All articles written by Dr. Doug Andersen

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A Quick Review of Vitamin Toxicity, Part I
Volume 11, number 7, 3/26/93, page 12
Side effects of vitamins A, D, E, and K are reviewed.
Please note that new research since this article was published shows that higher levels of vitamin D can be safely ingested.
Conversely, recommended amounts of vitamin A are lower (in the range of 10,000 IU a day) unless higher amounts
are used for the treatment of a specific condition.

A Quick Review of Vitamin Toxicity, Part II
Volume 11, number 9, 4/23/93, page 18
Side effects of the B vitamin are reviewed.

A True Weight Loss Story
Volume 18, number 13, 6/12/00, page 24
A true story of a patient of mine who lost 170 pounds in 9 months. He was partly motivated by anger toward me.

After the Flu
Volume 18, number 5, 2/21/00, page 18
Nutritional tips for recovery which should be implemented as soon as your stomach will allow.

Alternative Sweeteners, Part 1 - Sugar Alcohols
Volume 22, Number 15, 7/15/04, page 30
I define sugar alcohols and made a table of those most commonly used in low carb and diabetic foods.

Alternative Sweeteners Part 2 - Artificial Sweeteners
Volume 22, Number 17, 8/17/04, Page 40
Focuses on calorie free synthetic sweeteners, like Part 1 it too includes a Table. Commonly used in low carb and diabetic foods.

American Food
Volume 17, number 11, 5/17/99, page 34
The amount (pounds per person per year) of common foods consumed
in 1970 is compared with the year 1997.

Amino Acids and Healing-Interview with Luke Bucci, Part III
Volume 13, number 17, 8/15/95, page 24
Amino acids and healing.

Anabolic Steroids, Part I
Volume 10, number 3, 1/31/92, page 18
The history and the reasons why anabolic steroids are used by athletes.

Anabolic Steroids, Part II
Volume 10, number 7, 3/27/92, page 7
Steroid side effects.

Anabolic Steroids, Part III
Volume 10, number 9, 4/24/92, page 6
Nutritional support for steroid-induced symptoms and side effects.

Another Perspective on MUA's
Volume 11, number 2, 1/15/93, page 32
I was the first chiropractor in California to be fully certified in manipulation
under anesthesia and, therefore, felt moved to comment on an article by a colleague.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Part 1 - Dietary Causes of Inflammation
Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 27, number 20, 9/23/09 page 18
A discussion of the macronutrient & micronutrient imbalances that promote inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Part 2 - Dietary Causes of Inflammation
Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 27, number 22, 10/21/09 page 20
Discuss how foods that inflame do so by a secondary mechanism they share. Includes Good Food-Bad Food Lists.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Part 3 - Dietary Causes of Inflammation
Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 27, number 25, 11/18/09 page 6
Dr Andersen interviews Dr. David Seaman on how to eat a healthier diet and the latest on the connection between diet and inflammation.

A Pyramid Replaced by a Plate
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, Issue 17, 08/12/11
The much-maligned USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) food pyramid has been replaced by a four-quadrant plate.

B Vitamins Reduce Homocysteine, But Not Disease in Diabetic Patients
Volume 28, Number 16, 07/29/10
Reducing homocysteine in diabetic patients with B vitamins led to higher rates of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attacks.

Bad Dreams, Nutrition, and 5-Hydroxytryptophan
Volume 23, number 1, 1/1/05, page 30
A very interesting preliminary study. Who would have thought a supplement could possibly help bad dreams?

Beach Volleyball

Beta Carotene Update
Volume 14, number 11, 5/30/96, page 22
A major study of people who smoked at least 1 pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years, and then took large amounts of synthetic beta carotene for 5 years had higher rates of cancer. This does not mean that beta carotene is harmful to nonsmokers.

Beyond The Headlines – The Apparent Failure Of Calcium And Vitamin D To Reduce Fractures
Dynamic Chiropractic, Volume 28, Number 18
There was more to this story then found in sound bites and headlines.

Beyond the Headlines: What is a High-Protein Diet?
Whatever you hear about high protein diets, if "high protein" and "diet" are not defined, the inforamtion has little utility.

Bias in Favor of Nutritional Supplements
Volume 22, number 21, 10/07/04, page 16
It is important to remember, that many DC's only get half the story (re: supplements)
and need both sides to make the best rx.

Blood Chemistry, Kids, and Profound Change in 2 weeks: A Study Inspires A Commentary
Volume 23, number 15, 7/16/05, page 39-40
What just 2 weeks of good food can do for your kids.

Breast Feeding Update
Volume 13, number 23, 11/6/95, page 18
The review of the health benefits of breast feeding.

BST and the FDA
Volume 12, number 24, 11/19/94
Not everyone agrees with the FDA concerning the safety of BST.

Burning Fat
Volume 12, number 18, 9/1/94, page 30
A research update of studies on athletes and fat utilization.

B Vitamins Disappoint

Caffeinated Beverages: The Hypertension Paradox

Volume 24, Number 12, 6/6/6, pg. 24
In a large study on Caffeine's effect on hypertension, there was a big surprise when regular & diet cola drinks raised blood pressure more than coffee even though they contain less caffeine.

Caffeine And Athletic Performance
Volume 26, number 16, 7/29/08, page 27
An update on the increasing research including dosing and the type of benefits seen in various activities.

Caffeine and Dehydration
Volume 26, number 19, 9/9/08, page 12
The growing body of evidence including an in depth focus on the most impressive study showing that caffeine does not cause dehydration.

