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David Brownstein, M.D.

David Brownstein, M.D.

Dr. Brownstein specializes in the use of natural vitamins, minerals, herbs, and natural hormones. His practice includes applied kinesiology, acupuncture, nutritional IV therapies, and bio-identical hormones, as well.

Dr. Brownstein lectures internationally about the effectiveness of holistic medicine and has authored 13 best- selling books. He is also the Newsmax Editor of the ‘Natural Way to Health’ monthly newsletter and the founder of our own brand of natural health supplements, PureZen™ Health (www.purezenhealth.com). Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as the International College of Integrative Medicine.

Through his blog at www.drbrownstein.com, Dr. Brownstein is committed to keeping you up-to-date on current health issues & will continue to cover a wide range of topics regarding holistic health.

The Center for Holistic Medicine's blog will focus more specifically on healthy lifestyle choices & supplementation from a holistic point of view with articles by Dr. Brownstein, and his partners, Dr. Ng & Dr. Nusbaum.

You would think that medical schools would provide future doctors with the knowledge they need to properly guide their patients in making good food choices.But the truth is very different. When I was in medical school, there was little or no mention of diet anywhere in the curriculum. In fact, I don’t recall any instruction about how food affects the body. The only dietary information medical students are exposed to is the standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diets.

Unfortunately, these diets are a disaster for patients, as the ADA recommends refined carbohydrates and the use of artificial sweeteners

I have been practicing holistic medicine for over 20 years. I have yet to see any single nutrient help as many patients as iodine. Every cell in your body needs iodine. You can not make a single hormone without it, yet people do not get enough of it.

The main complaint I hear from my patients is that they feel fatigued. Although there are many causes, an imbalance in the thyroid gland is the chief underlying factor in most cases of fatigue. Furthermore, iodine deficiency is the main cause of the thyroid problems we are facing

About 40 years ago, the powers-that-be started telling Americans that polyunsaturated fatty acids — like corn, canola, or sunflower oil — were the healthy choice. We were also advised to avoid oils with saturated fats for cooking. So we stopped using saturated fatty acids like coconut oil and switched to polyunsaturated oils.

What has been the consequence of this change? We have more cancer and chronic illness, and we still have high levels of heart disease.

I believe one of the main reasons we have not made much of a dent in chronic

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