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Dr. Neal’s Freedom Diet

Monday, June 20th, 2016

As the medical director of the VA for Ventura county, my patient’s keep asking me,

“Do I really need to be on all these medications? How can I get off them?!?”

For the past 2 years I’ve been clinically testing a comprehensive approach for patients to safely wean off chronic meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, gout, low back pain, knee pain, impotence, and depression. It has been a mind bending challenge and after many evolutions and refinements, is proving to be an unbelievable clinical success. My patients are safely coming off these meds. The results have prompted me to start another online healing journey.

Today’s new video on demand is the response to the challenge of how to help patients get off chronic medications. (and to prevent ever going on them)

If you choose to join me on this next mission, I hope it helps you and your families. This is the next chapter of the journey 🙂
-Dr. Neal Schwartz

Dr. Neal's Freedom Diet from Dr. Neal Schwartz on Vimeo.

If you have any questions, feel free to call and ask for Dr. Neal at 212-869-1303

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“Movement is the Real Medicine”

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

This video is intended to alter our global approach to health care.

No more fear of food, no more fear of socializing or participating in life.

When we become strong through daily actions, we become resilient and fearless of all disease.

(click title above if video does not show in your email)

In my opinion, any political conversation or global discussion about health care will need to prioritize the lessons of this video if they intend on making any real impact on our society.

Please spread this video to progress our culture in a positive direction.
-Dr. Neal

©2013 “Movement is the Real Medicine” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

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“7 Days a Week or BUST”

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

hey Everyone,

This is my number one tip for all of medicine, healthcare, and wellness. It trumps all my other tips.

Share this link with those in your family who desire wellness and balance. If they are already moving, maybe this video will help them get to the next level.

Here’s a recap of the new lingo:

“The Threshold Age” referring to the predictable energy drop in the late twenties.

“Childhood Reserve” used to explain why energy is so high in young people who don’t necessarily take good care of themselves.

“7 days a week or bust” (literal interpretation is most powerful)

The Contradiction between high desire and low action”

Hope this lands..,
-Dr. Neal

©2012 “7 Days a Week or BUST” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

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  1. Oscar Says:

    Very inspirational advise. I’m at 5-6 days a week and after watching this, I’m motivated to step it up to 7 days.

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Knees Hurt on the Treadmill??

Monday, June 7th, 2010


hey Everyone,

I get a little excited whenever I have fitness breakthrough and would like to share this new one with you as it has been bringing me great rewards.

Although I can run hard and play sports on occasion, I have avoided running on consecutive days for decades because I repeatedly get knee and heel pains that cumulatively get worse over time. The problem is that weightlifting, crossfit, and my other workouts sometimes lack that sustained heart rate boost that brings hours of euphoria. I get bored easily on the bike or other machines.

If your knees, heels, shins or hips have been keeping you away from daily cardio also, try this new style on the treadmill:

Big Picture:
30 minute uphill climb at a slow pace.

-set the treadmill incline to 8.0
-set the speed to 2.5 to warm up. Increase to any comfortable slow speed. (I get to 3.5 after about 7 minutes)
-increase incline to 10 at around the half way mark (15 minutes)
-increase incline to 12, then 15 (max) every 5-10 minutes.
-keep speed slow ~3.5

as a beginner modification, you can also make the whole workout a fast uphill walk.
(This will probably be enough for those who are more susceptible to injury.)

The slow speed and high incline with give you both a sustained cardiovascular workout with minimal impact on the joints. It kind of feels like the eliptical, but much better.

I usually go for 30 minutes minimum and add extra minutes when feeling stronger.

try it…
and let me know how the sweet rewards feel.

Let me know if you are able to repeat the workout for multiple days in a row without hurting your joints.

-Dr. Neal


©2010 “Knees Hurt On the Treadmill??” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

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  1. Cameron Says:

    This is something I really respect about Dr Neil. He looks at the whole picture and the importance of maintaining your health and the consequences with these symptoms if you DONT take action. Usually GP’s seem to be over weight themselves these days and its uplifting and positive to see a Dr practicing what he preaches.

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Treating Anxiety and Depression Without Oral Medications

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Acne is a relentless condition that can tweak the mind of anyone.

As you can imagine,  I see many cases of anxiety and depression on a daily basis. In our newer information age,  I’ve noticed people are becomming less and less equipped to handle the emotional stresses of life, possibly due to the search for a magic piece of information that can save them.

In this series of videos and posts, my intention is to shift the emphasis of healing back to action instead of knowledge.

One reason the  internet may be failing to help you find balance is because sitting and watching the screen, in and of itself,  is very bad for your health.

The more you sit and research for magic solutions that require less action,  the worse off your mental health becomes.

Success in achieving any goal often times comes from action rather than the endless gathering of opinions and statistics.

With that in mind,  I’ve decided to make some videos to get people in action.  I will refer patients from the office and clients online to this video collection in an effort to break the spiral of hopelessness and mistaken pessimism that is often unconsciously created while having troubled skin or any other chronic medical problem.

Part 1 is the introduction and Beginner workouts:


20 squats

20 sit-ups


20 squats

20 pushups


20 pushups

20 situps.

For more intensity,  raise either or both numbers as high as you need and repeat sets decreasing the numbers like this:

100 squats

50 situps

80 squats

40 situps

60 squats

30 situps

40 squats

20 situps

20 squats

10 situps

For more beginner ideas,  see the crossfit (beginners) section of the blog.

(see videos 2 and 3 in the link below)


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  1. Tami Says:

    I saw your videos on YouTube once before and thought you were just another product pusher until I began reading your Blogs today……..I believe you must be a God-send. Especially after reading your posts on acne-related anxiety and depression, My daughter is 26, has been fighting a very stubborn mild to moderate case of acne for 9 months now, and has been suffering from related depression and anxiety to the point where the response to the acne is preventing her from functioning socially. She has extremely sensitive skin, has seen numerous dermatologists, has tried nearly every topical OTC and prescription product, multiple specialty products, blue light therapy, gluten-free/dairy-free organic diets (has lost 20 lbs in the process), herbals, internal cleanses, endocrinologists, and most recently a very famous clinic in Ohio that gave her the most mild form of Retin-A cream, a 5% BP soap (Panoxyl), clindamyacin topical, etc., which are burning and turning her face red, bringing more bumps to the surface and turning her face into an oil slick (her face reacts by overproducing oil). She is taking nearly every multivitamins and mineral recommended for acne, has normal bloodwork (has not had a period in 6 mos and is not pregnant…possibly low body fat — 6 ft tall and approx 137 lbs). Many failures and definitely feeling like a victim of a condition she cannot kick. She has spent thousands of dollars on specialists, products and special diets and countless hours in front of the mirror cleansing her face day and night. She has spent hundreds of hours doing online research and has even tried the expensive non-comedogenic cosmetics like Jane Eyeridelle (sp?)….she is strikingly beautiful but has lost all self confidence due to the bumps and change in the texture of her skin. I am asking her to give your home treatment a try, as we are several hours by plane from NYC. You do seem to be sincere and your patient testimonials are amazing. She also needs to work on lowering her stress and anxiety and working on relaxation. Thank you for helping people take control of their skin and their lives. God bless you.

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