Caffeine and Sports
Volume 9, number 5, 3/1/91, page 10
An easy explanation of the biochemistry of caffeine and how it can enhance
athletic performance.

Calories Count in Weight Loss
DC 6-03-09 Vol 27 number 12 page 20
Comparison of 4 diets – high carb, high protein, high fat and low carb -- found that weight is lost if calories are low –and-- compliance is difficult with unbalanced calorie sources

Catabolic Blocking Agents
Volume 10, number 5, 2/28/92, page 15
Can engineered protein species reduce muscle catabolism similar to the way
anabolic steroids do?

Chocolate and Calcium - Can You have Your Cake and Eat it Too?
Volume 20, number 1, 1/1/02, page 37
Calcium may reduce the absorption of cocoa butter-based saturated fat
contained in dark chocolate bars.

Chondroitin Sulfate Research Update 1999
Volume 17, number 9, 4/19/99, page 37
Five very impressive European studies on chondroitin sulfate are reviewed.

Chondroitin Sulfate Research Update 2008
Volume 26, number 12, 6/3/08
In a major review of the literature regarding chondroitin sulfate, researchers felt it should not be used by the public. My read on the literature they cite is that chondroitin sulfate is certainly worth a try.

Chondroitin Sulfates
Volume 16, number 10, 5/4/98, page 22
My first article on chondroitin sulfate. It includes a definition, a discussion about
absorption, research supporting it, and my recommendations at the time.
Please note that this was written prior to the studies I reviewed the following
year in my article “Chondroitin Sulfate Research Update 1999.”

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Part I
Volume 12, number 12, 6/3/94, page 16
Diagnostic and dietary considerations are discussed.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Part II
Volume 12, number 14, 7/1/94, page 18
Nutritional supplements that may benefit this condition are reviewed.

Chronic Sinusitis and Herbal Anti-Inflammatories – A True Story
Volume 19, number 17, 8/13/01, page 20
A patient who was referred to me had a history of 30 years of sinus problems, which
were dramatically reduced with an herbal anti-inflammatory formula that included
boswellia, turmeric, ginger, quercetin, cayenne, and bioflavonoids.

Volume 22, number 19 9-13-04, pg 14
Conjugated Linoleic Acid is marketed for weight loss and muscle building.....and it helps ( a little)

Clinical Nutrition Has an Anniversary, Too
Volume 22, Number 16, 07/29/04, page 51
Article I wrote for the 500 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic, also introducing my website.

Commonly Asked Questions, Part I
Volume 10, number 23, 11/6/92, page 8
Does orally ingested pineapple reduce inflammation?

Common Questions Concerning Calcium and Bone Loss, Part I
Volume 18, number 15, 7/10/00, page 32
When to start taking calcium, how much to take, and the best ways to
maintain bones are some of the questions answered.

Commonly Asked Questions, Part II
Volume 10, number 25, 12/4/92, page 20
Are vitamins in capsules better than tablets? Supplemental recommendations
for cramping, spasm, surgical recovery, and fracture.

Common Questions Concerning Calcium and Bone Loss, Part II
Volume 18, number 19, 9/4/00, page 32
Foods that increase excretion, how much calcium is too much, calcium and estrogen,
the best forms of calcium, and a low-tech way to test your calcium supplements.

Commonly Asked Questions of 1996
Volume 14, number 25, 12/2/96, page 16
The basic nutritional formulas for a musculoskeletal-based practice are reviewed
including proteolytic enzymes.

Commonly Asked Questions of 1997
Volume 15, number 25, 1/1/97, page 19
Topics included weight loss, glucosamine, creatine, vegetable concentrates
in pill form, and diet tips.

Commonly Asked Questions of 1998
Volume 16, number 25, 1/1/98, page 19
Key ingredients in anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, osteoarthritic, and
osteoporosis nutritional support formulas.

Commonly Asked Questions of 1999 – MSM, CMO, and Chondroitin Sulfate
Volume 17, number 25, 12/1/99, page 24
Questions regarding the research supporting these substances are reviewed.

Commonly Asked Questions of 2000 – Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Volume 19, number 1, 1/1/01, page 26
How these substances affect cholesterol and blood sugar, how they are digested,
what are the most common side effects, and issues concerning product quality.

Conflicting Updates on Iron, Chromium, Meal Size, Milk, and L-carnitine
Volume 15, number 23, 11/3/97, page 24
New studies directly conflict with previous conclusions: iron supplementation
does not increase the risk of heart disease, chromium supplementation does
not increase muscular strength, drinking milk does not cause diabetes.
L-carnitine did help distance runners.

Creatine and its Implications in Athletics
California Athletic Trainers Association Meeting, 10/26/99
These are my lecture notes that I used in my presentation.

Creatine, Muscle Cramping, and Muscle Tightness
Volume 19, number 23, 11/5/01, page 38
My theory on why creatine causes some athletes to experience a tightness
and/or cramping, especially in the calf.

Cure-All Juices Part 1 - ACAI and GOJI
Volume 26, number 6, 3/11/08, page 10
They are not unhealthy, but as of this date, the hype exceeds the science for both Acai and Goji.

Cure-All Juices Part 2 - Noni
Volume 26, number 8, 4/08/08, page 14
Impressive claims would be really impressive if neutral researchers can confirm even a fraction of them.

Cure-All Juices - Mangosteen
Volume 26, number 10, 05/06/08
Like Acai, Goji, and Noni, the marketed effects of mangosteen sound great. Human studies are eagerly awaited.

