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Dr. Cranton's recommends that every health, healing, and longevity program include a close examining what you have been putting into your body: 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 chronic health problems.  It is well known that a proper diet will help normalize blood sugar, aid in weight loss, and improve quality of life.  Better diet can result in more energy, clearer thinking, an improved immune response, and faster healing.

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

This section needs to be updated with more recent information. In the meantime please refer to the following book just published.

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

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 correct unscientific concerns about dietary and blood cholesterol.

Debunking the Cholesterol Myth


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


A comprehensive nutritional supplement program is a very cost-effective part of any program of preventive medicine. It also speeds healing. I personally recommend such products for my patients to combine 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 eliminate the use of tobacco in any form.  That applies to cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco―even second hand smoke. Patients who continue to use tobacco consistently experience less improvement and for a shorter time from any health or preventive medicine program, in comparison to non-smokers.

Relatively healthy adults may tolerate and perhaps even benefit from moderate use of alcoholic beverages. Prudent use seems not to generate more free radicals than can be detoxified.  Anyone who drinks excessive alcoholic beverages will suffer harmful free radical damage. Those who suffer with chronic degenerative disease should minimize their use of alcohol.


Sustained physical exercise is very 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.  Benefits of exercise can include stress relief, improved circulation, improved blood pressure, increased energy, decreased anxiety, improved sleep, improved bowel habits, improved digestion, and weight loss.  Health care professionals should work with you to design an individual exercise plan within your physical limitations, based on your abilities and goals.

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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