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Healthy Living newsletterI'm pleased to offer you an online version of my newsletter, Dr. Michael Janson's Healthy Living.

Information herein is not medical advice or direction. All material in these newsletters is provided for information only. Their contents should not be used to provide medical advice on individual problems. Consult a health care professional for medical or health advice.

June-July 2016

Exercise prevents cancer
Vitamin D may help prostate cancer
Beans in diet help weight loss
CoQ10 helps the heart and overall health
Vitamin D helps heart failure patients
General Information

May 2016

Curcumin unfairly criticized in press
Alcohol, processed meats, and cancer
Lutein for macular degeneration
Stress reduction for cardiac rehab
General Information

April 2016

Vitamin C and cataract
Dietary fruit lowers heart risks
Exercise for brain and muscle mass
High fiber intake and lung function
General Information

February-March 2016

Resveratrol and Alzheimer’s disease
Zinc and pregnancy
Blood fats and arterial stiffness
Healthier fat intake may extend life
Vitamin E reduces cellular aging
General Information

January 2016

Essential fatty acids and GLA
GLA helps atopic dermatitis (eczema)
EPA/DHA and GLA in acne patients
EPA/DHA and GLA for dry eye syndrome
GLA+ALA for back pain and neuropathy
Leafy greens lower glaucoma risk
General Information

October-November 2015

Diet in youth may determine heart risks
Curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth
Mediterranean diet preserves the brain
Vitamin E from diet is insufficient
Low serum selenium raises mortality risk
General Information

August-September 2015

Coenzyme Q10 and atrial fibrillation
Healthy diet lowers mortality
Sugar drinks raise diabetes risk
Vitamin D may help prevent falls
Curcumin for depression and cancer
General Information

June-July 2015

Folic acid lowers stroke risk
L-carnitine lowers CRP after heart attack
Lycopene lowers kidney cancer risk
Exercise by elderly lowers mortality
Omega-3 oils help after heart attack
General Information

April-May 2015

NSAIDS and stroke mortality
Vitamins to lower stroke risk
Magnesium helpful for diabetics
Whole grains lower mortality risk
Nutrients lower pancreatic cancer risk
General Information

March 2015

Resveratrol and bone density
Taurine and heart failure
Potassium intake lowers stroke risk
Veggie diet plus fish cuts colon cancer risk
Reader question: vitamins and dark urine
General Information

February 2015

Does glycemic index affect heart risks?
Is exercise valuable for health?
CoQ10 and statin-related muscle pain
Whole grains lower mortality risk
Vitamin E and blood pressure
General Information

December 2014-January 2015

Physical activity lowers Parkinson’s risk
Mediterranean diet and metabolic syndrome
Coenzyme Q10 helps Gulf War syndrome
CoQ10 lowers heart surgery complications
Carnitine for treatment of heart attacks
General Information

October-November 2014

Higher vitamin D levels lower mortality
Vitamin D may lower dementia risk
Exercise, obesity, and atrial fibrillation risk
Vitamin E lowers hip fracture risk
Niacin and lipoproteins
General Information

September 2014

Organic foods healthier
Probiotics may improve blood pressure
Green tea and hypertension
Salt excess and health risks
Soy foods and breast cancer
General Information

Summer 2014

Fruits-veggies and vascular disease
Quercetin and reduced cancer risk
Coenzyme Q10 and heart failure mortality
Red meat and breast cancer risk
Low vitamin D and hypertension
General Information

May 2014

Grain fiber lowers chance of 2nd heart attack
Heme iron (meat) raises heart risks
Dietary resveratrol and mortality
Inactivity and heart risks in women
General Information

April 2014

Curcumin reduces inflammation
Salt reduction decreases mortality
Statin use and higher fat intake
Fatty diet raises breast cancer risk
Exercise reduces COPD complications
General Information

March 2014

Magnesium lowers inflammation marker
Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease
Cinnamon, insulin, and liver disease
Probiotics help fatty liver disease
Lutein and zeaxanthin and eye disease
Walking prevents hip fractures
General Information

February 2014

B vitamins may reduce stroke risk
Meat-derived AGEs and Alzheimer’s risk
Vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure/stroke
Vitamin C helps cancer patients
Multivitamins reduce cataract risk
General Information

January 2014

L-carnitine study and news misleading
Vitamin D, Parkinson’s disease and MS
Vitamin E slows Alzheimer’s progression
Mediterranean diet prevents vascular disease
General Information

December 2013

Are supplements safe and effective
Multivitamins and breast cancer mortality and overall cancer risk in men
Studies designed to fail
Better diet improves quality of life for elderly
General Information

November 2013

Polyphenols lower mortality
Lycopene lowers systolic blood pressure
High dietary magnesium lowers mortality
Physical activity lowers heart risks
Nuts lower mortality and pancreatic cancer
Garlic lowers blood pressure
General Information

October 2013

Colon cancer and Pan-Asian medicine+vitamins
Fish oils lower rheumatoid arthritis risk
Changing diet lowers heart attack mortality
Dietary fiber lowers heart risks
Black currant anthocyanins and glaucoma
General Information

