Spices, too hot for you?

ginger root herbs

Spices have become a hot health topic these days. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, tumeric prevents cancer, ginger helps lose weight, and garlic lowers lipids (cholesterol and triglyceride). Some people are carried away by these claims and start taking these spices on a daily basis as supplements. Here I must remind everybody that no single food is a magic food. Tumeric […]

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Plastic Water Bottles

plastic water bottles

As the summer approaches and the temperature goes up to the 90s and 100s, things get heated up quickly in our cars. It is time to take out that pack of water bottles out of the trunk of your car. The recent news of BPA (bisphenol A) in plastic products being a hormone disrupter has […]

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Salt, Iodine and Thyroid

salt, iodine and thyroid

Salt, Iodine and Thyroid    During my consultation with patients, I have realized that a lot of people are not aware of the difference between regular salt and iodized salt. If your salt container says just “SALT”, then it doesn’t contain iodine. Sea salt, unless it is iodized, does not contain iodine either. Unless you are sensitive to […]

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