New clinical studies indicate a  possible role for UV light exposure and vitamin D levels in the treatment of several conditions affecting the intestinal tract including Crohn’s disease, a serious and chronic  inflammatory condition in the small intestine; and ulcerative colitis (UC), which similarly affects the colon. Two unique studies were recently presented at the […]

For decades public health officials have recommended eating a lot of fruits and vegetables to improve your health and prevent diseases. A new study suggests that people who with a family history of heart disease  and genes that increase their likelihood of developing the disease can lower their risk by eating plenty of fruit and […]

While the corn industry and agribusinesses would have you think, according to their recent commercials that high fructose corn syrup is the same as cane sugar, numerous research studies indicate otherwise. Glucose and fructose are both sugar molecules used by the human body to power many of its cellular processes. But several studies, have linked […]

Research studies have previously identified the power of grape seed extract (GSE) as anti-oxidant, anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory.  It is so well established that it is now being evaluated in seven current clinical trials. But attention  may soon shift to GSE’s anti-cancer potential as recent groundbreaking human studies have just found  it possesses remarkable protective effects […]

We know as human beings, the importance and significance of our relationships. They are an intrinsic part of our lives.  Medical research confirms our perceptions of connection and support play a significant role in our health and well-being. If you’re interested in improving your relationships with your spouse, family members, friends and/or colleagues, then you must […]

Are you ready for flu season?  Even though it’s only early October, I’ve noticed commercials about flu shots are in full swing. As noted in earlier blog posts, flu season does not happen because we’re indoors more-but due to our decreased exposure to sunshine and the drop in our vitamin D levels. Enhancing your immune […]

Many years ago I wrote about my dissatisfaction with my medical school education.  In my book, Healing, health and Transformation: New Frontiers in Medicine, in 1990, I wrote in Chapter 2, the Journey from Physician to Healer, the Inhumanity of Being “Objective” Since starting my clinical rotations I was beginning to see how the process […]

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