The Palio Diet, Eat Like Your Ancestors

Every year seems to bring new fad diet and weight loss plans to get your body ready for beach weather, but few actually offer nutritionally sound advice for trading in your old potato chip lifestyle for one that you can both tolerate and reap benefits from. Thankfully, in recent years we have seen a … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd’s Supplements Guide

Vitamin D deficiencies are a common, and an increasingly dangerous, problem for people young and old all over the world. In my book, I talk about all the ways you can improve your life by identifying your supplemental needs and correcting a barrage of physical, mental, and emotional problems through … [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. [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...]

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 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 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...]

Paleocuisine for Life

By: Kelly and Adam Postal Owners of: Taste. Smile. Repeat. Personal Chef Service & Nuthin' but Nuts Inspired Nut Butter Creations The Paleolithic Diet is the way we were intended to eat as humans. Mother Nature provides all that we need, not just to survive, but to thrive. We used to call … [Read more...]

New Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark

The Institute of Medicine released its updated recommended daily intakes of calcium and vitamin D on November 30th. In summary they INCREASED the required vitamin D intake, DECREASED the required calcium intake, and RAISED the maximum safe intake of vitamin D. There recommendations are complicated … [Read more...]

Boneing Up on Osteoporosis

I recently touched base with a colleague, Dr. Howard Schubiner who has helped me understand chronic pain as it relates to stress. We collaborated on a study looking at cognitive behavioral techniques to facilitate the ‘unlearning’ of pain pathways. He has a new book out titled, Unlearn Your Pain: A … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day – Celebrate Your Heart and Soul

This blog focuses on the heart and soul of health. The Vitamin D Cure emphasizes nutrition, targeted supplements, and exercise. Omega 3 fats and exercise were all over the science news in the last week. Remember in the book we recommend about 15 mg/lb of body weight daily of omega 3 fats from diet … [Read more...]