Category Archives: Diet

Nutrition and Immunity

Dr. Steven Rudack, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

During the flu season or times of illness, people often seek special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. Vitamin C and foods like citrus fruits, chicken soup, and tea with honey are popular examples. Yet the design of our immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many […]

Feeling Stressed?

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress is possibly higher than ever.  High levels of stress will negatively impact your health including hormone and sleep cycles as well as your immune system. I am urging everyone to practice stress relieving techniques to improve your health. Meditation, a scientifically proven practice to lower blood pressure also […]

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are sweeteners that are not found in nature. These sweeteners contain few or no calories. They are often used in place of sugar or other caloric sweeteners in processed foods marketed as diet-friendly or “sugar-free.” In the United States, several artificial sweeteners have been approved for use in food. The table below lists […]

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialists - Dr. S. Rudack

Cholesterol lowering drug may significantly increase a persons risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests. Researchers found that statins were associated with over a fifty percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes even after adjusting for other factors. Statins appear to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in […]

Report Card: Pesticides in Produce

Adjusting your eating habits can lower your intake of pesticides—sometimes dramatically so. Substitute organic for conventional produce that is consistently contaminated with pesticides. When organic is not available, eat fruits and vegetables with consistently low pesticide loads. An EWG simulation of thousands of consumers eating high and low pesticide diets shows that people can lower […]

Why You Crave Cookies and Not Apples

by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP on March 1, 2015 Throughout your addiction journey, have you ever wondered why you’re so drawn to certain foods and beverages, especially ones that are grab-and-go, quickly microwaveable, or those that you can score at a drive-through window or convenience store? Funny how it’s not tuna on a bed […]

THE STORY OF THE SILENT KILLER – INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is not complicated- It is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human […]

New Case Report Demonstrates Beneficial Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular the past few years to support weight loss, insulin resistance, and aging. However, there have been limited human clinical studies. In a recent case report published in BMJ Case Reports, researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of intermittent fasting to reverse insulin resistance. In this case report, 3 men between the […]