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Why is Cancer Still Beating Us?

While it is true that the rate of cancer deaths in the US has fallen about 25% since a peak during the early 1990s, improved treatments are not the important reason.  Far more important has been the reduction in smoking and improvements in screening. The result has been a reduction of almost 40% in deaths […]

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What is Your Healthspan?

When people talk about human longevity, they are usually referring to lifespan, the total number of years we are alive.  At the turn of the 20th century, the average lifespan (life expectancy at birth) in the United States ranged between 45 and 50 years with women on average outliving men. This relatively short lifespan at […]

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How Not To Die

The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers – A Book by Dr. Michael Greger             The book “How Not To Die” is a reminder that lifestyle matters.  As Dr. Michael Greger takes the reader through the 15 most likely causes of death in America, it becomes clear that something […]

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Are You a Proteinaholic?

While food controversies over the last few decades tainted public opinions about carbohydrates and fats, protein survived with reputation intact.  With help from food marketing, protein has arguably achieved rock star status as the macronutrient of choice.  It’s noticeable how many foods promote their protein content as if it should be our most important concern. […]

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The Lifestyle Medicine Revolution

We live in an age of amazing medical technologies that help with a wide range of circumstances.  Still, it’s hard to not be disappointed with the high cost and the notion that very few of these technologies address the root causes of disease.  This isn’t a surprise given that what most people suffer from is […]

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Cancer

Tips for cancer prevention

            Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes that can include genetic factors, lifestyle, infections, and environmental exposures.  In some cases, the science is not settled on causes and there remains room for debate.  For example, the science is not settled on the long term effects of drinking too much coffee […]

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The Best Skin Care Tip

            The best skin care tip is to make sun protection part of your daily routine.  For example, if you plan to take an afternoon walk or do yard work, keep your hat and sunscreen where you will see them as you head outdoors.  Just make it part of your day in the sun ritual. […]

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How much sun is right for you?

With summer coming, you may be hearing more about the dangers of sun exposure vs. the dangers of not getting enough sun. Complicating the discussions will be opinions about sunscreens blocking vitamin D absorption, sunscreen additives implicated as carcinogenic or endocrine disrupters and questionable claims about sunscreen lotion effectiveness.  To place the issue in perspective […]

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The Amazing Pill

            Have you heard about the possibility of a long awaited breakthrough in medical research?  It’s a pill that can keep most of us healthy and vital into our 80s and 90s by: Preventing 95% of premature cancers, Preventing nearly all heart attacks and strokes, Often reversing heart disease, Preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes, […]

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Am I Captain of My Ship?

By some estimates, about twenty-five percent of a person’s health and longevity is due to their genetics. The rest is usually determined by lifestyle and environment.  In essence, genetics is not necessarily our destiny.  The extent to which genes are turned on or off is often within our control. One patient in his mid 80’s […]