Cure-All Juices - Amalaki
Volume 26, number 23, 11/04/08, page 37
Indian Goosberry, known as Amalaki im the ancient language of Sanskrit, is another fruit whose juices are aggressively marketed to treat a long list of problems. I welcome more research.

Cutting Edge Compounds – Androstenedione
Volume 15, number 15, 7/14/97, page 17
I introduced androstenedione to the profession over a year before
the Mark McGwire incident. The information I had at the time of this
article was not supported by later studies.

Cutting Edge Compounds – Engineered Foods
Volume 12, number 10, 5/6/94, page 18
Nutrient partitioning – the diversion of excess calories to muscle growth rather
than fat storage.

Cutting Edge Compounds – HMB
Volume 14, number 5, 2/26/96, page 4
I introduced HMB, also known as ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate, to the
profession well before it hit the market.

Cutting Edge Compounds – Perna Canaliculus Extract Makes a Comeback
and ETA Debuts

Volume 18, number 23, 10/31/00, page 28
The story of a new type of omega-3 fatty acid.

Cutting Edge Compounds - Piceatannol
Piceatannol is a metabolite of Resveratrol that shows unique process in the battle against obesity.

Cutting Edge Compounds – SAM, Where Are You?
Volume 13, number 5, 2/27/95, page 35
I discuss this novel compound, S-adenosyl-L-methionine, well before
it hit the market and call out to the supplement industry to make it
available to the public (which occurred a few years later).

Volume 14, number 23, 11/4/96, page 24
The FDA lifts a ban on over-the-counter sales. I discuss what it is and how it works.

Did You Know?
Volume 10, number 19, 9/11/92, page 14
Fun facts including how much water it takes to produce a pound of beef,
the nutritional content of frozen broccoli compared to fresh, what a serving size
is as defined by a label, and more.

Did You Know? Part II
Volume 12, number 6, 3/11/94, page 18
More interesting facts including why snake oil works, reducing stress reduces
irritable bowel syndrome, and what happens when Eskimos change their diets
and begin to eat American food.

Diet Analysis
Volume 22, number 5, 2/26/04, page 32
The four most common techniques to determine what a person normally eats

Diet and Back Pain
Volume 17, number 5, 2/22/99, page 18
Do diets that clog arteries also cause back pain?

Diet and the Environment
Volume 15, number 7, 3/24/97, page 24
How producing livestock affects our environment.

Diet, Nutrition & the Context of Risk Part 1
Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 34, Issue__, 2016
When it comes to food safety, many people worry about the wrong things

Diet, Nutrition & the Context of Risk Part 2
Dynamic Chiropractic Volume 34, Issue__, 2016
Food poisoning risk, stats, facts and misconceptions

Dietary Protein Recommendations
Volume 21, number 1, 1/1/03, page 12
RDAs are reviewed including recommendations for surgery, severe trauma and burns,
along with amounts that endurance and strength athletes should consume.

Does How Fast You Eat Influence How Much You Weigh?
Dynamic Chiropractic volume 24, number 20, September 28, 2006
A very interesting study on the speed of eating and the quantity of food consumed is reviewed. Tables of the results are included.

Don’t Forget the Vitamin C
Volume 8, number 15, 7/18/90, page 14
One of my earliest articles discusses the benefits of vitamin C supplementation.

Dr. Doug's Bachelor Stew

Dr. Doug's Home Sports Drink

Dr. Doug's Chopped Salad

Eating Healthier, Part I
Volume 10, number 13, 6/19/92, page 18
Healthy alternatives to commonly consumed foods.

Eating Healthier, Part II
Volume 10, number 13, 7/17/92, page 8
General tips on how to increase fiber and reduce saturated fat in the diet.

Eating Healthier, Part III
Volume 10, number 17, 8/14/92, page 31
General tips on how to painlessly increase the amount
of fruits and vegetables consumed.

Ergogenic Aids - Updated May 2006
Substances advertised to enhance athletic performances are
listed with their claims and my opinion based on research.

Exercise-Induced Asthma, Part 1 - Dietary salt
Dynamic Chiropractic 7-01-09 Vol. 27, Number 14, page 33

Dietary salt is an overlooked trigger in persons who suffer from asthma during activity

Exercise-Induced Asthma, Part 2 - Caffeine
Dynamic Chiropractic 7-29-09 Vol. 27, Number 16, page 34

Caffeine is an overlooked treatment for persons who suffer from asthma during activity

Facts Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know About Vitamin D
Volume 23, number 9, 4/23/05, page 14
Vitamin D does more than just build strong bones, and current recommendations
are much too low for optimal health.

FDA’s Crackdown on Vitamin D is Troubling
Volume 21, number 20, 9/24/03, page 17
Includes discussion on how we make vitamin D and the risk factors for deficiency
and the recent decision to remove it form many vitamin fortified protein bars and powders.

Fruits and Vegetables
Volume 13, number 25, 12/4/95, page 24
Vegetarians may have low levels of vitamin B12, trace minerals help calcium build bones, and vitamin B12 and folic acid reduce osteoarthritis pain.

Fibromyalgia and Diet
Volume 20, number 5, 2/25/02, page 28
When fibromyalgia patients eliminated all refined carbohydrates, they felt better.

Food for Thought
Volume 9, number 15, 7/19/91, page 25
My first commentary which was provoked by a letter to me which stated that
chiropractors should not use nutrition in their practice.

Food for Thought, Part II (1993)
Volume 11, number 1, 1/1/93, page 20
I challenge those to prove or disprove the benefits of manipulating asymptomatic
patients, taking a post x-ray when the “pre” x-ray is negative, and more hot topics

Food for Thought 1994
Volume 12, number 1, 1/1/94, page 24
Chiropractors as portal of entry healthcare providers.

