Another strike against low-fat advocates

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. When I first started practicing complementary medicine, we were in the low-fat-obsessed era–it didn’t make sense to me then, and it certainly doesn’t make any better sense now. The brain itself is 80 percent fat – 80 percent. And yet the “experts” kept (and continue to keep) making recommendations to follow […]


Kick carbs to the curb

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk An eye-opening study financed by the National Institutes of Health was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The new study included a racially diverse group of 150 men and women. The participants were assigned to follow either a diet that limited carbs or one that limited […]


The incredible power of probiotics

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that people with diverse gut bacteria are healthier, leaner, and possess a more efficient metabolism. This study demonstrated that women taking probiotics had much more success losing weight than women taking a placebo. In fact, they lost nearly 70 percent more weight […]

Over Eating

Train your brain to conquer cravings

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. When it comes to eating right, your best ally is within you. No, that’s not some new-age drivel. The fact is, you can actually train your brain to deny cravings (or, at least, translate cravings for unhealthy food into healthier choices). This is a topic I’ve brought up before, but new […]

“Low D” doubles your dementia risk

by Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. A large, new U.S. study shows that older patients with “very low” levels of one common nutrient have a 122 percent increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Yet despite this powerful evidence, the mainstream continues to drone on about the need for “more research” before they make any […]


The fate in our stars

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk New research shows the month during which you were born appears to influence your adult temperament. In ancient times in the East and the West, philosophers and scientists found much meaning in exploring and applying the influences of the earth, heavens and seasons on human temperament, constitution, and […]

Head notes

Habitual memory

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk The right lifestyle choices pay off in powerful ways. A recent survey of more than 18,500 adults showed that memory complaints dropped with increases in healthy habits—like eating right, not smoking, and getting regular exercise. Subjects who reported even a single healthy behavior were 21 percent less likely […]


Two sneaky culprits behind chronic brain fog

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. The brain-draining influence of heavily processed food is no secret. And believe me, the research out there gives the term “SAD” (as in Standard American Diet) a whole new meaning. In fact, one study found eating fast food raises your risk of depression by 40 percent. But it’s not just burgers […]

Coral reef at Maldives

The future of healthy aging from a deep sea discovery

by Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. Most people associate plants with the color green. But plant pigments go far beyond green. In fact, they cover the visible spectrum of light that we know of as the colors of the rainbow. Pigments help plants grow and stay healthy. And because plants are the primary source of […]

Water and Soda

Diet drinks sinking under the weight of evidence

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Does swapping “diet” soda for regular soda make sense? True, it cuts out the empty calories…never a bad thing. (Especially when the American Heart Association links excess calorie intake with 180,000 deaths per year.) But eye-opening research now links artificial sweeteners to heart attack, stroke, and Type 2 […]