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Exercise

Hey folks, Dr. Joe Esposito here, welcome back to another show! Thanks for tuning in. Today we’re going to be discussing exercise, why you should and how to properly exercise! Exercise is key to longer life, but not just classic exercise, but just movement. Results from a new study, shared in this short video, demonstrate…

Stress Management–Keep It Simple!

Stress Management – Keep It Simple! There is lots of talk about meditation and mindfulness in the news these days. There’s no question that stress is hitting unhealthy levels for many, if not most Americans. And it’s not just affecting adults; children are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. Starting a…

The Three Pillars of Extreme Health

Through Dr. Joe’s years of research, education, and treatment of thousands of patients, he has established a simple yet scientific formula for what he considers Extreme Health. Healthy Nervous System + Healthy Digestive System + Good Nutrition = Extreme Health  Think of this formula like a stool (digestive pun intended!). When all three legs of…

The Alkalizing Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

If you’re eating the standard American diet, chances are your body is very acidic. This is problematic for many reasons, as an acidic pH negatively impacts several systems of the body, including your digestive and nervous systems. Taking a shot of raw organic apple cider vinegar every morning is far less painful than the inflammation…

Is Fruit Causing Your Joint Pain?

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Waking up with aches that continue throughout the day, affecting even the most ordinary of movements, is a hard way to live. But there are steps you can take to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Most often,…

Tiny Stuffed Potatoes

Serve these delicious little bite-sized, savory treats as an appetizer the next time you entertain. They’re sure to be a hit! Tiny Stuffed Potatoes Ingredients: Potatoes: 1-½ lbs. small new red potatoes (12-16), unpeeled and well scrubbed 2 Tbsp. olive oil Filling: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 globe eggplant…

Tex-Mex Vegetables

Fall is the time of year when root vegetables begin to make their appearance. No need to settle for boring baked turnips like Grandma used to make. Bring your favorite flavors from south of the border to this hearty meat-free dish! Tex-Mex Vegetables Ingredients: ½ tsp. ground coriander ½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. chili…

Curried Lentils with Spinach

Herbs and spices are the key to adding life to your plant-based recipes. Your spice cabinet should be as stocked as your refrigerator so you never are lacking in inspiration when you’re pulling dinner together. Curry powder adds a Indian/Asian flair to standard lentils in this recipe, and spinach adds a nutrient-dense burst of color.…

4 Tips for a Strong Immune System

Winter months are the time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your immune system in prime working order. You have more control than you may think when it comes to staying healthy during cold and flu season. Here are 4 tips for strengthening your immune system: Avoid foods that weaken the…

The Truth About Carbs

Carbs have had a bad rap for a while. I hear it all the time–people treat carbs like the enemy. In fact, carbs are an important ally in good health, as long as you eat the right ones in the right way. You see, carbohydrates are the primary fuel for brain function and the healthy…

All Purpose Pesto

Moving toward a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be intimidating. Having a few key items in your refrigerator or pantry can quickly and easily turn boring roasted vegetables, steamed zucchini noodles, or a salad with grilled fruit into a satisfying, palate-pleasing meal. All Purpose Pesto​is a go-to recipe to keep on hand to add a…

Macular Degeneration : What I Did To Beat It

About 8 years ago,                     I went to my eye doctor and he did a standard eye exam. Shortly after we looked at the pictures and specifically the back of my eye. At this point, the Doctor regretfully informed me that I had a condition called…

Understanding pH Levels

Sometimes the body is very acidic, which causes the nerves to become more sensitive to pain. If you eat the standard American diet, chances are you are too acidic. If you are too acidic, it can adversely affect several bodily functions, including your nervous system, which controls everything. Other types of vinegar stay acidic when…

The Vinegar Experiment

Humor me. Try an experiment. This might work for some of you. Drink some raw, organic apple cider vinegar. It will promote good digestion because it’s rich in enzymes and potassium. It also helps to support a healthy immune system by keeping the pH level in an alkaline state. Did you know that in 400…

The Enzymes of Digestion

So, back to digestive enzymes. Protease breaks down proteins into something called amino acids, so we can absorb them. Once they’re absorbed, they get “reassembled” into different things, and enzymes play a key role in that process as well. While some enzymes break down food, others act kind of like matchmakers. The matchmaker enzymes say,…

Absorbing Your Fats

If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, it’s very important that you are careful about what types of fats you eat because you don’t have this reserve of “dish detergent” to break the fats down properly. It’s vital that you stay away from “difficult to digest” fats such as hydrogenated oils, animal fats, trans fats, even…

Dr. Joe’s #1 Secret of Extreme Health: The Digestive System

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, reportedly said, “All disease begins in the gut.” If that’s true, do you find it as unbelievable as I do that medical schools traditionally have spent nearly zero time on nutrition? Thankfully, this is turning around and nutrition studies are gaining traction, but academia’s focus on drugs and surgery have…

Dr. Joe’s “No Poison” Secret Formula

Imagine that you knew your friend had a secret formula that could help you get well and stay well. Would you want to know the formula? Would it be worth $1,000? $10,000? $100,000? On this site, you will find the not-so-secret formula that has worked for me, my family, my friends, and tens of thousands…

The Mechanics of Digestion

A well-functioning digestive system is a key component to a healthy life. As they say, knowledge is power, so knowing the organs that play a part in healthy digestion can give you a better understanding of why this intricate system of the body is so important. This will empower you to take charge of the…

Homocysteine – Worse than cholesterol?

