Category Archives: Nutrition

Dear Doctor: What about Chromium?

One of my readers wrote in and asked about chromium. Chromium is a supplement that has been found to improve insulin sensitivity. This supplement improves a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar. Chromium helps keep the sugar under control by improving insulin’s effect at the cell level to transport glucose into the cell, removing … Read More

Is avocado an acid or base?

Avocado is an alkaline food, so it’s a base, as are most fruits and vegetables.  Avocados are very good for you, because of the fiber content and nutritional profile.  And they taste great! (even though my son hates them for some unknown reason).  But I eat them almost every day. Really there aren’t many foods … Read More

Exercise, Travel, Nutrition, and Work (During Pregnancy)

A conglomeration of questions can arise about exercise, sex, travel, work, and nutrition during pregnancy. These are current health issues, even for women who are not pregnant, and basic principles apply. We will deal with each of these topics in order. In general, during pregnancy it is safe to continue most exercise programs that you … Read More


Now there are a lot of vitamins on the market, so how do you know which ones are the best ones to take?? How much of the vitamin do you need? If you eat a well balanced diet, shouldn’t that be good enough? There are a couple of guidelines that I would suggest that you … Read More


Studies show that people who are looking to improve  their health can get better results by increasing the amount of fiber and vegetables in their diet.  Almost all studies and plans promoted by top physicians, and nutritionists agree that it is important to increase the amount of fresh vegetables and sprouts in your diet (which … Read More