Doctor what can I eat

One of the most important things for your health is what you put in your mouth. Everyone has heard the old adage "you are what you eat". I modify that and say you are what you digest, because you can eat the best food in the world, but if you do not digest it into the usable parts (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fats), it does not matter what you eat. However, putting digestion aside, what are we suppose to eat. Well everyday a new diet is coming out. The most recent is whole 30. I contend ...
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Insomnia Drugs and Dementia

Many studies show about 50% of people over 50 do not sleep well. Many are taking sleep aids like Tylenol PM that have an antihistamine like Benadryl in them. The Benadryl makes you drowsy and the Tylenol helps with muscle and joint pain that can wake you. They are Band-Aids on your symptoms of insomnia and joint pain. They do not treat why you have insomnia or joint pain. Now a new study published in JAMA shows a connection to dementia and some over the counter sleep aids. Benadryl falls under t...
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Spring Cleaning Time

Spring is here and it is time to do some spring cleaning. Its spring and most of us do some sort of spring cleaning around the house. All that trash that blew into your yard and the branches that feel down, the things that accumulated in the garage and the house. All of that needs to be cleaned out. Well debris has collected in your body as well. Between all the goodies over the holidays and the weather impacting our exercise routine, we have accumulated a bit of junk in our body too. So it is ...
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Infrared Therapy, now at Journey to Wellness Clinic

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said "give me a fever and I can treat any disease." A fever is the body's way of naturally combating infections and viruses. The rise in body temperature is how our bodies activate our immune systems disease-fighting allies (including white blood cell and antibodies). These cells are produced at an increased rate and the vital processes and organs in the body work faster. The other common symptom that accompanies fevers, sweating, helps fight toxins and...
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Do we really need to take Supplements?

this beautiful article from my summer intern Kaslin Daniels People assume that if they eat healthfully, there is no need for supplemental vitamins or multi-vitamins. Although this is ideal and may have been true at one time, it is naïve to believe that you can get all the nutrients you need just in your food with the way food is manufactured now. While a small percentage of people are able to grow and pick their own produce, the majority relies on processing, canning, and freezing methods to pr...
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Are hCG diets harming people?

I am sure I am not the only person concerned about the use of hCG and cancer. I have done a lot of reading on this subject for a couple of reasons, 1. my patients are asking about and it. 2. it just does not seem Naturopathic to me to starve someone (500 calories per day by any definition is in the starvation mode) then give them a hormone that is increased in a proliferative situation like pregnancy?? What happened to good nutrition, exercise, blood sugar control etc. Starvation diet with hCG j...
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More benefits shown for fish oil

Further Research on the Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acid There is little to debate about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids anymore. The American Heart Association has confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids promote heart health in healthy people as well as those with cardiovascular disease. By allowing oxygen flow into our cells. In addition to lowering blood pressure, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to decrease the risk of abnormal heartbeats and triglyceride levels, A recent European study, pu...
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Fish oil in the news

Fish oil was in the news again. A small study on lung cancer patients shows fish oil to reduce muscle wasting and weight loss, from chemotherapy. There are hundreds of studies on fish oil. I use cod liver oil from deep sea cod because there are less toxins in the deep sea. It has the omega three fatty acids we need. They are called essential fatty acids because the body can not make them. Omega threes have both EPA and DHA. Cod liver oil has a good amount of both. I give every patient fish oil b...
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Sugar in the News Again

OK we all know sugar is not good for us. We all know about the diabetes connection to sugar. All my cancer patients know that cancer loves sugar. Follow this link to a article in the NY daily news about an ad in NYC about sugar in soft drinks and diabetes. Pretty scary read the full article here In good health, Dr. Bye
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