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Don’t fall for bad science! Debunking the latest misguided “advice” on vitamin D

The British Medical Journal is at it again when it comes to ridiculous opinions and studies about vitamin D research. In a 2014 Daily Dispatch (“Facts should always outweigh opinions, but they don’t”), I reported on two large research reviews published in the BMJ. The first review showed that vitamin D supplementation reduced overall death …

The REAL nutrient deficiency behind America’s osteoporosis epidemic

(Hint: It’s not calcium!) There’s an epidemic of osteoporosis in older women in the U.S. Each year, it leads to 1.5 million dangerous—and even fatal—bone fractures. But I have always been curious why osteoporosis is virtually unknown in East and Southeast Asian women. That’s why two recent Asian studies caught my eye. Problems with low …

The common nutrient that can reverse osteoporosis (Hint: It’s NOT calcium!)

Osteoporosis is an epidemic among older women in the U.S. Most mainstream doctors say the condition stems from low calcium intake. And they often prescribe toxic bisphosphonate drugs to treat it. They’re even willing to recommend calcium supplements. As always, I strongly urge you against taking bisphosphonate drugs and/or calcium supplements. The drugs simply don’t …

The missing link for your heart and bones

Almost every day, researchers learn more about the many benefits to vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. But as my friend Dr. George Lundberg — former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and founding editor of Medscape — pointed out to me recently, our basic knowledge of vitamin K still lags …

Some surprising health benefits of pizza

For many people I know, pizza is a reasonable option for a quick, easy meal on a Friday night at the end of a long week. Especially on traditional “meatless” Fridays during Lent, coming up again on the calendar in the next few weeks. Some say an Italian housewife in New York City or Philadelphia …

Three simple steps for stronger bones

You hear a lot about the importance of calcium for bone health. And it’s true we need a lot of calcium every day. But I’ve warned before that you should always get your calcium from foods–not from calcium supplements. Of course, in order to get enough calcium from your foods, you must eat a balanced …

The shocking drug scandal you haven’t heard about

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The unnecessary surgery bringing Medicare to its knees

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Three ancient wonders proving to be modern miracles for joint pain

I am frequently astounded by what some “internet experts” tell unsuspecting consumers. These “experts” may be dieticians, nutritionists, or physicians. But they’re rarely scientists. At least scientists would know and understand the science. But it seems these “experts” just get up on their soapboxes to repeat outdated, disproven government guidelines. Or tired, old, worn-out, wrong-headed …

Try these four ancient remedies to soothe your achy joints

Joint pain changes how you live your life. And it’s hard to find safe, effective relief using mainstream treatments. In fact, I regularly field questions from readers who want to know about their drug-free options. I’ve told you about a few safe alternatives, such as turmeric, boswellia, and ashwagandha.  And today, I’ve got four more …


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