Dr. Joe is the founder and CEO of Alignlife,  a doctor of chiropractic, a Certified Traditional Naturopath, and a nutritionist.  In a career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Joe's experience as a health advocate has encompassed roles as clinician, researcher, writer, formulator, lecturer and entrepreneur. His passion is to teach and implement integrated healthcare offerings using natural solutions to maximize your health. In his spare time, Dr. Joe enjoys international mission trips and spending time with his family.

Is Your Sunscreen Promoting Cancer?

In order to make your sunscreen transparent instead of looking like a white paste the approved sun screen chemicals (titanium oxide and zinc oxide) are modified into small particles called nanoparticles which can enter deep into the skin and even the bloodstream causing many potential health problems. Dr Vyvyan Howard, a toxicopathologist and senior lecturer…

The Dangers of Gardasil

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) advises that all 11-12 year old girls receive a new, controversial vaccine to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Schools are considering making it mandatory before allowing your child to enter back into school. However, no school systems have made that determination as of yet. The FDA…

Asian Halibut and Brown Rice

  Recipe courtesy EatingWell.com Ingredients 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 cups instant brown rice 4 scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 pound halibut fillet, skin removed,…

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

  Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 15 min Ready In: 20 min Servings: 2 INGREDIENTS 1/3 C chopped onion 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/3C chopped green pepper 3/4 lb. chicken meat, cooked and cubed 1/2 C whole peeled tomatoes 1/2 C green beans 1/4 tspn dried oregano DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, saute onion,…

Poor School Lunches

Your child’s school lunch would most likely fail if it had to meet any of the standards taught in health class. I recently reviewed my son’s school lunch options. At first I laughed out of shock – then I cried. Actually, I am not sure if we could officially categorize some of the items as food. According to Webster’s Dictionary…

How Do I Know if I’m Depressed?

Sadness can last for days or months; withdrawal from social activities or losing interest in sexual activity are also signs of depression. This condition varies from person to person and can be accompanied by mild or severe symptoms that could extend over a long period of time or for brief amounts of time. Sometimes it can…

Can Vitamin C Be as Effective as Statin Drugs?

Supplementing with just one gram of ascorbate (Vitamin C) reduces the level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as much or more than statin drugs.  This was shown in a placebo-controlled trial by Berkeley professor emeritus of epidemiology and public health nutrition, Gladys…

Obesity Risk Drops Amongst Children

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 that Childhood Obesity is actually leveling off after a 25-year gain – good news for kids but experts wonder if it’s just a ‘statistical fluke.’ Such were the concerns raised by Dr. David Ludwig, director of an obesity clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston about the report. “Unless…