U.S. Gov’t: “Cholesterol isn’t bad for us anymore!” Science replies “DUH! What took you so long?!?”

But what about when science is widely accepted for many years…decades, even…and then we discover that the science was wrong. Dead wrong! Well, depending on the topic of discussion, the results can be absolutely devastating.

Announcements: my new e-book & online store launched

Hi all – I’m very excited to announce that I have finished writing and published my first book on Amazon.com!  The book is titled “A Definitive Guide to Gut Bacteria & Probiotics”.  As the title suggests, the book is meant for health practitioners or for anyone who might be interested in understanding what gut bacteria […]

Wall Street careers can make you very rich…and very unhealthy!

  Hi – My name is Rick Gold.  I’m an evidence-based health & wellness consultant, and many of my clients are professionals that work in high-pressure careers across the US.  Given my experience, Wall Street financial traders and bankers are a sweet spot for me. In my previous career before becoming a full-time health & […]

New study: “U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries”

Hi folks – An article in Forbes magazine caught my attention recently.  It was titled:  “U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries” The US spends more than any other country on healthcare, yet we consistently rank poorly in actual disease incidence and health outcomes compared to other developed nations. Isn’t it time to […]

New study shows that 1 out of every 3 hospitalized patients are diabetic.

  A new study found that 1 out of every 3 people over the age of 34 who are hospitalized in California have diabetes (and only a small percentage were hospitalized due to their diabetes…it was largely for other health issues).  Let that statistic sink in for a moment. The study cites not only that […]

The key to vibrant health that modern medicine overlooks.

Modern medicine has its strong points, especially when we consider how effectively it treats and heals acute, life-threatening injuries or conditions.  If you are badly injured in a car accident, having a heart attack, stroke or other acute symptoms of that nature, EMS, first responders and emergency room staff can literally be the difference between life […]

Reader submitted story: How I healed my son’s leaky gut

Today’s blog entry comes courtesy of one of my readers, Deb Strauss.  Deb is a terrific person and works in the alternative health space, which is probably what saved her son from going down a very sickly path for the rest of his life.  I give major props to people like Deb, who didn’t listen […]

What causes heartburn and GERD?

What causes heartburn and GERD?  Why do people chronically suffer from these ailments for years on end?  Do they have to take antacids for the rest of their lives?  Are heartburn and GERD caused by an antacid deficiency??   Are you catching my sarcasm?   Stomach acid is an integral part of our digestion.  Without […]

What’s missing from the Paleo diet? (and EVERY popular diet, for that matter!)

Why do so many people, including ‘experts’ hate on the Paleo diet?  From people like Christina Warinner in her viral TedX speech (excellent rebuttal here from Robb Wolf to the chop-shop speech given by Warriner at TedX) to poorly researched books like “Paleo fantasy” by Marlene Zuk (Incredible rebuttal to Zuk’s idiotic book here by Mark Sisson). […]

Erythritol – The wonder sweetener that’s actually…HEALTHY??

In the never ending quest to satisfy our sweet tooth while preserving our health, people have taken to desperate measures, like using carcinogens such as aspartame or sucralose (Splenda).  For those of you that have been living under a rock and still use either of these two gems as a sugar substitute, please allow me […]