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Carbohydrate Restriction for Type 1 Diabetes:
Inspiration vs. Criticism

My Position on Very Low Carbohydrate Diets for Type 1 Diabetes Last week, I saw a Facebook post from a low-carb proponent (who does not have diabetes) criticizing this article for being a negative way to view type 2 diabetes management. Riva Greenberg is a well-known author and diabetes advocate who has lived with type 1 diabetes […]

The Real Cause Of Acid Reflux + What To Do About It

Millions of people suffer from acid reflux or heartburn for years without receiving an effective solution from mainstream medicine. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the more serious form of acid reflux, is quite common in the United States, where 10% to 20% of the population have the condition. Conventional wisdom would say that acid reflux/heartburn is caused by […]

Why You Need to Fire Dr. Google

Managing a chronic illness and improving your health can require some drastic lifestyle changes. However, if you obsess over the minutiae, spend days on the internet hunting for answers that don’t seem to exist, and worry constantly about your health, it may just be causing unnecessary health-sabotaging stress. For those prone to anxiety, type A behavior, eating disorders  […]

Gum Disease and Nutrient-Dense Foods:
Results of my In-Office Study

I have been a periodontist (a dentist who specializes in gum disease) for 40 years. For the first 35 years, I treated advanced gum diseases like most periodontists by performing traditional gum surgery, which was somewhat successful but relatively uncomfortable for patients. Several years ago I learned a better way for my patients. In 2010, […]