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by Dr. Jacob Schor

Early Spring in Denver

Springtime in Denver March 21, 2017 DenverNaturopathic.com Jacob Schor ND, FABNO Dogs aren’t supposed to have the consciousness that can view this present moment in the context of their entire lives. At least I don’t think so. Nevertheless, walking Poppy... Continue Reading →

Coffee and Blood Pressure: Drink more or less but not just a bit

Coffee and blood pressure:  More or less is the ticket. Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO http://www.DenverNaturopathic.com http://www.DenverNaturopathicOncology.com March 13, 2017 A recent paper by Chei et al looked at coffee and tea consumption and risk of high blood pressure among an... Continue Reading →

Is vitamin D overrated?

March 12 2017 Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO     We may have gotten ahead of ourselves with vitamin D, gotten too excited about all the possibilities and all the promises. It may be time to slow down and even back... Continue Reading →

George Washington’s Cherry Tree Story

I baked a cherry pie after coming home from work the other evening, the first cherry pie of the year.  The cherries were leftover from those we picked last summer from the cherry trees in the neighborhood. I wanted to... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean diet prevents brain shrinkage in old Scots

  A new paper by Luciano et al that looked at brain sizes among old Scots from Edinburgh has me pondering whether all modern diets that purport to improve health are just a new form of cult. Let’s start with... Continue Reading →

Zinc for prostate cancer may not a good idea

Nutrition focused medical practitioners have advised men with prostate cancer to take supplemental zinc for so long that few can still remember where this practice originated. Several papers now suggest zinc may actually be ill advised for these patients to... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Has a Sweet Spot

Chocolate was originally brought to America as a nutritional supplement, actually a medicine; it became a candy, confectionery and baking ingredient only later.  Back in the early 1700s chocolate was considered a primary medicine for use in the treatment of... Continue Reading →

Mid Continental Land Mass

Walking the dog through freshly fallen snow along the Highland Canal just now, watching as she snuffled with her nose plowing a trail of snow as she tracked a rabbit, I recall my geography professor back at Plattsburgh State College... Continue Reading →

First Frost

It’s another beautiful day in Denver.  Blue skies and warm temperatures ahead. Back in 1944 the first killing frost in Denver was on November 15th.  In theory the average date of our first freeze is October 7th.  In fact the... Continue Reading →

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