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.

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]
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]
Researchers studied brain slices from aged mice and demonstrated that changes in the electrical activity of the brain can alter cognition. [Full Story]
We were promised that lowering fat intake, particularly animal fat, would lower our risks for obesity, heart disease, and cancer, and that this low-fat diet would make us healthier. [Full Story]
Reducing sodium intake to the level recommended by the American Heart Association (less than 1,500 mg/day) does not supply the body with enough sodium to function optimally. [Full Story]

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