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It takes a lot to shock me—especially when it comes to the corrupting influence that food manufacturers have on people’s beliefs about what’s healthy and unhealthy. However, even I was stunned by a new article in the New York Times. Headlined…

When overweight patients first arrive in my examining room, they frequently have their sad faces on. Why? Because they figure I’m going to put them on a diet… and they’re sure they won’t like it.I’m betting that like them, you’re…

My friends call me a “medical nerd.” I spend hours with my nose stuck in medical journals and books, keeping up with the latest research.Sometimes, however, the answers I’m looking for can’t be found in the pages of a book…

Psoriasis is a condition in which the skin develops dry, scaly, itchy, red patches. It’s very common—according to the National Psoriasis Foundation about 2-3% of the world’s population has it.Unfortunately, it’s commonly treated in ways that don’t really get to…

Don’t you love it when research discovers new, miraculous benefits you can get from eating common foods?To me there’s nothing more exciting. So let me give you the good news:Leafy greens can help slow the aging of your brainBlueberries show…

Early to bed early to rise... Back in grade school, Benjamin Franklin’s old saying seemed like a sly attempt to get us to stop complaining about bedtime.But it turns out Ben was right—at least about it making us healthy.If you’re…

For decades nutritionists have said that eating more fiber helps you lose weight. And ample research backs that up. But exactly why eating fiber keeps you thin has been a bit of a mystery. Until now. And guess what? Like…

Scientists have pinpointed the two most critical times for warding off junk food addiction and preventing obesity.It’s a fascinating new discovery that, like so many other things, brings us back to the parents. But it’s a good development because it…

 Want to hear a little good news about our planet for a change?What if I told you that the fastest growing weed on earth—one that can grow up to 20 inches a day and doesn’t require land or fresh water—was…