Posts by Dr. Bert Rodriguez

Butter and Your Brain

The tide is finally turning when it comes to the health benefits of saturated fats. Although there are still some naysayers out there who would tell you ALL fat is bad, regardless of whether saturated or not, don’t believe them. The science on this subject is rock solid and the benefits of including more saturated…

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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to…

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Maximizing Your Minerals

Minerals are organic substances found primarily in the soil that are vital to every mental and physical function in the body. With a few exceptions, most of them are needed in extremely small amounts but without them, our health and well-being can be significantly compromised. They ensure healthy digestion, a well-functioning nervous system, strong teeth…

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Breakfast-Is it the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Did you know that while 90% of Americans know having breakfast is important for health and function, only 49% report to eating breakfast every day.1 It’s no wonder that after sleeping for eight hours, and being without food during the night, our brain and muscles need energy and fuel to function. Breaking this fast with…

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Start With a Morning Plan!

Is it time to hit the refresh button? When it comes to maintaining your health, sometimes ‘life happens’ despite our best intentions. Summer vacations, poor sleep, eating out, and poor planning can wreak havoc on your goals to lose weight, improve your endurance or change your diet. Once we blow it, the temptation to make…

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Breast Cancer Protection

As the leading cause of cancer in women, breast cancer awareness has become a national movement. October is the only time of the year you will find grown men wearing pink T-shirts or pink bands proclaiming “I Love Breasts” around their wrists. Countless numbers of individuals and non-profit organizations, including the well-known Susan G. Komen…

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DONE a consumer DNA Test?

If you’ve DONE a consumer DNA Test and are concerned about the results… Well…you might have every right to be concerned, here are just some of the reasons why: Although only one company is approved to share information about medical risk for some health conditions, nearly all companies share the raw data; research finds nearly…

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Is Your Blood Test Normal?

Have you ever gone to your medical doctor and had your blood work done, only to be told that everything looked normal? But you KNOW something’s not right because you leave the office, feeling as bad as you did when you walked in. But to someone who has been trained in the art of evaluating…

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Surprising and Dangerous Facts About Alternative Sweeteners

For years now, we’ve been told to avoid the right things and consume the wrong things. Case in point: butter vs. margarine or raw milk vs. commercially processed nonfat milk. Instead of using what mother nature provides, we reach for an alternative option because supposedly, it’s better for us. But applying a bit of common…

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Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Heart?

Coconut oil has been a holy-grail of sorts for holistic enthusiasts everywhere. From assistance with hair growth to anti-bacterial benefits, this tropical oil is seemingly unstoppable. Although coconut oil is highly praised for its beauty benefits, the correlation between coconut oil and cardiovascular health seems to be up for debate. What the Experts Say The…

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