Food for Thought 1995
Volume 13, number 1, 1/2/95, page 14
Ideas on why the profession has problems.

Food for Thought 1996
Volume 14, number 1, 1/1/96, page 20
Issues about maintenance care and the evidence for it. Chiropractors who
over treat auto accident victims. Don’t worry about DOs and PTs who manipulate.

Food for Thought 1998
Volume 16, number 1, 1/1/98, page 17
Commentary on a joint public relations campaign which ignores the glaring
differences in our profession.

Food for Thought 1999
Volume 17, number 1, 1/1/99, page 13
A chiropractor makes outrageous claims in his pamphlets and booklets and
then hears from the FTC.

Food for Thought 2000
Volume 18, number 3, 1/25/00, page 36
In my initial consultation I tell patients what kind of chiropractor I am.

Food for Thought 2001 – Quality Control in Supplements
Volume 19, number 4, 2/12/01, page 30
A discussion of the quality control problems including charts reviewing
research on herbs and howtheir potency varies.

Food for Thought 2002 – How to Choose a Chiropractor
Volume 20, number 3, 1/28/02, page 19
This generated more e-mail than any article I have ever written. There are no in-betweens – you either love it or hate it.

Food for Thought 2003 – Insurance
Volume 21, number 5, 2/24/03, page 26
Examples of how insurance companies play games.

Food for Thought 2004 – Improving Our Public Relations
Volume 22, number 3, 1/29/04, page 14
My ideas on a public relations campaign that really would work.

Food for Thought 2005 - Keeping an Open Mind Works Both Ways (Muscle Testing for Nutritional Diagnosis)
Volume 23, Number 3, 01/29/05, page 34

Food for Thought 2006

Food for Thought 2007 - Gaining and Losing Trust
Vcolume 25, Number 4, 02/12/2007, Page 19
Why does the public rank DC's ethics and honesty lower than other health care disciplines?

Food for Thought 2009

Food for Thought - How to Choose a Chiropractor Ten Years Later

Food Labels
Volume 13, number 21, 10/9/95, page 6
How the FDA defines what the words on food labels really mean.

Food Safety
Volume 14, number 7, 3/25/96, page 21
Tips to reduce spoilage and contamination in the refrigerator, while shopping,
and during food preparation.

Foods Consumed by Healthiest People - Part 1
Vol. 29, Number 19, 09/09/11
Introduction to my series of what the longest lived cultures around the world actually eat, and the confusion of what is actually healthy in the western diet.

Foods Consumed by Healthiest People - Part 2 (Okinawa)
Vol. 29, Issue 26, 12/16/11

Okinawa - What the longest lived cultures around the world actually eat.

Foods Consumed by Healthiest People - Part 3 (Sardinia, Italy)
Vol. 30, Issue 2, 1/15/12

Sardinia, Italy - What the longest lived cultures around the world actually eat.

Foods Consumed by Healthiest People - Part 4 (Ikaria)
Vol. TBD, Issue TBD, 1/15/12

Fruits, Vegetables and Bones
Volume 17, number 19, 9/6/99, page 46
How diets rich in fruits and vegetables affect bone mineral density.

Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption Part 1
Posted 10/25/13
Some topics in nutrition remind me of politics because the spin, distortion and exaggeration make it difficult to determine the facts

Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption Part 2: Pro’s, Con’s & a Loss Becomes a Win
Posted 10/25/13
When I was researching GMO, I was struck by how many one-sided information sources insist they are presenting both sides of the debate.

Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption Part 3
Posted 9/8/14
Overlooked and misunderstood aspects of GMO are discussed and placed in context. Best article of the series.

Ginkgo Biloba and Alzheimers
Dynamic Chiropractic, Volume 27, Number 5, 02/26/10, page 8 & 12
A description of the Alzheimer's Disease process and the results of the Ginkgo and Memory Study in an easy to follow table.

Ginseng and Sports, Part I
Volume 17, number 21, 10/4/99, page 26
A review of the history of ginseng and sports including positive studies.

Ginseng and Sports, Part II
Volume 17, number 23, 11/1/99, page 25
Reviews current studies which, with much tighter controls than the dogmatic
research discussed in Part I, revealed the myth of ginseng as an ergogenic aid.

Glucosamine Review
Volume 12, number 22, 10/21/94, page 20
The basics of what (at the time) was a brand-new supplement.

Glucosamine, Part I Basic Science
Volume 16, number 11, 5/18/98, page 7
Glucosamine, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans are easily defined as well
as glucosamine’s mechanism of action. EVERY DC SHOULD READ THIS ARTICLE

Glucosamine, Part II – Forms
Volume 16, number 13, 6/15/98, page 26
Forms of glucosamine are discussed along with medical bias at the time.

Glucosamine, Part III – Dosing, Safety, and Side Effects
Volume 16, number 15, 7/13/98, page 28
The title of this article says it all.

Glucosamine No Better Than Placebo for Lumbar Spine Pain
Volume 28, Number 20, 09/23/10
Dr. Andersen interviews lead author Phillip Wilken, a chiropractor who had his study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is very unusual for a DC to get published in this journal.

Glycemic Index of Selected Foods and Beverages
Dr. Andersen adapted this table from the comprehensive review compiled by Foster-Powell et al.

Glycosaminoglycans: Interview with Luke Bucci, Part II
Volume 13, number 15, 7/17/95, page 18
Questions and answers concerning glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin sulfate, and glucosamine sulfate.

