About Dallas

Dallas Clouatre, Ph.D. earned his A.B. from Stanford and his Ph.D. from the  University of California at Berkeley.  A Fellow of the American College of  Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant in the US, Europe, and Asia,  and is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson.  He is the author of numerous  books.  Recent publications include “Tocotrienols in Vitamin E: Hype or  Science?” and “Vitamin E – Natural vs. Synthetic” in Tocotrienols: Vitamin E Beyond Tocopherols  (2008),  “Grape Seed Extract” in the Encyclopedia Of Dietary Supplements  (2005), “Kava Kava:  Examining New Reports of Toxicity” in Toxicology Letters (2004) and Anti-Fat Nutrients (4th edition).

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  1. Hello,

    I’m wondering where I can find/buy your little book SAMe: The Ultimate Methyl Donor? I’ve been looking all over and really, really would like to find a copy. Thanks so much!


    • Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, my SAMe booklet has been out of print for a few years. The original publisher was purchased and much of its library of titles was allowed to lapse.

      Best wishes,

      Dallas Clouatre

  2. Hello Dr. Clouatre,

    My name is Sean Kavanaugh and I work with Dr. Joseph Jacko and his website http://www.antiagingworld.net. He asked me to reach out to you regarding being a contributor. I have a more formal invitation giving you some details about myself and our direction. I would like to forward that to you. Can you leave me an email address where you can be reached.

    Sean Kavanaugh
    Todays Growth Consultant

  3. Hello Dr. Clouatre,

    Last October 8, I underwent four surgery procedures to my left foot;

    • Modified McBride
    • Bunionectomy
    • Mid-Foot Fusion
    • 2nd Hammer Toe Repair
    • 2nd Metatarsal Osteotomy

    The foot never healed and I was re-admitted back to the hospital several times as they attempted to clear up swelling and infection. Finally on Jan 10 of 2014 I was admitted for emergency surgery as the foot was severely swollen and a sore was coming to a head. They removed the hardware that was used to secure the mid-foot fusion; 3 plates and 13 screws. Infectious disease Doctors informed me that the hardware had infected me with methicillin sensitive staph aureus.

    I am at the tail end of 6 weeks of IV administered antibiotics. It appears the soft tissue of the foot has healed well, however a CAT Scan revealed that out of three places where the mid-foot cut and plates put in place to stabilize the bone while fusion took place, there is almost no fusion that has taken place. 20% fusion along the medial portion and 0% over the other two areas.

    Based on my situation can you recommend a good bone growth supplement(s) that I could take to help my body heal itself?



    • Dear Bob,

      Yours is a difficult situation, as you clearly already realize, due to the infection and inflammation. Fusion and general tissue repair are not just difficult, but problematic under your circumstances. From your report, it appears that the infection has been terminated. Even so, chronic deep-seated inflammation must be brought down before healing can start. Also important is returning to some level of physical activity as allowed by your doctors inasmuch as physical activity is necessary for the drainage of the lymphatics and for the body’s assimilation and use of nutrients.

      I assume that you are receiving medical advice regarding rehabilitation and diet. To support these programs, you might try adding a comprehensive nutritional formula that contains elements that nourish both bone and cartilage formation. Bone-derived calcium, which sometimes is called microcrystalline hydroxyappetatite, should supply the building blocks needed for repair of your foot. Type “microcrystalline hydroxyapatite supplement” into either Google or Amazon.com and you should pull up a number of choices. Choose one that is balanced with additional magnesium and other nutrients associated with bone maintenance and repair.

      Best of luck to you.

      Dallas Clouatre

  4. Hi Dr. Clouatre, 2/
    I hope that you are doing well.
    I am writing you in trying to help my wife in her efforts to lose weight.
    I have yet in my possession a copy of your original book- The Diet and Health Benefits of HCA (1994), and was reading in it today bringing up the question: newer information/study results?
    Can you please direct me to any more recent writings/studies, either by yourself or others, regarding Garcinia Cambogia?
    Or have other supplements been developed that I should know about regarding this topic?
    I am looking forward to updating my understanding of this topic.

    Kindest Regards,
    – Jim T

    • Dear Jim,
      You may enjoy reading the following articles:

      Clouatre D, Preus HG. Potassium Magnesium Hydroxycitrate at Physiologic Levels Influences Various Metabolic Parameters and Inflammation in Rats. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 2008;6(4): 201-210.
      Clouatre DL, Preuss HG.Hydroxycitric acid does not promote inflammation or liver toxicity. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Nov 28;19(44):8160-2.

      and at Total Health: http://www.dallasclouatre.com/2012/08/23/insulin-the-real-cause-of-weight-gain-discovering-assam-gelugur/

      Kind regards,

      Dallas Clouatre

      • Thank-you very much. I look forward to reading each of the above articles.
        We are now in our fifties, and energy levels are not what they used to be. We include some exercise, but she gets home from work already emotionally wore down, and needs additional help.
        We are both diabetic(test often daily), so I’m hoping to see the possible side effect of lowered blood sugars.
        I just ran across last night some starch blocker information that I want to look at as a combination with HCA. Unless you know of a better complement?
        I will start with HCA by itself to monitor each supplement’s effect.
        Thank-you again Dr. Clouatre.
        – Jim T.

