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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 […]

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Want a Healthy Heart? Laughter and Love Can Help

Feelings of depression, anxiety, social isolation, hostility, and anger put us at a higher risk for heart disease.  Fortunately, research shows that how we view the world makes a difference and, in particular, laughter is good for us.  In a wide range of studies, laughter has been found to increases the blood flow by causing […]

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A Few Thoughts About Heart Disease

            While cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of women and men in the United States, it is unfortunate that with evidence of how to prevent and reverse most heart disease with lifestyle changes that this strategy has not been promoted as the first line therapy for the vast majority of patients.  The reason, […]

Cancer Diets

Cancer Prevention vs. Cancer Cures

    Few diseases strike more fear than a diagnosis of cancer.   Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease.   Based on the money spent searching for cancer cures you might expect amazing discoveries.   Unfortunately, despite spending 2-3 times more on cancer research than heart disease, progress preventing and curing cancer has been […]


Nutrition Tips for the Holidays

 If you find yourself going to a get-together where you aren’t sure what foods will be served, call the host well before the event and offer to bring a dish. You can be sure that many will be delighted to see a dish that is both nutritious and delicious.  Served with fellowship and cheer, you […]

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Ready for a new diet?

         If looking for a tasty way to enhance your nutrition or just take off a few pounds, it’s hard to ignore the advantages of a whole food plant-based diet.           One of the better whole food plant-based diets is the “21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart” diet”, by Dr. Barnard from his book by the same title.  The […]