Hair Analysis
Volume 19, number 21, 10/8/01, page 38
A researcher sends her hair to 6 different laboratories. The results highlight the
fact that hair analysis needs much refinement before it should be used clinically.

Help Your Recovery With Nutrition

Herbal Anti-inflammatories
Volume 17, number 13, 6/14/99, page 30
Top herbs that reduce inflammation.

Hoodia Gordonii – Let The Buyer Beware
Volume 23, number 19, 9/14/05, page 38
A cactus like South African desert succulent may be a real weight loss aid-or just more over hyped from the supplement industry.

Volume 16, number 7, 3/23/98, page 28
A definition, its relationship to disease, and the vitamins that lower it.

Honey As A Treatment For Coughing
Volume 26, Number 14, 7/01/08, page 27
Honey is natures cough medicine.

Honey Part 1
Volume 23, number 5, 02/26/05, page 14
An example of how food can act as a biological modifier.

Honey Part 2
Volume 23, Number 7, 3/26/05, page 32
Honey and Herpes: Worth a Look. This is a good article to share with patients
who suffer from outbreaks of herpes simplex.

How Safe Is Our Food?
Volume 17, number 3, 1/26/99, page 26

Human Growth Hormone Supplements
Dynamic Chiropractic, Volume 24, Number 2, 01/16/06, page 16
Nutritional supplements to increase growth hormones are on heavy claims and
light on research to support them.

Hydration, Part I
Volume 9, number 9, 4/26/91, page 26
Although it is one of my older articles, the information is still fairly accurate.

Hydration, Part II
Volume 9, number 11, 5/24/91, page 22
Discusses the types of carbohydrates in sports drinks. Since this article was
written, new research has shown that sucrose is not a detrimental sweetener
in a drink designed for athletes during competition, provided the concentration
is not too high.

Hydration, Part III
Volume 9, number 13, 6/21/91, page 18
Suggestions of sports drink formulas including carbohydrates and electrolytes

Hydration Review
Volume 21, number 16, 7/28/03, page 26
A drinking chart along with drinking dos and don’ts and the signs and
symptoms of heat illness.

Infants and Allergies
Volume 16, number 17, 10/8/98, page 14
The results of a large and very interesting study.

Interview with David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DACBN, Part I – Fatty Acids and the Anti- inflammatory Diet
Volume 19, number 11, 5/21/01, page 24
Discussion of the biochemistry of inflammation.

Interview with David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DACBN, Part II – Liver Detoxification
Volume 19, number 13, 6/18/01, page 4
Dr. Seaman’s arguments against the science of so-called liver
detoxification formulas (rice protein powders).

Is Beta Carotene Safe?
Volume 12, number 20, 9/23/94, page 13
Six years of using 50,000 IU of synthetic beta carotene increased the rates
of lung cancer in heavy smokers. Some media unfairly extrapolated that
it was harmful for nonsmokers as well.

Low-Fat Diets and the Risk of Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Beyond the Negative Headlines
Volume 24, number 14, 7/4/06, pg 10
It turns out that the lowfat diet the press said failed to reduce cancer and heart disease wasn't truely a diet low in fat.

Magnesium, Part I
Volume 15, number 19, 9/8/97, page 35
Symptoms of a deficiency and conditions that magnesium may help.

Magnesium, Part II
Volume 15, number 21, 10/6/97, page 18
Magnesium RDAs and the best food sources.

Volume 14, number 3, 1/29/96, page 20
Function, RDAs, best food sources, types of supplements, and safety profile.

Massive Reduction in Cholesterol and Triglycerides in 30 Days – A True Story
Volume 21, number 22, 10/20/03, page 14
If she was not my patient, I would not have believed it.

Mercury in Seafood
Volume 25, number 16, 730/07
Mercury sources, an environmental cycle, health effects, and evidence-based health risks are reviewed.

Medical Bias and Supplements, Part I - Multiple Vitamins
Volume 18, number 7, 3/20/00, page 33
A commentary published in the archives of internal medicine sheds light on bias in
medical school textbooks.

Medical Bias and Supplements, Part II - Vitamin C and Kidney Stones
Volume 18, number 9, 4/17/00, page 36
Traces how “facts” which are unproven manage to get into the literature without challenge.

Melatonin And Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Melatonin commonly used to promote sleep and conduct jet lag. May help those who suffer from
IBS. This article also includes nutritional causes and treatments for IBS.

Musculoskeletal Applications of Vitamin B Complex
Volume 14, number 9, 4/22/96, page 25
Interview with Luke Bucci on the uses of B vitamins for osteoarthritis and
carpal tunnel syndrome.

Musculoskeletal Nutrition
Volume 13, number 3, 1/30/95, page 30
Low tech nutritional ideas for injured patients.

News of Interest
Volume 10, number 11, 5/22/92, page 10
B12, calcium citrate versus calcium carbonate, zinc, copper, manganese, and
calcium reduce bone loss, and placebo beats aspirin.

News of Interest, Part II
Volume 11, number 5, 2/26/93, page 28
Yogurt, zinc, fish oil, vitamin A, and yellow dye #6.

News of Interest, Part III
Volume 11, number 17, 8/13/93, page 30
Vitamin C reduces muscle pain, organic versus commercial produce, boron
and testosterone, and B6 and memory.

Non-Mercury Toxins in Seafood
Volume 25, number 18, 8/27/07
A discussion of the sources and environmental cycles, health effects, and evidence-based risks of potentially toxic chemicals that may accumulate in seafood.

