An Alien World, Right in Your Gut

At the beginnings of modern medicine some 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates provided me inspiration when he said, “Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.” For more than 20 years, I have been talking about the hormonal implications of that quote. So this day in March, in the midst of National Nutrition… Read more »

Back to the Future of Dieting

A few weeks ago, I was reading about the experimental confirmation that gravitational waves predicted by Einstein more than 100 years earlier did truly exist.  Until Einstein developed his revolutionary theories, physics was a lot simpler, but it also couldn’t explain a lot of things. Likewise 20 years ago, the world of nutrition was also… Read more »

Olive Oil: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Olive oil can be considered the first nutrition supplement since its first use more than 6,000 years ago. We now know the reason: the polyphenols. The Good – Olives Contain Unique Anti-Inflammatory Properties Olives are a fruit, not a seed. As a result, it contains unique types of polyphenols not found in other fruits and… Read more »

Fish Oil & Heart Disease: The Real Facts (Part 1 of 2)

More than a decade ago I wrote The OmegaRx Zone. I subtitled that book “The Miracle of High-Dose Fish Oil”. A recent article in the New York Times entitled. “Fish oil claims not supported by the research” comes to the opposite conclusion(1). Obviously, one of us is right and the other is wrong. Omega-3 fatty… Read more »

Trying to Make Science Out of Sausage

Epidemiology is the study of associations and not causality. It essentially began in 1854 when John Snow noticed that there seemed to be a higher concentration of cholera patients in a certain area in London during one of its many cholera epidemics in the 19th century. That’s an association. The real breakthrough for John Snow… Read more »

Practical Hints for Helping to Manage Brain Trauma

Since the recent story on CNN (“He’s going to be better than he was before,” Jan. 18, 2014,) about the extraordinary recovery of Grant Virgin from severe brain trauma, I have gotten a lot of requests for information. Since I have been doing this protocol for more than seven years after first working with Dr…. Read more »

Pass the Salt Please?

Analyzing a great number of published studies, researchers came to the conclusion that there is no strong evidence to support the idea that salt restriction reduces cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality in people with either normal or increased blood pressure.

The Key To A Healthy Gut

Most people think all you need for a healthy gut is to consume bacterial-fortified yogurt products. In reality, the balance of bacteria in your gut may hold a key toward managing systemic inflammation in our bodies.

Zone Diet Validation Studies

Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.