About Carla Hightower, MD

Carla Hightower, MD is the founder of Living Health Works, LLC. She is a physician, health coach, and, speaker who provides relevant, high-quality information on food as medicine, plant-based nutrition, health, and wellness.

5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid

By | September 7th, 2017|Exercise, Health, Nutrition|

Getting your nutrition right is the most important way to prevent or reverse disease.  To protect your health, avoid these 5 nutrition mistakes. #1 Eating everything in moderation Well-meaning doctors and nutritionists often tell patients to eat everything in moderation. [...]

Overcoming Obstacles to Health

By | August 16th, 2017|General, Health, Nutrition|

People reach their goals by overcoming the inevitable obstacles that arise. In this blog post I discuss how to overcome obstacles to health. Many people wish to improve their health, but get stuck because adopting new habits is fairly hard. Healthy habits are often [...]

5 Health Tips for Busy People

By | August 15th, 2017|Health, Nutrition|

Life is demanding and many people feel that they do not have enough time to properly take care of their health. In this post, I am sharing 5 health tips for busy people. # 1 Get 7 to 9 hours [...]

How to Get Healthy and End Chronic Disease

By | August 14th, 2017|General, Health|

Many people are struggling to control chronic diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure, and inflammatory conditions. Yet nothing seems to be working. They are visiting their doctors, taking numerous medications, and still feeling unwell. In this post, I will show [...]

This Year Be Healthier Than Your Car

By | December 31st, 2016|General, Health|

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself” – Mickey Mantle Live a Long Healthy Life Time is limited and we cannot control how much we are going to get. However, [...]

Everything We Truly Need for Diabetes

By | November 30th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

The incidence of diabetes has increased dramatically over the last 25 years and continues to rise. In 1980, the global prevalence of diabetes was 4.7% compared to 8.5% in 2014. The World Health Organization indicates that there are 422 million [...]

How Eggs Cause Prostate Cancer

By | September 30th, 2016|General, Health|

In men with early stage prostate cancer, studies show that eggs promote the growth and spread of the disease. Research suggests that choline (a substance found in eggs, poultry, and meat) promotes prostate cancer. Eggs increase the risk of lethal [...]

Legumes Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

By | July 31st, 2016|General, Health, Nutrition|

Legumes (Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and split peas) are powerful foods that help prevent and reverse diabetes. Alternatively, meat creates health problems that increase your risk of developing diabetes. What occurs in diabetes? In diabetes, elevated blood sugar occurs because either your pancreas fails [...]

Three Foods to Avoid With Diabetes

By | June 29th, 2016|General, Health|

By changing your diet, it is possible to reverse type 2 diabetes (and significantly improve type 1 diabetes). Avoid the following foods to markedly improve or even reverse diabetes. #1 Dietary fat Fatty food worsens diabetes, because fat makes your [...]

Three Spices for Pain Relief

By | May 7th, 2016|General, Nutrition|

Anti-inflammatory spices, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon provide pain relief, naturally. These spices help relieve pain without harmful side effects. Of course, you also need to eliminate sugar and processed junk food. Sugar significantly worsens pain and inflammation. Sugar [...]