Support for healthy diet and lifestyle

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on support for healthy diet and lifestyle...
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

High levels of mercury can contribute to high blood pressure; hair testing of heavy metals can reveal the problem and point to a solution.
Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Symptoms of reflux are commonly managed with prescriptions for PPI's. But the functional diagnostic medicine approach digs deeper.
Chapter 1: My blood pressure quest. The commitment

Chapter 1: My blood pressure quest. The commitment

Tests for blood pressure are a routine part of medical checkups and over the years that's become a concern of mine.
Which is the more sophisticated technology?

Which is the more sophisticated technology?

Before you answer, consider this: Over millions of years, plants have develop sophisticated chemical engineering
Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Even though exercise is one of the best ways to improve your ability to deal with stress, exercise itself is ...
Fructose is bad for you

Fructose is bad for you

Since it’s found in fruits, sugar has always been a part of the human diet. Grains and dairy foods also contain ...
No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

This chart says it all. It shows the woefully low point to which American agriculture has sunk. It shows the ...
Give your immune system a nutritional boost

Give your immune system a nutritional boost

The main functions of body's immune system are Protecting against infection Clearing damaged tissues, and
New research: why you should eat lots of different kinds of foods

New research: why you should eat lots of different kinds of foods

Four different research studies document the health value of a diversity of foods.
Intermittent fasting — a new path to better health

Intermittent fasting — a new path to better health

It's not only what you eat, it's when you eat.
Nutrients in context

Nutrients in context

The nutrients in food are most easily absorbed when they're part of the overall food matrix.
Restless leg syndrome and gut bacteria

Restless leg syndrome and gut bacteria

Restless leg syndrome has been linked to small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
What’s wrong with whole wheat flour

What’s wrong with whole wheat flour

Well, first of all, it’s got gluten in it.  That’s a problem for a few people. But that’s not the focus of this ...
Want to control your blood pressure without pharmaceuticals?

Want to control your blood pressure without pharmaceuticals?

Natural remedies for high blood pressure

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