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Last week I shared with you my perspective on soy. A few days later, I ran across a very interesting news story about a law suit filed on behalf of Illinois prisoners in 2009, who were experiencing illnesses due to a soy based diet. As a part of that research, I also discovered in Illinois, a pilot program to increase soy food content as a “healthy alternative” in school lunch programs.

A study conducted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that women receiving radiation therapy for treating their breast cancer, experienced unique benefits while practicing yoga, including reducing fatigue. While simple stretching exercises improved fatigue, the women using yoga activities that included  yogic breathing, postures, meditation and relaxation techniques in to their […]

I had a conversation with a very dear friend today about health. Melissa is a raw food pioneer, and we talked about some of the food products and ingredients we would never consume. Very interestingly, we agreed on the same four. While writing this article I realized I needed to share a lot of information, […]

A new study determines high dose supplements of vitamin D may increase the exercise capacity and strength of respiratory muscles in people with emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study indicates.

Over twenty years ago, I made a very interesting discovery as to how to motivate my patients regarding certain aspects of their health and well-being.  I’d come to see how our health care system unfortunately encourages dependency on doctors, medications,  and other treatments, rather than promoting effective and safe lifestyle changes that actually empower patients. […]