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Taking into consideration the information provided in Parts I and II of this series on circadian rhythms, here are a few tips to ensure that your body clock stays in sync. Try to go to sleep by 11:00... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on February 14, 2017 No Comments
At the end of the first blog about circadian rhythms we concluded that in order to be healthy it was necessary: To get a good night’s sleep Sleep in the dark Be up during the day Be on a regular eating... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on February 14, 2017 No Comments
Our body’s natural rhythms and our health are being threatened by 24/7 lifestyles, digital devices, cell phones, I pads, lights on our computers and our eating schedules.  How widespread is this problem?... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on February 14, 2017 No Comments
As part of our ongoing conversation regarding factors that impact our health, I want to spend some time addressing the biochemistry of inflammation.   The understanding of this process can help you in... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on February 14, 2017 No Comments
Water: Is It Safe to Drink? Part II – Examining your choices Let’s take a few moments to review the sources of pure water and filtration systems that are available today. Reverse Osmosis Water Prior... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on February 27, 2016 No Comments
Why Restricted Calorie Diets Do Not Work It is not uncommon to lose dramatic amounts of weight during the first days of a restricted calorie diet. Unfortunately, it is mostly water, protein and glycogen... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Water:  Is It Safe to Drink? Part I – Identifying Commonly Found Contaminants It is definitely hard to know how many toxins are in water supplies in the U.S.  “Research indicates that there are... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Vitamin E – It’s So Complex! Most people have heard that vitamin E is very important. In supplement form it is normally sold as d-alpha tocopherol. The latter is only one part of the E complex.... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
VITAMIN D – TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE? Vitamin D assists in many important functions in the body. Some of them include: • Promoting bone growth • Maintaining muscle tone • Aiding cells to take... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Vitamin C—New Facts to Consider Ascorbic Acid Bioflavonoid Complexes Organic Copper P,K,J Factors Rutin actors Bioflavonoid Complexes Organic Copper P,K,J Factors Rutin actors Functional architecture... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Vitamin B—A Deficiency Syndrome Substantial amounts of B complex are used by the body just to deal with the stress all of us deal with daily. Highly refined white breads, pastas and rice common to most... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Vitamin A—Taking a Closer Look Vitamin A deserves a closer look because it’s essential to so many critical functions in our bodies. A partial list includes: • Maintaining healthy skin, including... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Unsaturated Fatty Acids—Part II There are two major concerns in regard to UFA’s: • Getting enough from the correct sources in order to maintain good health. • Avoiding refined oils, or foods... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Unsaturated Fatty Acids—Part I Unsaturated fatty acids (UFA’s), including essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are necessary for our overall health and for the prevention and healing of many conditions.... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Coconut Oil: One of the Best Kept Secrets-Part III As I have said in earlier blogs, germs do not make us sick. Again you might ask, “How is that possible since people do develop infections?” In... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Coconut Oil: One of the Best Kept Secrets Part II Today it is very common for saturated fat and heart disease to be mentioned in the same sentence. We’ve been led to believe that one leads to the... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Coconut Oil: One of the Best Kept Secrets Part I Would you like to hear something amazing about coconut oil? It can actually help you lose weight! I can almost hear you thinking, “A fat can help me... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Brain Fog—Bringing It Into Focus Brain fog—we’ve all heard people complain about it, maybe even experienced it ourselves. What is it? Brain fog is difficult to define. When trying to describe... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Biochemistry of Inflammation Part IV I would like to share a couple of examples of how I applied the principles of the biochemistry of inflammation successfully in my practice. A mother brought her seven-year-old... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Biochemistry of Inflammation Part III When any of the situations mentioned in part two exist, there will be debris from dead cells that is not being cleaned up by the immune system. The result is similar... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Biochemistry of Inflammation Part II Unfortunately we don’t always have the perfect scenario as described in part one of this blog series. If the biochemistry of inflammation is working well and continuously... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Biochemistry of Inflammation Part I As part of our ongoing conversation regarding factors that impact our health, I want to spend some time addressing the biochemistry of inflammation. The understanding... