One of my patients wanted me to look up this new elixir of life, He Shou Wu. Evidently vegans are on the lookout for how they can get collagen without eating animals. I'm not clear how that led people to a Chinese herb. Here's the story my patient got, mentioning Rachelle Robinett recommending He Shou …
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A quiet revolution in how we understand the gut has happened since we have been able to map the full diversity of the bugs that live inside us. One recent finding reported in the New York Times is that, while we don't digest artificial sweeteners, our gut bugs can. Great, we might think. Calories for …
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It's time to think about New Year's resolutions. So here's a resolution for anyone with type 2 diabetes out there, (and there's a lot of you because the rates have doubled in the last twenty years). Resolution: lose thirty pounds. Possible result of resolution: stop having diabetes. Sound impossible? Not according to researchers in England, who …
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Just want to have that fat suctioned away? Unfortunately, it comes back.
Maybe. In a small study researchers found that acupuncture increased Leptin levels. And it really was the acupuncture points, because patients receiving sham acupuncture didn't get the same increases. What I really like about the study was that researchers did the acupuncture with electoacupuncture. By using electricity rather than needles, the research opens the way …
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“When you’re in pain and terrified of dying, you don’t want to read a long book full of statistics. My goal is to give patients four basic guidelines that will lower their chances of dying.
we assume the person must be at fault. In other words, you're either fat because you lack willpower or because you lie.
Xocai chocolate is not only published for weight loss, it's on the cover! Of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine. So why doesn't Xocai chocolate show up on medline?
if you have a sensitive palate, you might well find this particular recommendation involves the Dr. Oz projectile vomiting weight loss plan
Oh, but wait! You get to eat unlimited vegetables! Not if you follow his grocery list.
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