Homocysteine is a word most people have never heard of, yet not knowing what it is and what it does could cost you your life. Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is necessary for normal function of the body. The problem is that when it does not perform properly it can be the…

The 7 Lifestyle Habits of Incredibly Healthy People

Most folks will agree that it is a good idea to take care of their body in order to obtain and maintain good health. The problem is that most people don’t know what to do, or, they do know what to do, but don’t have the willpower to make the changes. If there were a…

World Health News – Questions and Answers

Ask Dr. Joe – World Health News Dr. Joe Esposito is a nutritionist, chiropractor, national lecturer and author with 30 years experience as a health professional. Q: I am concerned that I am not getting enough protein since I have changed to a plant-based diet. Can I get the protein that I need if I…

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – Naturally

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – ADD… it is not a drug deficiency. The way to deal with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), as well as most all diseases, is to treat the cause of the problem and not just to cover up the symptoms. Research has shown that ADD sufferers have an abnormal serotonin level. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter…

Your Immune System – Let’s Keep it Functioning Well

The immune system: How it works and how to make it work better The function of the immune system is to recognize, attack and destroy foreign invaders while not attacking what normally belongs to the body. In order for the immune system to function normally it cannot be over stimulated or suppressed. The goal of…

Digestive Problems – Do you suffer silently?

If you have digestive problems, you don’t need to suffer silently. There, I said it. Having been in practice for over 30 years, I have found that a majority of patients have some type of digestive problem, but few are willing to talk about it. It seems that we can talk about cancer, heart disease,…

Vegetarian Diet – Muscle Without Meat

Many of the great athletes of our time have a strict vegetarian diet. They generally don’t go out there waving “Don’t Eat Meat” banners. They just live the healthy life and let their actions speak for them. “How can I build a strong and beautiful body on a vegetarian diet – without meat?” That’s what we’ve…

Surviving Holiday Foods

There are certain times you think about surviving holiday foods… And the struggle with not stuffing yourself silly on things you know you shouldn’t be eating.  But it happens again and again. A time of holiday foods from family gatherings, rekindled friendships, exchanging of gifts, and a time to stuff yourself silly on things you…

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… It’s Not All In Your Head Hardly a day goes by in my office that a patient does not come in and tell me that they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue  syndrome. In both of these conditions, the causes are not really known. Many times these conditions…

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade hand sanitizer… • 2 ounces alcohol (60% or more) • 4 to 5 drops essential oil such as tea tree or eucalyptus, or a combination of your choice• 2 teaspoons witch hazel• Mix well and pour into your bottle To set up an appointment please call my office…

Back Pain – Any Pain – What to do when it won’t go away

Need some tips on what to do when your back pain (or any pain) just won’t go away? Read on… Everyone, at some time in their lives, has been in such pain that they would give anything to make the pain go away. Back pain or any kind of pain. We’re willing to remove the…

New Year’s Resolutions? Why January Is Not The Best Time To Make Them

Every January you hear about making New Year’s Resolutions, starting new diets, or exercise regimens. By February you aren’t hearing about this much anymore. Why is that? Why do we give up so quickly on such noble and worthwhile goals? Because we are setting ourselves up just to fail. If you look at every other…

Healthy Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss – A New Way To Lose Weight and Get Healthy What we’re talking about is called intermittent fasting. The body takes about eight hours to burn up the last meal you ate. After that it starts to burn fat as a fuel source. So, if we are going to do intermittent fasting…

External Yeast Infections – Change Your Diet

Recently a radio show listener contacted me with a question about a rash caused by a yeast infection. She had tried pills and creams for the rash, but the rash was still spreading. As I was responding to her question, it occurred to me that this information could be useful to anyone suffering from external yeast infections.…

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

There are 120,000 edible plants on this earth, yet most of us will consume about seven to ten “foods” in different combinations for most of our meals. If you have never though about it, write down everything you eat for one week and you will probably see the same things come up over and over…

Supplements – Do I really need them?

What’s the scoop, do I really need supplements? A vitamin, by definition, is a substance that will cause a disease if the body does not have enough of it or if the body cannot utilize what it does have. Vitamins do not produce energy on their own. Once a substance is found to meet these…

Food Sex Connection – Aphrodisiacs?

