A Look Inside ‘The Vitamin D Cure’ by Dr. James Dowd

Through his groundbreaking research with the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, rheumatologist Dr. James Dowd discovered that many of his patients suffered from vitamin D deficiency,  and that most of us need far more vitamin D than previously believed.  When Dr. Dowd wrote The Vitamin D … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan: Making a Difference

When Dr. James Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, he made it his mission to create a treatment center that is focused on the specialized needs of patients with rheumatologic diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, and systemic autoimmune conditions that affect the bones, … [Read more...]

How Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan differ from Traditional Rheumatologists

Rheumatologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and systemic autoimmune conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles and spine; these disorders have been commonly referred to as rheumatoid diseases. Autoimmune diseases … [Read more...]

Iodine Questions

Here is what the data shows. According to the World Health Organization, the USA is on average borderline 'excess' in iodine for all but a subset of people. http://www.who.int/vmnis/iodine/status/summary/severity_color.pdf?ua=1 [4] This is due to a combination of excess salty food … [Read more...]

Aging Metabolism Understood

There is a change in our metabolism with time. Why does our metabolism slow down with aging? We used to attribute the slowing of our resting metabolic rate with loss of lean body mass, muscle and bone. More recent data tell us that loss of lean body mass only accounts for about 20% of the … [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Water

How much water should we consume? A rule of thumb is ½ ounce per pound of lean body weight. This commonly used estimate is how we get to 8 x 8 oz of water a day but is not based on any science.  What we know is that some foods are higher in water content than others. Those foods tend to keep us … [Read more...]

Dr. James Dowd Discusses Sleep on the One Life Radio Podcast

Dr. James Dowd is a frequent guest on One Life Radio. You can listen to this episode live at http://oneliferadio.com/monday-oct-26th-2015/. Here are a few of the key points from this interview: How much sleep do we need? Most studies converge on 7 hours as ideal for an adult. Less than that … [Read more...]

Dr. James Dowd Discusses “The New USDA Food Guidelines” on the One Life Radio Podcast

Dr. James Dowd is a frequent guest on One Life Radio. You can listen to this episode live at http://oneliferadio.com/monday-august-31st-2015/. Here are a few of the key points from this interview: What are the changes in the USDA 2015 food guidelines? Cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of … [Read more...]

The Vitamin D Cure Breakfast: The Toughest Meal to Change

Dr. James Dowd is a frequent guest on One Life Radio. You can listen to this episode live at http://oneliferadio.com/monday-sept-28th-2015/. Here are a few of the key points from this interview: Where did breakfast cereal come from? Between the Civil War and the turn of the last century … [Read more...]

Dr. James Dowd On the Air

Dr. Dowd was recently invited to become a guest expert on AM 1190 and iHeart Radio. Called One Life Radio, the shows provides education about your health and nutrition, relationships, sports, business and feature experts in each of these fields. Currently, Dr. Dowd offers his expertise twice monthly … [Read more...]