Some of the most frequent complaints I hear from my patients, especially those older than 50, involves muscle cramps and spasms, notably those leg zingers that make them jump out of bed in the middle of the night; trouble sleeping and daytime stiffness or pain in their muscles. Most of my patients laugh these symptoms off as just “getting old”, but they’re surprised when I tell them these are more likely symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, which can easily be corrected. Read on and see if you have any of the common symptoms of low magnesium and what I recommend. […]
Recently, I fielded some questions from a local college student who is in the middle of a research project on health food. She discovered the FoodTrients website and wanted to use me as a source for some of her research. I, in turn, reached out to a nutritionist who works with me in my skilled nursing facilities to help answer the more technical questions. This was an interesting exercise and I thought I would share the results since some of you might have similar questions about nutrition and eating habits. One of the questions dealt with whey protein isolate. Whey […]
Last month the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (www.a4m.com) held its 20th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in Las Vegas. The four-day conference was packed with presentations from some of the country’s top experts in the field of anti-aging medicine, nutrition, cardiovascular health, brain fitness, neuropsychiatry, and medical research.The exhibit hall was filled with companies producing diagnostic tools, health supplements, beauty products, and anti-aging foods. There isn’t room here to describe all of the presentations, but FoodTrients will touch on some of the key talks of interest to consumers. Here are some of the highlights: Dr. William […]
The FDA’s food pyramid says you should be eating between 6-10 servings of ‘whole grains’ every day. For many people that translates into several wheat-based products throughout the day like toast or waffles for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, wheat-based croutons on your salad, wheat in soups and other processed foods, etc.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health is not just a book—it’s also a movement. When cardiologist William Davis started talking about the dangers of eating modern dwarf wheat, he struck a chord. In the intro to his book he states, “I will make the case that the world’s most popular grain is also the world’s most destructive dietary ingredient.” His book is now a New York Times best seller. His blog (www.wheatbellyblog.com) has had over 3 million visitors and it is chock full of testimonials backing up his theory. Although he […]
Eating whole foods is essential for optimum nutrition and is a significant anti-aging strategy. Eating whole grains—and foods made from them—is part of this strategy. Whole grains have more nutrients than refined grains. Ancient grains—such as emmer wheat (farro), einkorn, kamut (khorasan wheat), spelt, barley, rye, triticale, semolina, durum, and buckwheat—are far more nutrient dense than modern American high-yield wheat.
Dr. Arthur Agatston is a leading preventive cardiologist and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. A pioneer in the field of noninvasive cardiac imaging, Dr. Agatston’s scientific work with Dr. Warren Janowitz, first reported in 1991, resulted in the Agatston Score, a method for
The holidays are a time where warmth and sweetness prevail. While someone living with a gluten allergy has many options for their main course, it’s a bit tougher to navigate desserts, which are usually a gluten mine field. Having a dietary restriction used to put a damper on the holiday cheer, but with the myriad of delicious gluten-free recipes available now, it’s no longer an issue. Can we get a “pa rum pum pum pum”? For those of you ready to ring in the gluten-free holidays without sacrificing your sweet tooth, here are three delectable gluten-free desserts to enjoy while […]
It’s time to admit it, when it comes to holiday dinners, the side dishes are really the best part. A moist piece of turkey is delicious, and we can’t knock a juicy ham, but the true joy in our bellies comes from the tasty side dishes like savory stuffing and creamy green bean casserole. Unfortunately, a lot of those dishes tend to be forbidden territory for folks on a gluten-free diet. But fear not! There are loads of mouth-watering gluten-free holiday side dishes to make your dinner as warm and satisfying as your holidays! Here are some of our favorite […]