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.

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…

Know How To Spot Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, among other dangers of prolonged sun exposure, can be quite deadly. While highly curable if caught early, skin cancer can creep up on you if you’re not paying attention. Moles that bleed, change shape, color or size are cause for alarm. Men need to watch their back, and especially the top of their head and the…

Coffee Increases the Risk of Diabetes

  Blood sugar levels jumped 250 percent higher after male volunteers consumed caffeine an hour prior to eating low-sugar cereals, interfering with the body’s response to insulin, said an article reported by United Press International. This jump in blood sugar was found to make the body “’resistant to insulin which in turn makes our blood-sugar levels…

Excess Sugars in Baby Formula

Take the case of Similac Organic baby formula.  Similac Organic is far sweeter than other formulas, because it is the only major brand of organic formula that is sweetened with cane sugar.  Cane sugar, or sucrose, is significantly sweeter than sugars used in other formulas. Similac Organic is so sweet, in fact, it may have…

Cardiovascular Exercise and Improved Health

A recent study by a university in the Netherlands concluded that in addition to cardiovascular improvement and healthier aging of the body, aerobic exercise increases cognitive fitness in older people. Healthy people above age 50 are discovering that by getting off the couch and doing something physical (walking, biking, using cardio machines at the health…

Social Factors Affecting Ability To Quit Smoking

Relationships have much to do with decisions to quit smoking, the study found. Ranked highest was the spouse, stating that “the other spouse’s chances of continuing smoking decreases by 67 percent.” If your friend quits, your chances of continuing decrease by 36 percent. Just under that percentage ranks co-workers and siblings. Researchers are finding that…

Cut Cancer Risk with Flavonoids!

Strawberries, apples, onions, beans, Brussels sprouts along with green and black teas are chock-full of flavonoids – water-soluble plant pigments with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Such were the findings of a study conducted by a UCLA team of the dietary habits of smokers with or without lung cancer, published in the June issue of Cancer.…

Diabetes Risk Increased with High Fat Diet

Northwestern University researchers, however, recently discovered an additional drawback.  High-fat diets can quickly cause changes to the body’s internal clock.  This can have a negative impact on appetite regulation, leading to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. The study comprised two separate groups of mice that were kept in total darkness.  Both groups ate normally…

Toxic Medication in Your Drinking Water

Howt taste better or perhaps addiing some DEET (misquito repellant)? Researchers from the Environmental Protection Agency have recenlty found numerous toxins in our water supply when samples were taken across the country. New reports have talked about pharmaceutical drugs in the water but the list of contaminants is considerably larger and more dangerous. Tap water…