Is there a Food Sex Connection? A late night romantic dinner at a fine restaurant, a bottle of wine, soft music and scented candles. It sounds like the perfect evening and a prelude to a wild night of passion. All the aphrodisiacs are in place. What could go wrong? Let’s see what we could do…

Maintain Good Health – 3 Things You Must Have

Is your goal to maintain good health? There are 3 things you must have… Imagine if there were a secret formula to get well and stay well! Would you want to know what it is? Would it be worth $1000? $10,000? $100,000? Well, here is the formula that has worked for me, my family and…

Sports Medicine And Nutrition – A Non-Drug, Non-Surgical Approach

Let’s talk about sports medicine and nutrition. In the case of any injury, if there is to be proper healing the injury must be treated in the proper manner at the proper time. In sports medicine this means there must be a coordination of responsibility between the patient and doctor, or trainer. Whenever an injury…

Nutrition and Life Expectancy by Dr. Joe Esposito, DC, BS, DCBCN, DABCO

We keep hearing that cancer and heart disease are the top killers in our society and that there is a new treatment coming out for X and Y diseases, but seldom do you hear about what is causing the conditions. Did you ever think that heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis ( Bones & Teeth), obesity, Alzheimer’s…

Got Milk? I Hope Not!

Lactose Intolerant? We all know that advertisers would have us believe that milk is a great source of calcium. We also know that we need calcium for strong bones. It would then seem logical that we need milk in order to have strong bones. Let’s look a little deeper than the superficial marketing ploys and…

Computer Ergonomics – For Your Body’s Sake

Computer Ergonomics Explained… If you are like most of us computer users, when you sit down at your keyboard the first thing you do is lean back in your chair, slouch forward and put your arms at some bizarre angle to start your program. And if you are reading this article the odds are, you’re…

Nutrition and Your Immune System Keep You Healthy

The Immune system, or the part of the body which fights disease, is a very complex system supported by many different body organs. It is not located in one part of the body, but is the body working in harmony to fight off foreign invaders. Many lifestyle factors, including drugs and stress cause our immune…

Osteoporosis and Arthritis Prevention – The Facts

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Prevention is very possible with the proper intake of nutrients your body needs. In the United States alone 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 55 million Americans suffer from Arthritis and related conditions. It is estimated that the cost of treating osteoporosis, arthritis and related injuries is over…

Detox Your Bathroom for Health – Why and How

Detox your home starting with your bathroom. Let me ask you this: Is your bathroom poisoning you? If you are like most of us, you start your morning by heading to the bathroom to get ready to face the day. Let’s talk about what happens when you perform your rituals and how you might be…

Your Immune System – How to Make It Work Better

The function of the immune system is to recognize, attack and destroy foreign invaders while not attacking what normally belongs to the body. In order for the immune system to function normally it cannot be over stimulated or suppressed. The goal of obtaining a healthy immune system is to normalize the immune system. The organs…

7 Deadly Food Sins That Adversely Affect Your Health

Do You Know these 7 Deadly Food Sins? Alcohol… kills brain cells. Once a brain cell dies, it never grows back. dehydrates your body damaging other cells, even causing wrinkles. causes Liver and Pancreas malfunction. puts an extra burden on your detoxification organs, preventing them from doing their regular jobs and wearing them out. Meat……

Allergy Season – Home Remedies

Well, it’s that time of the year again – allergy season. Time for the plants to do their yearly mating ritual and for us to suffer from the ravages of their pollen. If you are to believe the advertisers, the reason we are suffering so badly is because we must be lacking the magic medication…

Eat Your Vegetables! High Five or Vegephobic?

Do you eat your vegetables? Do you eat enough to maintain good health? Here’s a pop-quiz to measure your results. Circle the fruits and vegetables you have eating in the last week. Give yourself a point for every serving. (A serving is defined as 1 cup lettuce or raw leafy vegetables; ¾ cup of 100%…

Vitamin A and the Vegan Diet (and other supplement questions answered)

Recently someone had read an article on the importance of Vitamin A and he asked me to read it and give my opinion. The article stated that the best sources of Vitamin A were from animal products such as fish and milk. I get questions like this a lot…there’s a news story that someone reads…

If you can catch a disease, can you catch health?

Health – How to Catch it! It seems that every day we see more and more advertisements for a new drug to help with everything from the common cold to menstrual cramps. My question is “if each drug does what it says it will do, why do we need to keep inventing new ones”? I…

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems For Better Health and More Energy Lately, it seems like more patients are asking me about detoxification diets. The principal behind a detoxification diet is to get accumulated toxins flushed out of your system. In our modern society, we are exposed to toxins from all angles. When it comes…

Food addiction explained – Are you a food addict?