September 2013

Curcumin eases arthritis pain
Fish oil helps arteries heal
Red meat and colon cancer deaths
Whole fruits lower diabetes risk
Supplements help mood
General Information
Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article

August 2013

Nutrients reduce pancreatic cancer
Red meat increases diabetes risk
Supplements shorten hospital stays
Low vitamin D leads to aging bone
Serum antioxidants and mortality
General Information
Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article

June-July 2013

B vitamins protect brain gray matter
Beet juice lowers blood pressure
Magnesium lowers hypertension
Supplements and macular degeneration
General Information
Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article

May 2013

Vitamin C and drug-resistant TB
Mediterranean diet and dementia
Vitamin D helps Crohn’s patients
Omega-3 fats and macular degeneration
Berries improve glycemic response
General Information
Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article

April 2013

Vitamin D and atrial fibrillation
Carnitine and heart risks
Lycopene and heart risks
Gazpacho reduces hypertension
General Information
Practical guidelines are now included at the end of each article

March 2013

Soy foods and lung cancer
Coenzyme Q10 and heart failure
Gestational folate and autism
Chelation reduces cardiac events
Dietary fiber reduces stroke risk
Vitamin D and Parkinson’s disease
New Feature: Practical Guidelines
General Information

February 2013

Resveratrol valuable despite research fraud
Omega-3 fatty acids and aging
Mediterranean diet and heart
Vegetarian diet and heart
Vitamin D, DHA, and Alzheimer’s
General Information

January 2013

Does alcohol help sleep?
Dietary fat and weight loss
Vitamin D and breast cancer
Lifestyle changes may cure diabetes
General Information

November-December 2012

Dr. Oz errs on organic foods
Exercise helps cancer-related fatigue
Quercetin blocks allergy and inflammation
Exercise reduces dementia risk
Carotenoids lower breast cancer risk
Melatonin helps sleep in patients on beta-blockers
General Information

October 2012

Fruits, veggies, and happiness
Exercise preserves elderly brain
Diet lowers diabetes after pregnancy
Gestational probiotics lower eczema
Cherries reduce gout attacks
General Information

September 2012

Dr. Ornish editorial on diets
Plavix, aspirin, and stroke risk
Lead and gout
Healthy living lengthens life
Pan-fried meat tied to cancer risk
General Information

August 2012

Walking reduces diabetes risk
High stress jobs raise heart risks
Low vitamin D increases mortality
Curcumin may prevent diabetes
Meat raises stroke risk
Music training protects aging brain
General Information

July 2012

Common chemicals and allergies
Adolescent diets and heart risks
Good and bad fats for the brain
Excess salt found in hospital foods
General Information

June 2012

Blueberries, apples, and pears lower diabetes
Fish may lower risk of colon cancer
Exercise and breast cancer risk
Low-carb diet increases heart risk
Build muscle with lighter weights
General Information

May 2012

Soy helps hot flashes
Tooth scaling lowers heart risk
Zinc shortens colds
Coffee lowers mortality
General Information

April 2012

White rice increases diabetes risk
Berries slow brain decline
Testosterone helps heart failure
Exercise helps menopause
Sun damages teens’ skin
High salt diet increases stroke risk
General Information

March 2012

Citrus lowers women’s stroke risk
Omega-3 oils protect brain
Green tea helps the elderly
Obesity increases asthma in children
Sugar drinks increase heart disease
Dietary cadmium raises breast cancer
General Information

February 2012

Aspirin as good as Plavix
Fried foods increase stroke risk
BPA linked to heart disease
Fiber helps gum health
Soy helps manage cholesterol
General Information

January 2012

Psych meds no better than placebo
Flavonoids lower heart deaths
Vitamin D headlines distort data
Exercise may prevent Alzheimer’s
General Information

December 2011

Mediterranean diet lowers vascular deaths
Nutrients preserve brain function
Does vitamin D reduce mortality?
Walking to help muscles
Red meat increases kidney cancer
General information

November 2011

Exercise, television, and depression
Vitamin C lowers heart failure death
Canned foods increase BPA levels
Fruit lowers uterine fibroid risk
Vitamin D helps cardiac survival
General Information

October 2011

A review of the recent article suggesting that supplements increase mortality (Orthomolecular News Service)
References
Links
General Information

September 2011

Lifestyle lowers heart failure risk
White fruits and veggies lower strokes
Dietary fiber reduces colon polyps
Vitamin D reduces colon cancer
Chores (!) help prevent dementia
Vitamins help breast cancer patients
General Information

August 2011

Fiber lowers breast cancer risk
Arthritis increases heart risk
Peri-natal vitamins lower premie risk
Exercise – almost any lowers heart risk
Meats raise diabetes risk
Prenatal omega-3 lowers kids’ colds
General Information

July 2011

Green tea lowers cholesterol
Nutrients lower macular degeneration
Omega-3 oils reduce stent clotting
Best exercises for weight and heart
Olive oil may lower stroke risk
Vitamin D and diabetes
General Information

