Hi, I'm Dr. Bob "The Drugless Doctor"

Dr. Robert DeMaria is a catalyst for health and well-being. As owner of the Drugless Doctor brands, Dr. Bob’s techniques have restored optimal health to thousands of patients without the need for prescription medication. His research and daily experiences can be seen throughout his seven books, including the bestseller, “Dr. Bob’s Drugless Guide to Balancing Female Hormones”. Dr. Bob has consulted for FedEx, VitaMix and other national brands, and appeared on multiple media portals including ABC Family, TBN, Fox 8 Cleveland and WFAN NYC. An avid fan of social media, connect with Dr. Bob on Twitter @DruglessDoctor and see what he’s eating on Facebook.

Dr. Bob’s April #OptimalU: Sleep Tips!

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Dr. BobYour body rests and restores itself when you sleep. While you’re sleeping, growth hormone is released, and will have done its job correctly if you wake up hungry for breakfast. If you wake up “full”, it’s reasonable to assume you are not receiving the deep, recuperative sleep needed for optimal health.

I have read statistics suggesting up to one-half of those over fifty years of age experience some type of sleep impairment, requiring an “outside-in” chemical aide. Sleep products do not chemically...

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March #OptimalU: Focus On Exercise!

Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Dr. Bob

February #OptimalU: Focus On Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Dr. BobThe “self-improvement” book category makes millions of dollars a year. Why? Because we all want to be the best person that we can be. Often they talk about creating new habits, improving how you think, and how you treat others, including your colleagues, kids, and spouse. However, they neglect to share that the food you consume can actually affect the relationships you have.

In my practice, my patient’s personal images and mental framework are impacted by their food choices. When you consume...

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Dr. Bob and #OptimalU: Your Daily Guide to Optimal Health

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Dr. Bob

Hi Everyone!

I hope this post finds your 2014 off to a great (albeit cold) start! This year, my practice in Ohio is focusing on an #OptimalU. What is an #OptimalU? It’s based off my updated “Guide to Optimal Health” which offers one health takeaway per day on various health subjects including meal planning, relationships, and exercise, which will enable you to live at your highest level of optimal health. This month our focus is on water.

Did you know cucumbers, celery, and cauliflower are...

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Dr. Bob's Guide to "Warm Foods" and "Cool Foods"

Friday, September 20, 2013 by Dr. Bob

Besides how you prepare a meal, do you think about whether a certain food will warm you up or cool you down? Well, there are foods that do exactly that.

Even though we are in the middle of summer, I suggest avoiding “cooling” foods during the winter if you live above the Mason-Dixon line, which runs across the US under Pennsylvania. I also do not recommend eating citrus during winter. Once I was speaking to my colon therapist during a colonic (that’s another blog post), and she said from her...

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Dr. Bob’s Top 5 Tips on Vitamin D

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Dr. Bob

Vitamin D is a nutrient that consistently finds itself being discussed in the media. Even so, do you know WHAT it is and why you NEED it?

Vitamin D is one of four fat-soluble vitamins, with A, E, and K rounding out the other three. It can be sourced from fish and eggs, and plays a key role in every aspect of body metabolism including the liver, which acts as the storehouse and plays a significant role itself in your health and well being.

Besides being known as a sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is...

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Dr. Bob’s “Drugless Guide” to Prostate Health

Friday, August 9, 2013 by Dr. Bob

The prostate gland is an area of the body that is rarely discussed by men and their buddies until they start to notice frequent trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, which often results in stubbing a toe or jamming a knuckle from running into a closed door or wall.  The impaired body part is a beginning of the conversation, since now you cannot play as a weekend warrior and they want to know why.  Men will talk about the type of lawnmower they have or a new golf club or their...

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Blood Type Diet: Should You Eat for Your "Blood Type"?

Friday, July 12, 2013 by Dr. Bob

Have you ever overhead another guest in a restaurant say, “I can’t have that because I’m blood type ___”? Some people believe their optimal health and what they eat is correlated to their blood type. In my experience, I have seen blood type dieting to be about thirty percent effective. We have a testing service in my practice called IgG4 Food Serum Allergy Test that I give to most patients with a “leaky gut” (a literal sieve that has developed in the walls of one’s small and large colon), which...

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“The Drugless Doctor’s” Top 4 Tips for July 4th

Sunday, June 30, 2013 by Dr. Bob

Independence Day is my favorite holiday. We celebrate the freedom that our forefathers worked so diligently to provide. If you have traveled anywhere abroad with the absence of freedom, you know what I mean. We are blessed to live in this country!

Freedom to choose what we put in and on our body can sometimes be a big health issue—Fourth of July picnics and BBQs (which I love) often have dishes whose ingredients can sabotage the best-intended diet. 

When I was growing up, we used to have the red...

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