Nuts and Antioxidants
Volume 25, Number 20, 9/24/07, page 11
Health benefits of various nuts are impressive

Nutrition and Kidney Stones Part I
Vol. 22, number 23, 11/4/04, page 30

Nutrition and Kidney Stones Part II
Volume 22, number 25, 11/30/04, page 14
Hyperoxaluria, Hyperuricosuria, Hypocitraturia, Hypomagnesuria, Renal Tubular Acidosis

Nutrition and Sciatica
Volume 20, number 9, 4/22/02, page 45
How bacteria may affect the sciatic nerve.

Nutrition and Smoking
Volume 19, number 15, 7/16/01, page 20
24 diseases and 12 types of cancer that are associated with cigarette smoking.

Nutrition and the Skin – Diet
Volume 20, number 17, 8/16/02, page 48
Foods that help/foods that harm.

Nutrition and the Skin – Supplements
Volume 20, number 13, 6/17/02, page 11
Nutritional supplements that can protect against sun damage.

Nutritional Crisis, Part I
Volume 11, number 23, 11/5/93, page 14

Nutritional Crisis, Part II
Volume 11, number 25, 12/3/93, page 19
Comparing incidents of vitamin overdose with medication complications.

Nutritional Detoxification Part 1 (Before the Diet)
Steps to take to insure the problem is not environmental

Nutritional Detoxification Part 2
Common sense approach to improving health through diet without expensive and often unnecessary pills, potions, and powders.

Nutritional One or Two or a Few Liners
Volume 28, number 4, 2/12/10, page 32
Quotes & Quips on nutrition.

Nutritional Support for the Musculoskeletal Practice, Part I

Nutritional Support for the Musculoskeletal Practice, Part II
Volume 16, number 5, 2/23/98, page 18
Discussion in Part I is continued.

Interview with Luke Bucci, Part I – Nutrition in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Volume 13, number 13, 6/19/95, page 40
A discussion of the effects of protein and minerals on healing.

Nutrition Research Update
Volume 13, number 25, 12/4/95, page 24
Vegetarians may have low levels of vitamin B12, trace minerals help calcium
build bones, and vitamin B12 and folic acid reduce osteoarthritis pain.

Nutrition Research Update – RA, Asthma, Kidney Stones, Diarrhea, and Vitamin C
Volume 12, number 26, 12/16/94, page 17
RA and fish oil, sodium and asthma, cola and kidney stones, diarrhea and homeopathy.

Research Update: Studies on Antioxidants, Fiber, Raw Foods, and
Proteolytic Enzymes

Volume 16, number 19, 9/7/98, page 18
Antioxidants and memory, fiber and the absorption of minerals, new research on
proteolytic enzymes, and what happens when you chop your vegetables.

Nutritional Support for Ligamentous Injuries
Volume 16, number 3, 1/26/98, page 30
A how-to for the average DC to apply nutrition in a low tech way for his or her
injured patients.

Obesity, Part I – Just the (Fat) Facts
Volume 15, number 9, 4/21/97, page 14
Interesting statistics on the effects of obesity, the medical cost, consumption of fat,
fast-food advertising budgets, and more trivia.

Obesity, Part II – Nutritional Weight Loss Aids
Volume 15, number 11, 5/19/97, page 29
A summary of natural weight-loss aids including chromium,ephedra, pyruvate,
HCA, and more.Research published after I wrote this article contradicted some
of the research quoted.

Obesity, Part III – The New Fats
Volume 15, number 13, 6/16/97, page 16
A review of a new class of processed foods – artificial fat.

Obesity, Part IV – Weight-Loss Tips
Volume 15, number 17, 8/11/97, page 17
In-your-face tips on losing weight.

Obesity, Jelly Beans, and Soda
Volume 19, number 7, 3/26/01, page 18
A study comparing the addition of three cans of soda versus a bag of jelly beans
with the same amount of calories. Only 1 resulted in weight gain after 30 days.

Old Grains Make a Comeback
Volume 11, number 3, 1/29/93, page 19
Kamut, amaranth, and quinoa.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Seafood
DC Volume 25, number 14, pp. 14&18
Approximate amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids in commonly consumed seafood.
Includes charts of the best animal and vegetable sources.

Peripheral Entrapment Neuropathies

Phytobites – Quick Facts on Phytochemicals
Volume 17, number 7, 3/22/99, page 17
Interesting facts about phytochemicals.

Phytochemical Review
Volume 13, number 9, 4/24/95, page 20
My first chart on phytochemicals, although I recommend that you see my
updated article entitled “Phytochemicals 2004.”

Phytochemicals 2004
Volume 22, number 1, 1/1/04, page 42
An update of a highly popular and quoted chart that I composed in 1995.

Phytoestrogens – What They Are and How They Work
Volume 18, number 21, 10/2/00, page 35
Not only is this an easy-to-understand article about phytoestrogens but,
even more importantly, this will explain the principle of how an adaptogen works.

Postpartum Depression: Nutritional Considerations
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 28, Number 18, 08/26/10
Research is on going on how to help postpartum depression using supplements and diet.

Potatoes and the Variability of the Glycemic Index
Volume 23, number 19, 8/14/05, pg. 28
Think the Glycemic Index of baked potatoes is too high? Not if you eat them the next day...

Volume 13, number 11, 5/22/95, page 22
The sources and functions of this class of powerful phytochemicals.

Problems with Utilizing Nutrition in the Chirpractic Practice
Volume 10, number 21, 10/9/92, page 13
Simple solutions for the DC who would like to add a nutritional component to
his or her practice but does not know how or where to start.