June 2011

Pesticides related to ADHD
Prenatal vitamins reduce autism risk
Exercise preserves brain function
Cruciferous veggies lower mortality
Diet, lifestyle, and weight gain
General Information

May 2011

Garden delays newsletter
Calorie restriction and longevity, resveratrol, and grape seed extract
Structured exercise for diabetes
Niacin and statin study stopped
Fish oil lowers stent clotting
Brisk walking helps prostate cancer
General Information

April 2011

Diet-exercise combo helps elderly
Soy lowers breast cancer recurrence
Smoking and throat/stomach cancer
Exercise preserves heart muscle
Vitamin E lowers ALS risk
Vegetarian diet lowers cataract risk
General Information

March 2011

Lifestyle and atrial fibrillation
Hypertension often “white coat”
TIA associated with higher heart risk
Potassium may lower heart/stroke risk
Low vitamin D precedes Parkinson’s
Fish lowers macular degeneration
General Information

February 2011

Sleep lack and stroke and heart risk
Children’s obesity not genetic
Endurance exercise slows aging
Zinc reduces cold symptoms
Vitamin D helps diabetes control
Fish oil helps lung cancer treatment
General Information

January 2011

Exercise helps irritable bowel
Antioxidants help male fertility
HEPA filters for wood stove air
Fried fish may increase stroke risk
Fruits/veggies lower heart deaths
Leafy greens/olive oil cut heart attacks
General Information

December 2010

Vitamin D report misleading
Childhood caffeine intake and sleep
Relationships affect heart risks
Pesticides may lead to dementia
Whole grains lower body fat, heart risk
Vitamin D reduces falls
General Information

November 2010

Soy and curcumin lower PSA
Mediterranean diet lowers diabetes risk
Meat increases metabolic syndrome
Combined exercise fights diabetes
Vegetables to prevent breast cancer
Red meat raises esophageal cancer
General Information

October 2010

DASH or fruit/veg diet and heart risk
Physical activity lowers heart risk
Magnesium reduces diabetes risk
Fish lowers prostate cancer mortality
Exercise helps fracture risk in elderly
Low testosterone increases mortality
General Information

September 2010

Exercise overcomes “fat” genes
Low-carb diet–vegetable protein safer
B vitamins prevent brain shrinkage
Weight loss – could it be harmful?
Fruit-veggie variety against cancer
Plasma B vitamins lower colon cancer
General Information

August 2010

More on sitting and mortality
Cholesterol in young adults
Fructose promotes cancer growth
Organic whole wheat bread recipe
Fish lowers macular degeneration
General Information

July 2010

Calcium supplements and heart risk
Sitting increases mortality
Resveratrol, inflammation, oxidation
Resveratrol protects brain and memory
Exercise helps asthma
CT scan risks
General Information

June 2010

Calcium, vitamin D, and coronaries
Vitamin D and depression in elderly
Dietary lignans lower breast cancer
Meat, fish and inflammatory bowel
Oral hygiene lowers heart disease
Alcohol may not help heart disease
General Information

May 2010

Tanning increases melanoma risk
Vitamin D best taken with meals
Whole grains lower diabetic mortality
High fat/calorie meal worsens asthma
Mediterranean diet and the heart
General Information

April 2010

Diet protects from Alzheimer’s disease
Vitamin D and breast cancer
Omega-3 oils and colon cancer
Soft drinks increase pancreatic cancer
Sugar increases cardiovascular risk
Soy foods are safe and healthy
General Information

March 2010

Taurine and hypertension
Taurine and congestive heart failure
Taurine and congestive heart failure 2
Taurine and arrhythmias
Doughnut makers force political firing
General Information

February 2010

Interval training improves fitness
Interval training helps heart failure
Interval training helps oxygen capacity
Diet fat and strokes post-menopause
Whole grains lower diabetes risk
Lipoic acid inhibits breast cancer cells
General Information

January 2010

Telomeres and diet
Telomeres and vitamin D
Telomeres and multivitamin use
Telomeres and stress (2 articles)
Telomeres, curcumin, and grape seed
Soy foods lower lung cancer
General Information

December 2009

Trans fats increase sudden deaths
Soy improves breast cancer survival
Soy lowers gynecological cancers
Phytoestrogens not a cancer risk
Exercise helps telomeres, slows aging
Vitamin B6 reduces heart attacks
General Information

November 2009

Niacin and statins
Muscle strength lowers Alzheimer’s risk
Low fat diet lowers prostate cancer
Acetaminophen increases asthma
Carpal tunnel helped by ALA/GLA
Quercetin and blood pressure
General Information

October 2009

Atrial fibrillation, diet, and caffeine
Soluble fiber for irritable bowel
Fruits provide more health benefits
Vitamin D-more health benefits
Mediterranean diet helps depression
Soy foods reduce hip fractures
Fish, shellfish, and diabetes risk
General Information

September 2009

Salt reduction preserves health
Whole grains help weight control
Whole grains reduce hypertension risk
Coenzyme Q10 protects skin
Lead increases heart disease
Exercise lowers prostate cancer risk
Brainy leisure activity lowers dementia
General Information

