Eating Your Best

What are the best ways to lose weight?

Most of us have struggled with our weight at times! It’s easy to fall out of healthy eating routines and allow the pounds of fat to accumulate. This frequently happens when our routines are disrupted, with travel or other disruptions that put healthy eating out of reach. For example, I recently realized, yet again, that the free cappuccino machine in the physician’s lounge was beating me, and I could feel my belly becoming heavy and full.

The Relationship Between Smoking and Parkinson’s Disease

Smoking is protective against Parkinson’s disease (PD)? It’s been nearly 55 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published their 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking. It is well established that smoking is linked to asthma, blindness and cataracts, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, and lung cancer (among others) but since that publication in 1964 more than 60 studies have been published showing that smoking does do one good thing – it protects against Parkinson’s disease.

Supplements for heart health

There’s no doubt that a healthy diet is essential for optimal heart health. But there are also a number of factors that make nutritional supplementation an important part of maintaining a healthy body and cardiovascular system. Consider these four:


Vitamin K – still relevant Almost three years ago now I wrote about vitamin K and it’s relationship to bone and arterial health. To recap, vitamin K – necessary for preventing osteoporosis and improving cardiovascular health – comes in two forms:   K1 – is involved in the coagulation of blood and has dietary sources …

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CoQ10, Statins, and Chlorophyll

The last time you bought lotion or face cream you probably saw many advertising the addition of CoQ10 to make your skin moisturized and youthful. While that may one of CoQ10’s attributes, it does much more than that. CoQ10, also called ‘ubiquinol’ is an antioxidant that is used for cell growth and protection (including skin cells) from damage and plays an important role in metabolism.

Your Brain on Bacteria

Bacteria in your brain would normally be a bad idea;encephalitis, meningitis, or science fiction. Just a few months ago research was presented indicating that there are non-pathogenic bacteria in the brain.   [contact-form-7 id=”4610″ title=”Subscribe for Landing page”]   Gut-brain microbiome I’ve talked often in these blogs about how the gut microbiome, comprised of trillions …

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