Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

When I was in medical school, about 40 years ago, I was taught about a disorder called celiac disease, which students were told was “extremely rare.” [Full Story]
When I was in medical school, about 40 years ago, I was taught about a disorder called celiac disease, which students were told was “extremely rare.” [Full Story]
Q: You recommend adding magnesium to distilled water. What form and source should I use?
, Charley K., Bossier City, La.
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As bad as gaining unwanted fat weight and free radical formation are, recent studies have shown that consumption of grains can cause damage to the nervous system through a mechanism of immune reactions and excitotoxicity. [Full Story]
Q: What is the best medication to stop bone loss in people with osteoporosis?
, Ellen B., Hemet, Calif.
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Exercise has been shown to have numerous benefits, even at the level of brain cells. For example, regular, vigorous exercise has been shown to cause special cells to increase their production of repair chemicals called neurotrophins [Full Story]
Q: Is it true that if HDL cholesterol is higher, LDL cholesterol can be a little elevated without too much concern?
, Barbara T., Washington, Pa.
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A number of studies have examined the role of iron toxicity in Parkinson’s disease , most demonstrate that it is a major player. The brain contains natural iron chelators (binding agents) that prevent damage to vulnerable neurons. [Full Story]
Q: My doctor said that is okay to take folates but never folic acid, as they can contribute to the development of cancer. Is this correct?
, Lisa H., Atlanta, Ga.
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A recently study published in the journal Heart suggests that taking calcium supplements may significantly increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack. But this is a prime example of the type of flawed population studies I have often noted. [Full Story]

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