        • Dear Jim,
          In both animals and humans, very pure potassium HCA and potassium-magnesium HCA, but not potassium-calcium HCA, have exhibited nice benefits in terms of blood sugar and blood pressure. You might want to try potassium-magnesium HCA in combination with Svetol green coffee bean extract to have a stronger effect on your liver to reduce gluconeogenesis. Be sure to carefully monitor your sugars and reduce insulin/meds as required.

          Kind regards,

          Dallas Clouatre

          • Thank-you, I am in your debt.
            Do you market/ promote a particular line of such supplements?
            If possible, I would like to support your efforts with my purchases.

            – Jim T

  5. Hello,

    I came across this bit of information that you contributed to WholeFoods Magazine in July 2011 and I was wondering if you could provide further information regarding this: “However, S. boulardii taken in combination with MAO inhibitors may drop blood pressure.” I plan on taking a reversible MAOI and I’m currently taking a probiotic supplement that contains S. boulardii, and I would like to know how long do you think I should wait before taking the MAOI after I stop using the probiotic supplement? I’d appreciate your advise. Thanks for your time.

    • Information on this interaction is contradictory. The Expanded Commission E, as reported in HerbalGram, suggests that the combination may increase blood pressure, whereas Healthline and a number of other sites indicate the opposite, a drop in blood pressure. In general, the literature that addresses the combination thus supports caution in using the two together with either hypertension or hypotension being a possible side effect. My advice is to consult with your doctor and your pharmacist; the latter will have an encyclopedic list of interactions and appropriate times for drug clearance depending upon the MAOI that you use.

      Best of luck,

      Dallas Clouatre

  6. hello!
    can you give me documents or informations about wild bitter melon?
    i need more information to do graduated subject.
    thank you very much!

    • My suggestion is that you start with my article, “Bitter melon extracts in diabetic and normal rats favorably influence blood glucose and blood pressure regulation,” Clouatre DL, Rao SN, Preuss HG. J Med Food. 2011 Dec;14(12):1496-504. I have no special sources that are not found on PubMed and/or other such institutional data bases and the internet. I hope that this helps.

  7. Hello Dallas,
    I very much appreciated the depth you wrote about pro and prebiotics and also recently on supplements. I co-host a public radio show called Holistic Health Perspectives on http://www.kzyx.org and we would like you to be a guest on one of our shows – would you be interested? Please email if so – thanks!

  8. Dr. Clouatre,

    I recently had a total cholesteral check and my results were high. I was looking to add some supplements to lower the numbers, especially LDL. I started taking Co-Q10, Garlic, Phytosterols, and Tumeric, which all seem safe. A promising supplement call Red Yeast Rice looks like it might dramatically reduce cholesteral, but there is a surprising lack of information regarding the total make-up of the various supplements. My understanding is that the amount of monacolins present makes a big difference as well as the purity and Citrinin content. Is there a publicly available comparision study that will lead me to a quality brand? Can you recommend brands that will be both effective and safe?


    • Dear Jeff,

      There is controversy as to whether total cholesterol within a quite wide range is a useful indicator of cardiovascular risk. However, that is a discussion that needs to take place between you and your physician. Regarding red yeast rice, you are asking the right questions. The maximum monacolin content in health food products is regulated by the FDA. As for citrinin, the less, the better, as you no doubt already have discovered. The only Internet site of which I am aware that provides the type of information that you want about a large number of products is https://www.consumerlab.com/. Nevertheless, ConsumberLab.com is not without it detractors, for instance, http://www.anh-usa.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-consumerlab-com/.

      Wishing you the best of luck in your search,

      Dallas Clouatre

  9. I am trying to find the exact brand of red rice supplement use in the University of Pennsylvania study regard red rice yeast and cholesterol reduction. I can find articles that tell about the study, articles that tell you that a lot of what they tested had little if any of the effective ingredient needed but nowhere can I find what they actually used…can you tell me?

    I am very sensitive to drugs and trying to avoid statins due to a long term damage caused by flouroaquinolone toxity from Aavolox give to me for a sinus infection…it has wracked my entire system.

    • Dear Terri,
      My article is from a while back. However, as I recall, the red yeast rice source was from Pennsylvania. Contact Sylvan Bio, Gary Walker President, 90 Glade Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201
      Toll Free: +1.866.352.7520
      Tel: +1.724.543.3900

      Best of luck,
      Dallas Clouatre

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