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Protein: Our Weight Loss Friend Or Foe?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Julie Chen, M.D.

My friend recently mentioned that he had lost a bunch of weight eating less protein but that seemed counterintuitive to what I've seen in my clinic an...

The Therapeutics Of Tea: Why L-Theanine Can Help Stop Stress

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

So far, L-theanine has shown minimal adverse side effects on young patients, making it an especially compelling form of therapy for researchers to look into in the future. If you're considering taking L-theanine, be sure to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new regimen.

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

Maintaining Wellness, Starting From Your Gut

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

How to Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The immune system is your body's first line of defense against illness. It sends out cells to destroy invaders like bacteria and viruses. But for some people, this system turns on them, attacking healthy tissues and organs.

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.

Lifestyle Habits: What We Don't Know Might Still Harm Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

A study conducted by Brian D. Carter and his team at the American Cancer Society reveals that breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver damage, kidney failure and infections can be added to smoking's existing roster of health risks.

Real Fish vs. Fish Oil: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.

Additional Information You Want to Know About Garcinia Cambogia

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I was recently on a national TV show that focused on fastest fat-burning supplements. The main supplement in question was Garcinia Cambogia. What I lo...