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Entries by Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. from 09/2010

Got (Safe) Milk?

| Posted 09.07.2010 | Los Angeles

There is no scientific evidence that raw milk is superior to pasteurized milk in any way. If you were to compare nutrition labels, the two are nearly identical.

Beneficial Bacteria?

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Los Angeles

Even in cases where probiotics have been shown to be effective, it is only using specific strains of bacteria in specific amounts. Not just any probiotic will do.

Extreme Hygiene: Infectious Germs Are Bulking Up at the Gym

| Posted 09.20.2010 | Los Angeles

Health clubs and gyms are known to harbor a host of contagious germs, and people who frequent them are at a greater risk for contracting infections that range from mild (but annoying) to more serious.

Water, Water Everywhere, But How Many Drops to Drink? Hydration and Health

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Los Angeles

Water isn't only important for how much of it there is, but for what it does, namely transporting nutrients, dispensing of waste and converting food into energy through a process called hydrolysis.