Be very careful which brand of vitamin you buy! As an integrative physician, I believe strongly in the use of vitamins, herbals and supplements to treat patients. Whether to improve their overall health, improve cholesterol, blood sugar, balance their hormones, improve their energy, treat chronic infections, studies do prove that vitamins do work. What I Read More

Green Drink — The Powerful Magic Potion

I used to weigh 267 pounds. When I went to my doctor back in 1995, he said “Eat better and get some exercise.” I walked out of his office, head down, thinking “Yeah, I know that,” but then was struck by a very powerful revelation . . . I wasn’t sure what that meant. So Read More


Rotating your vegetables in your morning BLENDED GREEN DRINKS is a very healthy idea. There is significant literature in the nutritional journals to support eating a wide range of different vegetables. There are many vegetables to choose from, some are lower in sugar content, some are higher in sugar content, and some just don’t taste Read More

Chronic Inflammation IS THE Silent Killer!

Inflammation is the body’s response to everything which is not YOU. Whether that is stressors, lack of sleep, infections, injuries, allergens, a poor diet, toxins, and well, the list goes on and on.     Chronic Inflammation is more common than you think. Chronic Inflammation can cause stroke, heart attack and even cancer. It starts Read More

Restaurant Survival Guide — The 10 Golden Rules

  Eat Healthy! Eat Well! Enjoy the Night Out!   So often I meet with patients who tell me that they have a hard time eating well because they eat out frequently. I also eat out frequently, and you would be amazed at how some simple rules help you eat fantastic and yet very healthy. Read More

Study confirms Organic is Better!

This following is an article that appeared in the LA Times and deserves to be re-posted. Most everyone, who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the “organic” section while grocery shopping, probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment. Yet the question of whether organic foods are in Read More

Exercise or Die!

“What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day” – cartoonist Randy Glasbergen. This cartoon sits in my office and is often commented on by patients. It serves as a great ice breaker for when we start to discuss the topic of exercise. Every appointment with Read More

Nutritional Therapy for Mental Health

I recently spoke at the International Conference on IV Nutrition. One theme resonated again and again throughout the 4 days, which is “A Healthy Cell Means a (Mentally) Healthy Person.”     Whether we are talking about patients with fatigue (nutrient deficiencies), infections (like Lyme’s), mental health issues (like depression), or inflammation (like heart disease), Read More

Mold Toxicity — Home Sick Home

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome – CIRS Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), is a combination of illnesses or aliments that are in direct relation with an individual’s place of work or home environment (i.e. mold toxicity). Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker was the first recognized leader in mold toxicities, having appeared Read More

The Cholesterol Report – Media Misinterpretation

The news media is hungry for new findings, and reporters often latch onto ideas from the scientific laboratories before they have been fully tested. Also, a reporter who lacks a strong understanding of the science may misunderstand or misreport complex scientific principles. To tell the truth, sometimes scientists get excited about their findings, too, and Read More