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Dr. Cranton's recommends that every health conscious person examine closely what they take into their bodies: Ask, what have you been breathing in the air? What drugs have you been taking (prescription and non-prescription)? What have you been eating?
Experience shows that a healthy diet and lifestyle will have a beneficial effect on health problems.  It is well proven that a proper diet will help normalize blood sugar, aid in weight loss, support health, and improve quality of life.  Better diet can result in more energy, clear thinking, an improved immune response, and faster healing.

A thorough medical evaluation should include lifestyle, diet, habits, and medication. This information can be incorporated into a personal nutrition and lifestyle program based on current health and goals for the future, using a combination of the following:

This section needs to be updated as newer information comes to light. In the meantime please refer to the following book by Dr. Perlmutter, just recently published, and the following links below.

David Perlmutter, M.D., Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers. Little, Brown and Company; 2013.

Purchase any laboratory test you desire, privately without a doctor's order, at a reference laboratory near you

Dr. Cranton's Pro-Longevity Diet

Nutritional Supplements

Correcting Unhealthy Habits


Nutrition Research

Elimination Diet to Help Diagnose and Treat Food Allergies

Information linked below will allay unscientific fears about dietary and blood cholesterol.

Debunking the Cholesterol Myth


Dr. Cranton's  diet program promotes longevity and prevents disease. This pro-longevity, anti-free radical diet incorporates many health-promoting features of other popular diets, while attempting to eliminate fads and unscientific nonsense. 


A comprehensive nutritional supplement program is a cost-effective part of any program of preventive medicine. I personally recommend such products for my patients, combining many synergistic ingredients in a single product. This eliminates the need for many different bottles, is more convenient, and saves money.

For Information and Education on many related topics, click on the link below



It is very important to avoid the use of tobacco in any form.  That applies to cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco―even second hand smoke. Patients who use tobacco consistently experience less improvement from any health or preventive medicine program, in comparison to non-smokers.

Relatively healthy adults may safely tolerate moderate use of alcoholic beverages.  Those who suffer with chronic degenerative disease should minimize or avoid the use of alcohol.


Regular physical exercise is helpful.  Use it or lose it, as they say. Even a brisk 45-minute walk several times per week will help greatly to maintain health and well being.  Exercise can help to relieve stress, improve circulation, improve blood pressure, increase energy, decrease anxiety, improve sleep, improve bowel habits, improve digestion, and weight loss.  

Nutrition Research:

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with heart disease, hypertension, many cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, MS, colitis, depression, brain development, and epilepsy

Low Carbohydrate Diet (Atkins Diet) Diet Found Safe and Effective for Weight Loss

Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Epidemic Obesity

Dr. Cranton's Anti-Free-Radical Diet

Why Take Vitamins?

Vitamin C is Very Safe Contrary to Reports

The Oiling of America

More Nutrition In The News:

Plastic Contaminants in Food Containers Related to Diabetes and Obesity

Vitamins Prevent Heart Disease

Senile Dementia and Alzheimer’s Can be Prevented with B Vitamins

A Nutritious Diet Lowers Death Rate by 30%

HDL Cholesterol is a Powerful Antioxidant

Vitamin E in High Doses Reduces Retinopathy (Eye) and Kidney Disease In Diabetes

Alpha Lipoic Acid Reduces Diabetic Neuropathy

Vitamin E and Beta Carotene Reduce Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D Deficiency Common, Even With RDA Intakes

Taurine Improves Heart Function

Vitamin Supplements Prolong Life

Low Levels of Vitamin E More Significant Than High Cholesterol as Predictor of   Heart Disease

Blood Cholesterol Does Not Correlate with Heart Disease

B Vitamins Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Antioxidants and Coronary Artery Disease

Vitamin Supplements Prolong Life

B-Complex Deficiency and Heart Disease

Vitamin E Prevents Heart Disease

Antioxidants and Memory in the Elderly

Vitamin E and Immunity

Vitamin C Prevents Cataracts

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