Proposed Experiment
Volume 17, number 20, 9/20/99, page 49
I wrote this letter to the editor regarding muscle testing for the recommendation
of nutritional supplements.

Protein, Calcium and Bone Density, Part I
Volume 20, number 21, 10/7/02, page 15
Is protein good or bad for bone density?

Protein, Calcium and Bone Density, Part II
Volume 20, number 23, 11/4/02, page 10
The protein-calcium paradox – a must read!

Protein Q&A
Volume 11, number 21, 10/8/93, page 35
RDAs for males, females, and age groups, along with a chart about the
various ways to rate protein quality.

Proteolytic Enzymes, Part I
Volume 9, number 21, 10/11/91, page 16
Early research on proteolytic enzymes is reviewed.

Proteolytic Enzymes, Part II
Volume 9, number 23, 11/8/91, page 23
Why proteolytic enzymes are not used more often.

Proteolytic Enzymes, Part III
Volume 9, number 25, 12/6/91, page 29
Trypsin, chymotrypsin, papain, bromelain are reviewed along with the
problems of weight and measures.

Pyramid Nutrition
Volume 11, number 13, 6/19/93, page 18
If you ever have been approached about selling multilevel nutritional products,
this quick article will make you nodd and chuckle.

Questionable Interpretations of the Literature - The Lipoic Acid Example
Volume 18, number 25, 11/30/00, page 14
How marketers use a study on rats to sell a supplement to humans

Quercetin Reduced Activity-Induced Illness
Volume 26, Number 4, 2/12/08
A new study indicates it may reduce illness commonly encountered after endurance competition.

Real Wellness Care Means Caring - A True Story
Volume 24, Number 08, April 10, 2006
A true story of achievement against long odds by both mother and child.

Reducing Inflammation with Proteolytic Enzymes, Part I –
Absorption and Sources

Volume 15, number 17, 7/12/99, page 32
This includes an updated version of an earlier series. Part I discusses
animal and vegetable-based enzymes.

Reducing Inflammation with Proteolytic Enzymes, Part II –
Common Uses, Safety, Weights and Measures

Volume 17, number 17, 8/9/99, page 31
Safety issues, weights and measures, and dosing recommendations.

Research Update Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Seven very interesting studies with clinical implications
are reviewed.

Research Update Studies on Antioxidants, Fiber, Raw Foods and Proteolytic Enzymes

Restless Leg Syndrome
Volume 21, number 17, 8/16/03, page 22
Restless leg syndrome is defined, nutrition is reviewed, and an important
connection on iron deficiency as a common cause is established.

S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) Update, Part I
Volume 16, number 21, 10/5/98, page 39
SAM is defined, effects on osteoarthritis are reviewed, and why it is still not on the
market (now it is).

S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) Update, Part II
Volume 16, number 23, 11/2/98
How it affects homocysteine along with potential help for depression and fibromyalgia.

Serving Size and Waste Size
Volume 23, number 13, 6/18/05, page 10&36
A small study that is a good example of how people over eat and don't even know it.

Some Thoughts on ManipulationSports Nutrition Update, Part I –
Abstracts from the ATSM’s 43rd Meeting

Volume 15, number 3, 1/27/97, page 32
Carbohydrate and exercise performance.

Soy and Breast Cancer
Volume 28, number 12, 6/03/10, page 16
In the largest study to date, 10-15 grams of soy protein daily appears protective for both estrogen positive, estrogen negative breast cancer incidence and recurrence. A patient consumes.

Sports Nutrition Update, Part II – Abstracts from the ATSM’s 43rd Meeting
Volume 15, number 5, 2/24/97, page 14
Ergogenic aids, antioxidants, chromium, creatine, inosine, and branchchain amino acids.

Spring Clean Your Diet
Volume 19, number 9, 4/32/01, page 14
Tips to improve the Standard American Diet.

Subclinical Iron Deficiency Missed for Two Months By Three Doctors
Volume 29, number 8

Subclinical Iron Deficiency Part 1

Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 28, Issue 24, 11/18/10
How the Gradual Onset of Symptoms is Misunderstood, Mismanaged and Misdiagnosed.

Subclinical Iron Deficiency Part 2
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, Issue 02, 01/15/11
In Part 1 it is was shown what often happens when low iron is initially missed in a woman with low energy.

Subclinical Iron Deficiency Part 3
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, Issue 04, 02/12/11
The anemia caused by a lack of iron is known as hypochromic microcytic anemia.

Subclinical Iron Deficiency Part 4
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, Issue 06 , 03/17/11
When a patient's hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct) are not out-of-range, it is sometimes difficult for them to convince a gatekeeper that they need additional test’s to rule out an iron problem.

Summer Food Safety
Volume 14, number 15, 7/15/96, page 36
How to pick fruits and vegetables, commonly grilled/barbecued meat, poultry,
and fish and what happens when those juices hit the charcoal.

Supplement Analysis
Volume 22, number 9,4/22/04, page 22
A step-by-step guide to analyzing the supplements
a patient consumes.

The Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial
Volume 24, Number 13, 5/8/06, pg. 18
Let the Spin Begin The unbiased results including the raw data of a major study that both the pro and anti supplement camps use to validate their positions.

The Glycemic Index
Volume 20, number 25, 11/30/02, page 24
Glycemic index is defined and the many factors that can affect a food’s glycemic index are reviewed.

The Most Common Errors in Recommending Supplements
Volume 28, number 14, 7/01/10, page 16
Some of the most common mistakes people make when recommending supplements.

The Role of Nutrition in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Volume 13, number 13, 6/19/95, page 40

A discussion of the effects of protein and minerals on healing.