August 2009

Green tea and prostate cancer
Green tea and lung cancer
Green tea helps leukemia
Animal fat increases pancreatic cancer
GLA helps atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Moderate exercise lowers mortality
General information

July 2009

Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol
Veggie amino acid and blood pressure
Nettle helps allergic rhinitis
Testosterone and HGH help elderly
Lifestyle and diet prevent heart failure
Niacin for lipids and heart disease
General Information

June 2009

Broccoli for gastritis and ulcers
Cancer research conflicts of interest
Health practices reduce cancer risk
Vitamins A, C, and E help asthma
Coenzyme Q10 helps asthma
Alpha lipoic acid controls triglycerides
General Information

May 2009

Lifestyle choices prevent diabetes
Flavonoids lower ovarian cancer risk
Foods reduce macular degeneration
Fatty fish lower heart failure risk
Diet, weight loss, long-term heart risk
Soy reduces breast cancer risk
Multivitamins preserve telomeres
General Information

April 2009

CRP and cancer
Running lowers macular degeneration
Reducing sugar drinks helps weight
Veggie diets healthier than headlines
Red meat increases mortality
General Information

March 2009

Vitamin C helps gout
Chondroitin sulfate helps osteoarthritis
Broccoli may help asthma and allergy
Weight loss relates to calories, not diet
Vitamin D lowers respiratory infections
Elderly often poorly nourished
Mushrooms, green tea, breast cancer
General Information

February 2009

Acupuncture reduces headaches
Thigh exercises help knee arthritis
Meat increases small intestine cancer
Fiber/whole grains lower cancer risk
Vitamin D helps the brain
Eggs increase diabetes risk
Meat increases lung cancer
General Information

January 2009

Alkali may help maintain bones
Olive oil polyphenols and cancer
Home exercise for diabetics
Vitamin K and diabetes
Vitamin C and blood pressure in youth
Vitamin D for statin myalgia
Caring touch lowers stress

December 2008

Irritable bowel, peppermint, and fiber
Ubiquinol form of coenzyme Q10
Testosterone for muscles and more
High fruit, veggie, fiber, and low-fat diets reduce breast cancer recurrence
Exercise reduces headaches

November 2008

Vitamin C safe with cancer treatment
Vigorous exercise lowers breast cancer
Overweight and eating behaviors
Dark chocolate lowers heart risk
Green tea may prevent diabetes
Whole grains reduce heart failure

October 2008

Chelation therapy attacked
Healthy lifestyle lowers strokes
Diverticulitis: seeds, nuts, corn, and popcorn are OK
Dietary pattern and diabetes risk
Combined exercise helps heart failure

September 2008

Vitamin D lowers diabetes risk
Acupuncture helps headaches
B12 may reduce brain atrophy
Obesity worsens asthma
Exercise helps cognitive function
Fish oil helps heart failure
Mediterranean diet improves health

August 2008

Broccoli and prostate cancer
Vitamin C lowers diabetes risk
Vitamin C IV shrinks cancers
Diet lowers colorectal cancer
Exercise lowers cancer risk
Low awareness of exercise-cancer link
Garlic controls hypertension

July 2008

Lycopene and cancer
B vitamins, homocysteine, and bones
Acrylamide and kidney cancer
Vitamins help diabetics’ brain function
Fish oils (EPA) and strokes
Diet, heart deaths, and mortality
Are chickens fed antibiotics?

June 2008

Mediterranean diet reduces diabetes
Popcorn raises whole grain intake
Body mass index and cancer
Eggs increase mortality risks
Fruits, veggies, and head/neck cancers
Milk no help for weight loss
Omega-3 oils reduce eye disease

May 2008

Vitamin E reduces mortality
Medications hasten mental decline
Mediterranean diet for the brain
DASH diet for adolescents
Soy protein lowers diabetics’ risks
Exercise “reduces” obesity risks
Vitamin D may help blood vessels

April 2008

Acupuncture helps migraines
Soy foods reduce breast cancer
Trans fats increase breast cancer
Vitamins C and E and dementia
Exercise prevents breast cancer
Mushroom inhibits breast cancer
DASH diet for heart and stroke protection

March 2008

Meat and breast and ovarian cancers
Saccharin and weight gain
Diet and prostate enlargement
Coenzyme Q10 increases endurance and fights fatigue
Whole grains lower heart risks
Broccoli blocks bladder cancer

February 2008

Sugar may lead to Alzheimer’s disease
Better health habits extend life
Vitamin C lowers stroke risk
Vitamin E prevents physical decline
Antioxidants prevent cataracts
Vitamin D, blood pressure, and heart
Exercise reduces colon cancer risk
Dr. Moss on radiation for breast cancer

January 2008

Meat increases cancer risk
Happiness helps health
Yoga helps, but is not enough exercise
L-carnitine helps the elderly
Strontium increases bone density
Cured meat and lung disease

