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My name is Dr. Ron Grisanti. I am a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist with a Masters degree in Nutritional Science. I also hold a Diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and have a passionate interest in helping you get well and stay well in the least harmful and most long-lasting way possible.

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The Causes of Disease: The Great Debate
Ralph Metzner (
Two giants of scientific medicine in the 19th century, both French, propounded radically different paradigms for the understanding and treatment of disease, that are still relevant today. Discover how each contributed but only one has fueled the real solution to many debilitating diseases. This special article is sure to give hope for the millions of people seeking answers to their health challenges. . . . keep reading

7 Fingernail Problems Not to Ignore
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
Your fingernails can provide clues to your overall health -- but do you know how to read the signs? Check out photos of seven nail conditions that warrant medical attention. . . . keep reading

Anxiety- Big Picture Exercise
Barry Joe McDonagh
I have a powerful exercise for you today. This exercise is not an easy one but none of the powerful ones are. It is called the Big Picture exercise and it will give you the motivation to achieve a full recovery from anxiety. Read the Entire Story.. . . . keep reading

Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough?
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
The verdict is out. We are simply not getting enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial in every disease from inhibiting cancer and heart diseases to mental disease, recurrent infections, tooth loss, osteoporosis, narcolepsy and auto-immune disease. Unfortunately the reference range of Quest and Lab Corp is commonly 30 to 75 nanomols per liter (nmol/l). Scientists who are experts in vitamin D chemistry are now finding that the actual need for vitamin D is.. . . . keep reading

Reverse Color Blindness
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
What do hair dressers, artists, fashion industry folks, designers, construction workers and painters and other similar occupations have in common? They all depend on color discrimination for their work. Unfortunately, the onset of color blindness is a slow process and many folks often don't even know they have lost it. Find out what researchers have discovered that makes color discrimination fade with time. . . . keep reading

Sudden Heart Attack: This May Save Your Life
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
The sad news of the passing of Soprano star, James Gandolfini, (better known as Tony Soprano) presents a case of sudden death from heart failure. The news reported that the 51 year old James Gandolfini had eaten back-to-back orders of fried prawns accompanied with mayonnaise chili sauce during a 7pm meal, just hours before he suffered a fatal heart attack. Was there a connection to his last meal and his sudden death? Read this article to get the whole story. . . . keep reading

Osteoporosis: How Fast Are You Losing Bone?
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
Osteoporosis is reaching an epidemic status. It leads to 1.5 million fractures per year. The traditional way one is evaluated for osteoporosis is the standard Bone Density Test. Although important to have done, this is a static test and "only" provides information on the amount of bone that has already been lost. Unfortunately it does not provide data on the rate of bone loss. Wouldn't it be wise to know how fast you are losing bone? Wouldn't it be of great value to know if the treatment you are doing is slowing down the rate of bone loss? Read today's article to get the current answers to the questions above: . . . keep reading