Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Author of Fatigued to Fantastic! & Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
Blog Posts

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A new study suggests that high-sugar soft drinks pose a danger not only to the children who drink them – but to their friends, family members and classmates as well. In this large survey of Boston...

Added to Family Health, Violence, Adolescent Health, Food Addiction on Sat 11/12/2011

The news has been buzzing about Venus Williams dropping out of the US Open because of Sjogren's syndrome. As the media has discussed, Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease that attacks the tear and...

Added to Alternative Medicine, Illness Management on Fri 09/02/2011

A recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) review [1] of studies including over 100,000 patients showed that NSAID medications (nonsteroidal anti-...

The week held some major highs and lows for researchers at the WPI, which is where the original concept and research suggesting that XMRV virus may play a role in where chronic fatigue syndrome...

Added to Illness Prevention, Illness Management on Thu 06/02/2011

A new study adds support to the idea that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is triggered by the immune system battling an infection. This support surprisingly comes from a study showing that antibiotics...

Added to Illness Management, Health News on Thu 05/12/2011

I would like to offer you readers a common sense perspective on the PACE Study. By now, many of you have heard news reports about the PACE study out of the UK, suggesting that cognitive behavioral...

Over the last two centuries, the American diet has seen a major drop in omega-3 consumption. This has occurred for many reasons, not least of which being the rise in saturated fats used in food...

Added to Diet, Illness Management, Supplements on Fri 02/18/2011

Here are 5 quick energy and pain-relief tips that can help those of you who are over 45 feel great!

 

1) Stay hydrated!

Staying optimally hydrated is...

Added to Wellness on Thu 01/06/2011

One of the values you've heard me preach is the importance of telling yourself it's OK to occasionally indulge the things you enjoy. In moderation, many of the foods and behaviors commonly held to...

Added to Wellness, Lifestyle, Holidays on Fri 12/10/2010

Clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for pain. Although it is clear why magnesium can...

Added to Illness Management, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Wed 09/15/2010

As we have been following in my blog, there have been many conflicting studies and a large amount of controversy over the initial study on XMRV virus and chronic fatigue syndrome. Several studies...

Added to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Fri 09/10/2010

Although certainly just one of many things contributing to weight gain, I suspect that childhood sexual and emotional abuse can also play a significant role.

 

Having worked...

Added to Weight Loss, Mental Health, Women's Health, Sexual Health on Thu 07/01/2010

No. This question has been raised because of recent research suggesting that XMRV virus may be present in a higher percent of people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Because of this, blood bank...

Added to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Wed 06/16/2010

I consider the benefits of most medications used to lower cholesterol (called “statin medications”) to be modest at best in those without known heart disease (called “primary prevention”). These...

Added to Diet, Diabetes, Cholesterol on Thu 05/13/2010

Sugar Cravings Caused by Your Period, Menopause or Andropause:  For women who feel worse around their menstrual cycle, or whose problems increased when they entered...

Added to Natural Therapies, Addiction on Thu 04/01/2010

When Candida Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spastic Colon and/or Chronic Sinusitis: In my recent series of blogs on the topic of sugar addiction (this is post 6) we’ve been...

Added to Diet, Addiction on Thu 03/25/2010

When Your Adrenal Stress Handler Glands Get Exhausted: The type 2 sugar addict is constantly reacting to stressful stimuli in the environment, that activate the adrenal glands to produce the...

Added to Addiction on Thu 03/11/2010

As we noted last week, to beat sugar addiction, first you’ll need to figure out what type of sugar addict you are. Let’s begin with type 1: exhausted and hooked on “Loan Shark” energy drinks (full...

Added to Addiction on Wed 03/03/2010

The basics of becoming sugar free are, of course, diet related.  But there is an even deeper level that is necessary to produce wellness. This is why so many who have tried to “cold turkey”...

Added to Diet, Addiction on Tue 02/23/2010

Are you a sugar addict?  If the answer is yes, you are not alone! Food processors add over 140 pounds of sugar to our diet each year, and another 18% of our calories come from white flour (...

Added to Diet, Addiction on Wed 02/17/2010

My congratulations to Dr. Oz on his 100th episode and a job well done!


In my 33 years as a physician, I have learned many important ways to optimizing health. Of all of...

Added to Wellness, Oz 100 on Mon 02/15/2010

Do you have times where it's like a light switch goes off, and your friends know that they have 3 minutes to feed you or you will kill them? Do you crave sugar? These are symptoms suggesting that...

Added to Weight Loss, Glandular Health on Thu 02/04/2010

Don't want to be one of the over 16,500 Americans who unnecessarily die yearly from arthritis medications? Although these medications can sometimes be helpful, natural remedies have been shown to...

Added to Alternative Medicine, Natural Therapies on Thu 01/21/2010

New research found that when human stem cells — which can turn into any type of cell — were exposed to a common virus they turned into fat cells. They didn't just change, they also stored fat....

Added to Weight Loss, Diet on Wed 01/13/2010

As expected, the XMRV virus research has stimulated interest in a host of studies to see if the initial study results can be replicated and to discover treatments for XMRV. Since my last website...

Added to Chronic Fatigue on Thu 01/07/2010

Depression is becoming increasingly common, but often goes away with natural therapies. Though how we feel has a lot to do with psychological issues, it can also be dramatically affected by our...

Yesterday's show (December 3, 2009), Dr. Oz did a great job introducing the new research showing the presence of XMRV viral infections in CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.) As the earlier show I...

Added to Chronic Fatigue on Fri 12/04/2009

Have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or even sinusitis or spastic colon? You probably have overgrowth of yeast or Candida. Though poorly understood by most physicians, treating this...

Added to Chronic Fatigue, Viruses and Bacteria on Thu 12/03/2009

If you suffer from hypoglycemia (irritability when hungry), if you "crash" with stress, or if you have recurrent infections that take a long time to resolve, you may have underactive adrenal...

Added to Chronic Fatigue, Glandular Health on Thu 11/19/2009

Underactive thyroid function is becoming alarmingly common – and is horribly under-diagnosed. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, it can be very easy to treat, and treatment can save your...

Added to Chronic Fatigue, Glandular Health on Thu 11/12/2009

Obesity is an epidemic and has many causes. One of them is that the average night’s sleep has dropped from 9 hours a night to 6.75 hours a night over the last 100 years, and sleep is responsible...

Added to Weight Loss, Sleep, Chronic Fatigue on Thu 11/05/2009

In a recent newsletter I discussed the XMRV virus and the research on...

Added to Chronic Fatigue, Viruses and Bacteria on Thu 10/29/2009

Having had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS), with the medical system having no idea how to help, I understand what you are going through. I also know you can get well!

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Added to Chronic Fatigue, Glandular Health on Wed 10/21/2009