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Dr. Leo Galland is internationally recognized as a leader in integrated medicine. Dr. Galland is an award-winning clinician who is regularly chosen for America's Top Doctors.

He is the author of three highly acclaimed popular books: The Fat Resistance Diet, Power Healing and Superimmunity for Kids. A board-certified internist, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Galland is the founder of pilladvised.com and author of the weekly Pill Advised Newsletter that highlights research on medications, supplements and food for optimizing health. In addition, Dr. Galland is Director of The Foundation for Integrated Medicine, a non-profit educational organization committed to integrating nutritional therapies into clinical practice.

Dr. Galland received his education at Harvard University and the New York University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at the N.Y.U.-Bellevue Medical Center. He has held faculty positions at New York University, Rockefeller University, the State University of New York and the University of Connecticut. Dr. Galland is the author of dozens of scientific articles and textbook chapters.

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The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

(98) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 3:55 PM

It is time we took a serious look at Lyme disease.

If not treated early and appropriately, infection with Lyme can produce chronic disease that can cause severe pain, debilitating fatigue, reduced quality of life and neurological problems such as impaired memory and concentration.

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Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

(7) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 12:25 PM

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease.

The New York Times report on this study is accompanied by a large color picture of a...

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Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 3:54 PM

A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, The Annals of Internal Medicine, received a lot of press because of an editorial entitled, "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements."

It's safe to say that many reporters and...

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How Dogs Can Give You Lyme Disease

(23) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:43 PM

Do you feel carefree in Central Park, safely isolated from the famous Lyme disease locations upstate in Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey?

After all, Lyme spreads from deer ticks, and there are no deer in Central Park. But deer ticks are also carried by rodents, such as mice...

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Changing the Culture of Medicine

(54) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Brian Goldman makes an impassioned personal case for changing the culture of medicine by admitting errors of judgment.

I think that the most important step in making that change is recognizing the relationship between physician and patient for what it really is: a partnership.

Doctors don't...

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Are Chemicals Making You Sick? The Hidden Health Problem of Chemical Sensitivity

(26) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 5:46 PM

People who are intolerant of chemicals in everyday products or the environment often find their problems ignored or brushed aside by other people, even their doctors.

Over the past 30 years I've routinely asked patients about intolerance to chemicals, foods and drugs and found a normal bell-shaped curve of...

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Fighting Back Against Lyme Disease

(34) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 11:58 AM

A surge in ticks that carry the Lyme disease infection is expected this spring and summer, as I describe in my blog post "Lyme Disease: The Perfect Storm Is Headed Our Way."

Today I look at fighting back against Lyme disease, a persistent and challenging foe that...

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Lyme Disease: The Perfect Storm Is Headed Our Way

(150) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 8:06 AM

Blood-sucking ticks coming to a field and forest near you.

That may sound like the latest horror film, but unfortunately it is a reality due to a surge in ticks that spread Lyme disease this spring.

Fortunately, the media interest in Lyme disease appears to be growing with the threat....

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Frankenfats: How the Food Industry Created a Monster

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 10:41 AM

You know trans fats are bad for you. High consumption of trans-fatty acids raises cholesterol levels and increases the risk of heart attacks, especially among women.[1]

"A 2 percent absolute increase in energy intake from trans fat has been associated with a 23 percent increase in cardiovascular risk," note researchers...

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Six Steps to Beat Stress and Boost Immunity

(6) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 1:22 PM

Has winter blindsided you with a cold or flu?

Did holiday shopping and spending leave you stressed out?

Have chilly days and nights kept you stuck indoors?

If it feels like the perfect storm has hit your immune system this time of year, you're right.

So now is a...

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Cut Your Risk of Diabetes

(5) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:05 PM

Do you eat the typical American diet, high in soft drinks (including diet soda), white flour, French fries and processed meats like cold cuts and hot dogs?

Eating that way can increase your risk of developing diabetes by 300 percent.

Are you carrying around extra weight? That raises...

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Big Benefits Of Pomegranate Juice

(21) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 8:08 AM

Pomegranates are making a big splash in nutrition research, with scientists in the U.S., Portugal, Israel, India and other nations searching for the latest health benefits of this antioxidant-rich fruit.

Once an exotic item rarely seen in the supermarket, the popularity of ruby red pomegranate juice has made it...

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Surprising Health Benefits Of Garlic And Onions

(118) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 8:19 AM

When talking about aromatic onions and garlic, we might as well get right to the question:

Would you be willing to smell a little worse to feel a little better?

Of course, for fans of these vegetables, the answer is a resounding "yes."

Since ancient times, onions, garlic and scallions...

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The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

(17) Comments | Posted July 2, 2011 | 11:08 AM

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor of tomatoes. Whether you buy them at the farmstand, the supermarket or grow your own, there are a few things you should know about tomatoes.

What's in a tomato?

Tomatoes are excellent sources of potassium and several vitamins:

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Lyme Disease Symptoms: Key Facts About This Mysterious Illness

(518) Comments | Posted June 18, 2011 | 12:32 AM

Summer is peak season for transmission of Lyme disease.

The only known transporter of Lyme bacteria -- the deer tick -- goes through the most infectious stage of its life cycle in the summer.

But you don't need to be in contact with a deer to get a deer...

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Surprising Benefits of Blueberries

(18) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 6:41 PM

You know that blueberries are good for you. But did you know that blueberries could help fight aging, combat disease, lower blood pressure, protect the heart and brain and even boost your memory?

Intensive research by scientists working in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia continues to reveal the amazing...

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Eat Well and Avoid Diseases

(7) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 8:30 AM

Why is nutrition important?

The answer goes far beyond "You are what you eat."

Nutrition is important because it fuels your body and gives you chemical building blocks like amino acids for making protein and calcium and magnesium for building bones and teeth. It provides fatty...

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Eat More, Lose Weight?

(44) Comments | Posted May 21, 2011 | 1:15 AM

Are you hungry all the time and frustrated with your weight?

Given the most common food sources, your hunger is really no surprise.

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Fast food, restaurant food and even many of the foods in the supermarket can leave you feeling unsatisfied and overweight at the...

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Slimming Strawberries For Weight Loss

(132) Comments | Posted May 15, 2011 | 12:10 PM

Red, ripe and delicious, strawberries are a little fruit that work overtime for your health.

Peak strawberry season is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to add strawberries to your menu for summer weight loss. From farm stands to your local supermarket, these...

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Healthy Herbs: Springtime Picks

(25) Comments | Posted May 7, 2011 | 11:29 AM

Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy the wonderful freshness of parsley and cilantro.

Not only do these traditional fresh herbs add flavor and color, but they also have special health benefits. While there are endless ways to enjoy these beautiful herbs, I have included...

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