Living Healthier Longer

Ask Dr. Ruth

Over the years, Dr. Ruth has been asked many questions about her diet and lifestyle.  This has given life to "Ask Dr. Ruth": a section of the website chronicling some of the many questions asked of her. Feel free to peruse past Q & A's and if you have a question that isn't listed here, you can submit it to Dr. Ruth using the form below.  She replies to all questions happily, free of charge, and as promptly as possible.

Alcohol and Protein Requirements for Endurance Athletes

Dear Dr. Ruth, I read in your book that alcohol in any dose is bad for you.  Is this true of wine, too?  And the second thing… what about all the sports medicine studies that claim runners and other high endurance athletes need 15 to 20 % more protein than couch potatoes.  I figure thisContinue Reading


Dear Dr. Ruth, I want to try the natural progesterone cream, but my doctor says that blood tests show that the progesterone doesn’t get absorbed. He also hasn’t heard of saliva tests as being a more accurate measure of progesterone absorption. How does the progesterone get into the saliva?  Thanks for your time, A.C. ***Continue Reading


Dear Dr. Ruth, I’m a 54-year old male who has started running again  I am training for the Vegas Marathon next month and pulled my iliotibial band in November.  I am now only doing the half marathon, because I was set back. I would like to push harder, but now I fear any injury.  IContinue Reading

Raw vs. cooked

Dear Dr. Ruth, I just looked at your website. Awesome!! I’m having a very difficult time sticking to a vegan diet.  I’m also very confused about nutrition.  I’ve read so many articles, I even get Dr. McDougall’s messages and read his articles.  Why can’t we eat cooked grains and be healthy?  I know you recommendContinue Reading

Erectile Dysfunction

Dear Dr. Ruth, I’m 49 years old, and I’ve been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. Are there any nutritional treatments for this problem? Thank you, S.R. Phoenix *** Dear S.R., At age 49 you are way too young to have such a problem. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be caused by any number of factors, but theContinue Reading

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