HIT the Refresh Button
MD Says These Three “D” Spring Health
Hacks Pay Huge Dividends
Dr. Ken RedCross

Spring is the time for renewal, and there’s no better time to hit the refresh button on your health according to Dr. Ken Redcross who says, “cleaning house” from the inside out can pay huge health dividends when it comes to your overall happiness and well being.
“This past winter season has been especially brutal to our health, between the life-threatening cold and flu season to being holed up in our homes due to inclement weather,” says Redcross, founder of Redcross Wellness, a personalized health and wellness company designed to provide quality care that is affordable to anyone. “We all really need to hit the refresh button on our health to shake off the potential damaging effects of inactivity, lack of sunshine and suppressed immune systems.”

The likelihood that you are getting enough vitamin D from the sun or dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk is statistically very low. Here are some other stats you need to know about vitamin D:
• The CDC labels vitamin D deficiency as the third most
common nutrient deficiency in America and as a “nutrient of
• Most Americans are deficient including: 70 percent of whites,
80 percent of Latinos and Asians and 97 percent of African
• Vitamin D deficiencies are associated with a slew of health
concerns, including an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease,
diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
• Ten groups of people are more prone to vitamin D deficiency,
including: adults 55+, office workers, people with darker skin
tones, vegans and vegetarians, people with a body mass
index over 30, chronic headache sufferers, those on certain
prescription medications and patients diagnosed with arthritis,
fibromyalgia, IBD or depression.
• In a review of 18 separate studies, it was found that taking
vitamin D2 or D3 supplements regularly helped to reduce the
risk of general mortality in those who suffered from a lack of
vitamin D.
• Taking a blood test is the best way to find out if you’re
deficient and your D levels should be between 40-60 ng/ml.
Ask your doctor for a test or test your own levels at home (you
can order test kits at www.nutrientpower.org).
• Vitamin D is relatively inexpensive, costing on average, less
than around 5 cents a day, compared to the number of health
benefits that can be gained from having healthy levels.
• You can now take certain vitamin D supplements that provide
a week’s worth of coverage in one capsule. Dr. Ken Redcross
is giving away a two-month supply of these weekly vitamin D
supplements at www.FreeRedcrossD.com.

Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of health care services and holistic and wellness counseling. As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States,Redcross’s patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan. Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including “The Doctors,” HLN, CNN, “The Insider” and E! Entertainment

Television. Visit: www.drredcross.com and like on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/KenRedcrossMD

The Plant Paradox

Dr. Steven Gundry: New York Times best-selling author, cardiac surgeon, medical researcher, and founder of Gundry MD.

In 2017, renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry’s The Plant Paradox revealed the hidden toxins lurking in seemingly healthy food like tomatoes, zucchini, quinoa, and brown rice: a class of plant-based proteins called lectins. The book became a massive New York Times bestseller, dramatically improved the health of hundreds of thousands, and changed the conversation around gut health, inflammation, weight loss and so much more. Now, with THE PLANT PARADOX COOKBOOK: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin-Free (April 10, 2018; ISBN: 9780062843371; $29.99; 256 pages, 4-color), Dr. Gundry offers a collection of 100 delicious, healthy, and diverse recipes to help readers maintain their new way of eating, for life.

Many people are familiar with one of the most predominant lectins in today’s diet—glutenbut few among us are aware of the inflammatory effects of the wider host of lectins found in otherwise innocent produce. And while cutting out the bread to go gluten-free is relatively straightforward, going 100% lectin-free can be confusinguntil now. “It’s taken a lot of trial and error, tasting and testing, and plenty of dirty dishes, but I’ve finally been able to compile the collection of tasty, healthy, and diverse recipes that my patientsand you readers—deserve,” writes Dr. Gundry.

In The Plant Paradox Cookbook, Dr. Gundry offers an overview of the Plant Paradox program, instructs readers on how to overhaul their pantries, and provides shopping lists to make delicious, simple, seasonal, lectin-free meals that will replenish and revitalize those suffering from chronic inflammation. Dr. Gundry also shares his hacks for making high-lectin foods safe to eat, including methods like pressure-cooking grains and peeling and deseeding tomatoes, and provides guidance for vegan and vegetarian readers.

The Plant Paradox Cookbook is arranged into the below categories and includes recipes such as:
Apps & Snacks: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites; Brazilian Cheesy Bread; Avocado Deviled Eggs
Morning Meals: Plant Paradox Mini Bagels; Coconut Macadamia Waffles; Carrot Cake Muffins
Soups & Stews: Lemon, Kale & Chicken Soup; Chicken & Veg Miracle Soup; Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry
Noodles and Bowls: Shrimp Poke Bowl; Truffled Mushroom Mac & Cheese
Main Dishes: Moroccan-Spiced Chicken with Millet Tabbouleh; Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Vegetables and Sides: Sweet Potato Fries with Blue Cheese Dip; Tangy Coconut Greens Sweet Bites: Almond Joy Grasshopper Ice Cream; Ginger Brownie Bites
Drinks: Pomegranate Lime Spritzer; Hazelnut Vanilla Milk
Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings: Lectin-fighting Shellfish Broth; Vegan Caesar Dressing

With a quick-start program designed to boost weight loss, and recipes for smoothies, breakfasts, main meals, snacks, and desserts, The Plant Paradox Cookbook will show readers of The Plant Paradoxor those completely new to this revolutionary way of eatinghow satisfying and easy it can be to cook lectin-free.

