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Dr. Daniel Smith

Dr. Daniel Smith

In addition to water and sugar, oxygen is also necessary for the maintenance of optimal health. It should come as no surprise then, that a deficiency of oxygen in the tissues is a major contributor in the development and progression of degenerative and chronic disease. Many, if not all, progressive

Once a year, instead of focusing on a health topic, I like to publish my latest favorite recipe. This year I am going to offer a real gem: Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers. I have to say that it took a long time to find a bean burger that I liked.

My Tongue Itches Food allergies are very common in the US. Food allergies fall into two broad categories. IgE food allergies are the more serious of the two. This type of allergy is possibly life threatening; it affects approximately 15 million Americans. Eight types of foods account for over 90

The development of cancer is more of a process than a disease, and one that takes decades to develop in most cases. In his book “The Emperor of All Maladies,” Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the evolution from a healthy cell to a cancerous one as being a protracted, glacial event characterized

“Our bodies are our gardens/Our wills are our gardeners.” – William Shakespeare If there is one aspect of our lives that is difficult to change, it is our diet. It is easy to see why this is the case. People in the United States spend more per capita on processed food

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder and represents thirty to fifty percent of all referrals to gastroenterologists. IBS has been attributed to physiological, psychological and dietary factors. In general, the diagnosis of IBS is often made by exclusion, as a result of ruling out other conditions

I am often astonished when I observe people who give no thought to applying synthetic mosquito repellant on their bodies. DEET, or N, N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, is probably the most common (and effectively marketed) insect repellant on the planet. It has been shown to repel mosquitoes for over three hours and has

In an effort to improve their own environmental policies, China warned us in July 2017 that they would be making sweeping environmental policy changes and as of January 2018 would no longer be accepting foreign recycling material. Other countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia have followed suit. Not having either

At least once a year I like to offer recipes that first, appeal to children and second, offer kids important nutrients without overloading them on sugar or carbohydrates. The breakfast recipes I propose here will likely take 20-30 minutes of preparation time which might be a wee intimidating on a

  It’s that time of year again. Pollen season in the northwest has arrived; if you suffer from seasonal allergies it can really be a miserable time of year. In sensitized individuals, allergens in our environment such as pollen trigger the production of IgE antibodies. These immune molecules cause mast