December 2007

Diet lowers risk of Parkinson’s disease
Fruits, veggies, fats, and dementia
Vitamin D lowers diabetes risk
B12 and cognitive decline
Muscle mass, waist size, and mortality
Exercise protects diabetics
Flavonoids prevent ovarian cancer

November 2007

Veggies, fruits, and fish reduce asthma
Tooth loss associated with dementia
Broccoli and skin cancer protection
Exercise helps balance
Diet aids fertility
Whole grains, diet, stop heart disease
Saturated fats harm blood vessels

October 2007

Veggies lower prostate cancer risk
Vitamin C blocks cancer
Lutein and zeaxanthin protect retina
Mediterranean diet for arthritis
Vitamin E prevents blood clots
Mild exercise reduces diabetes risk
Diabetes drugs cause heart problems

September 2007

Coffee and hypertension
Exercise helps heart patients
Green tea and cancer protection
Antacids damage mental function
Low-normal weight is better
Extra virgin olive oil reduces clotting
Food additives and hyperactivity

August 2007

Mediterranean diet for heart/diabetes
Soy isoflavones for bones and heart
Blue corn anthocyanins
Lipoic acid and acetyl L-carnitine
Silymarin for hepatitis and cancer
Exercise helps the elderly
Exercise and childhood diabetes
Omega-3 oils and cancer

July 2007

Vegetable omega-3 and hypertension
Fatty acids and macular degeneration
Vitamin D and macular degeneration
Whole grains for heart and brain
Whole grains reduce inflammation
Flavonoids help brain function
Vitamin D and heart disease
Vitamin D from sun inadequate


Strength training helps older muscles
Diet and skin cancer
Diet and breast cancer mortality
Chelation helps kidney disease
Chromium and diabetes
Chronic lung disease and diet
Meat consumption and weight

May 2007

Meat consumption and breast cancer
Fruits/veggies and head/neck cancers
Glycemic load and weight loss
Black cohosh reduces breast cancer
Muscle building and diabetes
Alpha lipoic acid and diabetes
CoQ10 and migraine headaches


Lignans and breast cancer
Fruits, meats, and colon cancer
Flavonoids lower heart deaths
Second hand smoke risks
Alcohol, aneurysm, and breast cancer
Meat protein and endometrial cancer
Ask Dr. J: Ipriflavone and hormones

March 2007

Diet and Weight Loss Study
Unhealthy Girl Scout Cookies
Vitamin D and Colon Cancer
Maintaining Muscle with Aging
Selenium and Cognitive Function
Chronic Lead Exposure and Cognition

February 2007

Lowering Cholesterol Raising HDL
Organic Strawberries Better
Grape Juice Equals Red Wine Benefits
Telling Doctors about Alternatives
Probiotics for Infant Colic
Folic Acid for Hearing and Cognition
Exercise and Diet for Obese Elderly

December 2006 - January 2007

Coenzyme Q10 and migraine
Low-carb/high protein diets
Low protein reduces cancer risks
Exercise lowers breast cancer risk
Diet reduces prostate cancer risk
Benefits of lignans and soy isoflavones
Ask Dr. J: Healthy Weight Gain

November 2006

"Discovering" Vitamins
Nutrition Science Updates
Supplement Science Updates
Ask Dr. J: Whole Grains
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
No Time to Cook?

October 2006

Letting Go of Habits
Peptic Ulcer Management
Safer Natural Remedies
Arthritis and Food Allergy
Ask Dr. J: Strontium for Bones
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Raab (Rapini)

September 2006

Exercise As Animals Do
Phytochemical Update
Phytochemicals Against Cancer
Fats and Prostate/Breast Cancer
Ask Dr. J: Atrial Fibrillation
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Garden Ragoût

August 2006

Junk "Food Surveys"
Managing Metabolic Syndrome
Lifestyle As Treatment
Preserving Vision Update
Ask Dr. J: CoQ10 Safety
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Polenta Banana Pudding

July 2006

Organic Food Regulations
Toxic Metal Update: Cadmium
Managing Cadmium Risks
More Soy Benefits
Ask Dr. J: Lysine and Meds
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of The Month: Shiitake-Eggplant Stir Fry

June 2006

Organic Vegetarian Travel
Too Many Vitamins??
Multivitamins-Multi-Benefits
Tap Water & Bladder Cancer
Ask Dr. J: Melatonin & Diabetes
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of The Month: Noodles, Greens, and Beans

May 2006

The Sugar Menace
Vitamin C and Cancer Update
IV Vitamin C and Cancer
Carrots and Cancer
Ask Dr. J: Probiotics with Food
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of The Month: Squash Bean Barley Chili

April 2006

Healthy Low-Fat Diets
Tea: Green, Black, and Red
Caffeine-Free Red Tea
Hot Pepper and Cancer
Ask Dr. J: Arthritis and Food
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of The Month: Millet Apricot-Date Cake

March 2006

Genes, Lifestyle, and Health
L-Carnitine Update
Lycopene and Blood Pressure
Imagery to Stop Smoking
Ask Dr. J: Vitamin C Safety
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of The Month: Potato-Kale Soup