Steven R. Gundry, MD, is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder and director of the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. After a distinguished surgical career as a professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University, Dr. Gundry changed his focus to curing modern diseases via dietary changes. He is the author of The Plant Paradox and Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution as well as more than three hundred articles published in peer-reviewed journals on using diet and supplements to eliminate heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and multiple other diseases. Dr. Gundry lives with his wife, Penny, and their dogs in Palm Springs and Montecito, California. For more information, visit Gundrymd.com

The Black Seed Miracle

Black seed oil is a medicinal herb, not a cooking oil. “In addition to plant sterols, black seed oil contains a potent co-enzyme-Q10-like substance called thymoquinone. This substance oxygenates the tissues. It’s also rich in herbal bitters, which have been used for centuries for their digestive and circulation benefits.

Learn how black seed and its oil reverse:
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • digestive ailments
  • skin disorders
  • inflammation
  • immune disorders
Dr. Cass Ingram
Through the powers of black seed lose weight, improve the health of your skin and hair, and vitalize your energy. Learn the secret of the ancients. No wonder it was a favorite of the prophets of old, plus the Queens of Pharaoh and Cleopatra.
How to use Turkish black seed oil
Ingram says there are three good options for using black seed oil:
  • Oil of Black Seed: “Take one teaspoon daily, use topically on irritated skin, rub into your scalp to minimize dandruff, or apply to your face just like Cleopatra and Nefertiti.”
  • Emulsified: “This mycellized form is sweetened, so it’s easier for children. Just let it dissolve under the tongue.”  
  • Gel caps. “These are convenient to take. And because they are fortified with fennel and cumin oils, they are particularly beneficial for weight loss and digestive problems.”
Ingram says you can’t take too much black seed oil. “There is no toxicity. The body will pass what it can’t use.

Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written over 20 books on natural healing. He has given answers and hope to millions through lectures on thousands of radio/TV shows. His research and writing have led to countless cures and discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100’s of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. A popular media personality, he has appeared on over 5,000 radio and TV shows. He now travels the world promoting perfect health – the natural way.

How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction

Dr. David Friedman | DoctorDavidFriedman.com
As Lifetime television’s morning show health expert and syndicated radio host, Dr. David Friedman (as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, E!, Discovery Health, FOX Sports, FitTV, The Food Network, Discovery Channel and more) has spent the last 15 years interviewing hundreds of health advocates, scientists, doctors and New York Times bestselling authors.

His goal has always been to share cutting edge information that helps his audience reach optimal health.

Unfortunately, each new guest contradicted the last and created more confusion than clarity.
From proponents of a vegan, paleo, Mediterranean Diet to a gluten-free and low carb diet, the opinions are as different as night and day.

After becoming frustrated with so much biased (often paid for) and conflicting research, Dr. Friedman created a common science meets common sense approach that answers the big question: “What the heck are we supposed to eat?!”

Dr. Friedman’s  book, Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction (Turner Publishing; Feb. 20, 2018

Dr. David Friedman is a #1 national bestselling author, Clinical Nutritionist, Doctor of Naturopathy, and Chiropractic Neurologist. He received a post-doctorate certification from Harvard Medical School, is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner (AMP), Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (BCIM) and a registered Naturopathic Diplomate (RND)

Antibiotics Changed the World. Then We Gave Them to Animals.

The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Chicken is the world’s most popular meat, but its path to our plates winds through a dark and fascinating history. BIG CHICKEN: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats explores the “backyard bird’s” meteoric rise from local delicacy to global commodity, and how it paved the way for a stunning transformation of farming worldwide.

Award-winning journalist (New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Wired, Scientific American), critically acclaimed author (SUPERBUG and BEATING BACK THE DEVIL), and TED speaker with more than 1.5 million views for her talk What do we do when antibiotics don't work anymore,Maryn McKenna takes readers on an extraordinary journey from farm to lab to restaurant, and into the kitchens of everyday Americans and families around the globe.

Drawing on more than 100 interviews in the United States and Europe with farmers, lawyers, historians, microbiologists, politicians and chefs — and more than 1,000 pieces of research, McKenna pieces together the parallel, intertwined stories of the achievement of “growth promoter” antibiotics and the rise of the modern poultry industry. In a tour de force of scientific and cultural history, McKenna finds the connections between flavor and nutrition, genetics and history, labor and the role of women, and pollution and politics. 

 "A must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of food and the welfare of animals."
- Mark Bittman, author of How To Cook Everything

  • Maryn McKenna is an award-winning journalist and the author of two critically acclaimed books, Superbug and Beating Back the Devil. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Newsweek, NPR, Wired, National Geographic, Scientific American, Slate, Nature and others, and is a senior fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a journalism instructor at the University of Georgia.