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Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro, MD

After receiving athletic and academic awards at Yale and Stanford, Jeff has coached those seeking peak wellness, appeared on ABC News 20/20 and served as a consultant for CBS News 60 Minutes and The Late Show with David Letterman. As the author of many research studies and practicing anesthesiology/critical care medicine for more than 20 years, Jeff can be your guide to common sense decision making regarding drugs, supplements and vitamins.

With no corporate sponsors and no vitamins or supplements to sell, Jeff can tell the truth regarding marketing versus science.

Jeff’s states: “my personal and selfish reason for speaking is that if I can convince a single person to make a healthier choice, it makes my day job (in the operating room) easier.”

As the editor of The Vitamin Doctor, Dr. Shapiro uses this same “marketing versus science” approach to give you the straight facts on the vitamins and supplements you may be taking daily.

What’s Behind Your Stomach Growling?
The sensation and sound of your stomach growling is likely one you have heard at multiple points throughout your life. Although commonly associated with hunger, stomach rumblings can and do come from other sources. If you find that your stomach is gr... Read More
10 Health Benefits of Coconut Water
Coconut water is an amazing drink that has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. And it’s no wonder—the health benefits of coconut water are numerous. Why should you drink this natural product? Because it has far less sugar than ... Read More
Healthy Substitutes for Heavy Whipping Cream
It sure is delicious, but if you’re concerned about calories then you’ll definitely be interested in finding some substitutes for heavy whipping cream. Thankfully there are a number of replacements for heavy cream you can use to maintain the flav... Read More
Brazil Nuts: Health Benefits and Uses
Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) belong to the Lecythidaceae family and technically they’re seeds (sometimes referred to as kernels). They are native to South America, found mainly in the Amazon rainforest, but they’re also found in Peru and Bo... Read More
22 Lemon Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
When it comes to essential oils, few have the number of health benefits and multipurpose uses as lemon essential oil. It’s one of the most powerful oils you can use for your health. In fact, the oil has been used for at least 1,000 years to treat a... Read More
Are Bananas Good for You?
Are bananas good for you? They are sweet and can almost taste like a dessert, but are bananas fattening, or can they be a part of a weight loss diet? Bananas are one of the most popular fruits, but when people are trying to lose weight, they often ta... Read More
Is Splenda (Sucralose) Bad For You?
Is Splenda bad for you? If you want to spark controversy and a heated debate in certain camps, then ask this very question. In the health community, there’s a divide on whether Splenda (and other alternative, chemically made sweeteners like it) is ... Read More
9 Health Benefits of Mushrooms
It’s not likely an understatement to say that many of us don’t know about the wonders of mushroom nutrition, and why would we? They grow in the dark in dirt and feces—a humble beginning if there ever was one. But research has shown time and aga... Read More
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