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100 Years Ago, JAMA Thought that a Liter of Water at Meals Was Too Much by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating

JAMA has a section called “100 years ago” in which the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) quotes a column from its archives, verbatim.

Last week, it was

January 13, 1912

I do think we’ve made progress since them. There’s Vitamin Water , Noah’s Spring Water (pH 8.4, sparkling and delicious), cold water to help you use lose weight, and water to hydrate athletes.

But it just goes to show: doctors, in all our wisdom, come to conclusions slowly. And that’s what most of us get paid for: slow conclusions and caution.

I get paid for something different: trusting patients own experiences with medication, supplements, food and beverage; and their own observations of what works (and doesn’t work) for them.

Informed by the best modern science, and that’s what it is, people can actually lower cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, obesity, overweight ; eat an optimally anti-aging diet and the best foods, beverages and dietary supplements and minimize interactions between them;  and wipe out back pain, allergies and much more.

 
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20 FAQs About Low T and Erectile Dysfunction by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The debate about low T has dramatically accelerated in the 2 weeks since the NYTimes published “Don’t Ask Your … Read on »
3 Days of Fresh Foods Lowers Your BPA Level Up to 66% by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Food with packaging…so convenient, so easy, so iffy. Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates (especially DEHP) are endocrine disruptors, especially of male hormone levels ... Read on »
3 Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating No, it’s not hype. It’s science. I gave a talk on “Manly Dieting” to the National Wellness Association at #IHRSA in LA on Culinary Medicine and Manly Dieting this we ... Read on »
4 Kids Recipes in 25 Minutes by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last month I had the privilege of demo’ing 4 kids’ recipes in 25 minutes for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara in a fantastic local kitchen and home. But it turned out t ... Read on »
5 Quick, Simple Ways to Use the Odd Bits of Veggies by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Everyone knows that odd bits of an animal are simply offal. But the odd bits of fruits, vegetables and legumes are rich. Rich in most of the vitamins, minerals and ph ... Read on »
5 Salmonella-Prevention Tips You Probably Don’t Know by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Please Login to view this Content. (Not a member? Join Today! ) Read on »
5 Tips on How to Lead the Food Revolution by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 1. Prepare for a little discomfort: standing up in front of strangers, being known for something you believe in, breaking your day-glo-colored-snack from a vending- ... Read on »
7 BS Facts About Cholesterol and Statins Everyone Thinks are True by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 1. Pharma companies will make a mint on cholesterol drugs, now that 25% of Americans are supposed to be … Read on »
Alcohol Rx for Men Who Survive Heart Attacks: Has the Time Come? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The purpose in preventing a man’s second heart attack is to prevent death.  And disability. In other words, it’s quality of life, not just quantity. For decades, ... Read on »
Are You Addicted to Food, Or Just the Rat Research? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My private practice based in Santa Barbara is primarily about weight loss. I’ve been able to study it too, including Chef Clinic and RealAge Diet programs. But ... Read on »
Bariatric Surgery: As Transformative As Oprah by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Although this surgeon in Belleville, Illinois is a little hard to understand, she understands the principles well. Bariatric surgery can be lifesaving for those who nee ... Read on »
Basic Food as Medicine by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had the privilege of speaking with Joe and Terry Graedon, founders of The People’s Pharmacy, on their syndicated NPR show ( free p odcast here)  broadcast today)!, abo ... Read on »
Belly Fat for Women: the Dr. Oz 5 Step Plan by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dr. Oz debuted his 5 Step Plan for Women Over 40 Who Need to Lose Belly Fat last night, and I spoke with Shirin Rafaee of KEYT, our ABC affiliate, about it.  No surprise ... Read on »
Bill Clinton: Don’t Eat Like Me…How Do You Eat? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Brian Montopoli at CBS’ News Blog quotes Bill Clinton today as saying his heart disease developed from +”the habits I acquired in my childhood, mostly the way I ... Read on »
BluePrint Health: A New Idea for Health-Meets-Tech Businesses by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently agreed to be a mentor for Blueprint Health , a NYC residential program that helps very early stage health technology companies get started. With everything I h ... Read on »
BPA and Obesity: The Soup Can Paradox by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Soup is good food. It’s especially good for weight loss. Bob Barnett and Barbara Rolls based the best-selling V olumetrics around the idea that dishes low in calories ( ... Read on »
Celebrity Weight Loss: Powerful! by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Celebrity is like royalty in the U.S. Some are going public in creating positive role models for weight loss and health. And they’re doing it with lifestyle, diet ... Read on »
Chefs Saving Lives: Childhood Obesity by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating * Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. * Today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. * O ... Read on »
Child Obesity Starts Early…Two Books to Help by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What is new is that parents do not recognize obesity in their kids, and that “normal weight” is now publicly perceived to be much greater than 85th percentile for a ... Read on »