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...]

When The Leaves are Falling Vitamin D Levels are Falling

Look for the New Revised Edition of The Vitamin D Cure in bookstores and online in June 2012! It has 15 new recipes and an all new 2 week menu along with revised chapters on the immune system, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It will make a great Holiday gift for your loved ones. When The … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Vitamin D

Happy Holidays and Welcome to the Vitamin D Blog/Newsletter! I will attempt to keep you up on what I feel to be the most interesting vitamin D research. I have a very busy clinic in adult and pediatric rheumatology at The Arthritis Institute of Michigan in Brighton, Michigan, so my time available to … [Read more...]

Vitamin D Levels Keep Falling

Recipe of the Month Remember our recipes are courtesy of Chef Kelly (kellychez@gmail.com). If you have recipes you would like to share or convert to follow the rules of The Vitamin D Cure send them to contact@thevitamindcure.com . Sesame Chicken & Snow Peas Rice Bowl 2 tsp. Toasted sesame … [Read more...]

Diet and the “Anthropologic Rule of Thumb”

Dietary recommendations seem to change year after year. The food industry sends us an endless stream of choices and provides reasons for why we should choose their products. They even invent new food categories and meal times. In an effort to simplify decision making and ignore the noise, we … [Read more...]

Revisiting Insulin

Two very important diabetes research studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, the ACCORD and ADVANCE studies. See this editorial reviewing this research or download both studies to read the complete articles. The message is clear. Higher insulin levels lead to … [Read more...]

Insulation from Insulin

Insulin is a member of the growth hormone family. Its primary purpose is to take up glucose, protein, and fat. Without insulin your glucose levels go up and we call this diabetes. However, the strongest stimulus for the release of insulin is NOT SUGAR or carbohydrates. PROTEIN is the most potent … [Read more...]