Does Butter Weigh Heavy on Your Heart?

A paddy of butter – is it all that bad?  Remember that we are talking about eating lifestyles.  Eating habits.  If we make a habit of placing butter on our bread, we don’t even think about it.  If we have always placed a glob of butter on our baked potato, we will do it again […]

DAIRY: Is It Really That Bad for You?

Are dairy products really bad for you?  In the old days you would buy a quart of milk and the top portion of the bottle would be the cream.  Now, that cream is mixed throughout the entire carton of milk.  You can’t see it but it is there in whole milk. Whole milk contains about […]

I Don’t Think I Could Ever Give It Up

“Cheese is my favorite food.  I can’t give that up.”  Of all the responses to the statement concerning the six foods you should never eat, this one about cheese is absolutely the most frequent of all.  At one time, cheese was one of my most favorite foods.  My patients knew how much I liked it […]

Should I Be Eating Eggs?

“Are eggs bad for you?  I’ve seen newspaper articles stating it’s okay now to eat cholesterol.”  Several people have asked me the question.  The reason there is uncertainty on eggs is because of a recent report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee stating that the restriction on dietary cholesterol, which has been in place for […]

Do Supplements Pass the Test?

There are three lifestyles that determine your physiological age.  The medical literature is an excellent basis to turn to in finding out what to do to be able to control each lifestyle in order to live younger longer.  I ate dinner with a couple last night and the wife was telling me about some herb […]

The Most Important Organ in Your Body

I remember being told that first day in medical school in anatomy class: “the heart is the most important organ in your body”.  I will never forget getting to actually hold a human heart in my hands.  What was explained to us that day is the basis of the aging process.  How you treat those […]

The War Inside Your Arteries

Over half of all Americans will die because of the war going on inside their arteries.  This is the same war I have been fighting all my surgical life with the knife to clean out those blockages. Your aging process is primarily due to the health of your arteries.  So many people today are walking […]

The Truth About Red Meat

“I like steak. Don’t think I could give it up.” That’s what she told me out-right. That’s before she read Prescription For Life. I quickly told her the medical fact that saturated fat in certain foods causes an elevation of the “lethal” LDL cholesterol in her blood, and that these particles were like little splinters […]

Is There a Difference Between Grilled and Fried?

What is so bad about eating fried foods? Well, first, frying a food adds about a third more calories than eating it without frying. And secondly, the basic oil mostly used today in frying food, is animal based and full of the saturated fats you want to avoid. That is the most common fat that […]

What’s Going into Your Grocery Cart?

What is your first step – when you actually make the commitment to begin eating properly? It may be to cut out cheese that day at lunch-time. It may be to order a grilled chicken sandwich with no mayo rather than the usual double cheese hamburger with bacon. But the real significant decision point is […]