Juice, Inflammation and Auto-Immune Diseases

When foreign substances enter our bodies, we have powerful defense mechanisms involving our immune systems to prevent those substances from causing damage. Our bodies do this through chemical and cellular mechanisms that result in inflammation. However, the inflammation that results is not without its own drawbacks. Think about a mosquito bite, an asthma attack, or […]

“An Apple A Day…” – Eating Natural Foods Has Real Benefits For Your Health

We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but that of course is way too simple (although the number of people who don’t even have that in a day is mind-boggling). Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. A population based study in China demonstrated that a high […]

Negative Effects of Obesity and Overweight

There is no question that obesity has reached a critical level and dramatic personal and societal changes are needed. Not so long ago I was asked “What an orthopedic spine surgeon knows about nutrition?”  Although I believe most physicians should be experts in nutrition, the question was actually not that surprising because the standard medical […]