September 01, 2014

John Swartzberg, M.D.

Dr. Swartzberg is an internist with 26 years of clinical experience and a specialist in infectious disease. He has been Chair of the Editorial Board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter since 2001. He is Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He was the coauthor of the Complete Home Wellness Handbook (2001).


  • Eat Less, Eat Healthy
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    Eat Less, Eat Healthy

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Enjoy your food—but eat less. That’s a key message of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, and while the new version reiterates much from the past, it includes some new and helpful ideas.

  • The Health-Scare Huckster
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    The Health-Scare Huckster

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Over the years the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) repeatedly charged health-scare huckster Kevin Trudeau with making false claims, banned him from marketing products, and fined him millions of dollars. But he kept at it.

  • Exercise and Quality of Life
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    Exercise and Quality of Life

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    About half of Americans are basically sedentary. We want to motivate you and help you find new ways to integrate physical activity into your life. Perhaps the best way to do this is to