FDA to phase out trans fat

News that the FDA plans to eliminate artificial trans fats, which are found in many baked goods, and are said to be responsible for thousands of heart attacks and deaths, met with wide approval from nearly all health experts, including me.

Anti-Vaccine Zealots Denounced in New Republic

Julia Ioffe (a Russian-American journalist and blogger, whose writings have been published by The Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Forbes, The New Republic and Russia!) has come down with the 100-day cough, also known as whooping cough or pertussis and her career has been immobilized because of the whoops […]

Vitamin Labels

When shopping for vitamins, it can be hard to make the right choice. There are piles of products and a bevy of brands—and is there really a difference? The truth may be a hard pill to swallow.

Today’s Diets: Do They Work? Fact versus Fiction

Most of my patients have tried at least one diet in their lifetime. As a physician, I need to understand the various dieting fads to best offer advice that encourages long-term lifestyle changes through healthy, nutritious eating. But, I also want my patients (and you) to be aware of the risks and benefits of some […]

Leonard Sax: Blame Parents, Not Kids, for Sexting

Dr. Leonard Sax is a family physician and author, who recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal, which I found both compelling and convicting. Although I might have worded some thoughts differently, I agree with his conclusions. If you have a teen or pre-teen, do not fail to consider his advice.

Yipes! Twelve percent of imported spices contaminated

The New York Times reports new findings released by the Food and Drug Administration found about “12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things,” and almost “7 percent of spice imports examined by federal inspectors were contaminated with salmonella.”

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2013

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Barb and I are teaching a Marriage Conference in Colorado Springs in January Publication Updates 1) Article in Charisma Magazine 2) The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book 3) Article in CAFP News Broadcast Updates 1) How to Cherish Your Wife 2) Medical News You Can […]

Halloween health and safety tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. How can you make your Halloween safer for you and your kids?

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

When taken at face value, diet soda seems like a health-conscious choice. It saves you the 140-plus calories you’d find in a sugary soft drink while still satisfying your urge for something sweet with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. But there’s more to this chemical cocktail than meets the eye. Here’s a great […]

Sunscreen and Aging

For more youthful skin–expensive surgery, injections or high-end cosmetics are highly touted options. But a simple solution may come from a product that gets little fanfare this time of year—sunscreen.