Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Gastrointestinal issues plague some 60 million to 80 million Americans. There are more than 48 million doctor visits and 21 million hospitalizations for gastrointestinal problems each year. [Full Story]
Gastrointestinal issues plague some 60 million to 80 million Americans. There are more than 48 million doctor visits and 21 million hospitalizations for gastrointestinal problems each year. [Full Story]
Increased soda consumption of all types may be associated with increased risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. [Full Story]
When choosing a probiotic, make sure that you pick a product that has not been made with gluten. [Full Story]
The gastrointestinal system contains more than 100 trillion microorganisms , a number that is 10 times larger than the number of cells in the rest of the human body. [Full Story]
Researchers found a significant inverse association between potassium intake and risk of stroke. In fact, those with the highest potassium intake had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. [Full Story]
Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is often blended with other artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium or saccharin to make it taste more like sugar. [Full Story]
In the modern Western world, the most common reason for thiamine deficiency is a high-carbohydrate diet , especially a diet that contains a large amount of white rice. [Full Story]
Excessive, long-term alcohol intake can cause thiamine deficiency by inhibiting the absorption of thiamine in the gastrointestinal tract. [Full Story]
Without adequate amounts of saturated fats, our cells will suffer. [Full Story]

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