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Sperm Count of Men in the West in Steep Decline

A fascinating study from the University of Jerusalem has found that the sperm count of men in the Western world has declined by over 50% in the last 40 years. The study was quite the undertaking, analyzing more than 180 studies measuring sperm count and concentration dating all the way back to the 1970s. The…

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Annual Blood Work? Good Idea or Bad Idea?

The answer lies in who is requesting the labs, what values/markers are being tested, which lab is processing the specimen and who is interpreting the results. It’s not uncommon for me to receive an email asking me to review “annual physical blood work” for a current or prospective client. Often it’s for a second opinion…

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Time-Delayed Eating: A Trick for Health and Weight Loss

It’s not intermittent fasting – but I’ll give you credit if that is what you were thinking. Time Delayed Eating (TDE) refers to you preparing (or ordering) your food a long time before you plan to consume it. Three independent studies confirm that the longer you wait between when you think about a meal and…

Medicine

Medicine Cabinet Makeover pt. 2: Diabetes and Pain

You may have read Part 1 where we talked about antidepressants, thyroid medications and high blood pressure medications. These are the top 3 best-sellers for big pharma, selling tens of millions of prescriptions each every year. This time we’re going to get into diabetes and pain medication. But first, I want to illustrate for you…

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Getting the Most Health From Your Baking Soda

Baking soda, scientifically known as sodium bicarbonate, isn’t just for making your baked goods rise. It has all sorts of health benefits. But I’m guessing most of you aren’t really even sure what this stuff is! So let’s get into it. Baking soda comes from a crystalline mineral called nahcolite. Interestingly, this mineral can only…

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Structured Water: What Is It? Why Do I Need It? How Do I Get Some?

Let’s talk about water. More specifically, let’s talk about structured water. The reason I want to talk about structured water is because drinking it is a fantastic way to boost your energy, help your digestion, improve brain function, elevate your mood, help you to get better sleep, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and even…

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Safe and Not-So-Safe Foods List for 2017

Every year, this lovely organization called the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases their epic “Dirty Dozen and Clean 15” report. Basically, they take a good, hard look at the food available to you in your local grocery store, test it and determine which items of produce are the “dirtiest” and which are the “cleanest.” What…

White Tongue

Natural Therapies for a White, Unhealthy Tongue

Have you ever examined your tongue, especially early in the morning, and found a white film coating the back half or possibly the entire tongue? The most common cause of white tongue is dehydration, which leads to overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth and tongue. Another common cause is candidiasis – overgrowth of the candida…

Pharmaceuticals

Drugs Are Bad – Even the Legal Ones

The danger of guns in the hands of civilians is a common refrain in America. We hear often the dangers of tobacco and smoking. We are all very aware of the dangers of climate change. It’s clear there is an obesity epidemic in America (and elsewhere) and that this is the result of a combination…

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Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet

It’s a free-for-all for pharmaceutical companies these days. An AARP Report has found that: Between 1986 and 2002 Americans age 45 and older reported their regular use of prescription drugs increased from 52% to 75%. That means 75% of Americans over 45 take a prescription. At 50+, the percentage of Americans taking a prescription is…

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The Condiment Conundrum: Reviewing 5 Popular Condiments

A lot of us think we are watching what we eat. That might be counting calories (a fool’s errand, but not the topic of this post), or maybe we’re on the Atkins diet or, if you’re an AskDrErnst patient, you’ll be doing the ketogenic diet. But while most of us are very careful about watching…

Medicine

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Let’s talk about your medicine cabinet. Maybe it’s a whole cupboard in your kitchen. Maybe it’s behind the mirror in your bathroom. But almost everyone in America has that cabinet—you know what I’m talking about. The problem is, almost all of that stuff you’ve accumulated in there is toxic. I enrolled a friend in this…

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