February 2006

Health Foods in Supermarkets
Skin Protection Update
Oral Supplements for Skin
Exercise Helps the Brain
Ask Dr. J: Gastritis and Drugs
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Millet-Yam-Veg Patties

January 2006

Lifestyle Resolutions
Shedding Light on Mushrooms
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Homocysteine and Memory
Ask Dr. J: Vegan Candida diet
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

December 2005

Positive Medical Changes
Cancer Prevention
Lifestyle Risk Reduction
Exercise and Osteoarthritis
Ask Dr. J: Beta Sitosterol
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Autumn Vegetable Stew

November 2005

Pandemics and Protection
Curcumin and Cancer
Curcumin Further Benefits
Obesity and Dementias
Ask Dr. J: Is Coconut Healthy?
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Lentil-Tomato Soup

October 2005

Disasters and Prevention
Strontium for Bones
Total Bone Health
Complex Work and Dementia
Ask Dr. J: Insomnia
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Tomato Basil Soup

September 2005

Misleading Research Reports
Cholesterol Revisited
Why Not Statins?
Naturally Healthy Cholesterol
Ask Dr. J: Prostatitis
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Mixed Bean Cumin Soup

August 2005

Healthier Health Foods
Hypertension Update
Hypertension and Lifestyle
Digestion and Food Allergies
Ask Dr. J: Combining Cholesterol Agents
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Curry Carotene Soup

July 2005

Health Care Business
Folic Acid Update
Macular Degeneration Update
Pesticides and Parkinson's Disease
Ask Dr. J: Sulfa and Sulfate
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Yams and Black Bean Salsa

June 2005

Gardening for Food and Health
Resveratrol Health Benefits
Resveratrol and Aging
Menopause and Black Cohosh
Ask Dr. J: Calcium D-Glucarate or Citrate
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Quick Oat Cake Snacks

May 2005

International Foods and Farms
Arthritis and Heart Disease
Arthritis and Heart Protection
Vitamin D, Calcium, and Bones
Ask Dr. J: Cholesterol Treatment
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Eggplant Zucchini Casserole

April 2005

Changing Health Habits
Organic Food Update
Protect Yourself
Vitamin E Attacked Again
Ask Dr. J: Migraines/Insomnia
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Pesto Bean Stew (or Soup)

March 2005

Food Honesty and Lawsuits
Lipoic Acid and CoQ10 Updates
Aging Heart Support
Flu Vaccine May Not Help
Ask Dr. J: Liquid Vitamins
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Almond-Apricot Tofu Dessert

February 2005

Advice vs. Education
Natural Blood Pressure Control
Lifestyle and Blood Pressure
Supplements for Hypertension
Ask Dr. J: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Marinated Raw Kale

January 2005

Small Steps Are Excellent
Pain Killers Have Headaches
Pain Medication Alternatives
Supplements for Arthritis
Ask Dr. J: Cholesterol Risks
References
In The Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Curried Polenta and Vegetables

December 2004

Vitamin E Safe and Effective
Real Benefits of Vitamin E
Vitamin E and Health
Vitamin D Update
Ask Dr. J: Bypass Recovery
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Healthy Holiday Nog

November 2004

Artery Problems Start Early
Flu Protection without Vaccine
Supplements against Viruses
Vitamin D and Osteoarthritis
Ask Dr. J: Prostate and PSA
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Soba Noodle Vegetable Soup

October 2004

Living Positively
Migraine Headaches
New Migraine Research
Caffeine Addiction
Ask Dr. J: Omega-3 Oil Doses
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Potato/Bean/Tomato Casserole

September 2004

Better School Nutrition
Diabetes Revisited
Diabetes Supplement Update
Lutein and Macular Degeneration
Ask Dr. J: Folic Acid Safety
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Seasonal Vegetables

August 2004

Old but Not Aged
Alzheimer's Updates
Alzheimer's and Healthy Living
Diet, Fats, and Inflammation
Ask Dr. J: Vitamin B3 Safety
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Grilled Salmon and Veggies

July 2004

Supesize the USA, et al.
Protecting Your Skin
Lifestyle/Supplements for Skin
Topical Skin Treatments
Ask Dr. J: Bursitis
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Mexican Bean-Stuffed Tortilla

June 2004

Organic Foods and the USDA
Osteoporosis Protection
Lifestyle and Osteoporosis
Dietary Supplements for Osteoporosis
Ask Dr. J: Fish Oil Supplement Safety
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Veggie Kebabs for the Grill

May 2004

Natural Gardens
Healthy Sleep Benefits
Lifestyle for Better Sleep
Dietary Supplements for Insomnia
Ask Dr. J: Carnosine Benefits
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Three Bean Salad with Corn

April 2004

Obesity Mortality Overtaking Smoking
Mad Cow Testing
Antioxidant Update
Degenerative Aging Protection
Ask Dr. J: Oral Chelation-Beware
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

March 2004

Diets Revisited
Prescription Mismanagement
Drug Abuse
Non-Drug Therapies
Ask Dr. J: Metabolic Typing -- No Science
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Pan Fried Buckwheat Noodles