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part V If cholesterol isn’t the bad guy and we don’t need to avoid or limit it, what constitutes a heart-healthy diet? We want to eat a balance of unprocessed... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part IV One of the true causes of coronary heart disease—formation of a plaque in an artery which could lead to a heart attack—is inflammation. The classic... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part III Does the cholesterol in the blood cause heart attacks? The answer to this question, according to numerous studies is as follows. For the vast majority... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part II We’ve been taught to eat low fat diets in order to lower our cholesterol levels and reduce our chances of having a heart attack. Does research bear this... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part I Cholesterol is a critical component of every cell in our bodies and is essential to most aspects of metabolism. We would actually die without it. Cholesterol... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Allergies—The Good News Are you eating organic food, taking good supplements, drinking pure water, exercising, thinking positive and still not feeling great? I’d like to offer you one possible reason... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
ALL ABOUT VITAMINS An On-going Series The History of Vitamins The healing power of food has been recognized throughout history. As far back as the 1500’s BC people observed the ability of certain foods... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Three Keys to Successfully Losing Weight-Part III • What you think influences your feelings, emotions, behavior and thus the state of your body. Your mind is a powerful tool for weight loss. • Losing... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Three Keys to Successfully Losing Weight – Part II • To achieve permanent weight loss, exercise is crucial. • 90% of those who keep their weight off exercise regularly • During the weight loss... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Three Keys to Successfully Losing Weight – Part I • Establish a new eating pattern. • Eat whole foods including: • Vegetables • Protein (eggs, chicken, fish, beef) • Good fat (avocados,... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
The True Causes of Being Overweight Overeating and not exercising enough are usually thought to be the causes of being too heavy. In reality, the problem is much more complex. For most overweight... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Stress: A Biochemical Perspective, Part II Let’s look at an example of a person under stress and follow the progression of the biochemistry. This will help you understand what the stress does to you... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Growing Old Healthfully: Part II Maintaining a Positive Attitude I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to enjoy continued good health and a happy life well into their “golden years”. Have you?... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Growing Old Healthfully: Part I Avoiding Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS—three words that can strike terror in the strongest of hearts! We’ve come to believe... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
Stress: A Biochemical Perspective, Part II Let’s look at an example of a person under stress and follow the progression of the biochemistry. This will help you understand what the stress does to you... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog Uncategorized By Dr. Permutt on December 25, 2015 No Comments
No! I never recommend antacids. They reduce the amount of acid being produced by the stomach. This acid is essential to the digestion of protein. My approach to the problem is to determine the causes of... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
ADD/ADHD are extremely commonly seen in both children and adults. The traditional treatment model enlists the use of pharmaceuticals. A wide variety of side-effects are often experienced with this approach.... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
Cold and flu season is upon us, and many times that means chills and fever.  Most people believe that fevers develop in order to destroy the germs that are causing the illness.  (What actually causes... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
Is it cold and flu season yet? It is generally thought that if someone sneezes, coughs or does not wash their hands we can get sick from their germs, but there are countless stories of people who are around... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
As the summer winds down and school and work gears up again, many patients come to me with similar complaints:  Chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and pain, insomnia, digestive complaints, mood swings,... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
No discussion of food would be complete without a discussion about the addition of chemicals to our food.  Commonly known as food additives, these chemicals are used to preserve, enrich, fortify or in... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
What about salt? It may come as a shock; the key with salt is to use it sparingly. Salt is sodium chloride. At the cellular level, we need more potassium than sodium. The balance between these two minerals... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments
Should we be eating nuts? They can be a great source of vegetable protein and provide a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. One ounce of almonds... Continue Reading
Posted in Health Blog By Dr. Permutt on November 9, 2015 No Comments