Food Addiction If you are like many of us, you feel like you have absolutely no willpower when it comes to food. If you are the average person, a typical day starts with a cup of coffee and a breakfast food. Perhaps you lean towards a cheese Danish, cereal with milk, toast with jelly and…

Pain Management – Dietary Treatments

Pain management and your diet. This may come as a shock to many of you. If you suffer from pain, any pain, what you eat may be making the pain worse! In my many years of practice I have seen patients with pain that was difficult to manage with conventional methods improve dramatically when we…

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Pain Management

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Can What You Eat Determine How Much Pain You Feel? It is well documented that what you eat can determine how healthy or unhealthy you are. However, can what you eat determine how much pain you feel when the body is injured? Certain foods will facilitate the healing process and other…

Turn Fast Food into Fast “Health” Food

Here are some ideas on Fast “Health” Food Yes, healthy fast food does exist…and not only fast food, but “traveling fare” is also at your fingertips. Let’s say you are going on a long car ride and don’t want to have to pack a huge cooler, or you are on a hike and want to stop…

Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for athletes and athletic performance go hand in hand, especially for the endurance athlete. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can determine your level of success. Proper nutrition can help alleviate digestive issues, muscle fatigue and joint damage that many athletes face. Determining the proper foods and timing of…

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas… Replacing even a couple of items can help you maintain control over your lunches while you’re at work or play. BFL (Breakfast for Lunch): A toasted whole-grain waffle or pancake sandwich spread with almond butter. A variation: vegan cream cheese and maple sugar, stevia, raw honey or grade B maple…

Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea. Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results. Two Simple Ingredients: 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand). Lemon juice To prepare ginger tea: Peel the ginger root with a potato peeler and a small paring knife. Cut the…

Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods. The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG).…

Food Allergies – Part Two

Could you have food allergies and not know it? Let’s begin by defining what food allergies are. Food Allergies happens when a specific food or foods affects the immune system and triggers the production of an antibody known as IgE to fight it. When the immune system responds in this manner, symptoms can occur within…

Food Related Allergies – Part One

Food Related Allergies – Wheat Many people suffer from food related allergies. One of the most common allergies is to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Symptoms of a gluten allergy include runny nose, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. In children, it can also cause ear infections. The best way to test…

13 Good Reasons for Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why Pesticide Residues Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327) Antibiotics Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural…

Healthy Foods – So What Should I Eat?

What are healthy foods? If you have been following the news for even a few days, it seems everything you eat is bad for you. Some studies show that even food that is universally accepted as “bad” may in fact have some benefit, although what some consider “good” is questionable. The biggest question I am…

Mercury Toxicity

Some of the most common topics that I get asked about are on “mercury toxicity,” “heavy metal detoxification” and “why fish oils are bad?” Here are several of the most recent questions that fall under these themes with my answers to them. Q. “What should I look for when choosing a fish oil supplement?” A.…

Natural Deodorant Recipe

This natural deodorant recipe is much better for you than any store bought brand that contains harmful ingredients. This is also a good one if you shave and tend to get a rash. 1 part baking soda 1 part pure shea butter 1 part organic coconut oil A few drops of tea tree oil or…

Hiatal hernia, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

The biggest and strongest muscle in your body is not the heart or the legs; it is your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not a muscle that you think much about unless you have trouble with it. Diagnosing a diaphragm strain or spasm is almost never done, yet…

Attention Deficit Disorder… Is It Really An Amphetamine Deficiency?

Attention deficit disorder is the complex neurological disorder in which a patient has a very limited ability to concentrate and most times does not perform well in social settings. Disruptive behavior, outbursts, depression and withdrawal are some other common signs of this condition. There are no definitive tests to determine if the condition exists and it…

Eating Right – What to Eat (For the Health of It!)

Nutrition Recommendations This is a simple nutritional “eating right” guide. Eat 3-5 pieces of raw fruits and vegetables of your choice – the more the better! If you are hungry between meals, try eating nuts and dried fruit, raisins or berries (be sure there is no sugar, preservatives or sulfites added). Beans, peas, seeds and nut…

The Dirty Dozen

The “Dirty Dozen” are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticides found on them.From year to year, this list changes. Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Grapes Peaches Cherries Pears Tomatoes Celery Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Washing with an effective fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues. Peeling a piece of fruit…

Turmeric – An Amazing Herb

Turmeric is an amazing herb. There is research showing that it can help everything from inflammation to digestive problems to cancer. Turmeric on its own is not very well utilized. When taking turmeric, it’s important that it’s organic and that you take it with some fresh ground black pepper and something that contains fat such…

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by several things. In conventional teachings, we say that you need to cut back on your salt, however I have known many people to cut back or cut out their salt intake with no effect on blood pressure. New research is showing that sugar can be as bad, if…

Make your own natural bug repellent!

It’s very simple to create your own bug spray using whichever combination of essential oils appeals to you. But please do keep in mind that the essential oils you would use at home are not the same refined PMD listed by the CDC on their website. The pure essential oils have not yet undergone the…

Macular Degeneration…My Personal Story

Several years ago when I went to my eye doctor he took a picture of the back of my eye and told me some bad news. He told me that I have a condition called Drusen, which is an early sign of macular degeneration. He told me that it would likely get progressively worse and…

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Exercise

Hey folks, Dr. Joe Esposito here, welcome back to another show! Thanks for tuning in. Today we’re going to be discussing exercise, why you should and how to properly exercise! Exercise is key to longer life, but not just classic exercise, but just movement. Results from a new study, shared in this short video, demonstrate…

Stress Management–Keep It Simple!

