Blog: Health Articles by Dr. Whitaker

health articlesWelcome to Dr. Whitaker's Blog. Here you will find hundreds of health articles on a variety of topics. Some of these health articles will focus on common conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Others will be about the innovative treatments we use at the Whitaker Wellness Institute to safely--and naturally--help patients regain their health and vitality.

To read more about the health articles that interest you, just click on the titles below.

Health Benefits of Eggs

For years, people were told to avoid eating egg yolks because they contain cholesterol and increase risk of heart disease. Today, however, they’re given a cautious thumbs-up. In a landmark study, Harvard researchers found no association between eating up to …

Natural Treatments for Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus that can cause pelvic pain and pressure, abnormal bleeding, and, in extreme cases, infertility. Affecting upwards of 70 percent of reproductive-age women, conventional medicine offers few noninvasive treatments.

But research continues to …

Seven Drug-Free Steps to Avoiding Allergies

Did you know that the average person inhales and exhales about 17,000 times a day? Most never even think about it. But if you suffer from allergies, you may spend this time of year fighting a stuffy or runny nose,

DEXA Scans Explained and a Bone-Building Protocol

A Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is an amazing diagnostic tool. This test is quick, painless, noninvasive, and safe, and it’s one of the best ways to test body composition—a great tool for weight loss—and bone mineral density, which

Harness the Healing Power of Your Own Stem Cells

Since stem cell therapy used to be an intensely controversial subject because of its association with human embryonic cells, let me start off by being crystal clear: There is nothing controversial or unethical about using your own cells in a …

Winter Exercise Tips & a Hot, Hearty, and Healthy Recipe

Winter weather is just plain unpredictable. Here in California, we’re facing serious drought conditions and record-high temps. In other parts of the country, ice storms and polar vortex conditions complete with sub-zero temperatures are crippling commutes and shutting down schools …

Coffee: Liver Protection and Much, Much More

I’ve long espoused the health benefits of coffee. This surprises some folks who have heard the negative rumors about America’s favorite morning beverage. If coffee were harmful, then every morning emergency rooms around the world would be choked with people …

The Mini-Fast With Exercise: A Real Weight-Loss Solution

If losing weight—and keeping it off—is your number one goal this year, I have the solution for you. It’s the mini-fast with exercise program and I’ve been using it at the Whitaker Wellness Institute and recommending it to my Health

Relaxation Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are a fun yet busy time of year, but it’s tough to enjoy the season when you’re stressed. Here are a few tips to help you relax and combat stress, not just during the holidays but year-round.

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Holiday-Themed Remedies

December is in full swing and in honor of the season’s many festivities, I want to share a few fun and helpful holiday-themed remedies with you.

Peppermint for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Candy canes may only surface around the holidays, …