by Dr. Jacob Schor

Asparagine and TNBC

Asparagine and triple negative breast cancer Feb 25, 2018 A new study published the first week of February in the journal Nature is making waves. Simon Knott et al published evidence that the amino acid arginine plays a critical role... Continue Reading →


Vitamin D and Calcium fail to reduce fractures

Vitamin D and Calcium fail to reduce fractures Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO January 8, 2018 For years we and just about everyone else has thought taking vitamin D and calcium together would be a sure fire way to... Continue Reading →

Dark Days of the year

The dark days of the year The Winter Solstice 2017 My daughter Sophie and I picked the darkest and longest days of the year to make a road trip north to Canada. If you think the days are short and... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017 For the last few decades we have spent Christmas in Canmore, Alberta, listening to Christmas Carols on Canadian Broadcasting, and watching the sunrise, which conveniently occurs between breakfast and lunch. The plan to spend the day skiing is... Continue Reading →

Our debt to Richard Nixon

Our Debt to Richard Nixon: [Low Birth Weight and Air Pollution] Jacob Schor 12-14-2017 We owe a debt to Richard Nixon. Mostly we remember him for sabotaging that Vietnam peace talk business, the whole Watergate thing, and of course that... Continue Reading →

Dogs and CVD risk

Owning a dog in Sweden lowers heart disease mortality Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO November 19, 2017 A handful of studies published in the last six months suggest that owning a dog may lower risk of dying, particularly from heart disease.... Continue Reading →

Broken hearts and heartbreak

Broken Hearts and, well broken hearts…… November 12, 2017 The English language is filled with expressions that describe emotional discomfort as being felt within the heart. How much are these just terms of speech or are they describing a real... Continue Reading →

Dog walking now

Dog walking now. November 8, 2017 I force myself to walk down to City Park and do the circuit around Ferril Lake when I can. The is the route Poppy and I took most mornings for more than a decade.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Ice Cream as Health Food

What is health food? November 4, 2017 A recent paper authored by Valerio Sanguigni and colleagues from the University of Rome Tor Vegata has me wondering what we mean when we use the term “health food.” Sanguigni and friends set... Continue Reading →

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