Stress Management – Keep It Simple! There is lots of talk about meditation and mindfulness in the news these days. There’s no question that stress is hitting unhealthy levels for many, if not most Americans. And it’s not just affecting adults; children are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. Starting a…

The Three Pillars of Extreme Health

Through Dr. Joe’s years of research, education, and treatment of thousands of patients, he has established a simple yet scientific formula for what he considers Extreme Health. Healthy Nervous System + Healthy Digestive System + Good Nutrition = Extreme Health  Think of this formula like a stool (digestive pun intended!). When all three legs of…

The Alkalizing Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

If you’re eating the standard American diet, chances are your body is very acidic. This is problematic for many reasons, as an acidic pH negatively impacts several systems of the body, including your digestive and nervous systems. Taking a shot of raw organic apple cider vinegar every morning is far less painful than the inflammation…

Is Fruit Causing Your Joint Pain?

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Waking up with aches that continue throughout the day, affecting even the most ordinary of movements, is a hard way to live. But there are steps you can take to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Most often,…

Tiny Stuffed Potatoes

Serve these delicious little bite-sized, savory treats as an appetizer the next time you entertain. They’re sure to be a hit! Tiny Stuffed Potatoes Ingredients: Potatoes: 1-½ lbs. small new red potatoes (12-16), unpeeled and well scrubbed 2 Tbsp. olive oil Filling: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 globe eggplant…

Tex-Mex Vegetables

Fall is the time of year when root vegetables begin to make their appearance. No need to settle for boring baked turnips like Grandma used to make. Bring your favorite flavors from south of the border to this hearty meat-free dish! Tex-Mex Vegetables Ingredients: ½ tsp. ground coriander ½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. chili…

Curried Lentils with Spinach

Herbs and spices are the key to adding life to your plant-based recipes. Your spice cabinet should be as stocked as your refrigerator so you never are lacking in inspiration when you’re pulling dinner together. Curry powder adds a Indian/Asian flair to standard lentils in this recipe, and spinach adds a nutrient-dense burst of color.…

4 Tips for a Strong Immune System

Winter months are the time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your immune system in prime working order. You have more control than you may think when it comes to staying healthy during cold and flu season. Here are 4 tips for strengthening your immune system: Avoid foods that weaken the…

The Truth About Carbs

Carbs have had a bad rap for a while. I hear it all the time–people treat carbs like the enemy. In fact, carbs are an important ally in good health, as long as you eat the right ones in the right way. You see, carbohydrates are the primary fuel for brain function and the healthy…

All Purpose Pesto

Moving toward a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be intimidating. Having a few key items in your refrigerator or pantry can quickly and easily turn boring roasted vegetables, steamed zucchini noodles, or a salad with grilled fruit into a satisfying, palate-pleasing meal. All Purpose Pesto​is a go-to recipe to keep on hand to add a…

Macular Degeneration : What I Did To Beat It

About 8 years ago,                     I went to my eye doctor and he did a standard eye exam. Shortly after we looked at the pictures and specifically the back of my eye. At this point, the Doctor regretfully informed me that I had a condition called…

Understanding pH Levels

Sometimes the body is very acidic, which causes the nerves to become more sensitive to pain. If you eat the standard American diet, chances are you are too acidic. If you are too acidic, it can adversely affect several bodily functions, including your nervous system, which controls everything. Other types of vinegar stay acidic when…

The Vinegar Experiment

Humor me. Try an experiment. This might work for some of you. Drink some raw, organic apple cider vinegar. It will promote good digestion because it’s rich in enzymes and potassium. It also helps to support a healthy immune system by keeping the pH level in an alkaline state. Did you know that in 400…

The Enzymes of Digestion

So, back to digestive enzymes. Protease breaks down proteins into something called amino acids, so we can absorb them. Once they’re absorbed, they get “reassembled” into different things, and enzymes play a key role in that process as well. While some enzymes break down food, others act kind of like matchmakers. The matchmaker enzymes say,…

Absorbing Your Fats

If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, it’s very important that you are careful about what types of fats you eat because you don’t have this reserve of “dish detergent” to break the fats down properly. It’s vital that you stay away from “difficult to digest” fats such as hydrogenated oils, animal fats, trans fats, even…

Dr. Joe’s #1 Secret of Extreme Health: The Digestive System

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, reportedly said, “All disease begins in the gut.” If that’s true, do you find it as unbelievable as I do that medical schools traditionally have spent nearly zero time on nutrition? Thankfully, this is turning around and nutrition studies are gaining traction, but academia’s focus on drugs and surgery have…

Dr. Joe’s “No Poison” Secret Formula

Imagine that you knew your friend had a secret formula that could help you get well and stay well. Would you want to know the formula? Would it be worth $1,000? $10,000? $100,000? On this site, you will find the not-so-secret formula that has worked for me, my family, my friends, and tens of thousands…

The Mechanics of Digestion

A well-functioning digestive system is a key component to a healthy life. As they say, knowledge is power, so knowing the organs that play a part in healthy digestion can give you a better understanding of why this intricate system of the body is so important. This will empower you to take charge of the…

Homocysteine – Worse than cholesterol?

