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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

There’s no question that this has been the season for controversy, on a wide variety of topics from the national debt to the best way to protect children in our schools. In the land of health care, there’s more in the hot seat than our health-care system itself—including a brewing controversy…

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How Fruits Dramatically Reduce Stroke Risk

The news about the health benefits of apples continues to roll off the presses. For years research has confirmed that a diet high in fruits and veggies is protective when it comes to reducing the risk of stroke and other health concerns. But now European researchers have found that the color of a…

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New Research Warns that Statins Can Accelerate Aging

As many of you know, for years I’ve warned that while statins have a bright side for some people—they also have an enormous dark side. Now, new research on statins and aging is giving me reason to pause even more. For a study published in the American Journal of Physiology, researchers at…

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6 Healthy Grilling Tips

This weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Even though this Memorial Day we will be at our daughter’s wedding, my wife Jan and I love this kickoff-for-summer weekend. First of all, it reminds us to take time to remember those who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. And, as it is…

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know how I feel about statin drugs. Statins are dangerous. The only people who should be on statins are men over 50 who have coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the…

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