The Statistics of a Plant-Based Diet
Dynamic Chiropractic volume 25, number 2, December 31
Based on the book "Six Arguments For a Plant-Based Diet", this article includes numerous eye-opening statistics regarding the environmental effects of food production.

These Are the Best Supplements, Part 1
Volume 24, Issue 24, 11/21/06
The obvious and obscure steps I take to determine how good a given nutritional product is.

These Are the Best Supplements, Part 2
Volume 24, Issue 25, 12/17/06
No matter how pure a product is, it is not the "best" if it is not correct for the patient. The most common cause of incorrect nutritional supplement recommendation is insufficient information on what foods the patient normally consumes.

Timing Of Protein, Carbohydrate, And Creatine Ingestion To Maximize Muscle Size And Strength
Dynamic Chiropractic volume 25, number 12, June 4 2007 p. 36-37

The dramatic results of a small, but well done study, may cause a paradigm shift if the findings can be reproduced.

U.S. Food Consumption and Obesity, Part I
Volume 21, number 7, 3/24/03, page 50
Tables on how the number of calories have increased and the percentages of
protein, carbohydrate, and fat in the American diet over the last few decades.

U.S. Food Consumption and Obesity, Part II
Volume 21, number 9, 4/21/03, page 40
Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI); Comparison of population BMI changes from
1970-2000; Contrasting food consumption changes between 1970 & 1997.

U.S. Food Consumption and Obesity, Part III
Volume 21, number 11, 5/19/03, page 58
Sugar – tables on how many pounds of sweeteners we are now using, including a
comparison on how consumption has increased over the years.

U.S. Food Consumption and Obesity, Part IV
Volume 21, number 13, 6/16/03, page 22
Charts comparing how much total food was consumed in the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s in

U.S. Food Consumption Data Is Now More Accurate Part 1
Volume 23, number 23, 11-7-05 p.39
The USDA's economic research service has improved the accuracy estimating how much food Americans
annually consume. Part 1 compares data from 1970 to 1995 in 5 year increments

U.S. Food Consumption Data Is Now More Accurate Part 2 - Guarded Optimism
Volume 23, number 25, 12/2/05 pg. 38
Has the USA's staggering rise in the amount of food consumed finally stopped increasing?
The USDA's improved estimates from 1999-2003 showing a plateau in the amount of food & drink Americans consume daily & yearly.

Understanding Fluid, Electrolyte, And Carbohydrate Replacement During Activity
Natural Medicine Journal, Volume 9, Number 9, November 1998
I wrote this article for a peer reviewed publication, Natural Medicine Journal. This one is not for beginners.
Read it and you will have a great foundation on fluid replacement, fluid loss, and the key electrolytes
and carbohydrates that should be in a sports drink.

Vitamin B12
Volume 14, number 21, 10/7/96, page 27
Signs and symptoms of deficiency, common cause of deficiency, toxicity, and a
very interesting case history of vitamin B12 deficiency misdiagnosed as sciatica.

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Missed For 2 Months by 3 Doctors
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, I suue 12, 06/03/11
In the previous article we discussed the case of a 22 year old woman, "M" who entered my office just after the New Year. 

Vitamin C and Blood Pressure
Posted 6/5/12
A review of the effects of Vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure

Vitamin C and Recovery
Volume 20, number 7, 3/25/02, page 20
How 2 weeks of 400 mg a day reduced soreness after 90 minutes of exercise.

Vitamin C, RSD and CRPS
Volume 28, number 8, 04/09/10, page 28
New research shows vitamin c can reduce the incidence of reflex sympathetic dystrophy aka complex regional pain syndrome.

Vitamin D Absorption, Part 1
Volume 27, number 26, 12/16/09, page 16
As the evidence for conditions that vitamin D may influence increases, so does the evidence that cholecalciferol is the best absorbed form.

Vitamin D Absorption, Part 2
Volume 27, number 2, 01/15/10, page 18
Comparing the two forms of vitamin D. Includes a table of conditions associated with low vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D Deficiency
Volume 22, number 13, 6/17/2004, page 32
This problem is not getting the attention it deserves from clinitions
or supplement companies.

Vitamin D Deficiency Missed for 3 Months by 3 Doctors
Dynamic Chiropractic Vol. 29, Issue 14, 07/01/11
This concludes our series on patient "M," who entered my office in January 2011 hoping that manipulation would provide her some relief.
or supplement companies.

Vitamin E
Volume 13, number 7, 3/27/95, page 22
Food sources and an explanation and comparison of natural versus synthetics.

Vitamin E: Heart Disease and Cancer Rates in High-Risk Older Patients
Volume 23, number 11, 05/21/05, page 30
The results of the HOPE Trial showed that vitamin E slightly reduced cancer
and slightly increased heart disease in high-risk populations. This article
contains tables showing the actual data, rater then percentages.

Water Interview with Greg Barsten, Part I
Volume 14, number 13, 6/17/96, page 14
Tap water purity issues.

Water Interview with Greg Barsten, Part II
Volume 14, number 17, 8/15/96, page 14
Everything you want to know about water filters.

Whole Foods Improve Colon Function, Lipid Profiles, and Reduce Oxidative
Stress in 30 Days

Volume 20, number 19, 9/13/02, page 22
A fascinating study on how rapidly healthy foods can affect our body.

Zinc Lozenges and the Common Cold
Volume 15, number 1, 1/1/97, page 30
As soon as I saw this small study, I knew it would be big. I introduced the
concept of how oral zinc reduces the length of colds long before the
explosion of zinc lozenge use began.

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