink tea instead? Isn’t caffeine bad for you? If coffee were harmful, then every morning emergency rooms…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

If you have been told you need bypass surgery or are suffering with angina or other cardiovascular problems there’s a therapy you need to know about: EECP. EECP stands for enhanced external counterpulsation, and this treatment is a godsend for patients with a wide range of heart conditions. This…

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The Power of Pumpkin

“Halloween” or “All Hallow’s Eve” dates back 2,000 years to the most significant Celtic holiday: the night before the new year (November 1 on their calendar), when the dead returned to mingle with the living. Scary faces were sculpted into turnips and gourds and lit with burning embers to…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

Like many patients who are told by their doctors that they need an immediate angioplasty procedure or bypass surgery, Robert was shocked and worried. He was also skeptical. Just two months prior, he had been given a clean bill of health. So he started looking into alternatives and discovered a…

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