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The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

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.

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

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

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. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

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 edi...

How Dogs Can Give You Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

I am a big dog lover, and our family has always had a dog. But dogs carry ticks, including deer ticks that carry Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and other tick-borne diseases.

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

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Chemical intolerance should not be ignored or stigmatized. It should be seen as a common physiologic response to living in a chemical world.

Fighting Back Against Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Antibiotics are the standard therapy for Lyme disease. Like other drugs, the way they are taken can strongly influence the outcome of treatment.

Lyme Disease: Is The Perfect Storm Heading Our Way?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Two conditions are creating what may become the perfect storm for transmission of Lyme disease this spring.

Frankenfats: How the Food Industry Created a Monster

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

You know trans fats are bad for you. High consumption of trans-fatty acids raises cholesterol levels and increases the risk of heart attacks.

Six Steps to Beat Stress and Boost Immunity

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Scientists have known for years that major and minor life stresses interfere with immune function and contribute to disease.

Cut Your Risk of Diabetes

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

For many Americans, adopting a healthier diet is a radical change, with sacrifices such as swapping a salad and vegetable juice for a burger and a shake. But the positive results are equally radical in terms of weight loss, improved health and reduction in diabetes risk.

The Big Health Benefits Of This Juice

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Pomegranates are making a big splash in nutrition research, with scientists searching for the latest health benefits of this antioxidant-rich fruit.

A Superfruit?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Whether you buy them at the farmstand, the supermarket or grow your own, there are a few things you should know about tomatoes.

Slimming Strawberries

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

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.

Springtime Health-Boosting Herbs

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy the wonderful freshness of parsley and cilantro. Not only do these herbs add flavor and color, but they also have special health benefits.

A Natural Painkiller?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Could a traditional food have pain- and inflammation-reducing effects similar to over the counter pain medicine like ibuprofen? Scientists from It...

How To Use Ginger To Fight Pain And Inflammation

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Aromatic ginger is a superstar of traditional medicine in Asia, where it has been treasured for thousands of years for its amazing flavors and impressive health benefits.

Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Because it is something of a mystery disease that can show itself as a bewildering array of other conditions, you could have Leaky Gut Syndrome and not even realize it.

How To Boost Immunity After Exercise

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

For people who are sedentary or get very little exercise, moderate physical activity can enhance immune function. Yet intense physical training, at any level, could actually decrease immunity.

Why Medication Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Integrated medicine seeks to restore balance and healthy function, instead of simply treating symptoms -- and it is a powerful way to address chronic illness.

Is Conventional Medicine Ignoring You?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

patients' problems are never fully explained by their diseases. There is almost always something quirky or strange that separates each person's illness from the textbook case.

Acid Reflux: The Truth Behind Heartburn

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Although certain drugs can be effective in relieving unpleasant symptoms of acid reflux, they don't really deal with the underlying issue.

Aspirin and Vitamin C Together at Last

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Taking any dose of aspirin on a regular basis can triple your risk of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding. If aspirin were a new drug, it would have a tough time getting approved by the FDA.

Mixing Medications and Vitamins: When It Hurts, When It Helps

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Several studies have found that the attitude toward vitamins and other nutritional supplements is Don't ask, don't tell. How do you know when interactions among drugs and supplements will be beneficial?

Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body and Lose Weight

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

If you're stressed about your weight, here's a good reason to relax: stress is often a major cause of weight gain and relaxation can ease your path to healthy weight loss.