Homocysteine is a word most people have never heard of, yet not knowing what it is and what it does could cost you your life. Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is necessary for normal function of the body. The problem is that when it does not perform properly it can be the…

The 7 Lifestyle Habits of Incredibly Healthy People

Most folks will agree that it is a good idea to take care of their body in order to obtain and maintain good health. The problem is that most people don’t know what to do, or, they do know what to do, but don’t have the willpower to make the changes. If there were a…

World Health News – Questions and Answers

Ask Dr. Joe – World Health News Dr. Joe Esposito is a nutritionist, chiropractor, national lecturer and author with 30 years experience as a health professional. Q: I am concerned that I am not getting enough protein since I have changed to a plant-based diet. Can I get the protein that I need if I…

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – Naturally

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – ADD… it is not a drug deficiency. The way to deal with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), as well as most all diseases, is to treat the cause of the problem and not just to cover up the symptoms. Research has shown that ADD sufferers have an abnormal serotonin level. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter…

Your Immune System – Let’s Keep it Functioning Well

The immune system: How it works and how to make it work better The function of the immune system is to recognize, attack and destroy foreign invaders while not attacking what normally belongs to the body. In order for the immune system to function normally it cannot be over stimulated or suppressed. The goal of…

Digestive Problems – Do you suffer silently?

If you have digestive problems, you don’t need to suffer silently. There, I said it. Having been in practice for over 30 years, I have found that a majority of patients have some type of digestive problem, but few are willing to talk about it. It seems that we can talk about cancer, heart disease,…

Vegetarian Diet – Muscle Without Meat

Many of the great athletes of our time have a strict vegetarian diet. They generally don’t go out there waving “Don’t Eat Meat” banners. They just live the healthy life and let their actions speak for them. “How can I build a strong and beautiful body on a vegetarian diet – without meat?” That’s what we’ve…

Surviving Holiday Foods

There are certain times you think about surviving holiday foods… And the struggle with not stuffing yourself silly on things you know you shouldn’t be eating.  But it happens again and again. A time of holiday foods from family gatherings, rekindled friendships, exchanging of gifts, and a time to stuff yourself silly on things you…

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… It’s Not All In Your Head Hardly a day goes by in my office that a patient does not come in and tell me that they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue  syndrome. In both of these conditions, the causes are not really known. Many times these conditions…

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade hand sanitizer… • 2 ounces alcohol (60% or more) • 4 to 5 drops essential oil such as tea tree or eucalyptus, or a combination of your choice• 2 teaspoons witch hazel• Mix well and pour into your bottle To set up an appointment please call my office…

Back Pain – Any Pain – What to do when it won’t go away

Need some tips on what to do when your back pain (or any pain) just won’t go away? Read on… Everyone, at some time in their lives, has been in such pain that they would give anything to make the pain go away. Back pain or any kind of pain. We’re willing to remove the…

New Year’s Resolutions? Why January Is Not The Best Time To Make Them

Every January you hear about making New Year’s Resolutions, starting new diets, or exercise regimens. By February you aren’t hearing about this much anymore. Why is that? Why do we give up so quickly on such noble and worthwhile goals? Because we are setting ourselves up just to fail. If you look at every other…

Healthy Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss – A New Way To Lose Weight and Get Healthy What we’re talking about is called intermittent fasting. The body takes about eight hours to burn up the last meal you ate. After that it starts to burn fat as a fuel source. So, if we are going to do intermittent fasting…

External Yeast Infections – Change Your Diet

Recently a radio show listener contacted me with a question about a rash caused by a yeast infection. She had tried pills and creams for the rash, but the rash was still spreading. As I was responding to her question, it occurred to me that this information could be useful to anyone suffering from external yeast infections.…

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

There are 120,000 edible plants on this earth, yet most of us will consume about seven to ten “foods” in different combinations for most of our meals. If you have never though about it, write down everything you eat for one week and you will probably see the same things come up over and over…

Supplements – Do I really need them?

What’s the scoop, do I really need supplements? A vitamin, by definition, is a substance that will cause a disease if the body does not have enough of it or if the body cannot utilize what it does have. Vitamins do not produce energy on their own. Once a substance is found to meet these…

Food Sex Connection – Aphrodisiacs?

