Which Vegetable Oils Are Best?

For more than 65 years, doctors have told their patients that they could lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks and premature death by substituting polyunsaturated fats in plants for saturated fats, primarily those found in animal ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | February 12th, 2017

Many people who want to follow a high-plant diet are concerned about pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 20,000 farmers and their families are poisoned by pesticides each year, but no studies have shown pesticide poisonin ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 28th, 2017
New Research on TMAO

I have reported before on TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) that is produced by certain bacteria in your gut when you eat foods that contain lecithin, carnitine and choline, such as meat, eggs and dairy products. High levels of TMAO in the bloodstream ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 22nd, 2017
Convert White Fat Cells into Fat-Burning Brown Fat Cells

In the United States since the end of World War II, there has been an increasing epidemic of obesity and diabetes that has not been slowed by the associated epidemics of: • ineffective popular diets, • countless drugs prescribed by doct ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 13th, 2017
Eat WHOLE Grains, Not Flour

Whole grains are healthful, while refined grains (foods made from flour) can be harmful, particularly if you are overweight or have high blood sugar levels. A recent review of 20 studies, with 2,282,603 participants and 191,979 deaths during the st ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 8th, 2017
Meat and Colon Cancer: New Studies

This week, a study from Spain adds to the evidence that eating any type of meat (red, white processed, cured or organ meat) is associated with increased risk of colon cancer, and that cooking and processing meat increases risk (European Journal of ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 4th, 2016
Vitamin D: Latest Research

A review of studies written since January 2015 shows that you do not benefit from taking high doses of vitamin D or having very high blood levels of that vitamin. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults need only 600–800 IU of vitami ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 27th, 2016
Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Increase Risks for Cancer and Heart Attacks

The United States Public Health Service says that alcohol kills more than 88,000 people in the United States each year, and has shortened the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. Alcohol also causes one in 10 deaths among working-age ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 20th, 2016
Calcium Pills: New Research

The vast majority of studies on calcium supplements show that taking in extra calcium does not prevent bone fractures and that the extra calcium in pills may form plaques in arteries and stones in kidneys. People who take in low amounts of calcium ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 5th, 2016
High Protein Diets Do Not Lower Blood Sugar

A major benefit of losing excess weight is that it lowers high blood sugar levels to reduce your chances of becoming diabetic and suffering a heart attack. However, high-protein diets such as Atkins, Dukan or Paleo do not lower blood sugar levels a ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 23rd, 2016
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