February 2004

Fooled by Fad Diets
Prevent and Treat Dementias
Lifestyle and Dementias
Supplements for Dementias
Ask Dr. J: Crohn's Disease
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Hearty Three-Bean Soup

January 2004

Perspectives on Life Changes
Fending off the Flu
Dietary Supplements for Flu
Policosanol and Cholesterol Revisited
Ask Dr. J: Allergies
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Mushroom Medleys

December 2003

Big Business in Obesity
Managing Injuries
Supplements for Injuries
Environmental Protection
Ask Dr. J: Kidney Stones
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Buckwheat with Vegetables

November 2003

Plant Sterols and Coke
Emotions and Heart Health
Exercise and Breast Cancer
Nutrition and Diabetes
Ask Dr. J: Varicose Veins

October 2003

Healthy Foods Abroad
Pandemic Diabetes
Diabetes Treatment
Gingivitis and Heart Disease
Ask Dr. J: Vitamin E Safety
References
In The Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Rice Lentil Mujadara

September 2003

Drugs and Grapefruit
Mercury Toxicity
Mercury Protection
Asprin vs. Supplements
Ask Dr. J: Lung Disease (COPD)
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Whole Wheat Cous Cous

August 2003

False Claims (Pro and Con)
Black Cohosh Tea or Capsules
Vitamin C for Heart Disease
Breast Cancer Risk and Diet
Ask Dr. J: Iron Supplements
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Fruit Desserts

July 2003

Drug (Pharmaceutical!) Crime
Pattern of Abuse
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Natural Remedies for IBD
Other Supplements for IBD
Ask Dr. J: Insomnia
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Cold Cucumber-Yogurt-Dill Soup

June 2003

Vitamins and Cancer Treatment
Alpha-Lipoic Acid Therapy
ALA Protects Heart and Brain
ALA Against Aging
Ask Dr. J: Is the Atkins diet OK?
References
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Tempeh Reuben Sandwich
General Information

May 2003

Living Without Fear
Reasonable Infection Protection
Personal Hygiene
Enhance Your Immunity
Ask Dr. J: Rapid Heart Rate
In The Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Polenta Spinach Lasagna
References

April 2003

The Doctor As Patient
Further Observations
Research News

March 2003

Doctors "Just Say No"?
Expensive Urine??
Supplements in Urine
Ask Dr. J: Silymarin
Ask Dr. J: Surgery Supplements
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Curried Potatoes (with eggs)
References

February 2003

Drugs: Safe and Effective?
Nutrition: Surgery and Healing
Supplements for Recovery
Vitamin A Safety
Ask Dr. J: Vitamin C Forms
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Cauliflower Millet Casserole
References

January 2003

Personal Growth
Managing Colds and Flu
Diet/Supplements for Viruses
Herbs Against Colds and Flu
Ask Dr. J: Gout
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Mushroom Barley Soup
References

December 2002

USDA Against Organic Foods
Natural Cancer Protection
Cancer-Fighting Foods
Supplements for Cancer
Ask Dr. J: Gingivitis
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin
References

November 2002

Hysteria over Listeria
Coenzyme Q10 and Parkinson's Disease
How Coenzyme Q10 Might Work
Other Treatments for PD
Ask Dr. J: Lithium and Mood
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Wild Rice and Mushrooms
References

October 2002

Reporting Research Statistics
Nutrition and Brain Function
Antioxidant Brain Protection
Ask Dr. J: Peptic Ulcers
Ask Dr. J: Carotid atherosclerosis
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Guacamole and Gazpacho
References

September 2002

Fast Food Lawsuits
Enhancing Longevity
Inspiration for Longevity
Health Habits for Longevity
Ask Dr. J: Fibromyalgia
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Potato Salad
References

August 2002

Herb Safety Questioned
Hormone Replacement Therapy
HRT Risks
Alternatives to HRT
Ask Dr. J: Blood Pressure/Lipids
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: A Light Summer Fruit Salad
References

July 2002

Organic Foods for Health
Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Aging
ALC and Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Schools Are Harming Children
Ask Dr. J: PMS Anxiety
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Hummos and Baba Gannouj
References

June 2002

Unbelievable Ads
Toxic Metals
Heavy Metals and Disease
Treating Toxic Metals
Ask Dr. J: Dizziness
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Almond Sauce for the Grill
References

May 2002

Healthy Diet Costs
St. John's Wort Research
Other Treatment Options
Vitamin E Protects Muscles
Allergies: Ask Dr. J
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Mashed Sweet Potato with Lime
References

April 2002

Letter from Dr. Janson: Prescription Drug Advertising
Alternatives to Cholesterol Drugs
Cholesterol: Other Treatment Options
Octacosanol Beats Statins
Reflux Esophagitis: Ask Dr. J
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Marinated Grilled Tofu
References

March 2002

Letter from Dr. Janson: Children's Eating Habits
Vitamin E: Which is Best
Dietary E and Other Antioxidants
Love, Marriage, Work, and Stress
Raynaud's Disease: Ask Dr. J
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Herb-Nut Loaf
References