Is there a Food Sex Connection? A late night romantic dinner at a fine restaurant, a bottle of wine, soft music and scented candles. It sounds like the perfect evening and a prelude to a wild night of passion. All the aphrodisiacs are in place. What could go wrong? Let’s see what we could do…

Maintain Good Health – 3 Things You Must Have

Is your goal to maintain good health? There are 3 things you must have… Imagine if there were a secret formula to get well and stay well! Would you want to know what it is? Would it be worth $1000? $10,000? $100,000? Well, here is the formula that has worked for me, my family and…

Sports Medicine And Nutrition – A Non-Drug, Non-Surgical Approach

Let’s talk about sports medicine and nutrition. In the case of any injury, if there is to be proper healing the injury must be treated in the proper manner at the proper time. In sports medicine this means there must be a coordination of responsibility between the patient and doctor, or trainer. Whenever an injury…

Nutrition and Life Expectancy by Dr. Joe Esposito, DC, BS, DCBCN, DABCO

We keep hearing that cancer and heart disease are the top killers in our society and that there is a new treatment coming out for X and Y diseases, but seldom do you hear about what is causing the conditions. Did you ever think that heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis ( Bones & Teeth), obesity, Alzheimer’s…

Got Milk? I Hope Not!

Lactose Intolerant? We all know that advertisers would have us believe that milk is a great source of calcium. We also know that we need calcium for strong bones. It would then seem logical that we need milk in order to have strong bones. Let’s look a little deeper than the superficial marketing ploys and…

Computer Ergonomics – For Your Body’s Sake

Computer Ergonomics Explained… If you are like most of us computer users, when you sit down at your keyboard the first thing you do is lean back in your chair, slouch forward and put your arms at some bizarre angle to start your program. And if you are reading this article the odds are, you’re…

Nutrition and Your Immune System Keep You Healthy

The Immune system, or the part of the body which fights disease, is a very complex system supported by many different body organs. It is not located in one part of the body, but is the body working in harmony to fight off foreign invaders. Many lifestyle factors, including drugs and stress cause our immune…

Osteoporosis and Arthritis Prevention – The Facts

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Prevention is very possible with the proper intake of nutrients your body needs. In the United States alone 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 55 million Americans suffer from Arthritis and related conditions. It is estimated that the cost of treating osteoporosis, arthritis and related injuries is over…

Detox Your Bathroom for Health – Why and How

Detox your home starting with your bathroom. Let me ask you this: Is your bathroom poisoning you? If you are like most of us, you start your morning by heading to the bathroom to get ready to face the day. Let’s talk about what happens when you perform your rituals and how you might be…

Your Immune System – How to Make It Work Better

The function of the immune system is to recognize, attack and destroy foreign invaders while not attacking what normally belongs to the body. In order for the immune system to function normally it cannot be over stimulated or suppressed. The goal of obtaining a healthy immune system is to normalize the immune system. The organs…

7 Deadly Food Sins That Adversely Affect Your Health

Do You Know these 7 Deadly Food Sins? Alcohol… kills brain cells. Once a brain cell dies, it never grows back. dehydrates your body damaging other cells, even causing wrinkles. causes Liver and Pancreas malfunction. puts an extra burden on your detoxification organs, preventing them from doing their regular jobs and wearing them out. Meat……

Allergy Season – Home Remedies

Well, it’s that time of the year again – allergy season. Time for the plants to do their yearly mating ritual and for us to suffer from the ravages of their pollen. If you are to believe the advertisers, the reason we are suffering so badly is because we must be lacking the magic medication…

Eat Your Vegetables! High Five or Vegephobic?

Do you eat your vegetables? Do you eat enough to maintain good health? Here’s a pop-quiz to measure your results. Circle the fruits and vegetables you have eating in the last week. Give yourself a point for every serving. (A serving is defined as 1 cup lettuce or raw leafy vegetables; ¾ cup of 100%…

Vitamin A and the Vegan Diet (and other supplement questions answered)

Recently someone had read an article on the importance of Vitamin A and he asked me to read it and give my opinion. The article stated that the best sources of Vitamin A were from animal products such as fish and milk. I get questions like this a lot…there’s a news story that someone reads…

If you can catch a disease, can you catch health?

Health – How to Catch it! It seems that every day we see more and more advertisements for a new drug to help with everything from the common cold to menstrual cramps. My question is “if each drug does what it says it will do, why do we need to keep inventing new ones”? I…

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems For Better Health and More Energy Lately, it seems like more patients are asking me about detoxification diets. The principal behind a detoxification diet is to get accumulated toxins flushed out of your system. In our modern society, we are exposed to toxins from all angles. When it comes…

Food addiction explained – Are you a food addict?

