WE GROW WHAT WE EAT WRITTEN BY DR. STEVE CHANEY ON MAY 13, 2014 The subtitle of this week’s “Health Tips From the Professor” is “We Grow What We Eat”. No, this is not about each of us starting a backyard garden and literally growing what we eat – although that would probably be a good idea for […]

Are Saturated Fats Good For You?

Is Everything We Thought We Knew About Fats Wrong? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Bring out the fatted calf! Headlines are proclaiming that saturated fats don’t increase your risk of heart disease – and that they may actually be good for you. The study (Annals of Internal Medicine, 160: 398-406, 2014) that attracted all the attention […]


IS CHEMICAL BRAIN DRAIN A PANDEMIC?  AUTHOR: DR. STEPHEN CHANEY In a past issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” I examined the evidence suggesting that toxic chemicals in the home could cause childhood asthma. That is alarming because asthma can predispose individuals to other diseases and affects quality of life. But, what if that were […]

Five Stretches that Relieve the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Source: Health Tips From the Profressor, written by DR. STEVE CHANEY ON FEBRUARY 6, 2014. AUTHOR: JULIE DONNELLY, LMT Have you ever said in a half-joking voice, “I never felt these aches and pains before, I must be getting old?”  You aren’t getting old. You are just experiencing the results of repetitive strain injury to the muscles that […]


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WRITTEN BY DR. STEVE CHANEY ON FEBRUARY 4, 2014. THE LATEST ON DIET AND HEART HEALTH AUTHOR: DR. STEPHEN CHANEY In a previous “Health Tips From the Professor” I talked about how difficult it has been to prove that statins significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or cardiovascular deaths in a low risk population group. Now let’s […]

Do You Lie Awake Staring at the Ceiling?


Are you one of the millions of Americans who needs sleep medication most nights? Would you like to know howto fight insomnia naturally? In today’s issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” I turn to fitness and sports medicine expert Dr. Pierre Dubois for 10 simple tips that can have you sleeping like a baby. […]

Is Acid Reflux Caused By Too Much or Too Little Stomach Acid?


As we age, the vast majority of us will need MORE stomach acid, not less.  I remember hearing a gastroenterologist say that acid reflux can result from both too much or too little hydrochloric acid (HCl). It was hard to believe after having been bombarded with drug commercials constantly saying we have too much acid […]

Clues From Nature That Look A Lot Like Body Parts


I’ve always been amazed by the intricacies of the human body and its ability to heal itself when provided with adequate nutrients.  Many foods seem to look like the body parts that they may in fact be good for.  Whether you believe this is by design or just coincidence, it’s certainly interesting to think about. […]

Packing a Healthy School Lunch


This morning when I went to pack my daughter’s lunch for school, I found a few surprises that were purchased when my husband and daughter went to the grocery store last night.  I took a deep breath since I’ve only been talking about healthy choices for a lifetime and clearly things looked very different.  You’d […]

Health Tips From The Professor: The Seventh Generation Revisited

When I was a young man I read an article called “The Seventh Generation” in Organic Gardening magazine. That article was based on the old Indian admonition to consider the effects of everything we do on the seventh generation of our descendents. The article was written before the environmental movement had co-opted the seventh generation […]