The Skinny on Fat

In the 1970s and 80s, fat was the bad boy of nutrition.  Since then, research has reminded us of so many of the “forgotten” good things about fat — from the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, to absorbing our fat-soluble vitamins and beyond.  As research goes on, more facts come to light to dispel our fears of this nutrient.

Fish Oil is Dead… or Is It?

If you’re a patient or a regular reader of my articles, you know that one supplement that I often recommend is fish oil — a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.  These fats are essential to our health, because our bodies cannot make them from any other type of fat.  The many benefits of omega-3 fats include:

  • Cardiovascular health benefits
  • Immunomodulation
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Psychological and behavioral health improvement
  • Improved bone density
A large study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine (1) has called into serious question the well-established cardiovascular benefits of fish oil.

Natural Medicine Myth #5: One-A-Day

This is a continuation of my series (in no particular order) on misperceptions in the field of natural medicine.  My previous articles focused on policosanolcinnamonsystemic candida, and acai berry.


Those of you who know my articles and recommendations will find it no surprise that therapeutic lifestyle changes are the foundation of naturopathic medicine:

In many cases,

Great Science on What We Should Eat

In recent years, medical researchers have recognized some common denominators in chronic degenerative diseases:  insulin resistance, long-term inflammation, high blood pressure, and cholesterol imbalance (to name a few).  In fact, several of these factors have been grouped together to form metabolic syndrome, a constellation of symptoms including at least 3 of the following 5 conditions:

  • Fasting blood sugar (glucose) ≥100 mg/dL
  • Blood pressure ≥130/85 mm Hg
  • Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dL
  • HDL-C (“good cholesterol”) <

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