February 2002

Letter from Dr. Janson: Real and Imagined Risks
L-Arginine for the Heart
Exercise as Medicine
Ask Dr. J.
In the Health News
Diet and Disease
Recipe of the Month: Mushroom and Eggplant Skillet Sandwich
References

January 2002

Letter from Dr. Janson
Managing Asthma
Ask Dr. J.
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: A Healthy Pizza
References

December 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Curry for The Brain and More
Ask Dr. J.
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Curried Red Lentils
References

November 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Macular Degeneration
Healthy Snacks
Ask Dr. J.
In the Health News
A Simple Quick Breakfast
References

October 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Heartburn or GERD
Ask Dr. J
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Lentil-Lemon Soup
References

September 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Dietary Help for the Lungs
More on Diet and the Heart
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Peach Banana Puree
References

August 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Summer Skin Protection (and More)
Birth Defects, Zinc and Folate
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Chickpeas and Rice
References

July 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
What is the Truth about Vitamin C?
Herbal Quality
More Support for Prostate Cancer
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Vegetarian Bean Paté
References

June 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
DHEA (and More) for Menopause
Vitamins Help Alzheimer's Disease
Lung Function and Mortality
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Tangy Sauce for Veggies
References

May 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
St. John's Wort in the News
Junk Food Nation
Vitamins that Prevent Cataracts
Diet "As Good As" Drugs (or better?)
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Whole Grain Pasta with Pesto
References

April 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
New Heart Drug -- Do We Need It?
Coenzyme Q10 and L-Carnitine
Soy Foods are Beneficial
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Spicy Curried Cauliflower and Chickpeas
References

March 2001

Letter from Dr Janson
Allergic Sinusitis versus Colds
More on Environmental Detoxification
Diet and Brain Function
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Steamed Veggie Simplicity
References

February 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Environment and Cancer
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Cauliflower, Potato and Corn Chowder
References

January 2001

Letter from Dr. Janson
Cholesterol Risks
Lifestyle and Pets for Depression
Organic Standards
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Bean Chili for Winter
References

December 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Inflammation and Heart Disease
Lycopene and Lung Cancer
FDA, Red-Yeast-Rice, and Cholesterol
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Tasty Tofu -- Believe it or not!
References

November 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Exercise for the Heart and Diabetes
Yoga -- More Than Stretching
The Scoop on SAMe
Maitake Mushroom Supports Immunity
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: An Autumn Meal
References

October 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Prostate Health
Prostate Problems
Diet for Prostate Health
Lifestyle and The Prostate
Supplements for The Prostate
St. John's Wort and PMS
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Desserts You Can Live With
References

September 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Dietary Fads
Weight Loss Does Not Equal Health
Vegetarian Diet Wins for Health
The “Danger Zone”
The Atkins Diet
The Blood-Type Craze
The Best Diet Choice
Dietary Fats and Health
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: A Quick and Easy Meal
References

August 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Supplements and More for Heart Disease
Coenzyme Q10 and L-Carnitine
Botanical Supplements for the Heart
Amino Acids That Help
Ginkgo and Aspirin Together?
St. John's Wort for Depression
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Healthy Summer Diet Tip
References

July 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Chelation Therapy As Part of A Heart Health Program
What is Heart Disease?
Diet Changes for Better Health
Exercise for The Heart
Supplements for Preventing Heart Disease
Herbs That Help Menopause
Colostrum and Transfer Factor
In the Health News
Recipe of the Month: Healthy Travel Tip
References

June 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Additional Supplements for Enhanced Protection
Alpha-lipoic Acid
Hormones for Aging—Melatonin and DHEA
U.S. Diet Still a Problem
Indicators of Heart Disease
In the Health News
In the Mailbag
References

May 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Supplements for Added Protection
Other Supplements That Help
Research Supports Vitamin C and E
What Are Whole Grains?
In the Health News
In the Mailbag
References

April 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
What are allergies?
Lifestyle changes to reduce allergies
Exercise and stress reduction
Supplements for allergies and asthma
Vitamin C Is Still Good For You!
Curcumin -- not just for inflammation
In the Health News
By the Way:
References

March 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Preserving Eyesight—Start with Diet
Add Exercise for Circulation
Ultraviolet protection
Supplements that help the eyes
A supplement program for eyesight
More on Lycopene
Natural Remedies for Diabetes
In the Health News
By the Way:
References

January-February 2000

Letter from Dr. Janson
Surviving Winter
Calcium D-Glucarate
Overcoming Osteoporosis -- Natural Remedies to Preserve Your Bones
In the Health News
By the Way:
References

November 1999

Letter from Dr. Janson
The health potential of MSM
Essential fatty acids (EFA) for depression and mental health
Why Standardized Herbs?
Ginseng -- American, Korean or Siberian?
Sleep Helps Prevent Accelerated Aging
In the Health News
By the Way:
References

October 1999

Letter from Dr. Janson
Flavonoids for Health
Natural Help for Menopause
Diet and Disease -- Recent Statistics and Research
In the Health News
By the Way:
References

 


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