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.

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 [...]

Three Ways To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

By | May 4th, 2016|Health|

High blood pressure (hypertension) is not a condition that you must live with for the rest of your life. You can use food as medicine to lower your blood pressure effectively. Hypertension means that the force of the blood against the artery walls [...]

Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

By | February 23rd, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

The Standard American Diet (SAD) created an epidemic of people experiencing high cholesterol and heart disease. But, you can dramatically lower your cholesterol by changing the food you eat. Cholesterol is harmful because it causes inflammation and forms plaques in your [...]

Should You Take a Cholesterol-lowering Statin Medication?

By | January 20th, 2016|Health|

Whether or not you need a cholesterol-lowering statin medication depends on the type of food you eat. High cholesterol is a choice you make at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In most cases, you can markedly lower your cholesterol by changing what [...]

Dr. Carla Hightower Discusses Food That Increases Energy and Fights Pain

By | January 16th, 2016|Media|