“Immortal Cells” Discovery Could END AGING

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I’ve been studying anti-aging medicine for more than two decades. During that time, many interesting studies crossed my desk. In the last few years, a lot of anti-aging research has focused on two DRUGS with potential age-fighting compounds: Rapamycin and Metformin. It all started when researchers discovered a receptor called...

COFFEE WARS: Is Light or Dark Roast Healthier?

Regular readers know I’m gaga for coffee. My favorite brew is downright delicious, of course. But even better, coffee is packed full of powerful phytochemicals that are natural antioxidants. In other words, coffee helps fight off the free radicals that play a role in heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. But I get asked a...

“Garden of Eden” Fruit FIGHTS Colon Cancer

A number of things can put you at a higher risk for colon cancer including being overweight, sedentary, a smoker, someone with a family history of the disease, or simply being over 50. Talk to your mainstream doctor about it and he’ll dole out a ton of dietary rules to reduce your risk. But even...

MAILBAG: Head Off Holiday Weight Gain

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I’ve gained a bit of weight over the last few years, and my doctor keeps telling me to lose it. It’s hard to do, especially now with the holiday season starting. Is there anything easy I can do without having to just eat leaves while everyone enjoys turkey and stuffing?...

“Eczema Season”: STOP the Maddening Itch

Tomorrow is the first official day of fall. But depending on where you live, you may have already been feeling a nip in the air for weeks. I love the change of seasons. But for many folks, fall brings more than falling leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin pies. The cold, dry air signals the start...

Supercharge Your Cancer Fight with This FAT Secret

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Practicing medicine is all about teamwork. Or it should be. When it’s being done RIGHT, it’s a collaboration between the doctor and patient. But when I first met Andrew, he wasn’t so sure he wanted to join forces with me. Andrew had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer before coming to...

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Serve Up This Immune System Hero for Dinner

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, The past few years have sure given our immune systems time to shine. COVID-19 and a few other co-star illnesses have turned the spotlight on this often-underappreciated aspect of health. It turns out, there’s nothing like a life-threatening disease to remind us of what’s important! Strengthening your immune system is...

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Stop Chronic Inflammation from Aging You FASTER

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Maybe it showed up for the first time during your annual checkup. Or perhaps you were feeling a bit off, so your doctor ran some bloodwork. Either way, there it is in black and white. Your recent blood test shows you have high inflammation levels. Your doc will likely tell...

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Common Bedroom Mistake Is a Blood Pressure BOMB

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, You already know the “usual suspects” behind high blood pressure. I bet you could rattle them off as well as I can. Too much junk salt, aging, being overweight, sitting around all day, smoking, overdoing alcohol, and trans fats are all on the list. But something else that’s not usually...

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 Are Your Nightmares a Warning Sign of THIS Disease?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, We all have bad dreams from time to time. But you’ll want to start paying attention if those nightmares become far more common. Because, as bizarre as it sounds, scientists say they could be a red flag. If you’re acting out those dreams, it’s time to make an appointment to...

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MAILBAG: Ease Bathroom Misses NATURALLY

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, “I’ve been dealing with urinary incontinence for a little over a year. Are there any natural remedies to keep it from happening?” – Rosemary from Tallahassee, FL Hi Rosemary, Urinary incontinence (UI) can have many different causes. It’s essential to see a doctor to have UI properly diagnosed. Before we...

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This Disease Risk SOARS for Seniors with COVID

Dear Living Well Daily Reader Unfortunately, COVID-19 is far from over. A quick check of the stats shows around 450-500 people are still dying from the infection every day in the United States. That’s about equal to the daily deaths we see at the HEIGHT of a bad flu season. At least we’re currently moving...

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Food Additive Sends Blood Sugar SOARING

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, That Hippocrates guy was onto something. He’s often credited with saying, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” And I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’m constantly telling my own patients, “Food is medicine.” Staying strong and healthy starts with what you put on your plate....

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Weird “Nose Signal” Could End in Tragedy?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Just a few years ago, losing your sense of smell or taste was pretty rare. Most folks wouldn’t have been able to name a single disease linked to these conditions. Of course, all that has changed. Nowadays everyone knows losing your senses of taste and smell is often linked to...

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“Magic Bean” Method Slashes Kidney Risk By 23%

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I can honestly say that no one has ever asked me how they can take better care of their kidneys. Unless they were already fighting kidney failure, of course. Instead, people tend to focus on their heart, brain, stomach, lungs, or even the liver. But their poor kidneys never get...

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ALERT: Your “Smart” Device Causing Cell Damage?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,   Most of us couldn’t imagine living without our “devices” these days. Our smartphones, laptops, and smart TVs fit seamlessly into our daily routines. If you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve come to rely on them for everything from work to entertainment. And you certainly don’t suspect they could be...

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MAILBAG: Master Your Microbiome

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Is kefir actually good for your gut health? Are there other options to improve my gut? –Tammy from Franklin, TN Hi Tammy, Not long ago, you’d only find kefir in the health food store. And that’s if you were lucky. These days you can find it almost anywhere. (I’ve even...

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Potent Plant Extract Drives Down Dementia Risk

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Let’s face it. None of us is getting any younger. And if you’re worried about losing your marbles as you age, you’re NOT alone. It’s a common fear. And for good reason. See, as you lose your memory, you slowly lose everything else, too. Your friends, your family, and your independence...

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“Miracle Mineral” Takes A Healthy Chunk Out of Heart Risk

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I’m sick and tired of hearing about certain health problems that aren’t really problems at all. You know, like having high cholesterol and too much stomach acid. But one of the most maddening non-problems is the widespread belief that salt is inherently unhealthy. Warnings about eating too much salt are...

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The Sweet Treat Secret to Flexible Arteries

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you have problems keeping your blood pressure under control, chances are you’re suffering from something called arterial stiffness. Arterial stiffness is just what it sounds like. Your arteries (the blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart) lose their flexibility and stiffen up. When your blood vessels are...

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