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GMOs: An Important Health Threat

GMOs: An Important Health Threat

You know it’s almost trendy now to talk about GMO foods and avoiding GMO foods. Oftentimes, when I lecture and ask the question as to why GMOs are a danger, I don’t really get much of an answer. So in today’s presentation I’d like to focus on actually why it is that GMO food represents a threat to your health. What is the real danger of GMO, and again is this just being discussed because it’s trendy? What is going on when we are consuming GMO foods?

So let’s talk about what exactly this is all about.

Download a full transcript of the video here.

Zika – An Emerging Threat for All of Us

Zika – An Emerging Threat for All of Us

The relationship of the ZIka virus to the development of microcephaly has certainly been receiving a lot of attention in the news lately, and with good reason. Microcephaly is a devastating, although rare, consequence of this viral infection, and it is for this reason that we are now seeing recommendations that women who are pregnant, or are considering pregnancy, avoid going to places where Zika infection is possible.

But the story is now becoming more complicated and worrisome. We are now seeing research that indicates that the Zika virus has a predilection for attacking cells in the brain’s memory center, in adults. Continue reading

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter MD and Dr. Steven Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, New York Times best-selling author, and medical researcher. During his 40-year career in medicine, he has performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed life-saving medical technology. In 2008, his book, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution, revealed his new career shift—using nutrition to help patients heal themselves and avoid surgery. His second book, and the subject of our discussion today, is the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox. The book outlines a 90-day plan for some of the world’s most pressing health issues, from obesity to heart disease. Gundry MD, founded by Dr. Gundry in 2016, is a wellness blog and YouTube channel equipping people with powerful tools in the journey to reclaim their health. Continue reading

Autism and Gut Bacteria – Hope Moving Forward

Autism and Gut Bacteria – Hope Moving Forward

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is continuing to increase in the United States. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the prevalence of autism currently stands at 1 in 68 children, with incidence rates of 1 in every 42 boys and 1 in every 189 girls.

Without question, it’s been very difficult to try to determine what may be causing this virtual epidemic to be worsening over time. Over the past five years, researchers have been focusing their efforts in an attempt to relate risk for autism to events occurring not in the brain, but in the gut. Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners and Obesity

Artificial Sweeteners and Obesity

Go to any bookstore (or Amazon) nowadays, and you can find 100 different takes on the diet book. Now, whether these diets are focused on high-fiber, gluten-free, eating for your blood type, or going Paleo is important, but while each of these lifestyles is different and may have merit, they all seem to have coalesced on one thing: the need to go sugar-free (or at least limit sugar intake). And for good reason! More and more science shows how troubling the impact of sugar is on our body. Certainly, the sugar industry has taken note of this, which is why diet sodas and sugar-free this-and-that are populating our shelves. This, seemingly, makes it easy to avoid the excess sugar. But is that the best choice for your health? Let’s take a look.

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