Entries by drweitz

Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t always so indulgent or calorie filled.  It used to be eaten over a three day celebration.  It wasn’t until the mid-late 1800s that the meal became a national past time, when it was declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln.  Did you know that the traditional Thanksgiving meal can be full of […]

Resveratrol Reduces Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new randomized clinical trial published in Neurology found that when patients with Alzheimers’s Disease were given resveratrol twice per day, they had improvement of at least one significant biomarker, indicating less disease progression than in the placebo group.(1) A Beta levels typically decline as Alzheimer’s Disease advances, but the group treated with resveratrol showed […]

Chiropractic For Headaches

A patient recently approached me at the gym and said that his daughter had been suffering with a headache for over a week. The pain was excruciating. Her medical doctor had been prescribing various pain medications, which were not helping. I told him to bring her to my office because some headaches are caused by […]

High-Protein Chicken Salad

High-Protein Chicken Salad Ingredients 1 pound (454 grams) cooked chicken breast or rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 4 cups shredded) 1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/2 medium red onion or 60 grams) 1/2 cup diced apple (about 1/2 small apple or 75 grams) 2/3 cup (100 grams) quartered or halved grapes 2/3 cup (165 grams) […]

Diversity of Gut Bacteria is a Key to Health

A number of recent scientific studies have concluded that having more diversity in the bacteria in your gut (microbiota) is important for your overall health.  And we tend to lose bacterial diversity in our colons and a number of factors in modern life contribute to less diversity, including low fiber intake, c-section births, the use […]

Coffee Drinkers Have Clearer Arteries

We tend to think of coffee as harmful to our health, but yet another study shows the benefits of moderate coffee consumption. A recent study published in Heart, part of the British Medical Journal group of journals, found that those who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had less calcification of their arteries […]

Cancer-Fighting Cruciferous Salad

The following recipe is from the American Institute of Cancer Research web site and it is both healthy and yummy: Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli may be the most famous for its cancer-preventive compounds. Its cruciferous relatives cauliflower and cabbage (green, red, Chinese, Savoy, Napa, etc.) share those protective compounds – as do Brussels […]

Bisphosphonates and Atypical Fractures

          Bisphosphonates are a classification of drugs to treat or prevent osteoporosis and include Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Boniva.  They have been shown to reduce fractures in the short term, but they may not be effective for long term use and may actually result in more fractures.  In particular, they have been associated […]