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Jeff Pearl, MD

Dr. Jeff is a trained general, pediatric cardiac, and transplant surgeon. Nutrition has always been an important concern for surgeons in regards to patients healing from surgery. He has had a longstanding interest in health, nutrition and supplements, and been an advocate of the use of nutrition and supplements in the hospital setting to aid in his patient’s recovery. He has a history of basic science and clinical research and a keen ability to interpret studies and statistics to determine their true significance. He is the father and step-father to several teenage athletes and knows firsthand the challenges they face in balancing their time, eating habits and use of supplements. He is adamant about trying to educate our youth about better nutrition. Dr. Jeff recognizes the challenges that healthcare faces and the need for people to take charge of their own health and disease prevention. He loves being outside and is one of those crazy few seen hiking or biking in the middle of the day in summer.

What’s Up with Caffeine? The Benefits & Warnings

caffeine

I am sure that many of you have seen the media reports about caffeine related deaths — the most recent of which was related to use of a caffeine powder ordered online. Others that have occurred are usually also related to massive and sustained intake of caffeine products, usually without much else- i.e. the compulsive gamer drinking energy drink after …

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What You Need To Know About Alzheimer’s

As the population ages, it is not surprising the number of people developing Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. This is related to the simple fact that age is the number one risk factor for the development of dementia. Besides being a devastating process for the individual affected, dementia affects the entire family and has significant economic impact as well. The big …

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Growing Interest in The Gluten-Free Diet

Eating Gluten Free

So what is the sudden interest in Gluten-free foods all about? Shelves and displays full of Gluten-free products have been popping up in supermarkets everywhere. To begin with, what is Celiac Disease, and what is gluten?  Gluten sensitivity (or actual Celiac Disease) is a condition that affects people who eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rice).  Their …

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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

While it is true that testosterone is highest in adolescent males and decreases as men age, recent data demonstrates that the decline in testosterone level in men is occurring at an earlier age. When one looks at some of the causes associated with low testosterone levels in men it is not surprising that this trend is present. Fortunately, the same …

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What is The Healthiest Milk For Teenagers?

“Drink your milk or else you won’t get dessert or cannot leave the table.” Sound familiar? We have all grown up hearing those words and likely say them to our own children now. Obviously as infants and babies, milk traditionally has been a mainstay of nutrition in Western Countries such as the United States. Remember the quote from Napoleon Dynamite? …

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