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Preview the Cover of How Not to Diet

Preview the Cover of How Not to Diet My next book is nearing completion! I am thrilled to announce that my next book is finally being finalized and is set to be published this December. It has grown into the single largest research project I’ve ever taken on. I took a deep dive into the […]

Reversing Massive Obesity With Diet

Reversing Massive Obesity With Diet Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease and, in doing so, also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Duke, where he came up with the so-called rice diet, which basically consisted of rice, sugar, […]

The Role of Pesticides in Parkinson’s Disease

The Role of Pesticides in Parkinson’s Disease In the original description of Parkinson’s disease by none other than Dr. James Parkinson himself, he described a characteristic feature of the disease: constipation, which may precede the diagnosis by many years. In fact, bowel movement frequency may be predictive. Men with less than one bowel movement a […]

Is the Risk of Skin Cancer From Sun Exposure Overblown?

Is the Risk of Skin Cancer From Sun Exposure Overblown? By the turn of the 20th century, rickets, the vitamin D deficiency disease, was rampant, thanks to city life with the shade of buildings and coal soot in the air. The dairy industry jumped at the opportunity to fortify milk with vitamin D, and so […]

The Best Source of Vitamin D

The Best Source of Vitamin D If one is going to make an evolutionary argument for what a “natural” vitamin D level may be, how about getting vitamin D in the way nature intended—that is, from the sun instead of supplements? I run through the pros and cons in my video The Best Way to […]

What Is the Optimal Vitamin D Level?

What Is the Optimal Vitamin D Level? If everyone took 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, it could shift the curve from average blood levels in the mid-50s to about a 110 nmol/L, which some estimate could add years to our life expectancy. Data derived from randomized clinical trials have convinced some influential experts, […]

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The Amount of Vitamin D Supplementation I Recommend

The Amount of Vitamin D Supplementation I Recommend Randomized, controlled clinical trials have found that vitamin D supplements extend one’s lifespan. What is the optimal dose? What blood level is associated with living longest? In my nine-part video series on vitamin D from 2011, I noted that the relationship between vitamin D levels and mortality […]

How Much Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Lifespan?

How Much Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Lifespan? In 1822, a Polish physician was the first to publish that sunlight could cure the vitamin D deficiency disease rickets. His work was ignored by mainstream medicine for a century, not coming into widespread use until the 20th century, when wire cages were actually affixed to tenement […]

Where Vitamin D Supplements Fail

Where Vitamin D Supplements Fail As I discuss in my video Do Vitamin Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?, review articles continue to be published touting vitamin D as a veritable cure-all. The vitamin D receptor is found in most tissues in the body, including the brain, and upwards of 2,000 genes […]