Food Addiction If you are like many of us, you feel like you have absolutely no willpower when it comes to food. If you are the average person, a typical day starts with a cup of coffee and a breakfast food. Perhaps you lean towards a cheese Danish, cereal with milk, toast with jelly and…

Pain Management – Dietary Treatments

Pain management and your diet. This may come as a shock to many of you. If you suffer from pain, any pain, what you eat may be making the pain worse! In my many years of practice I have seen patients with pain that was difficult to manage with conventional methods improve dramatically when we…

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Pain Management

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Can What You Eat Determine How Much Pain You Feel? It is well documented that what you eat can determine how healthy or unhealthy you are. However, can what you eat determine how much pain you feel when the body is injured? Certain foods will facilitate the healing process and other…

Turn Fast Food into Fast “Health” Food

Here are some ideas on Fast “Health” Food Yes, healthy fast food does exist…and not only fast food, but “traveling fare” is also at your fingertips. Let’s say you are going on a long car ride and don’t want to have to pack a huge cooler, or you are on a hike and want to stop…

Nutrition for Athletes

Nutrition for athletes and athletic performance go hand in hand, especially for the endurance athlete. What you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can determine your level of success. Proper nutrition can help alleviate digestive issues, muscle fatigue and joint damage that many athletes face. Determining the proper foods and timing of…

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas… Replacing even a couple of items can help you maintain control over your lunches while you’re at work or play. BFL (Breakfast for Lunch): A toasted whole-grain waffle or pancake sandwich spread with almond butter. A variation: vegan cream cheese and maple sugar, stevia, raw honey or grade B maple…

Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea. Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results. Two Simple Ingredients: 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand). Lemon juice To prepare ginger tea: Peel the ginger root with a potato peeler and a small paring knife. Cut the…

Excitotoxins – A Word You Need To Know

What are Excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are chemicals either added to food or found in food that cause an overstimulation of the nervous system which can cause the cells to be destroyed. These chemicals are found in almost all processed foods. The most common excitotoxins are aspartame (an artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG).…

Food Allergies – Part Two

Could you have food allergies and not know it? Let’s begin by defining what food allergies are. Food Allergies happens when a specific food or foods affects the immune system and triggers the production of an antibody known as IgE to fight it. When the immune system responds in this manner, symptoms can occur within…

Food Related Allergies – Part One

Food Related Allergies – Wheat Many people suffer from food related allergies. One of the most common allergies is to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Symptoms of a gluten allergy include runny nose, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. In children, it can also cause ear infections. The best way to test…

13 Good Reasons for Avoiding Dairy Products

Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why Pesticide Residues Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327) Antibiotics Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural…

Healthy Foods – So What Should I Eat?

What are healthy foods? If you have been following the news for even a few days, it seems everything you eat is bad for you. Some studies show that even food that is universally accepted as “bad” may in fact have some benefit, although what some consider “good” is questionable. The biggest question I am…

Mercury Toxicity

Some of the most common topics that I get asked about are on “mercury toxicity,” “heavy metal detoxification” and “why fish oils are bad?” Here are several of the most recent questions that fall under these themes with my answers to them. Q. “What should I look for when choosing a fish oil supplement?” A.…

Natural Deodorant Recipe

This natural deodorant recipe is much better for you than any store bought brand that contains harmful ingredients. This is also a good one if you shave and tend to get a rash. 1 part baking soda 1 part pure shea butter 1 part organic coconut oil A few drops of tea tree oil or…

Hiatal hernia, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

The biggest and strongest muscle in your body is not the heart or the legs; it is your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not a muscle that you think much about unless you have trouble with it. Diagnosing a diaphragm strain or spasm is almost never done, yet…

Attention Deficit Disorder… Is It Really An Amphetamine Deficiency?

Attention deficit disorder is the complex neurological disorder in which a patient has a very limited ability to concentrate and most times does not perform well in social settings. Disruptive behavior, outbursts, depression and withdrawal are some other common signs of this condition. There are no definitive tests to determine if the condition exists and it…

Eating Right – What to Eat (For the Health of It!)

Nutrition Recommendations This is a simple nutritional “eating right” guide. Eat 3-5 pieces of raw fruits and vegetables of your choice – the more the better! If you are hungry between meals, try eating nuts and dried fruit, raisins or berries (be sure there is no sugar, preservatives or sulfites added). Beans, peas, seeds and nut…

The Dirty Dozen

The “Dirty Dozen” are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticides found on them.From year to year, this list changes. Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Grapes Peaches Cherries Pears Tomatoes Celery Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Washing with an effective fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues. Peeling a piece of fruit…

Turmeric – An Amazing Herb

Turmeric is an amazing herb. There is research showing that it can help everything from inflammation to digestive problems to cancer. Turmeric on its own is not very well utilized. When taking turmeric, it’s important that it’s organic and that you take it with some fresh ground black pepper and something that contains fat such…

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by several things. In conventional teachings, we say that you need to cut back on your salt, however I have known many people to cut back or cut out their salt intake with no effect on blood pressure. New research is showing that sugar can be as bad, if…

Make your own natural bug repellent!

It’s very simple to create your own bug spray using whichever combination of essential oils appeals to you. But please do keep in mind that the essential oils you would use at home are not the same refined PMD listed by the CDC on their website. The pure essential oils have not yet undergone the…

Macular Degeneration…My Personal Story

Several years ago when I went to my eye doctor he took a picture of the back of my eye and told me some bad news. He told me that I have a condition called Drusen, which is an early sign of macular degeneration. He told me that it would likely get progressively worse and…