Dr. Friedman’s Health Blog

BATTLE OF THE LETTUCE: Top 10 Rankings

By: Dr. David Friedman

Americans are crazy about lettuce! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we eat 33 pounds of lettuce per person every year. But not all lettuce is created equal. As I share in my #1 best-selling book, Food Sanity, how to eat...

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Dangerous Chemicals In Your Microwave Popcorn!

By: Dr. David Friedman

Popcorn is a popular snack and for many, it’s the ultimate movie watching partner! But when it comes to microwave popcorn, you might also be eating toxic chemicals that have been linked to obesity, Alzheimer’s, thyroid disease, ADHD and cancer!

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Ten Myths About Alcohol Debunked!

By: Dr. David Friedman

Summertime is here!  Vacations, boating, beaches, hanging out at the pool, surfing and lots of alcohol!  In fact, alcoholic beverages sell tenfold during the summer months compared to all the other seasons combined!  While many of us enjoy the wonderful relaxing...

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Coffee and Cancer: Are there any grounds for concern?

By: Dr. David Friedman

  For decades we were  told that coffee was bad for us.  Doctors warned their patients to get off the java because it might lead to  heart disease, high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke.  &nbs...

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Eating a Big Breakfast Linked to Weight Loss and Reduced Ris...

By: Dr. David Friedman

The old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” seems to have fallen by the wayside thanks to the popular intermittent fasting diet which advocates skipping breakfast and eating your first meal at noon. But even before this latest diet trend, I&r...

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What’s HIDING inside your HIDDEN Valley salad dressing?

By: Dr. David Friedman

It’s appalling when I think about all the thousands of patients I’ve seen over the years that have been taken advantage of by the food industry. These companies fool consumers by using words like “All Natural,” “Fat Free,” and “Organic...

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Spice of Life: The Healing Powers of Peppers

By: Dr. David Friedman

They say, “Variety is the spice of life,”  and every year more Americans are embracing the heat! 

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How to FINALLY achieve your New Year's resolution for losing...

By: Dr. David Friedman

It's January, the "New Year New You" month for  improving your health, exercising more and losing weight. Unfortunately, 95% will give up on their New Year's resolution by ...

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Eggnog: More fat, sugar and calories than a Big Mac!

By: Dr. David Friedman

Tis’ the season—holiday parties, shopping for gifts, fruitcake and eggnog!  According to Indiana University, over 135 million pounds of eggnog is  consumed by Americans each year. From Thanksgiving to New Years, the average person will gain ...

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Ten Tips to Avoiding GMOs

By: Dr. David Friedman

      A couple of years ago, Traders Joe’s health food store opened up in my city. The line to get in on opening day was so long, it was reminiscent of when I was a kid waiting to ride Space Mountain at Disney World!   The f...

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Prebiotics: How to feed your friendly gut flora

By: Dr. David Friedman

Probiotics have earned much attention in recent health news for their gut protecting benefits. If you’re not yet familiar with them, probiotics are the healthy bacteria living in your digestive tra...

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Autoimmune Disease: Why The Body Attacks Itself?

By: Dr. David Friedman

We hear about autoimmune diseases much more often than we used to. In fact, autoimmune diseases are considered the second highest cause of chronic illness, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. With all the different conditions that fall into this ...

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