New Science on Acupuncture’s Impact

On Tuesday, July, 11th, 2017 in Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine

This past spring, the FDA released new guidelines that include acupuncture as a valid therapy for treating pain. At least some of this comes from the need to emphasize drug-free therapies in the midst of the ongoing crisis of opioid abuse. “[Health care providers] should be knowledgeable about the range of available therapies, when they […]

Genetic Testing & Personalized Medicine

On Tuesday, June, 27th, 2017 in Genetic Testing, Integrative Medicine


Earlier this year, the FDA gave the OK to home DNA tests that identify a person’s genetic risk for 10 diseases. Ideally, the results will help people make specific healthy choices to help lower their risk. But that doesn’t always play out in the real world. One notable review in the BMJ found that Expectations […]

White Bread Is Good for You?! What?!

On Tuesday, June, 13th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition

white bread

Did you catch the headlines last week declaring that “White Bread May Not Be Bad for You After All”? The hype around this study seemed a little reminiscent of last year’s “pasta won’t make you fat” study. Just as back then, the spin is more than a little misleading.   For the study, researchers had […]

Supplement or Sunshine? How to Get the Vitamin D You Need

On Tuesday, May, 30th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition

vitamin D3

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a real avalanche of research on vitamin D. Just last week, word came of two new studies – one suggesting the nutrient could play a role in pain management; the other, that supplementation could help improve fertility in both men and women. A little earlier this year, […]

For Chronic Knee Pain, Think Prolozone Therapy

On Tuesday, May, 16th, 2017 in Ozone Therapy

injecting knee

Arthroscopic surgery is big business. How big, you ask? Each year, we spend more than $3 billion dollars for knee surgery alone. And according to guidelines just published in the BMJ, much of that may be a waste. As NPR reported, The guidelines…reviewed 13 studies involving nearly 1,700 patients and found the surgery did not […]

Is It the Fat or Is the Actually the Sugar?

On Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2017 in Diet & nutrition

real food pyramid

Recently, old research records were found, which cast even further doubt on “the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart.” Meanwhile, a new commentary in the British Journal of Sports Medicine pounded home the point we’ve mentioned before: Saturated fat is not the bad guy. As its authors […]

No More Yo-Yo Dieting: Taking a Sensible Path to Weight Loss

On Tuesday, April, 18th, 2017 in Weight loss

scale reading sos

If you’re overweight, dropping some pounds can be a good thing. But if you gain again and lose again and gain again and lose in an ongoing cycle of “yo-yo dieting” – well, that may not be so good, especially if results from a new study hold up. Specifically, its authors took a look at […]

Yet More Evidence for IV Vitamin C

On Tuesday, April, 4th, 2017 in IV Drip Therapy

vitamin iv drip

There’s yet another study we can add to those we blogged about earlier this year, research showing how IV vitamin C can deliver big benefits in a variety of health situations. A new study in Chest provides good evidence that an IV cocktail of vitamin C, thiamine (vitamin B1), and hydrocortisone may be extraordinarily effective […]

Almost Half of All Cardiometabolic Deaths Are Linked to Food

On Tuesday, March, 21st, 2017 in Diet & nutrition

Standard American Diet

The fact that we live so much longer than our ancestors has less to do with medical science and technology than you might think. In fact, the largest gains in health have come about through better nutrition and hygiene. As a fascinating new article in Nautilus points out, It turns out that much of what […]

Mindfulness in Trying Times

On Tuesday, February, 21st, 2017 in Wellness


If you’ve been feeling more stressed than usual, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s latest Stress in America report, more Americans are feeling more maxed out than ever. Over half – 57% reported significant stress over the political climate; nearly half “said the same about the outcome of the election.” None of […]